The day does not
start well for Axl when he learns that the imminent visit to their flat of
Gaia’s father, Bryn, is to hold Gaia to her promise to return to WaihekeIsland when she finished her nursing
training.The thought of Gaia leaving
his world hits Axl hard.
But Axl also has
other things on his mind, as he must front up to the hospital for a check-up on
his arrow-wound. However, after waiting for hours in the appointed room, with no-one
showing, he bails on this in favour of takeaways with Zeb.It ishere, in the drive-through, as they search for change in Axl’s car, that
the boys discover a very large bag of cocaine under one of the seats.Axl has no idea how it got there, although
suspicion falls on Anders, but Zeb has things well in hand – and he takes off
the with the drugs and a plan to solve all their financial problems.
And so Zeb
disappears, leaving Axl alone, to face the wrath of Bryn – who, it turns out,
really, really doesn’t like Axl.Firmly planting himself in the midst of the Gaia/Bryn leaving issue,
Axl’s attempts to keep Gaia in the flat do not help matters or glean Gaia’s
appreciation.And then matters become
distinctly worse when many cops raid the flat, looking for the drugs Axl
allegedly stole from the hospital.Of
course they do not find them, because Zeb has them, but they do find a quantity
of marijuana in Bryn’s bag so they arrest him instead.
This leaves Axl
with: a pissed off Gaia; a missing Zeb; the police wanting to arrest him; and
no idea where all of this came from.It
is Anders who figures things out: if Axl is inside for stealing a big bag of
cocaine, then that rather takes him out of play for the search for the
Frigg.Clearly it is their rivals, the
Goddesses, playing dirty in the war they have got going.While Anders relishes this challenge, Axl is
really not thrilled at the thought of prison.
orders not to do anything, while Anders and Ty go on a Goddess hunt at the
hospital, Axl is left to try and deal with the Bryn/Gaia situation.Naturally, getting arrested has not improved
Bryn’s mood, so things are at an even worse ebb between the two of them and
Gaia’s departure is looking more and more likely.But at least Zeb makes contact – though he
has managed to lose all the drugs.
So Axl rides to
Zeb’s rescue, retrieves the drugs and sets about returning them to the
hospital.But there they meet Anders and
Ty, who have identified Michele as the Goddess behind the frame-up.Anders takes the drugs and tells Axl he will
deal with it.Anders then plants the
drugs in Michele’s car, and lets her know that he’s on to her game.And it seems the two of them rather enjoy
this game – it gets their juices flowing.
This leaves Axl
to sort of the Gaia mess, which he does by opening up to her how much she means
to him.He stops just short of telling
her he loves her, but it’s enough to make her stand up to her father: she’s not
going back to the island with him.Bryn
departs, but not before issuing a warning to Axl: do anything to hurt my
daughter, I’ll come after you.