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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 6 comments

Vikings: Mercenary  Season 3, Ep 1

"Ragnar and Lagertha's fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex, but this time they bring settlers. King Ecbert hosts the Vikings and proposes a deal." Season 3 premiere.
posted by homunculus on Feb 20, 2015 - 14 comments

Vikings: The Lord's Prayer  Season 2, Ep 10

Ragnar and Lagertha return to Kattegat, where loyalties are tested by King Horik. Season finale.
posted by homunculus on May 7, 2014 - 19 comments

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