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Brother's War 

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The battle begins between Ragnar and King Horik's forces against Jarl Borg. Borg is joined by Rollo, and this Viking clash pits brother against brother.


Ciaran Donnelly (as Ciarán Donnelly)


Michael Hirst (creator), Michael Hirst





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Fimmel ... Ragnar Lothbrok
Katheryn Winnick ... Lagertha
Clive Standen ... Rollo
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Siggy Haraldson
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Floki
George Blagden ... Athelstan
Alyssa Sutherland ... Princess Aslaug
Donal Logue ... King Horik
Thorbjørn Harr ... Jarl Borg
Nathan O'Toole ... Bjorn Lothbrok
Tadhg Murphy ... Arne
Jefferson Hall ... Torstein
Alvaro Lucchesi Alvaro Lucchesi ... Pagan Priest
Maude Hirst ... Helga
Morgan C. Jones ... Law Giver


Ragnar supports King Horik in his land dispute with Jarl Borg. Rollo, seeking to differentiate himself from his brother, supports Borg. In the ensuing battle, Ragnar and Horik are victorious and Borg settles his dispute and accepts a promise to be included in their next raid on England. Ragnar returns home with his brother in chains but the Lawgiver spares his life. He decides to leave the village but Siggy Haraldson convinces him to stay. Ragnar's wife Lagertha learns of his tryst with Princess Auslag who arrives at the village unexpectedly. She is also visibly pregnant. Ragnar feels compelled to care for Auslag and their unborn child and Lagertha leaves. Young Bjorn must choose as well. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

27 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The chant heard on the score during the battle is lifted from a Norse poem known as Darraðarljóð, the song of darts. The poem is a gruesome description how Valkyries, lesser corpse goddesses in the service of Odin, weave the fate of a battle. See more »


Ragnar Lothbrok: We should not wash our dirty clothes in front of others.
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Vikings End Credit Theme
Written by Trevor Morris
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28 September 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Rollo rides with Jarl Borg to battle against King Horik and Ragnar and betrays his friends. He kills Arne and lets Floki seriously wounded but Jarl Borg is defeated by King Horik and Ragnar. Ragnar promises to include Jarl Borg in their next raid on England. Rollo falls in disgrace with his people but the Law Giver spares his life. The outcast Rollo decides to leave their village but Siggy convinces him to stay. Out of the blue, the pregnant Princess Auslag arrives at the village and Ragnar decides to let he stay to take care of his son. Lagertha and Bjorn choose to leave the village.

"Brother's War" is one of the best episodes of "Viking". The battle in the beginning with Rollo fighting his friends is dreadful especially when he impales Arne. The reaction of the villagers is totally expected and his life is only spared because Ragnar bribed the Law Giver. Bjorn shows a great character with wonderful lines and his decision to stay with his mother is fantastic. My vote is nine.

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