|I Can Give You Frigg|
|Season 1, Episode 8|
|Air date||28 March, 2011|
|Written by||Rachel Lang|
|Directed by||Murray Keane|
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I Can Give You Frigg is the eighth episode of Season 1 of The Almighty Johnsons
The arrival on the scene of a singing butcher causes a shift in celestial power as the Gods and Goddesses work to get on the right side of the equation.
Fun and games on both Gods and Goddesses as the hunt for Frigg intensifies. With Olaf as his unpaid slave, Anders is running bogus news stories to lure her into the open; while Stacey is on the ground, checking out leads from Ingrid’s genealogical research. In amongst all this Anders and Michele are playing their flirty little power games. It is into these that Anders drops in the question of what might happen if and when the Goddesses find Frigg – how will they keep her away from Axl/Odin? Will they kill her? Imprison her? And what does Michele stand to gain if/when they find her? She’ll still be a ‘minor’ Goddess, right? In this way Anders’ tantalizes Michele with the possibility that together they might change the traditional order of things.
In her searching, checking out a lead at a butcher’s shop, Stacey feels the full-on effect of the Goddess rush – the one that says you’re in the presence of a major deity – when she claps eyes on Eva, a butcher and singer/songwriter. She goes to Michele with the news that she's certain she’s found Frigg. Keeping this news from Agnetha for now, the two of them track Eva down to one of her gigs, where Michele too gets the rush. Frigg ahoy! The two Goddesses confront her, but learn that she is unaware she is a Goddess, as her mother is dead and she refuses to speak to her father.
Ingrid and Olaf have been meeting in secret. While at the Goddesses lair, Olaf prepares to light some dope, only for the match to burn Ingrid's genealogical papers! However, both take it as a sign, and find only one name remains; Colin Gundersen, a lawyer. Olaf insists that Ingrid keep the sign for herself. As she researches, Ingrid tells Agnetha that Colin has a daughter, whose name was given to Stacey to investigate. However, she also tells her that she wasn't the only one to see the sign, and that Olaf did too. Agnetha is furious.
Armed with the (secret) information that they have found Frigg, Michele leads the other Goddesses against Agnetha’s leadership. After having fainted while seeing if Eva was Frigg, Ingrid proves to be the weak link. While recovering she gives up the secret to Agnetha. Michele is forced to turn to Anders for an alliance – if he was telling the truth about them working together to change the old celestial power structure, then she can lead him to Frigg. Anders assures her that he was – and they swear a blood oath.
Despite Stacey's attempt to warn Eva, Agnetha arrives – and offers her money to leave the country. But Eva refuses, so Agnetha departs, apparently defeated. Stacey tells Eva that she is a Goddess. Agnetha heads to a luxurious mansion, where she meets Colin Gundersen; Eva’s father. They are in agreement that Eva is a very special person indeed.
Anders brings Axl to see Eva perform. Stacey approaches them and warns Axl not to hurt Eva in any way as she comes onstage. And the moment Axl lays eyes on her he feels the Goddess rush like nothing ever seen before – it blows the lights in the club. Anders celebrates – hallelujah, we’ve found her!
Mike, meanwhile, is also experiencing a change in the order of things; as Valerie mounts a successful campaign to have Rob moved out of the nursing home and to live with them. When Anders also turns up at his house, ostensibly to help Rob sell his story to the media, Mike starts to get the feeling that this is all going to go terribly wrong. This feeling worsens as he watches Val and Rob fall into the easy couple relationship they had back when they were all much younger.
Anders is deliberately fanning the flames here, trying to get Mike to wake up to the fact that he only ever got together with Valerie out of guilt over what happened to Rob. Anders’ take is that marrying Valerie was the biggest mistake of Mike’s life, and by the time Valerie and Rob head off on a trip back to Dannevirke for a news story about the miraculous recovery Mike is a deeply troubled man.
- 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
- Keisha Castle-Hughes - Gaia
- Hayden Frost - Zeb
- Eve Gordon - Stacey / Fulla
- Michelle Langstone - Michele / Sjöfn
- Rachel Nash - Ingrid / Snotra
- Fern Sutherland - Dawn
- Roz Turnbull - Valerie Johnson
- Richard Knowles - Rob
- Brooke Williams - Eva
- Arthur Meek - Jacob
- Shane Cortese - Colin Gunderson / Loki
- Writter - Rachel Lang
- Director - Murray Keane
- Script Editor - James Griffin
- 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)
- Softer Landing - Performed by Fur Patrol