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Vikings 5 Recap, Episode 10: MOMENTS OF VISION

Although this episode is set in Denmark and Iceland, there is an elegiac quality to it that reminded me of Old English poetry. O the bright cup! O the brave warrior! O the glory of princes! How the time passed … Read More

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Vikings 5 Recap, Episode 9: A SIMPLE STORY

  The first half of this episode rockets around from Lagertha’s camp to Vestfold to Floki’s Iceland settlement and back around again. We’re all used to this by now, right? The episode begins with the aftermath of last week’s battle, … Read More

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Vikings 5 Recap, Episode 8: THE JOKE

Most of this episode takes place in Norway. The few scenes set in Wessex and Iceland are essentially place holders, to remind us that, yes, we have characters of interest there. In Wessex King Æthelwulf is still training his eldest … Read More

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Vikings 5 Recap, episode 7: FULL MOON

This episode is an increasingly dark, doom-laden build-up toward the battle that is looming between, essentially, the sons of Ragnar. But I want to talk about that later. First, let’s look at the other three elements in this episode (it … Read More

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Vikings 5 Recap, Episode 5: THE PRISONER

Was the ground underneath 9th century York really honeycombed with Roman tunnels? Read More

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Vikings 5 Recap, Episode 3: HOMELAND

I’m always intrigued by the titles chosen for the episodes of VIKINGS. This week it’s HOMELAND, and the episode seems to explore what that means to various characters in this 10th century saga. We begin with Floki who, looking younger … Read More

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Vikings 5 Recap, Episode 1: THE DEPARTED

Ivar, You Are Crazy Do you remember the first episode of the first season of VIKINGS? Essentially, it was about two brothers, one of whom, Ragnar, was ambitious and eager for adventure, enthralled by the prospect of discovering new worlds … Read More

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VIKINGS 4 Recap, Episode 18: REVENGE

VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED. I mean, really. In REVENGE, Vikings series creator/writer Michael Hirst takes a walk on the dark, disgusting side and forces us to go with him. Thank a lot. So if you are not into equating ritual human … Read More

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VIKINGS 4 Recap, Episode 17: THE GREAT ARMY

The underlying theme of this week’s episode of VIKINGS appears to be ‘Vengeance and the Alpha Male’. The women are around, to be sure, but in this episode they are mere ciphers – items to be acquired (Margrethe and Tanaruz), … Read More

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VIKINGS 4 Recap, Episode 16: CROSSINGS

The title this week seems to refer to three different kinds of CROSSINGS. The first would be the journey that Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and company take, crossing a wide expanse of sea to reach the Mediterranean. The second might be … Read More

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