With one last chance to take Paris, Ragnar and his Viking troops take a daring chance. Ragnar asks Bjorn for a favor that could change the course of Viking history.

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Emperor Charles sends Count Odo with the booty that was agreed to but a month later, the vikings have yet to leave. Odo learns that Ragnar is dying and that he would like to have a Christian burial. Ragnar's conversion to Christianity does not sit well with his warriors who all agree that he cannot continue as king now that he has rejected their gods but they are simply biding their time. When the day of Ragnar's funeral arrives, he is taken to the cathedral for the funeral mass. The vikings have a surprise in store for everyone. Written by garykmcd

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Actor Lothaire Bluteau is playing Emperor Charles - grandson of Charlemagne. The historical Charles the Bald's eldest brother was named Lothar. See more »

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Princess Gisla is shown dining with a fork. Personal forks as table utensils were not introduced in Western Europe until the late 10th century and did not become widespread for many more years. See more »

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Gasp for riches till the end
24 April 2015 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

The curtain falls on foreign land as the Vikings still tries to maintain their presence despite Ragnar's deterioration. This season's finale resembles more of the first season' where the show opted for continuity than grand spectacle. It's far from a bad thing since the monumental siege has been showcased from the last two episodes. Balance between one final dramatic moment and set-up for next season is kept neatly.

Story moves from last baptism of Ragnar. As expected many of his trusted generals are not pleased. The episode also presents a chance for each major character to open up more. Trickery and battle still linger here, although they are in modest volume. Without spoiling anything, not every revelation is surprising, mainly due to a few foreshadowing events from last and also this episode.

This is a quieter send-off, befitting of the series as it has delivered an incredibly high production value, especially from the last two episodes. There's a more focused direction for establishing characters and subplots further. As the Vikings themselves aptly say that there's next spring to plunder, siege of Paris is not meant to be the one loot to solve their problems, but a venture for discovery and footing for power.

A few notable performances by the patriarch roles. Ragnar, Rollo and Bjorn have their moments in spotlight. As Ragnar is injured, Bjorn does most of the dealing and negotiation. Alexander Ludwig looks strong and his character has grown in the season. While he's still under Ragnar's shadow, he has delivered good quality to lead, perhaps a prospect for next season. Rollo is always a strong presence in the show and even though he hasn't developed much beyond his lost this season or charging with bare chest, he might find himself with more paths.

Vikings conquest is a battle of attrition, plunders and problems mount as they sail back and forth between the richer lands. As they carry scars and treasures The Vikings should sail to a finer upcoming season.


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