The Almighty Johnsons: episode guide

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It's a Kind of a Birthday Present

Episode 1.01
NZ: Mon, Feb 07, 2011 (9:30, TV3)
UK: Thurs, Feb 02, 2012 (Syfy)
Canada: Mon, July 23, 2012 (Space)
USA: 2014 (SyFy)
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Mark Beesley

It is Axl Johnson's 21st birthday — which explains the fire in the sky; the Waitemata Harbour being the colour of blood; the various women who seem to want to kill him; and the sudden need for a family ceremony in a forest.

Starring: Tim Balme as Mike, Dean O'Gorman as Anders, Jared Turner as Ty, Emmett Skilton as Axl

With: Keisha Castle-Hughes as Gaia, Roz Turnbull as Valerie, Ben Barrington as Olaf

Guest Cast: Hayden Frost as Zeb, Fern Sutherland as Dawn, Alison Bruce as Agnetha, Rachel Nash as Ingrid, Eve Gordon as Stacey, Michelle Langstone as Michele, John Leigh as Bryn, Jason Hoyte as Detective Turner, Rachelle Duncan as Hospital Nurse

This is Where Duty Starts

Episode 1.02
NZ: Mon, February 14, 2011
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Mark Beesley

Axl Johnson learns very quickly that when you're on a Quest to find one woman among millions, your heart is not necessarily the part of your anatomy you should be following.

With: Keisha Castle-Hughes as Gaia, Roz Turnbull as Valerie, Ben Barrington as Olaf

Guest Cast: Hayden Frost as Zeb, Fern Sutherland as Dawn, Alison Bruce as Agnetha, Rachel Nash as Ingrid, Eve Gordon as Stacey, Nick Kemplen as IVF Doctor, Kirsten Ibbetson as Jaime, Rachel Blampied as Karla, Jonathan Brugh as Mascot Man, Lee Smith-Gibbons as Nurse, Richard Knowles as Rob

God's Gift To Zebras

Episode 1.03
NZ: Mon, February 21, 2011
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Murray Keane

One of the things about Goddesses is that they can show up anywhere — be it in a library or at a bar. But whether they are the Goddesses you're looking for is a whole other matter.

With: Keisha Castle-Hughes as Gaia, Roz Turnbull as Valerie, Ben Barrington as Olaf

Guest Cast: Hayden Frost as Zeb, Fern Sutherland as Dawn, Alison Bruce as Agnetha, Rachel Nash as Ingrid, Michelle Langston as Michele, Eve Gordon as Stacey, Antonia Prebble as Sonja, Sara Wiseman as Helen, Karl Willetts as Thor, Ben Ban Lier as Vali, Michelle Blundell as Frigg

You Gotta Love Life, Babe

Episode 1.04
NZ: Mon, February 28, 2011
Written by Rachel Lang
Directed by Murray Keane

Sometimes the line between doing the honourable thing and doing the easy thing, can get very blurred — especially when it comes to Gods and their offspring. Axl is starting to enjoy the Quest — going out with Anders, getting drunk and chasing pretty women, while Mike is stressed because Valerie is stressed about the whole IVF thing.

With: Keisha Castle-Hughes as Gaia, Roz Turnbull as Valerie, Ben Barrington as Olaf

Guest Cast: Hayden Frost as Zeb, Fern Sutherland as Dawn, Ashleigh-Rose Keating as Rhiannon, Jarod Rawiri as Mana, Jo Crichton as Rosie, Mike Lowe as Pete, Jeremy Randerson as Hotel Employee

This Is Not Washing Powder, My Friend

Episode 1.05
NZ: Mon, March 07, 2011
Written by Maxine Fleming & James Griffin
Directed by Mark Beesley

When something seems too good to be true, this is inevitably because it is too good to be true. And this is a lesson Axl Johnson is about to learn — big time.

