Vikings (2013– )
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A Good Treason 

As Ragnar lies in his sick bed in Kattegat, events unfold beyond his control.

Director:

Ciaran Donnelly (as Ciarán Donnelly)

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
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Floki
Alexander Ludwig ... Bjorn Lothbrok
Alyssa Sutherland ... Queen Aslaug
Ben Robson ... Kalf
Lothaire Bluteau ... Emperor Charles
John Kavanagh ... The Seer
George Blagden ... Athelstan (credit only)
Dianne Doan ... Yidu
Maude Hirst ... Helga
Owen Roe ... Count Odo
Edvin Endre ... Erlendur
Georgia Hirst ... Torvi
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Storyline

Entry to Valhalla eludes Ragnar but as he lies in his sick bed in Kattegat events unfold beyond his control. Bjorn orders the arrest of Floki for Athelstan's murder while in Paris, Rollo betrays the last of his Viking supporters to strengthen his position in the French Court. Meanwhile, in Hedeby, Kalf announces joint Earldom with Lagertha, but is power-sharing Kalf's true intention and is Lagertha actually willing to share what once was hers? Written by cisted

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

18 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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History Canada See more »
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Goofs

It is highly unlikely that experienced Viking warriors would camp in a valley where they would be ambushed. See more »

Soundtracks

Vikings End Credits Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Trevor Morris
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Good start (No spoilers)
19 February 2016 | by ddiesonneSee all my reviews

Quite a few surprising decisions taken by the main characters in this episode, some of them creating dismay, others satisfaction, but in the end, all helping shape up their future paths.

It's a really good season start, even the single fight scene of this episode, seem to be improved considerably.

Overall, the show gets even more captivating as the plot divides into even more parts, focused on different locations and characters. Now besides the old Ragnar's path, there's also a Bjorn's one, Rollo's, Lagertha's, Aslaug's, Floki's... Even the English part, even though it's completely missing from this episode, won't be left aside (as presented by the end-episode teasers). In other words, the show's plot have become a lot more intricate than one could've foreseen two seasons ago. And that's not a bad thing at all.

Furthermmore, there are a couple of scenes that will surely be appreciated by those interested in history and historical accuracies. Some of them will probably create some debates, but in the end, Vikings cares to remind us that it's a historical show after all, and that's perfectly fine by me.


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