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Blood Eagle 

"Blood Eagle" is an episode of Vikings starring Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, and Clive Standen. Ragnar and King Horik clash over differences; King Aelle arrives in Wessex; Ecbert has an eye on a new alliance.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Ragnar Lothbrok
... Lagertha
... Rollo
... Siggy Haraldson
... Floki
... Athelstan
... Bjorn Lothbrok
... Princess Aslaug
... King Horik
... King Ecbert
... Jarl Borg
... The Seer
... King Aelle
... Porunn
... Erlendur


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. Written by garykmcd

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10 April 2014 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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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 »


Floki: But warriors don't show their heart, until the axe reveals it.
Bjorn Lothbrok: You are so wise, Floki.
Floki: I'm not wise at all.
Floki: I'm just a joker.
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Written by Einar Selvik
Performed by Wardruna
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The Fate of Jarl Borg
1 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

King Horit convince Ragnar to execute Jarl Borg later, after they find a new allied. Floki learns that Helga is pregnant and has a strange attitude. Meanwhile King Ecbert and King Aella has a meeting to deal the attack to Mercia and to share the kingdom between them. Ecbert proposes the wedding of her son with King Aelle's daughter to seal their alliance. Ragnar receives a mysterious emissary of an unknown Earl that wants to join forces with him. King Horit lures Jarl Borg that goes in public to be painfully murdered by Ragnar using the Blood Eagle style.

"Blood Eagle" is an intriguing episode of "Vikings". King Horit's attitude toward Jarl Borg was real or he was only luring Ragnar's enemy? Lagertha is an amazing character that surprises the viewers every episode. Ragnar's friendship with Athelstan is sincere and something special. The cruel fate of Jarl Borg shows that the man really deserves to go to the Valhalla. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Blood Eagle"

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