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Vikings: The Best Laid Plans  Season 6, Ep 10

The one where Ivar shanks Bjorn. Midseason finale/ cliffhanger.
posted by porpoise on Feb 8, 2020 - 1 comment

Vikings: Resurrection  Season 6, Ep 9

Ubbe and Torvi are able to inexplicably meet their unknown wanderer while in Iceland; Bjorn reconsiders who his enemies truly are after Erik's scouting mission,which prompts him to being able to inexplicably convince an old nemesis to join him; Ivar inexplicably reunites with Hvitserk.
posted by porpoise on Feb 7, 2020 - 0 comments

Vikings: Valhalla Can Wait  Season 6, Ep 8

Bjorn faces a difficult decision. Ubbe and Torvi leave Kattegat, in search of new lands and perhaps old friends. Oleg's plans for the invasion of Scandinavia are taking shape, and King Harald is baffled by the origin of a mysterious raiding party.
posted by porpoise on Jan 25, 2020 - 1 comment

Vikings: The Ice Maiden  Season 6, Ep 7

Bjorn returns to Kattegat; Harald gains a measure of revenge on Olaf; in Kiev, interesting news reaches Ivar and Igor about Prince Dir.
posted by porpoise on Jan 18, 2020 - 2 comments

Vikings: Death and the Serpent  Season 6, Ep 6

"Bjorn is forced to act quickly in the aftermath of the election for the King of all Norway. The bandits attack Lagertha's village again, confident of victory. But when the defense boils down to single combat with Lagertha, victory for the bandits looks less certain. Back in Kattegat, haunted and paranoid, Hvitserk continues to unravel."
posted by homunculus on Jan 9, 2020 - 7 comments

Vikings: The Key   Season 6, Ep 5

Norway's Kings and Jarls arrive at Harald's territory for the election of the King of all Norway, while King Olaf is confident of the result, the election may not run as smoothly as he thinks.
posted by porpoise on Jan 8, 2020 - 1 comment

Vikings: All the Prisoners   Season 6, Ep 4

Lagertha leads her village's response to the recent attacks but despite her best efforts, when the inevitable attack comes, the consequences are tragic. Olaf has a bold new plan for the future of Norway. In Kiev, although Ivar discusses Oleg's ambitions for Scandinavia, he's actually more interested in the plight of Igor, the young heir who Oleg controls.
posted by porpoise on Dec 23, 2019 - 0 comments

Vikings: Ghosts, Gods and Running Dogs   Season 6, Ep 3

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 on Dec 14, 2019 - 1 comment

Vikings: The Prophet  Season 6, Ep 2

"Messengers arrive in Kattegat with news that presents Bjorn with a dilemma. As Bjorn attempts to do the right thing as ruler of Kattegat, Prince Oleg of Kiev seems untroubled by his conscience. Lagertha has settled into her new, peaceful life, but danger lurks nearby."
posted by homunculus on Dec 5, 2019 - 0 comments

Vikings: New Beginnings  Season 6, Ep 1

"Bjorn struggles with the responsibilities of kingship and finds he can't rely on his mother, Lagertha; she has other plans. Ivar falls into the hands of Kievan Rus, and in their ruthless and unpredictable ruler, Prince Oleg, he may finally have met his match."
posted by homunculus on Dec 5, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: Outlander

During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
posted by porpoise on Aug 16, 2019 - 6 comments

Vikings: The Revelation  Season 5, Ep 11

Ivar is crowned the new king of Kattegat just in time to welcome Rollo home; Bjorn, Lagertha and Ubbe must rely on unsteady alliances to survive. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Dec 1, 2018 - 4 comments

Norsemen: Seasons 1 & 2, It's good to be the chieftain?  Season 1, Ep 0

Waiting for the return of Game of Thrones? Missing the awkward comedy of The Office? Check out Norsemen on Netflix! [more inside]
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr on Oct 25, 2018 - 12 comments

Vikings: A Simple Story  Season 5, Ep 10

The army leaders consider their options in the aftermath of the battle. In Floki's camp, all hopes of binding the community together are dashed as tragedy unfolds. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jan 26, 2018 - 13 comments

Vikings: A Simple Story  Season 5, Ep 9

The army leaders consider their options in the aftermath of the battle. In Floki's camp, all hopes of binding the community together are dashed as tragedy unfolds. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jan 24, 2018 - 0 comments

Vikings: The Joke   Season 5, Ep 8

The battle for Kattegat begins. As the two armies line up to fight, the Great Heathen Army must decide between a final plea for peace or all-out war. Floki faces discord amongst the settlers. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jan 22, 2018 - 1 comment

Vikings: Full Moon  Season 5, Ep 7

Bjorn returns to Kattegat to learn that an attack will take place during the next full moon; Ivar must decide if he can place his trust in a former enemy on the battlefield. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jan 21, 2018 - 1 comment

The NFL Today: AFC/NFC Championship Games  Season 44, Ep 1

Jaguaras/Patriots & Vikings/Eagles [more inside]
posted by skewed on Jan 21, 2018 - 39 comments

