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The Last Kingdom, Episode 2

At the beginning of this episode of The Last Kingdom, as scenes from the previous episode flash across the television screen and the voice of Uhtred summarizes his early life, he says, “Destiny is all.” This phrase appears in every … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode X: THE DEAD

I cannot possibly write a review of this episode without including spoilers. So, if you do not want to know how Season 3 of The Vikings ends, please leave the room now. Are they gone? Right. In this episode King … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode IX: BREAKING POINT

A king is for glory, not for long life. Old Viking saying. The final image of the previous episode, ‘TO THE GATE’, is of a badly injured Ragnar vowing to conquer Paris. In this episode, the first image is, again, … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode VIII: TO THE GATE

“Paris,” Ragnar confides in a soliloquy to Athelstan near the end of this episode, “is everything you told me it would be.” As he promised, Ragnar has taken his fleet — and us — to Paris. More precisely, as this … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode VII: PARIS

In this week’s episode of the Vikings we have two story lines running side by side. In Frankia, Ragnar’s fleet arrives outside Paris. In England, King Ecbert introduces us to the word Bretwalda, and sends his son Æthelwulf to negotiate … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode VI: BORN AGAIN

This week, an open letter to series writer, Michael Hirst. WARNING: SPOILERS! Dear Mr. Hirst, I have a bone to pick with you. Don’t worry, I am not going to call you out for going all George R. R. Martin … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode V: THE USURPER

Oh, Sweet Heaven, I don’t know where to begin with this week’s episode. I have so many thoughts in my head, so much speculation, and even a discovery of sorts. Perhaps I should start with the title. The Usurper. By … Read More

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VIKINGS Episode 10: The Lord’s Prayer (or My Lips Are Sealed)

I watched the finale of VIKINGS Season 2 the other night, and this post about it will be very short. If you saw it, you don’t need a recap. If you haven’t seen it yet, well, you won’t find any … Read More

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VIKINGS Episode 9: The Choice (or Here Comes the Cavalry?)

There were two high points in this episode for me. The first was the pitched battle between the Vikings and the combined forces of Ecbert and Aella.   The film crew did a masterful job. It was the best battle … Read More

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VIKINGS Episode 5: Answers in Blood

The title of this episode is a little puzzling: ANSWERS IN BLOOD.   Answers to what? There is a battle scene between Jarl Borg’s men and Ragnar’s, and it is a bloody answer, I suppose, to Jarl Borg’s earlier attack … Read More

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