Ragnar agrees to King Horik's request that he not execute Jarl Borg until they find a new ally. Floki learns from Helga he is to become a father and he suggests that they marry. He refuses to invite Ragnar however and his ill will towards his Earl becomes obvious. Aslaug is worried about her current pregnancy. The seer tells Ragnar that Athelstan is still alive. Ragnar receives word of a possible new ally but Rollo is suspicious, not having heard of this particular Earl. Ragnar is in for a surprise in store. King Aelle of Northumbria arrives in Wessex and King Ecbert proposes a marriage between his eldest son, Ethelwolf and Aelle's daughter Judith.
Did You Know?
The "blood eagle" execution, for which the episode is named, is not a product of Hollywood imagination. There are numerous, arguably accurate, accounts of it in Viking sagas being performed on enemies considered worthy of its brutality - in some cases against English kings. See more
But warriors don't show their heart, until the axe reveals it.
You are so wise, Floki.
I'm not wise at all.
I'm just a joker.
Written by Einar Selvik
Performed by Wardruna See more