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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 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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VIKINGS 4 Recap, Episode 15: ALL HIS ANGELS

Spoiler Alert! Reader Beware. As the episode opens, King Ecbert (Linus Roache) has decided to deliver his ‘frenemy’ Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) into the hands of King Aella, who will very happily kill the viking leader. Tormented by guilt at this decision, Ecbert … Read More

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VIKINGS 4 Recap, Episode 13: TWO JOURNEYS

In this episode Lagertha starts a war, Rollo goes swimming, and Ragnar takes Ivar on a road trip. In Hedeby Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) is plotting with her girlfriends to take back Kattegat, but Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) and Sigurd (David … Read More

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VIKINGS 4 Recap, Episode 12: THE VISION

The title of this episode, THE VISION, refers to something that happened near the end of the hour, but I’m going to ignore that event because of spoilers. I’ll only note that my favorite part was the waterspout and the … Read More

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VIKINGS 4 Recap, Episode 11: THE OUTSIDER

  The second half of VIKINGS Season 4 begins right where we left off last spring, with Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) returning to Kattegat after an 8-year absence, and challenging each of his sons: “Who wants to be king?” As it … Read More

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The Quest: VIKINGS

On a recent visit to County Wicklow, Ireland, I checked into a B&B just a few miles from where the History Channel’s VIKING series is filming at Lough Tay. I was hoping that I might catch a glimpse of Ragnar … Read More

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Vikings 4 Recap, Episode 7: THE PROFIT AND THE LOSS

Ragnar to Rollo: When everyone wanted you dead, I kept you alive! This is how you repay my love? The main theme of this episode is Ragnar’s conflict: with his brother, with the French, with his wife, and especially with … Read More

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Vikings 4, Episode 6: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

In watching this episode, I was particularly struck by the way children are used to bolster conflict and to convey the theme of betrayal that runs all the way through. It begins right away with Lagertha who gives this advice … Read More

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Vikings 4, Episode 4: JOL

In which: Ragnar swallows a snake Bjorn fights a troll Floki gets his palm licked King Ælla berates Judith Rollo consummates his marriage And Ubba defeats Harald Fairhair That pretty much says it all, but here are a few details. … Read More

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