So amid the hub-bub,
threats, contracts and marriage drama at the end of season 1 was the startling
revelation that Agnetha is the mother of the Johnson boys.
A disturbing discovery not
only because Anders was hitting on her. Eww.
Alison Bruce, who plays Agnetha, says the the relationship is "difficult."
"I don’t think any of them really love Agnetha but there’s that thing of ‘oh, but she is our
Indeed, when last the boys saw the
family matriarch she was disappearing off to become a tree, leaving eldest son
Mike to look after the family.
More recently Agnetha – as
head of the Goddess bitch squad - put a hit out on the youngest Johnson, Axl,
ordering her baby boy killed at his 21st.
So it’s understandable that
there are some mixed emotions surrounding Mummy-dearest’s return.
Axl is just plain
One minute she’s trying to
kill him, the next she wants him to join her business empire and rule the world
together. It’s a move straight out of the Darth Vader Guide To Parenting.
Not surprisingly, Axl won’t
be popping round for tea and sympathy any time soon.
Used to being in control
where women are concerned, Anders seems surprisingly meek when it comes to his
mother. He’s been dispatched on a secret mission to Norway. “Fetch, Anders.”
Never one to do anything
that doesn’t benefit himself, Anders obviously sees some profit in an alliance
Mother or not, Mike still sees Agnetha as a cause for concern. Tim Balme, who plays Mike, says that while in the first series Agnetha was an anonymous force behind the Goddesses, this series - she's out in the open. And that makes her even more of a worry.
"The strongest threat is coming from their very own mother."
Newly single, Mike has regressed to a teenage-like state. He's living in Axl’s, drinking,
screwing, utilising his gifts with games, and generally making up for lost
time. Having left a marriage, he’s in no
hurry to be under the thumb of the woman.
And speaking of marriage –
that brings us to Ty – the newly wed.
Unlike Mike and Axl, Ty
isn’t averse to having his mother back. Indeed of all her sons, Ty is the one where Agnetha seems to show the
most motherly affection.
She’s certainly not keen on
the hold that Ty’s wife Eva is having on her little boy. The choker hold, that
is, - along with the cuts, and the bruises – Eva is proving quite the little
True, Agnetha may not be
mother of the year, but even the worst mother can become a tigress when you
mess with one of her own.
So just as Ty gets a
mother, Eva gets a mother-in-law. Oh and we all know how troublesome
mother-in-laws can be. Stay tuned for more...