In the Great Hall of Kattegat, a seer reads Earl Haraldson's future and tells him that Ragnar Lothbrok searches for his death.


(as Ciarán Donnelly)



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Episode credited cast:
David Pearse ...
Nathan O'Toole ...
Old Man
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Martin White ...


Earl Haraldson attacks Ragnar's farm intent on teaching him a lesson.They lay waste to much of the area killing all of his livestock and burning his buildings to the ground. A wounded Ragnar surrenders to give his family time to get to their boat. He manages to escape and is taken to Floki who nurses him back to health. Rollo meanwhile tells Haraldson that Ragnar must be dead and Rollo is allowed to stay. Siggy warns him him that her husband will kill him. Rollo should have heeded her warning as he is taken and tortured. When Ragnar hears what has happened he challenges Haraldson to personal combat. Haraldson meanwhile arranges a marriage for his daughter without consulting his wife - or his daughter. Written by garykmcd

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Helga: The earth was made from the Ymir's flesh and oceans from his blood, when the Titan was thawed from the ice. The gods, they made hills out of his bones, and trees from his hairs, and the sky dome is his skull. And out of his brain they shaped the welling dark clouds.
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Botched raid.
25 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Earl decides it's time to take Ragnar out of the picture so he sends a bunch of his soldier's to Ragnar's home to kill him and all his family. Luckily our hero is out hunting deer with his bow so he is not there when they strike. He hears the commotion and comes running to save the day.

It appears that the 15-20 people working around his farm/estate are mostly farmers/women/children so they are quickly dispatched by the soldiers. Of course the wife and kids make it to their hut and await their fate.

Ragnar comes down from the hills and shoots one of the assailants with his bow and then engages 4 or 5 of the soldiers by himself. As usual his enemies (this time fellow Vikings, not Saxons) can't fight worth beans. One actually manages to slash his left thigh but that won't stop Ragnar. Another manages to shoot an arrow through his left shoulder/chest area which he plucks out. Then the chase is on!

Two bleeding wounds do not slow him down as the chasing soldiers can't keep up! Luckily none of them have a bow and arrows or Ragnar might be done for.

The rest of the show is him getting healed and the Earl looking for him to no avail. The show ends up with the Earl accepting a challenge of a fight to the death which will be resolved next episode.

Again, the acting is not horrible and the scenery is quite beautiful. The fight scenes are quite painful to watch, though, and makes one wonder how the Vikings survived (all except the ones near and dear to Ragnar).

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