With: Keisha Castle-Hughes as Gaia, Ben Barrington as Olaf

Guest Cast: Hayden Frost as Zeb, Fern Sutherland as Dawn, Alison Bruce as Agnetha, Rachel Nash as Ingrid, Michelle Langston as Michele, Eve Gordon as Stacey, John Leigh as Bryn, Jason Hoyte as Detective Turner, Rachelle Duncan as Hospital Nurse

Goddesses, Axl, Come In All Forms

Episode 1.06
NZ: Mon, March 14, 2011
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Mark Beesley

It's hammer time, as a road trip to follow a falling star takes the God boys into uncharted territory; to a heartland of darkness where the usual rules no longer apply. The paths of the gods and goddesses cross at a rural funeral and both groups encounter the current incarnation of Thor. But will Axl mate with Derek Thor's daughter, Delphine? Meanwhile, Olaf and Ingrid bond, and Anders and Michele spar with one another.

With: Ben Barrington as Olaf

Guest Cast: Fern Sutherland as Dawn, Alison Bruce as Agnetha, Rachel Nash as Ingrid, Michelle Langston as Michele, Eve Gordon as Stacey, Geoff Dolan as Derrick, Olivia Tennet as Delphine, Peter Webster as Vicar

Bad Things Happen

Episode 1.07
NZ: Mon, March 21, 2011
Written by Tim Balme & James Griffin
Directed by Murray Keane

Two nights out drinking lead to two different forms of temptation — both of which could end very badly for the parties concerned.

With: Keisha Castle-Hughes as Gaia, Roz Turnbull as Valerie, Ben Barrington as Olaf

Guest Cast: Hayden Frost as Zeb, Adam Gardiner as Brian, Kerry-Lee Dewing as Kylie, Jessie Gurunathan as Leah, Kowhai Wilkie as Sascha, Richard Knowles as Rob, Ascia Maybury as Jackie, Mark Mitchinson as Senior Pit Boss

I Can Give You Frigg

Episode 1.08
NZ: Mon, March 28, 2011
Written by Rachel Lang
Directed by Murray Keane

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.

With: Keisha Castle-Hughes as Gaia, Roz Turnbull as Valerie, Ben Barrington as Olaf

Guest Cast: Hayden Frost as Zeb, Fern Sutherland as Dawn, Alison Bruce as Agnetha, Rachel Nash as Ingrid, Michelle Langston as Michele, Eve Gordon as Stacey, Richard Knowles as Rob, Arthur Meek as Jacob, Shane Cortese as Colin, Brooke Williams as Eva

Hunting Reindeer On Slippery Rocks

Episode 1.09
NZ: Mon, April 04, 2011
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Mark Beesley

What if the one you're with isn't necessarily the one you love? And what if the one you love, you love her so much it is dangerous to her health?

With: Keisha Castle-Hughes as Gaia, Roz Turnbull as Valerie, Ben Barrington as Olaf

Guest Cast: Hayden Frost as Zeb, Fern Sutherland as Dawn, Alison Bruce as Agnetha, Rachel Nash as Ingrid, Michelle Langston as Michele, Eve Gordon as Stacey, Arthur Meek as Jacob, Shane Cortese as Colin, Brooke Williams as Eva, Kate Webby as Var

Every Good Quest Has a Sacrifice

Episode 1.10 (finale)
NZ: Mon, April 11, 2011
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Mark Beesley

The time has finally come for Axl Johnson and his brothers to man up and be the Gods they truly are.

With: Keisha Castle-Hughes as Gaia, Roz Turnbull as Valerie, Ben Barrington as Olaf

Guest Cast: Hayden Frost as Zeb, Fern Sutherland as Dawn, Alison Bruce as Agnetha, Rachel Nash as Ingrid, Michelle Langston as Michele, Eve Gordon as Stacey, Richard Knowles as Rob, Arthur Meek as Jacob, Shane Cortese as Colin, Brooke Williams as Eva, Kate Webby as Var