|Goddesses, Axl, Come In All Forms|
|Season 1, Episode 6|
|Air date||14 March, 2011|
|Written by||James Griffin|
|Directed by||Mark Beesley|
This Is Not The Washing Powder, My Friend
Bad Things Happen
It's hammer time, as a road trip to follow a falling star takes the God boys into uncharted territory; to a heartland of darkness where the usual rules no longer apply.
Road trip! When an old woman, Selma Hansen, getting killed by a meteorite sparks an Oracular reaction in Olaf, the boys mount up and Axl, Anders and Olaf are off to Whangamaungamoa, in heartland New Zealand. But the Goddesses have had a similar reaction to the event and Michele and Ingrid are also on the road, heading for the same place.
Thus it is that the first face-to-face summit meeting of Gods and Goddesses occurs, outside the church where Selma’s funeral is being held. May the best deity win, is the general consensus, as the two sides set about following any signs of Frigg being there. Instead who they find is Thor, God of Thunder, in the form of Derrick, a goat farmer.
This is a problem for both sides, because Thor with his hammer in hand, is clearly barking mad – and also very scary. But; Thor is thrilled to find Odin/Axl is in his house and announces that their search is over because his daughter, Delphine, is, in fact, Frigg. This, in turn, is a problem for Axl because Delphine is definitely not the woman he had in mind as his soul-mate forever.
Thor ousts the rest of the Gods/Goddesses so that he may spend time with Odin – and so that Axl can get it on with Delphine. This leaves Anders free to kindle a relationship with Michele; and for Olaf and Ingrid, the Goddess Oracle, to bond over vodka and a spa pool. Leaving Axl alone, on the farm, to incur the wrath of Thor, after Axl realises Delphine is not Frigg. Thor does not take the news well. It takes Anders on a rescue mission, plus Axl growing some Odin-like balls, for them to get out of there alive.
Ty, meanwhile, had declined to go on the road trip, so he is in Auckland when a panicked Dawn rings – she’s at Anders’ apartment, feeding his fish, and Anders’ fridge has died! Ty takes advantage of being a white knight so he can bond with Dawn; but when he gets the impression she not only sees him as a ‘friend’; but, thanks to some lies from Anders, as a ‘gay friend’, Ty hits the roof – and in doing so Dawn learns that not only is Ty not gay; but, he regards her as someone he could fall for in a big way. After some initial confusion, it seems that she feels the same way about him – and they kiss, there in Anders’ apartment.
The next morning finds Dawn and Ty, together in the apartment, after a night of love-making – and of Ty watching her sleep, lest she feels the cold he emanates in his passion. When Dawn assures him that she doesn’t feel the cold, Ty is the happiest man on the planet.
This is more than can be said for Anders’ tropical fish, as they have succumbed to Ty’s global-cooling characteristics. When Anders returns to his apartment after the failed Frigg hunt he finds they have been replaced by a box of fish fingers – a message from Ty about telling lies.
- Emmett Skilton - Axl Johnson / Odin
- 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
- Eve Gordon - Stacey / Fulla
- Michelle Langstone - Michele / Sjöfn
- Rachel Nash - Ingrid / Snotra
- Fern Sutherland - Dawn
- Geoffrey Dolan - Derrick / Thor
- Olivia Tennet - Delphine
- Robyn Paterson - Angelicka
- Peter Webster - Vicar
- Witter - James Griffin
- Director - Mark Beesley
- Script Editors - James Griffin & Rachel Lang
- Storyliners - Rachel Lang & Tim Balme
- Producer - Simon Bennett
- Executive Producers - James Griffin, Rachel Lang, Chris Bailey & John Barnett
- Oh My - Performed by Gin Wigmore (Theme Music)
- Damn The Dam - Performed by J Hanlon