Vikings (2013– )
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To the Gates! 

The Viking army sets out and Paris goes into lockdown as the army prepares the defense.

Director:

Kelly Makin

Writers:

Michael Hirst (created by), Michael Hirst
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Fimmel ... Ragnar Lothbrok
Katheryn Winnick ... Lagertha
Clive Standen ... Rollo
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Floki
Alexander Ludwig ... Bjorn Lothbrok
Alyssa Sutherland ... Aslaug
Ben Robson ... Kalf
Lothaire Bluteau ... Emperor Charles
Maude Hirst ... Helga
Morgane Polanski ... Princess Gisla
Owen Roe ... Count Odo
Gaia Weiss ... Porunn
Georgia Hirst ... Torvi
Edvin Endre ... Erlendur
Greg Orvis ... Siegfried
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Storyline

The vikings launch their attack on Paris. Lagertha and Kalf lead the attack on the bridge and the main gate. After their attempt to knock down the gates with a battering ram is unsuccessful, they manage to pull them down - but are not prepared for what they find on the other side. Floki leads the attack on the wall but the city's defenses are formidable. As it becomes clear the battle is lost, Floki cannot understand why the gods have deserted him. In Kattegat, Porunn leaves her child with Auslag and goes off into the wilderness. Written by garykmcd

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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History Canada See more »
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Princess Gisla raises the Oriflamme to inspire the defenders of Paris. However, the Oriflamme was only first used in 1124 by Louis VI, over a hundred years after the events depicted in the series. See more »

Quotes

Ragnar Lothbrok: [Praying to Athelstan] You think I went too far with Floki. Can you actually believe that he thought that I would let him lead without having an agenda? If I was him, I would worry less about the gods and more about the fury of a patient man.
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If I Had a Heart
Written by Karin Dreijer Andersson
Performed by Fever Ray
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There are three letters in the word "WOW"
26 September 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

And if the IMDb allowed one word reviews (they do not) that would be the whole review.

This reviewer grew up on the "sword and sandals" epics.

And this reviewer was lucky enough to catch the latest iteration of that genre in TV productions like Spartacus (a series so solid that even though the quality lessened as the series wore on, no one really noticed or cared) And now we have Vikings, from the History channel no less.

This could be one of the most perfect hours of TV ever created. It is hypnotic. Part of you wonders whether you are watching something even close to historical fact, and part of you is having so much fun you don't care.

That is TV at its best.


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