American Gods | Episode 102 | 'The Secret of Spoons' | Aired May 7, 2017 This article is our recap of the second episode of American Gods on Starz. Our recap of episode 1 can is here. Coming To America - 1697 This episode's prolog introduces us to Orlando Jone's Anansi, known as Mr. Nancy. Anansi is an African trickster god who takes the form of a spider. We are presented to him on board a slaver's ship. A captured man is chained up, praying to Anansi for help. He says that he can't sing or dance or provide an offering, but that he needs Anansi's help now more than ever.