Ep10: Every Good Quest Has A Sacrifice
We begin at the
hospital where Axl is learning that Zeb may have been blinded for life; whilst
Ty is breaking the news to Dawn that they can never be together.It is not a good day to be a God.But when Axl gets home, with Gaia, as she
tends his wounds, everything that has been simmering away between them finally
comes to fruition and they end up in bed together.
In the wake of
this, Axl announces to his family that he is in love with Gaia, so the wedding
to Eva/Frigg is off.Anders, in
particular, does not take this news well; but Mike urges Axl to slow down, thin
about things before doing anything rash – either way.But the pressure on Axl continues, in the
form of Zeb, who thinks that if Axl gets married, gets his powers, then he will
be able to give him his sight back.
As the boys are
preparing for the Gudegilde, a pre-wedding God ceremony, Mike too joins the
list of Gods having a bad day when Valerie announces that: (a) she is pregnant;
(b) to Rob; and (c) that she still loves Rob.Mike decks Rob before heading off to the party.
Axl heads off to
the party, promising Gaia he will sort things out with Eva, so they can be
together.At the Gudegilde, where all
the Gods and Goddesses are finally together – including Agnetha, whom none of
the guys have ever seen and who intrigues Anders no end – things do not get off
to a rollocking start, as Ty and Eva get into a huge fight, she brandishing a
knife at him.At least this gives Axl an
excuse to take her aside and break the news about the wedding being off.
But things take
an unexpected turn for the worse when, after Axl announces this to the
gathering, Colin steps forward with an announcement of his own: in that case,
he says, Mike will die within two weeks.Apparently what Agnetha neglected to mention in her translation of the
document were any clauses about what punishment would ensue should the wedding
fail to take place.This completes a
great day for Mike.
sees a possible way out, in that after he and Ingrid did some forensic Oracle
work, they realised that Eva is not, in fact, Frigg – but is Hel, the Goddess
of the Underworld.Colin, however,
rejects this as a loophole, as the contract doesn’t care which God and which
Goddess are getting married: no joining of the families means Mike dies.And as Mike prepares himself to be the
sacrifice, Axl and Gaia fall apart – because he did not annul the engagement
like he promised.
It takes Ty, who
has nothing left to live for, to save the day.It is he, following his Godly destiny to be with Hel, who ‘woos’, then
marries Eva, even though they will clearly be the death of each other.Axl tries to make things right with Gaia, but
it is too late – she has shifted out.
And, in this
way, the Quest of the Johnson boys is no closer to being resolved.