Vikings (2013– )
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Warrior's Fate 

King Ecbert visits the developing Viking settlement as the first harvest is sown.

Director:

Jeff Woolnough

Writers:

Michael Hirst (created by), Michael Hirst
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Cast

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 ... Princess Aslaug
Kevin Durand ... Harbard
Linus Roache ... King Ecbert
Amy Bailey ... Princess Kwenthrith
Moe Dunford ... Aethelwulf
Maude Hirst ... Helga
Gaia Weiss ... Porunn
Jefferson Hall ... Torstein
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Storyline

Ragnar leads his troops against Princess Kwenthrith's brother Burgred. The battle is short-lived however and Burgred quickly surrenders. Porunn is severely injured in the battle and Ragnar chastises his son Bjorn when he learns that she is pregnant. Despite the victories, all is not well among the Viking warriors and Floki in particular criticizes Ragnar for fighting the Christians' wars. Back at the new settlement, King Ecbert leads a delegation of his noblemen to ceremonies marking the sowing of the first crop. He refuses to listen to any criticism telling his men they have the benefit of Ragnar's army fighting in Mercia. However, even Ecbert is taken aback by the pagan ceremony. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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History Canada See more »
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Trivia

In this episode, Lagertha, having been taught Olde English/Saxon by Athelstan, is now able to converse with King Ecbert without the need for translation. See more »

Goofs

As Torstein stands up at about 9:02 it is clear that the actor has his arm behind his back. See more »

Quotes

Rollo: [to Ragnar and Floki who are arguing about why they fight for the Christians and risk losing their own people] Both of you, save your breath. We have a mountain to climb. Some of us will not see a dawn like this again... not here on Midgard, at any rate. So, let us try and speak well of each other... no matter how much we have been through together.
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If I Had a Heart
Written by Karin Dreijer
Performed by Fever Ray
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Our blood for their land
8 March 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Third episode delivers abundance of content, both from spiritual and also warfare aspects. The Prince's last stand is imminent while cultural difference between the British and Vikings are starting to fully emerge. Suffice to say, almost every characters make some sort of development in this bloody episode.

In the home ground the arrival of the mysterious man, who could very well be a shaman, disturbs Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig). She's the wiser one of the stay-at-home ladies, more to her past experience. Gilsig has settled in the character who undergoes different pace than her past cloak-and-dagger vibe. She's now pragmatically invested in everyone's wellbeing. It's interesting to see how they would deal with the visitor.

Turmoil begins after the skirmish plays out. Ragnar receives some opposition regarding the raid, in which the Vikings don't really benefit from. Meanwhile Torstein has another great scene to his name, an aptly fitting one. One of the better developments occurs for Bjorn's benefit. It's been a while since he's trapped in his romancing stint, this is an opportunity for the character to grow.

Escalation also happens on the more peaceful settlement where Lagertha now resides. If there were whispers about the divide of culture, mainly due to tradition and deity, these voices are now thoroughly clamored after the British witness a dark side of the Viking's occult.

This episode is Vikings in full throttle, delivering everything audiences love about the series.


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