Gaia's 'kidnappers' are actually rather friendly Maori Gods: Leon (Rongo), Jerome (Maui) and George (Punga). And they have their own prophecy: that Gaia will become Papatuanuku, betrothed to Maui.
Meanwhile, Anders' subplot gets more complicated with the arrival of Natalie Mather, representative of Lindus, a manufacturer of "affordable, stylish furniture for the masses." Natalie would like to give Anders the PR gig ... if he can assure her that he's a man of "strong values."
As this is all a bit much to take in, the two God elders, Mike and George, agree to part ways until tomorrow, when the two families will gather for an official "hui."
Back at the bar, Mike berates Olaf for being a bad oracle. How did he not know there were Maori Gods running around?
Back at Axl's flat, Bryn defends him murdering Gaia's neglectful parents and rescuing the baby he took in as his own daughter from a life of squalor. It was "a professional killing - quick and humane - more than they deserved."
At a dinner meeting with Natalie, Anders and Helen attempt to appeal to her strong Christian values by posing as a married couple. Natalie is also particularly interested in Anders' ancestry and family.
After dinner, Natalie makes a mysterious phone call to a mysterious voice that tells her to give Anders the PR gig for Lindus. Something's afoot!
After going hiking with Natalie, Helen seems all too happy to continue the "good values" charade, redecorating Anders' apartment so it's much more "homely." She also presents Anders with actual wedding rings so as to appear as "a good Christian couple" ... which makes her "husband" rather uneasy.
Nursing his wounded pride with a bottle (or two), a drunken Olaf notices what looks like Kvasir, last seen turning into liquid as he pissed into a drain, entering the bar and going through a secret door in Mike's office. Olaf pursues ...
... and the two old enemies commence with battling in some unidentified room, the outcome uncertain.
Gaia is already at the House of Jerome when the Norse Gods and Goddesses arrive for the "hui," greeting them with a Maori song. Is she playing favorites?
At the "hui," the Maori Gods greet their guests with another traditional song of their heritage ... which sounds a lot like contemporary hip hop.
The Norse Gods follow suit with an impromptu performance of "There's Something About a Magpie," the official song of the Hawke's Bay rugby team. This is weird.
The Goddesses find the Maori Gods to be sexually desirable, though that goes down a few notches - especially with Michele - when Jerome tells them to do the dishes.
Bryn is called into the "hui," where he's given his "utu," or punishment, for his crimes: he is exiled back to Waiheke Island to grow his "superb hydroponic weed," which will now be called the Sacred Herb of Maui and used to "fund the road to Zion for the House of Jerome." Well, it's better than being put to death, right?
Back at Mike's apartment, Michele reveals to Ingrid and Stacey that she's in possession of The Stick, the branch from Yggdrasil that gave her healing powers.
After touching The Stick, the other Goddesses are given their own special powers: Stacey takes pole dancing to a whole new level ...
... and Ingrid is given exhaustive knowledge of every Norse legend and story. How can they use this development to their advantage ... and will Anders protest if he ever discovers The Stick is no longer in his closet?
Finally, Gaia confides in Axl about how she feels like a pawn in two conflicting stories, once again unable to make any decision for herself. The episode ends with the two of them hitting the road, leaving all this God and Goddess business behind them.