Vikings: The Message  Season 5, Ep 6

Lagertha is betrayed, and Bjorn must find a way to support the distraught queen; Floki and his settlers arrive in a new land, but it is far from what they expected. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jan 18, 2018 - 2 comments

Vikings: The Prisoner   Season 5, Ep 5

Ivar meets his match in Bishop Heahmund. Floki returns to Kattegat. Bjorn receives a lavish welcome in North Africa. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jan 13, 2018 - 1 comment

Vikings: The Plan   Season 5, Ep 4

Guided by Bishop Heahmund's visions, the Saxons devise a battle plan. Ivar the Boneless strategizes on his own as the Vikings undergo increasing pressure. Bjorn Ironside finds himself in a new territory and must convince the local commander he is a trader and not a raider. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jan 13, 2018 - 0 comments

Vikings: Homeland  Season 5, Ep 3

Celebrations are cut short in the aftermath of the battle at York; Ragnar Lothbrok's sons are pitted against each other as tensions reach an all-time high, and each one is forced to choose a side. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jan 7, 2018 - 4 comments

Vikings: The Departed, Part 2  Season 5, Ep 2

Celebrations are cut short in the aftermath of the battle at York; Ragnar Lothbrok's sons are pitted against each other as tensions reach an all-time high, and each is forced to choose a side. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Dec 2, 2017 - 4 comments

Vikings: The Departed, part 1  Season 5, Ep 1

Remaining sons of Ragnar plans to retain Kattegat while Bjorne travels somewhere [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Dec 2, 2017 - 3 comments

Vikings: The Reckoning  Season 4, Ep 20

The Brothers Lothbrok fulfill their vow to revenge Rangar's death, but can anything hold them together in victory? [more inside]
posted by dnash on Feb 2, 2017 - 6 comments

Vikings: On The Eve  Season 4, Ep 19

In an action-focused episode, Ragnar's sons turn their attack to King Ecbert and Aethelwulf, while Lagertha fends off an attack on Kattegat.
posted by dnash on Jan 26, 2017 - 9 comments

Vikings: Revenge  Season 4, Ep 18

Ragnar's plan comes to fruition; the Viking army lands on the coast of Northumbria.
posted by porpoise on Jan 21, 2017 - 2 comments

Vikings: The Great Army  Season 4, Ep 17

Bjorn heads home to join his brothers as they plot a grand revenge for their father's death. Tensions arise between the brothers about what to do with Lagertha. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jan 12, 2017 - 2 comments

Vikings: Crossings  Season 4, Ep 16

Bjorn and his fleet launch an attack in Moorish Spain. Meanwhile in Kattegat, Lagertha takes up the throne in the face of threats from Ivar.
posted by dnash on Jan 5, 2017 - 5 comments

Vikings: All His Angels  Season 4, Ep 15

Ragnar is handed over to King Aelle to meet his fate. Ivar returns to Kattegat with the news.
posted by dnash on Dec 30, 2016 - 11 comments

Vikings: In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning  Season 4, Ep 14

Lagertha and Aslaug face off over the rulership of Kattegat. Ubbe and Sigurd aren't happy with the results. Ragnar and King Ecbert meet again, and plan to fulfill what Ragnar sees as his fate.
posted by dnash on Dec 23, 2016 - 5 comments

Vikings: Two Journeys  Season 4, Ep 13

Ragnar and Ivar wash up on the shore of Wessex with only a handful of their crew. Bjorn makes a deal with Rollo for safe passage on the shores of Francia. Lagertha decides it's time to reclaim Kattegat.
posted by dnash on Dec 15, 2016 - 5 comments

Vikings: The Vision  Season 4, Ep 12

Ragnar seeks to equip his voyage to Wessex, even while being warned that the gods have deserted him. Bjorn prepares to fulfill his dream of exploring the Mediterranean.
posted by porpoise on Dec 9, 2016 - 7 comments

Vikings: The Outsider  Season 4, Ep 11

Ragnar has returned, with a plan to return to Wessex. Bjorn already has another destination in mind, with the aid of new ships from Floki. Ivar faces a test of his manhood.
posted by dnash on Dec 1, 2016 - 9 comments

Vikings: The Last Ship  Season 4, Ep 10

Ragnar and Rollo face off at last in a climactic river battle. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Apr 22, 2016 - 7 comments

Vikings: Death All 'Round  Season 4, Ep 9

The Vikings continue hauling their boats overland toward Paris. Erlender finally attempts his revenge on Bjorn. Ecbert is crowned king of Mercia, to the consternation of former ally King Aelle. Aethelwulf and Alfred arrive in Rome and meet with Pope Leo.
posted by dnash on Apr 15, 2016 - 6 comments

Vikings: Portage  Season 4, Ep 8

An increasingly unhinged Ragnar directs his raiding party on a new plan to re-attack Paris. Young Siggurd tries to expose Harbard to Aslaug. And the court intrigues of both Wessex and Paris turn bloody.
posted by dnash on Apr 8, 2016 - 6 comments

