The season finale of Starz’s American Gods opens with the story of a queen. Bilquis (Yetide Badaki), who was introduced to audiences in the pilot through a particularly memorable sex scene, is given a full back story courtesy of the impeccable storyteller Mr Nancy (Orlando Jones) as he weaves suits for Shadow (Ricky Whittle) and Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). The love goddess, known historically as the Queen of Sheba, was worshiped in droves by the people of her time, who happily sacrificed themselves for her power and satisfaction. While this orgy scene, which doesn’t skimp on the nudity, explains her origins, it also shows her downfall, as the Kings and ...

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