What Is It?
Part of a scene from Episode 4 (The Greatest Story Ever Told) of the TV show American Gods (Season 2) of Mr. Nancy’s (Anansi’s) funeral home speech to Mr. Ibis & Bilquis.
Here is how Fandom describes this scene:
Mr. Ibis is working on Lila’s body in the preparation room of the funeral parlor when Bilquis arrives.
They greet each other with affection before Bast the cat and Mr. Nancy enter.
Nancy confronts Bilquis for initially siding with Mr. World and Ibis for not riding the carousel because he wants peace.
Nancy wants to know the trade-off for joining the New Gods.
Nancy understands oppression, exploitation, and human trafficking and how it has only evolved in America from slavery to prison, police brutality, and other traumas.
Ibis acknowledges that he hears every voice and records their names from a bird’s-eye view, while Bilquis claims that their suffering is timeless and not sacred.
Nancy tells them they cannot sit out this war and as three African gods, it is on them to fight for themselves.
If a Black lady had died instead of Zorya Vechernyaya, Wednesday and Czernobog would not be seeking vengeance.
Bilquis is moved by Nancy’s speech and kisses him deeply, while Ibis looks on uncomfortably before proposing they have a drink.
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Preach, Mr. Nancy…
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From American Gods, Mr Anasi expresses his displeasure with the state of his followers descendants.
Show & Episode: American Gods (Season 2) : The Greatest Story Ever Told (Episode 4)
This is a scene from last week’s episode from American Gods season 2.
What a great monologue done by Orlando Jones!!!
Show: American Gods : The Greatest Story Ever Told
I wish that the official YouTube video of this scene would have shown more of this scene.
This is another standout scene from the American Gods TV show, it is a shame that Mr. Nancy (Orlando Jones) was not in the season(s) after season 2, and that they did not finish this show.
Mr. Nancy had the best speeches in this show.
- John Jr