This episode opens with Val finally getting the phone call that leads to the knowledge that her husband, Mike, has been spending money that they don’t have to pay for another family’s rent all to preserve his honor. Refer back to Episode 4 if you need a refresher.
Things get heated, as they often do when money is at the epicenter.
Meanwhile, Axl and Zeb endeavor to get absolutely wasted in the wake of the news that Gaea has found herself a boyfriend. To add insult to injury Axl can't seem to manage to get a buzz!
So, with a bit of super-strength, they bust their way into Anders' apartment…
… where the top-shelf liquor is free and plentiful.
Meanwhile, Mike is sulking in a bar when he notices some blokes placing bets on a game of darts.
And he finally gives in to his divine predisposition to win everything, pocketing a cool $100 in the process.
…which leads him to Ullr's natural habitat – a casino.
Back at Anders' place, Axl and Zeb are visited by some too-good-to-be-true ladies who just happened to notice that the door was (busted) open.
They claim to be friends of Anders' who just want to have fun. And who are Zeb and Axl to turn them out into the cold?
It's not long before they really get the party started.
Winning every hand you play may make the game a bit predictable, but certainly no less enjoyable!
Unfortunately for Mike his odds are unnatural. He may be walking away with $95,000, but he won't be welcomed back any time soon.
And he's not the only one who's been shown the door. His, completely blameless, blackjack dealer was sacked under suspicion of conspiracy, and she wants answers!
Axl, two lines many shots later, has still been unable to reach a point of intoxication.
Zeb, however, has had no such problem.
Anders sees a familar face when he comes home.
The girls seemed too-good-to-be-true because they are! It turns our that they're women who have been egregiously wronged by Anders. Whether they were charmed out of vows of chastity, or marriage they all have a score to settle with Bragi God of Pick Up Lines.
The scorned women dosed the cocaine with heavy-duty tranquilizers, rendering Anders unable to string together a sentence (and therefore unable to use his powers). Of course, Axl seems to be impervious to all intoxicants at the moment, so they had to tie him up at knife-point.
Their master plan: They're going to neuter Anders.
But it's cool, one of the women is skilled at arts and crafts so she can glue any obscuring appendages to Anders' stomach while one of the others (a receptionist at a veterinarian's office) does the dirty work.
Cornered, Mike explains his gift in a way that probably won't raise too many eyebrows; at the arcade!
Disappointed to learn that Mike is a married man and unwilling to accept half of his winnings to pay for her schooling; Mike's confidante leaves him with a phone number to remember her by, in case he ever finds himself in a position to take her up on her offer of "coffee" back at her place.
Back at Anders', the girls prep him for his procedure.
But Axl, suddenly free from his fuzzy handcuffs, comes to the rescue, tells the girls to get lost, and prepares to have a come-to-Odin moment with his brother.
Drawing upon his authority as the All Father, Odin bans Bragi from bedding another mortal woman ever again.
Punctuating the decree with a small gesture for emphasis.
And he sets off, mortal companion in tow, to sit on the throne of Asgard – er, rather his shabby flat.
Upon returning home, Mike stashes his winning and finds a note from Val.
Turns out his best friend, and Val's former fiancé, has awoken from his coma (See Episode 2). And just when it seemed like Mike and Val's troubles were about to be over too!
Though he may not have ever gotten drunk, Axl still has to pay the price of all the liquor he sucked down in the form of a seriously killer hangover.
Oh, and, though Zeb may have been in a stupor, he still saw and heard everything that went down at Anders'. Guess it's safe to say he's in on the Johnson family secret.