Let me ask you a question. When somebody tells you to rob a casino, or a bank, then you do it. When someone tells you to join the Old Gods in a secret war against the New Gods, then you do it. You are always just going with the flow, Shadow. And I need to know, why? Why the fuck is that? Hmm?
Electrodes are placed on Shadow's temples while he is restrained by his forearms in a tentacled metal device. He is injected with something before Mr. Stone and Mr. Wood (in human form) send jolts of electricity through Shadow. Mr. Town introduces himself and asks Shadow why he is in a traveling boxcar.
Mr. Town continues torturing Shadow in the boxcar, trying to find out why Wednesday needs him when he is a nobody whose wife cheated on him with his best friend. Shadow tells Mr. Town to stay in his lane and claims he is simply Wednesday's bodyguard. Mr. Town wants to know why he goes with the flow and Shadow replies it is because of curiosity.
As Shadow hangs in the boxcar, Mr. Town discusses how the New Gods have brought medicine and technology while the Old Gods are relics. He questions Shadow on making it snow in Chicago and Shadow denies that it happened. Town kicks the stand out from under Shadow's feet, leaving him dangling from his arms as he is tortured further.
Laura kicks in the door to Shadow's boxcar, knocking Mr. Town over. She is tackled by Mr. Stone and squashes his head beneath her boot with Shadow watching. Laura declares, "I had to save you." The train smashes into Betty as Wednesday looks on with fire in his glass eye.