Ep7: Bad Things Happen
Mike, with Axl
as his slightly less than willing assistant, is risking bankruptcy as he
battles away to repair the water damage to Zimbabwean Pete’s house – and also
risking a marriage meltdown by keeping the fact he’s doing so secret from Valerie.Axl still doesn’t get Mike’s moral code – why
doesn’t he just use his powers to win a truckload of money to pay for
everything?All Mike will say is that
bad things happen when he uses his powers.
But bad things
happen to Mike anyway, as Valerie picks up a phone-call intended for him, about
the overdue rent on the place he’s got Pete and his family holed up for the
duration.Valerie and Mike argue – about
money mainly, and specifically about needing money for more IVF.Mike grabs his coat and stalks out of the
At a bar,
drowning his sorrows, Mike is tempted into a game of darts.He wins, and nothing bad seems to happen, so
he heads off into the night: to the casino, where he sidles up to a blackjack
table where a woman we’ll come to know as Jackie is dealing.And Mike, his powers growing with each hand,
starts to win big.
But in his
God-rush, Mike wins in the most conspicuous way possible and gets hauled from
the table by the pit bosses.However,
with no proof of how he was cheating, they have no choice but to ban him
and toss him out with his winnings – more than enough to pay his debts.And Mike walks away happy, thinking that no
bad things happened – until he meets Jackie, who has just lost her job thanks
to Mike’s performance.
honorable bloke, Mike tries to make things right with her.They begin to bond, across a night out
together, and for a moment it looks like the bad thing happening might be Mike
cheating on Valerie.But this isn’t
Mike’s way and he and Jackie part company.Then Mike returns home to find a note from Val, leading him to the
resting home where it is revealed that Coma Rob has woken up.Did Mike just use his powers and a good thing
finds out that Gaia has a boyfriend – Jacob.Fuelled by a surge of jealousy he starts drinking – but cannot get
drunk.With Zeb he breaks into Anders’
apartment, in search of alcohol – but still, he can’t get wasted.Even when the party of joined by Kylie, Sascha
and Leah, three hot girls who know Anders (and who have drugs with them)
nothing happens to Axl.
arrives home to find a party in full swing, the true purpose of the three girls
is revealed: they are vengeful ex-conquests here to take revenge on
Anders.It is only with a surge of
God-like power that Axl manages to send them on their way, before they spay
Anders.The unfortunate, and unforeseen,
upshot of this is that Zeb sees the surge of God-like power, forcing Axl to
confess his Odin secret to his mortal mate.
And we all know
bad things happen to mortals who get involved with Gods.