Vikings (2013– )
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Eye for an Eye 

A meeting between two great men may pave the way for future compromise as Ragnar and Ecbert come face to face. Jarl Borg now rules Kattegat and with an iron fist and Rollo must now become the leader his people need in Ragnar's absence.


Ken Girotti


Michael Hirst (creator), Michael Hirst

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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
Alexander Ludwig ... Bjorn Lothbrok
Alyssa Sutherland ... Princess Aslaug
Donal Logue ... King Horik
Linus Roache ... King Ecbert
Thorbjørn Harr ... Jarl Borg
John Kavanagh ... The Seer
Morten Suurballe ... Sigvard (as Morten Sasse Suurballe)
Morgan C. Jones ... Law Giver
Philip O'Sullivan ... Bishop Edmund


Rollo, Aslaug and the others who escaped Jarl Borg's attack on Kattegat arrive in a remote area with poor living conditions. In Kattegat, Borg makes it clear that he is now in charge and that his word is the law. He visits the Seer who tells him what he wants to hear. In Wessex, King Ecbert agrees to meet Ragnar provided they agree to exchange hostages beforehand. Ecbert offers his son Aethelwolf. Ragnar expresses his interest in acquiring land while Ecbert sees the raiders as potential warriors who could assist him in his own territorial ambitions. Before the talks can go any further Ragnar learns of what has happened in Kattegat and immediately returns home where he is quickly reunited with Aslaug and his children. When word reaches Lagertha of what's happened she and Bjorn also want to help. Back in Wessex the Vikings, their forces depleted by Ragnar's departure, come under attack. Athelstan pays a heavy price for his apostasy. Written by garykmcd

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20 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Before Ragnar visits King Ecbert's baths he passes through a hall where he notices a man's size statue of the Aphrodite of Milos in its current form (armless). In fact, although the statue was about a thousand years old, it was not discovered until the early 19th century in Constantinople (the present Istanbul). Even if Ecbert could have had a copy - which should be over 2m tall - it should have been based on the original full body one and not the remains. See more »


Ragnar Lothbrok: It is not a curse. It is blessing.
[On his son's eye defect]
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Written by Einar Selvik
Performed by Wardruna
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Intense and One of the Best Episodes
30 September 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Rollo seeks shelter from the winter that is coming for Auslag, her sons and Siggy and they find a farm. Jarl Borg informs to the survivors that he is the new ruler of Kattegat. King Ecbert delivers his own son Aethelwulf to meet Ragnar in Wesse and they discuss a deal between their people. When Ragnar returns to the camp, he discloses Ecbert's proposal to King Horit. However Ragnar learns the invasion of Kattegat and that his family is missing and he decides to return to Scandinavia with four ships leaving Athelston with King Horit to be his translator with King Ecbert. Will Ragnar meet his beloved family?

"Eye for an Eye" is an intense and one of the best episodes of Vikings. There is the participation of all the important characters and it is great to see Lagherta back to the show. Oe of the greatest question is about the fate of Athelston and how Ragnar and King Horit will hold their enemies with their forces weakened. My vote is nine.

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