"Vikings" The Usurper (TV Episode 2015) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • The fleet returns to Kattegat to discover tragic circumstances await.

  • Ragnar and his followers return to Kattegat and learns that, while his sons survived falling through the ice, Siggy died saving them. Helga tells Floki about the Wanderer who visited them and seduced Auslag. Ragnar decides that they will attack Paris. Lagertha learns that Kalf has taken over her Earldom and demands Ragnar's aid in regaining what is hers. She returns to Hedeby but gets little satisfaction. Rollo consults the Seer who tells him that he has a great future ahead of him. Porenn is ashamed of her scars and doesn't want to be seen. In Wessex, Judith longs for the absent Athelstan and tells Aethelwulf that she is pregnant. The new Viking settlement comes under attack but King Ecbert is determined to keep the peace and sends Aethewulf to protect the Northmen. Aethelwulf has something else in mind.

  • When Ragnar returns home from Wessex, he learns that Siggy died saving his two healthy kid sons. Lagertha expects help to depose usurper Kalf from 'her' earldom Hedeby, but Ragnar refuses to waste any manpower now he has set his mind to raiding Paris, which Athelstan keeps describing as a pillager's wet dream. While Bjorn still can't connect with his bride, Rollo is promised a surprisingly bright future. In Wessex, crown prince Aethelwulf gets his pregnant wife Judith to admit her adultery with Athelstan and gathers a group of nobles to avenge the insult by bloodily exterminating the Viking settlement. King Ecbert arrests the 'rebellious' nobles, but secretly congratulates his son for helping to eliminate two threats to their dynasty.

  • While returning to Kattegat, Ragnar asks Athelstan how Paris is. Floki hates the Christians and Athelstan. When they arrive, Torstein's widows learn that he is dead and Rollo that Siggy died. He blames himself for treating her badly and becomes drunken and self-destructive. Bjorn beats Rollo that is risking to be murdered. Ragnar presses Auslag to know why she was not with their children. In the end she tells about Harbard while Helga tel what happened to Kloki that believes he is Odin. Lagherta learns that Kalf has self-proclaimed Earl. Judith tells Aethelwulf that she is pregnant and he knows that he can not be the father. King Ecbert summons his son to hear a man from the Nordic settlement that explains that a farm was burnt by Christians and Ecbert asks his son to end with the conflict. What will Aethelwulf do? Meanwhile Ragnar informs that they will attack Paris.


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