Vikings (2013– )
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Burial of the Dead 

Ragnar, weak and still hurt, must meet the Earl head-on after it comes to light that Rollo has been tortured on Haraldson's orders.


(as Ciarán Donnelly)



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan O'Toole ...
Gavin O'Connor-Duffy ...
Housecarl 1 (as Gavan Duffy)
Ruby O'Leary ...


Ragnar issues the challenge to Earl Haraldson who initially declines on the grounds Ragnar is a criminal. He remembers what the soothsayer told him however and decides to accept. A pregnant Lagertha, fearing that Ragnar is too weak to win, thinks they should just run away. He is triumphant however with everyone, including his brother Rollo, swearing allegiance to him and his family. Haralson is given a funeral befitting his rank. Roolo. it would seem, has ambitions of his own. It's a long cold winter but in June 794, three viking ships make their way to England and travel down the Tyne to attack King Aelle. Written by garykmcd

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7 April 2013 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The ship burial with its human sacrifice closely follows the description of a Viking funeral given by the 11th century Arab travel writer Ahmad ibn Fadlan. See more »


When a man is thrown into the pit of snakes by order of the King, it looks as if the snakes are all constrictors and not of the venomous kind; therefore it is highly unlikely that the man would have died from those snakes biting him. See more »


Ragnar Lothbrok: Don't be too impatient to put yourself in danger.
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Vikings End Credits Theme
Composed by Trevor Morris
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Awesome Show
9 April 2013 | by (Windsor, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I really enjoy this show. I was afraid it would be too lame & Hollywood with no grit. But its very balanced.

The scenery is beautiful. The people seem real. Gustaf Skarsgård is awesome as Floki Travis Fimmel is really awesome as Ragnar. This is a way better role for him than being a pretty boy which alienates most male viewers.

I'm glad it didn't take 2 years to get rid of David Pearce as Svine or is that SWINE !! Him & Byrne played a great role because I truly disliked them !

Cant wait for next show :)

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