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Season 1 | Episode 10 | “Every Good Quest Has a Sacrifice” | Aired Sept 5, 2014

Talk about poor timing Axl! Axl reveals that he is in love with Gaia after the two return home from visiting Zeb in the hospital. The two share a very passionate night. Axl calls a meeting of the Johnsons to inform the group that the wedding is off now that he and Gaia are in love. You can imagine this does not go over to well with the others.

Mike has a little chat with Axl. Maybe the only reason that Gaia and Axl now have these feelings has to do with Zeb being in the hospital, but if this is what Axl really wants, then he has to tell Eva.

Not feeling the love but just the guilt, Ty breaks up with Dawn while she is still in the hospital. Jeez—Ty just cannot win.

Before heading out to Axl’s pre-wedding god dinner, Val informs Mike that she is pregnant. Great news, right? Well, not for Mike, since it is Rob’s and not his!

Things get pretty weird at this pre-wedding god dinner hosted by Loki. Axl keeps trying to break things off with Eva all night, but is being a little baby about it. Lucky for Axl, Ty is all fired up around Eva and gets in an almost–knife fight with her over the marriage. This leads to Axl calling things off, but there was a loophole in the contract. If there isn’t a wedding, it seems like Mike will die. Tricky Agnetha, Agnetha!

210337_209553702407040_6173144_oNow it is time to brainstorm how to save Mike! First things first: Eva is not the Frigg, but actually the goddess Hell, queen of the underworld. But that is not a good enough loophole; nowhere in the contract does it state that Eva had to be Frigg. So, back to the drawing board.

In between dealing with having to save Mike, Axl gets himself in a real pickle with Gaia. Though he loves Gaia, it seems like he has no choice but to marry Eva to save Mike—but of course he can’t tell Gaia all this.

Ty comes up with a brilliant idea. Since the contract does not state which god has to marry which goddess as long as it a member from each family, Ty will marry Eva. The end; problem solved.

Axl races home to Gaia, only to find her leaving with her boyfriend. Ty marries Eva in a somewhat depressing ceremony—but considering he is the god of all things dark, and her the goddess of hell, it was very nice. A now-free Mike thinks Axl should give the quest a go again—this time with the help of Mike’s gaming and hunting skills. 204706_209554629073614_1486719_o

After the wedding, Anders heads off to have a little chat with Agnetha. The goddess really shocks Anders when she reveals that she is in fact his mother.

What the what? And that is the end of season 1 of The Almighty Johnsons.

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TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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