Axl and Zeb return home to find Stacey pole dancing on Yggdrasil applauded by Olaf and Ingrid. I’m sure there are stranger homecomings; the party breaks up a little and Stacey explains to Axl that Yggdrasil stick does different things for different goddesses. Michele arrives to collect Yggdrasil (but not Ingrid) and expresses her arch disapproval of using Yggdrasil as a prop in drinking sessions (hah, this is NORSE mythology. Drinking sessions are practically a sacred rite!)
Michele needs Yggdrasil to go to Anders’s place where he has a very sick man, dying of cancer, who they hope to extract a lot of cash from. However when he greets her with “you look more like a prostitute” she turns to leave saying “good luck with the cancer”. You go Michele. While it is, of course, deeply wrong to try and screw people for money for miracle cures, it’s always more comforting when said screwee is an arsehole.
And it’s prostate cancer – Anders hands her some gloves. Oh she will make him pay for this.
The next day she wakes up next to Mike for some awkwardly dodged questions and checking that Mike is still pouting with his brothers.
More happily, Dawn and Ty wake up in bed together. They’ve moved in together (that was fast) but Dawn reassures him that it’s not too fast (you sure Dawn) and they did discuss it (while having sex – worst time EVER to discuss ANYTHING. No-one wants to say no and completely ruin the mood). They’re incredibly cutesy together though there’s an issue – which Ty goes to get advice from Olaf about. Ty, worried about Dawn, is being super clinging and intense which is making Dawn take a bit of a step back. Olaf isn’t helpful
Zeb and Axl take Ingrid to breakfast to bribe her into their next plan to find Frigg – Yggdrasil. If Yggdrasil makes Ingrid super-smart then she should use it to find Frigg, though it may take some practice to get her used to it. Problem –Michele is very protective of Yggdrasil.
Dawn arrives at work and Axl has second thoughts about telling Dawn the big secret since she cracks up at Odin delivering pizza. Axl wants Anders to get the Yggdrasil stick from Michele (with a side order of “Mike’s not the boss of me”) which Anders isn’t a fan of because Michele will hurt him and he’s a cowards.
While Axl and Anders are out that leaves Olaf to meddle with Dawn and Ty’s affairs by talking and listening and feeding her cannabis biscuits. Both get promptly stoned and then Axl calls to tell her about a PR meeting with the dog food people he had scheduled and now can’t make. She has to. While stoned
Despite that, when she goes out for air, Olaf catches up with her and they end up eating more of his biscuits and staring at the clouds. Olaf tries to tell her why Ty is worried – leading with how dark and terrible things tend to happen to mortals who know about gods. Dawn runs away. Not the plan.
Olaf tracks her down to hiding in the bushes and asks if Ty’s going to freeze her – as he has before. Olaf’s current theory is that the Hodr powers are fuelled by dark thoughts (Ty’s guilt about lying to her) and so, no he won’t. She points out that Ty did kill Olaf – which bemuses Olaf because she’s talking about the myth – when Hodr killed Bladur. Olaf again doubts the realness of the stories. Dawn leaves again after confusing them both.
Ty drops in on the office with more clinging worry food to offer Dawn and finds the remains of Olaf’s dope biscuits. He joins Olaf at the children’s play area where Dawn is cowering at the top of a climbing frame. They talk at the top, Ty promises to use all his powers to stop bad things happening to Dawn and says that nothing bad will ever happen to her.
Anders is with Michele talking to Guy, the man she cured whose doctor is in shock because he is cured of terminal, untreatable cancer. He will pay her money he will do everything he can to help - and he wants in. To which Anders quickly shuffles him out the room – it seems Anders has been making plans without involving Michele. Anders dodges Michele’s questions – but Michele isn’t easily avoided, even when the $50,000 becomes $200,000. Anders works on Michele, mocking his brother and how he will “rain on their parade” questioning whether Michele is in love with him, whether she’d really be happy being “Michele the builder’s wife” and generally expertly hitting every insecurity she has. He tries to push her into dropping Mike