Vikings (2013– )
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Ragnar and Lagertha's fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex but this time they bring settlers.


Ken Girotti


Michael Hirst (created by), Michael Hirst




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Fimmel ... Ragnar Lothbrok
Katheryn Winnick ... Lagertha
Clive Standen ... Rollo
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Siggy Haraldson
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Floki
George Blagden ... Athelstan
Alexander Ludwig ... Bjorn Lothbrok
Alyssa Sutherland ... Aslaug
Ben Robson ... Kalf
Linus Roache ... King Ecbert
Amy Bailey ... Princess Kwenthrith
Moe Dunford ... Aethelwulf
Maude Hirst ... Helga
Gaia Weiss ... Porunn
Jefferson Hall ... Torstein


Ragnar and Lagertha's fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex but this time they bring settlers. King Ecbert hosts the Vikings and proposes a deal. Despite the misgivings of some of the other leaders, Ragnar leads his forces into battle once more, but this time as allies of Wessex.

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19 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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The episode features archaic languages: Old Norse, spoken by the Vikings and Old English spoken by the Saxons. Only Athelstan, Ragnar and Ecbert are able to speak both languages. Ragnar and Ecbert are both taught by Athelstan. Athelstan usually translates. But Ragnar and Ecbert are able to communicate independently with the other language without a need to be translated. See more »


The Seer: What is it you wish to ask the gods?
Lagertha: Will I ever bear another child, o wise one?
The Seer: I cannot see another child, no matter how far I look
Lagertha: Then... what do you see?
The Seer: I see a harvest celebrated in blood. I see a trickster whose weapon cleaves you. I see a city made of marble. And a burning broiling ocean.
Lagertha: Not one of your prophecies do I understand
The Seer: It is the way of the prophecy. Only to be understood when it has happened and it is too late to change it.
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If I Had a Heart
(Main Titles)
Written by Karin Dreijer (as Karin Dreijer Andersson)
Performed by Karin Dreijer (as Fever Ray)
Courtesy of Mute and Rabid Records
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Promising Beginning of the Third Season
2 October 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Lagherta leaves Kaft in charge of Hedeby and she heads to Kattegat to join Ragnar in their journey to Wessex. They take farmers with them to settle at the land promised by King Ecbert. He welcomes the Vikings and proposes they fight with them to recover the Kingdom of Mercia to his allied, Princess Kwenthrith. Ragnar and his warriors join forces with King Ecbert's army while Lagherta leads the settlers to the offered land.

"Mercenary" is the promising beginning of the Third Season of "Vikings". King Ecbert seems to be a nice leader in a period of betrayals, but his court and his son do not seem to be trustworthy. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Mercenary"

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