Vikings (2013– )
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The Buddha 

Ubbe achieves one of Ragnar's dreams; Ivar hatches a new plan in Kattegat, while preparing for a divine arrival; a settler in Iceland returns in a terrible state; King Alfred faces his greatest threat yet.


Steve Saint Leger


Michael Hirst (created by), Michael Hirst





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Katheryn Winnick ... Lagertha
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Floki
Alexander Ludwig ... Bjorn Lothbrok
Peter Franzén ... King Harald Finehair
Alex Høgh Andersen ... Ivar (as Alex Høgh)
Marco Ilsø ... Hvitserk
Jordan Patrick Smith ... Ubbe
Adam Copeland ... Kjetill Flatnose
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo ... Alfred the Great
Georgia Hirst ... Torvi
Jennie Jacques ... Judith
Roisin Murphy ... Elsewith (as Róisín Murphy)
Ragga Ragnars ... Gunnhild
Dean Ridge ... Magnus
Jim Roche Jim Roche ... Saxon Scribe


In Kattegat, Ivar learns that Harald was defeated in Wessex and plots to navigate with his army to loot the Saxons. Harald arrives at York, introduces Magnus and fight a group of rebels. Hvitserk learns Buddha's teachings from an Asian slave. Lagherta is missing and King Alfred keeps his word giving lands to Ubbe and Torvi; however, Bjorn decides to leave Wessex with Gunnhild to team up Harald to overthrow Ivar from Kattegat. In Iceland, Floki receives the starving Helgi that tells that his family is dying. In Wessex, Judith plots a scheme and poisons a conspirator. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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2 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Iceland has a much more generous climate than depicted in this series. Vikings named it Iceland to discourage any other raids to it, and Greenland, which has a much harsher climate, to make any raids there instead. See more »


If I Had a Heart
(Opening 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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This season is horrible.
8 January 2019 | by mapanariSee all my reviews

Mystical crap all the time, insanity, dark, brooding...what is this series? Holloween XXI or Jason XI set in a viking backdrop? Does anyone believe the highly independent, forthright, take no crap vikings would put up with Ivar the Boneless's silly, murderous insanity? The writer is channeling his own idiocy, like the segments with Floki, and destrorying this otherwise excellent story. This series is going downhill fast! I used to put this series at the top of my Must Watch Immediately list, Now I sometimes forget to watch it at all.

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