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I severely doubt there was a more compelling hour of television this week than what transpired in History Channel’s Vikings episode 207, “The Blood Eagle” so let’s break down some of the biggest moments, what built up to them and how they’ll impact future episodes.
The Blood Eagle
I would be remiss to begin breaking down this episode from any point except the end. Jarl Borg’s (Thorbjørn Harr) execution was the most brutal, horrific yet riveting ordeal to play out on TV in a long time. The Blood Eagle sounded like a cool visual when mentioned at the end of the previous episode, then reality started to sink in when Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) walked Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) through it. But actually seeing it? That was a game changer. I didn’t think Athelstan’s (George Blagden) crucifixion could be topped, but I was wrong. Borg said it »
- Ernie Estrella
New alliances are formed on both sides of the North Sea in tonight's episode of History's “Vikings” — and in this exclusive scene, viewers finds out whether blood is thicker than the water that separates England from the marauding Northmen. See video: ‘Vikings’ Linus Roache Talks Upcoming Rivalry Between Ragnar and Ruthless King of Wessex King Ecbert (Linus Roach) makes an indecent proposal to his rival turned ally, King Aelle of Northumbria (Ivan Kaye), to seal their pact as they unite against the Viking invaders. Also read: ‘Vikings’ Renewed for Season 3 “Vikings” airs at 10 Et. Check back Friday for The Wrap's »
- L.A. Ross
Sneak Peek footage and new banner posters, showcasing the second season of the dramatic series "Vikings", written and created by Michael Hirst for the television channel History, debuting February 27, 2014:
"...the first season portrays 'Ragnar' (Travis Fimmel) as a young Viking warrior who longs to discover civilizations across the seas. With his friend, the gifted craftsman 'Floki' (Gustaf Skarsgård), he builds a new generation of faster longships and challenges the local ruler, 'Earl Haraldson' (Gabriel Byrne), a man of little vision, to allow raids into unexplored North East England.
"He is supported by his brother 'Rollo' (Clive Standen), who secretly covets Ragnar's wife, the shieldmaiden 'Lagertha' (Katheryn Winnick). Ragnar succeeds in carrying out the first Viking raids into the English kingdom of 'Northumbria', returning with rich loot and the monk 'Athelstan' (George Blagden) as a slave. This not only earns him the enmity of 'King Aelle' (Ivan Kaye), but triggers »
- Michael Stevens
3 items from 2014
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