Vikings: The Profit and the Loss  Season 4, Ep 7

Ragnar and his raiding party come up against Rollo's new defenses as they attempt to head for Paris. In Wessex, Ecbert schemes to gain the crown of Mercia. Back in Kattegat, Harbard takes advantage of the men's absence.
posted by dnash on Apr 1, 2016 - 5 comments

Vikings: What Might Have Been  Season 4, Ep 6

Ragnar and the Vikings weather a storm on their way back to Paris, where Rollo awaits them. Meanwhile in Essex, King Ecbert sends his son and grandson off on a pilgrimage to Rome.
posted by dnash on Mar 25, 2016 - 8 comments

Vikings: Promised  Season 4, Ep 5

Ragnar shares confidences and finds solace with the slave girl Yidu, even as many in Kattegat seem to have thoughts of plotting against him. More court intrigues in Wessex and Paris. Bjorn finds out who sent the berserker assassin against him. Lagertha has a special wedding day....
posted by dnash on Mar 19, 2016 - 7 comments

Vikings: Yol  Season 4, Ep 4

Bjorn faces a challenge on his return to Kattegat, and makes another stop to pick up a new companion. Ragnar spends some private time with a new slave girl. Rollo and Gisla come to a new understanding. And some more royal intrigue between Wessex and Northumbria.
posted by dnash on Mar 11, 2016 - 4 comments

Vikings: Mercy  Season 4, Ep 3

A vision leads Ragnar to release Floki. Rollo has troubles fitting in with the Franks. Bjorn continues his sojourn in the wilderness. Meanwhile in Wessex, King Ecbert and Judith re-start their affair.
posted by dnash on Mar 4, 2016 - 9 comments

Vikings: Kill The Queen  Season 4, Ep 2

As Ragnar and Floki remain at odds in Kattegat, Rollo makes great efforts in Paris to win over his new bride, Princess Gisla. Bjorn's survival skills are put to the test in the wilderness, while King Ecbert sets the task for his son Aethelwulf to rescue Queen Kwenthrith from opposing forces in Mercia.
posted by dnash on Feb 26, 2016 - 10 comments

Vikings: A Good Treason  Season 4, Ep 1

Ragnar lies at the brink of death. Bjorn orders the arrest of Floki for Athelstan's murder. Rollo adjusts to his new life as a Frankish noble, and Gisla his new wife tries to adjust to him. Kalf and Lagertha announce they will rule Hereby as co-Earls.
posted by dnash on Feb 21, 2016 - 9 comments

The Last Kingdom: Remaining Episodes of The Last Kingdom   Season 1, Ep 0

Uhtred son of Uhtred continues in the service of Alfred, King of Wessex, and finds himself at odds with the kingdom's Saxon and Christian customs, both which stand in the way of reclaiming his birthright. Meanwhile, the menace of the Danes looms beyond the horizon, along with the fate of England. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Nov 25, 2015 - 32 comments

The Last Kingdom: Episode Four  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 4

To further his claim to the title of Ealdorman, Uhtred marries a wife selected for him by King Alfred, unaware of why his bride had been previously shunned by suitors. After the Danes invade and take a Wessex fortress, Alfred exchanges hostages, Uhtred among them, in another deal to bide time until he can properly deal with those who threaten the future of England.
posted by Atreides on Nov 2, 2015 - 1 comment

The Last Kingdom: Episode 3  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 3

Uhtred finally wins the support (nominal) of Alfred, but he soon learns that it will come at a price. The Danes make a move on Wessex which leads to a confrontation between Alfred and Ubba at the negotiation table.
posted by Atreides on Nov 2, 2015 - 1 comment

The Last Kingdom: Episode 2  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 2

Uhtred and Brida seek to report to Ubba the truth of what happened to Ragnar and Ragnar's family, and find themselves contending with a lie by the murders' perpetrators. In Wessex, King Æthelred concerns himself on how to handle the Viking menace, while his brother, Alfred considers the fate of the idea of England. Elsewhere, the Kingdom of East Anglia succumbs to the Vikings and Edmund becomes a Martyr.
posted by Atreides on Oct 19, 2015 - 3 comments

The Last Kingdom: Episode #1.1  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

"Set in the late ninth century, when what is known as England today was several separate kingdoms. The Anglo-Saxon lands are attacked and, in many instances ruled, by Viking forces. The Kingdom of Wessex has been left standing alone under the command of King Alfred the Great. The main protagonist, Uhtred - the orphaned son of a Saxon nobleman, is kidnapped by Norsemen and reared as one of them. Forced to choose between a kingdom that shares his ancestry and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested."
posted by homunculus on Oct 11, 2015 - 2 comments

The Last Kingdom: Episode #1.1  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

"Set in the late ninth century, when what is known as England today was several separate kingdoms. The Anglo-Saxon lands are attacked and, in many instances ruled, by Viking forces. The Kingdom of Wessex has been left standing alone under the command of King Alfred the Great. The main protagonist, Uhtred - the orphaned son of a Saxon nobleman, is kidnapped by Norsemen and reared as one of them. Forced to choose between a kingdom that shares his ancestry and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested."
posted by homunculus on Oct 10, 2015 - 7 comments

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