Vikings: Ghosts, Gods and Running Dogs
December 14, 2019 4:31 PM - Season 6, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Lagertha is forced to take action; In Kiev, although Oleg continues to be friendly, Ivar is aware of the threat which Oleg poses to the vulnerable young heir to the throne; Bjorn has answered the call and come to the aid of an old enemy, and Hvitserk continues to fall apart.
posted by porpoise (1 comment total)
Yay Torvi and Lagertha's "Skaal!" Not just sisterhood, but also the call-out of Ubbe ("my husband's son with another [super hot but entirely useless] woman") being a jerk.

Damn, Oleg is a bastard. Creative, but still a right bastard.

Are those going to be Chekhov's dogs?

That was... really touching of Igor imitating Ivar. Nice play by the writers to compare and contrast two variations of the "lonely at the top" trope - with Ivar in the middle. Really digging this arc, feels a little like Ragnar's "growing up" arc.

Olaf is really annoying. The Apocalypse Now thing doesn't do him any favours. I like how Harald has been written and performed; Peter Franzén's performance exudes strength, perseverance, and mental fortitude - in stark contrast to Hvitserk's arc.

Damn, that was a lot of whale oil. Completely implausible, though. Felt like this set piece was borrowing from GoT's Blackwater battle, which doesn't beg to be imitated (none of GoT's CG battles are, notwithstanding).


Don't have much confidence that Bjorn or Ubbe's stories can be wrapped up satisfactorily, except in tears. Bjorn's arc is starting to feel like the really bad one where he was in the Mediterranean or the Middle East or something.
posted by porpoise at 5:59 PM on December 14, 2019

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