|A Damn Fine Woman|
|Season 2, Episode 5|
|Air date||28th March 2012|
|Written by||James Griffin|
|Directed by||Charlie Haskell|
Death's Cleansing Embrace
There are new women in the lives of both Axl & Ty - but are they here to stay?
Axl, Zeb and Gaia stumble in, drunk, returning home from a Pimps ‘n’ Ho’s party. Gaia is dressed as a pimp, while Axl and Zeb are her ho’s, in dresses. After putting Gaia to bed, Axl retreats to his room, where he falls asleep still wearing the dress, which proves to be something of a tactical error because...
The next morning ‘Axl’ awakes to find that ‘he’ is still wearing the dress, but some kind of Godly transformation has taken place and ‘he’ is now a she: a tall, blonde, very attractive woman.
While ‘Axl’ freaks, Zeb is very impressed by both the display of Godly power and also the hotness of the woman Axl has become. When the hungover Gaia encounters the new Axl she is told that this is Mia, a woman Axl met at the party last night – and that Axl isn’t here right now. Gaia puts Mia into that basket with all the other women Axl has brought home in the past.
‘Axl’ seeks help from Mike and Olaf regarding his gender-change problem, and learns that when Odin changes teams and becomes a woman it is usually for the purpose of spying. But neither Mike nor Olaf are clear on what it is that ‘Axl’ needs to spy upon so, against Mike’s better wishes, ‘Axl’ and Olaf head off to seek better advice from the one person who they assume knows about the whole changing thing: Mum.
Along the way, however, a stop-off at Anders’ apartment for more suitable women’s clothing leads to ‘Axl’ discovering that Dawn (who is living there while Anders is away) is gathering evidence that Ty killed Eva. Is this the thing Axl was meant to be spying on?Axl certainly thinks so as he goes to tell Ty this news. Ty is wounded, but philosophical, revealing to ‘Axl’ that Colin also suspect Ty. So ‘Axl’ and Olaf take another detour, this time so ‘Axl’ can tell Colin to lay off the idea that Ty is a killer. Even though Colin pays lip-service to Odin’s commands, you’d have to suspect the message hasn’t entirely got through.
When Agnetha's take on the new ‘Axl’ turns out to be even more discouraging than anything that has gone before, ‘Axl’ returns to his flat in search of beer, but instead encounters Gaia, who is keen for a girly chat with the woman she knows as Mia. And it is in this way that ‘Axl’ starts to learn the truth about how Gaia truly feels about the real Axl – and it is not music to her/his ears. It is, however, much less disturbing than Zeb’s idea that maybe Mia can help him lose his virginity.
Ty meanwhile, is not having a great time of it, with the whole Dawn thing and the fact that Ingrid seems to have installed herself at his house. He takes his Dawn concerns to Agnetha who attempts to divert Dawn by packing her off overseas for the holiday of a lifetime. But Dawn isn’t going anywhere, and sees Agnetha with Ty. Her suspicions grow.
‘Axl’ is thoroughly depressed that Gaia sees him as a philandering douchebag, and spends time drinking with Olaf at the bar. Mike decides to cheer him up with the present of the ready-and-willing Michele, to teach him what a woman needs, sexually. At least this succeeds in turning Axl back into a guy, which Zeb learns after he sneaks into Axl's bed. But Axl is still left with the sinking feeling that the Gaia boat has sailed, as far as he is concerned.
- Emmett Skilton - Axl Johnson / Odin
- Siobhan Marshall - Female Axl / Mia
- Tim Balme - Mike Johnson / Ullr
- Dean O'Gorman - Anders Johnson / Bragi
- Jared Turner - Ty Johnson / Höðr
- Ben Barrington - Olaf Johnson / Baldr
- Alison Bruce - Agnetha / Freyja
- Shane Cortese - Colin Gunderson / Loki
- Hayden Frost - Zeb
- Eve Gordon - Stacey / Fulla
- Michelle Langstone - Michele / Sjöfn
- Fern Sutherland - Dawn
- Craig Wilson - Huginn
- Writer - James Griffin
- Director - Charlie Haskell
- Script Editor - James Griffin
- Storyliners - Tim Balme & Ross Hastings
- Producer - Simon Bennett
- Executive Producers - James Griffin, Rachel Lang, Chris Bailey & John Barnett
- Oh My - Performed by Gin Wigmore (Theme Music)
- Black and White - Performed by Splitter
- Do You Remember Fun? - Performed by Barnaby Weir
- Stay - Performed by The Calico Brothers
- Beat My Time - Preformed by The Vietnam War
- Moist People - Performed by Samuel Flynn Scott