Vikings (2013– )
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With one last chance to take Paris, Ragnar and his Viking troops take a daring chance. Ragnar asks Bjorn for a favor that could change the course of Viking history.


Ken Girotti


Michael Hirst (created by), Michael Hirst

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Fimmel ... Ragnar Lothbrok
Katheryn Winnick ... Lagertha
Clive Standen ... Rollo
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Floki
Alexander Ludwig ... Bjorn Lothbrok
Ben Robson ... Kalf
Lothaire Bluteau ... Emperor Charles
Maude Hirst ... Helga
Owen Roe ... Count Odo
John Kavanagh ... The Seer
Morgane Polanski ... Princess Gisla
Huw Parmenter ... Roland
Edvin Endre ... Erlendur
Frankie McCafferty ... Sinric
Laurence Foster ... French Archbishop


Emperor Charles sends Count Odo with the booty that was agreed to but a month later, the vikings have yet to leave. Odo learns that Ragnar is dying and that he would like to have a Christian burial. Ragnar's conversion to Christianity does not sit well with his warriors who all agree that he cannot continue as king now that he has rejected their gods but they are simply biding their time. When the day of Ragnar's funeral arrives, he is taken to the cathedral for the funeral mass. The vikings have a surprise in store for everyone. Written by garykmcd

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23 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Actor Lothaire Bluteau is playing Emperor Charles - grandson of Charlemagne. The historical Charles the Bald's eldest brother was named Lothar. See more »


Princess Gisla is shown dining with a fork. Personal forks as table utensils were not introduced in Western Europe until the late 10th century and did not become widespread for many more years. See more »


Floki: [At Ragnar's coffin, emotions ranging from grief to fury and back] So then. I made you the boat that took you to fame. I made the boat that will take you to your heaven.
Floki: Give my regards to Athelstan, by the way. You betrayed us. You betrayed your heritage. You betrayed our future. You betrayed *me*! I loved you more than anyone. I loved you more than that *priest* ever loved you. But, it made no difference. You always thought, oh, it's just Floki! No need to bother about Floki. ...
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A slow season 3 finale but very important for season 4. Spoiler FREE
24 April 2015 | by Alan_H4See all my reviews

I know what you're going to say.. "Why was the ending not like season 2 or why was it not as epic as episode 8 and 9??"

Still i loved this episode because they choose to go a little bit slower at the end. They have put more emotions and character development in it. There are many examples i can give off, but it would just spoil it.

The fourth season is hopefully going to be grandiose, epic... We have seen that this season was a little bit different than the second season, you could see that they've put more effort in other areas. Some of the past episodes were just mind boggling. Te CGI and the cinematography were just top notch. History Channel proves that it can do better, much better! and they succeed in it.

Through this season i was thinking by myself, why does it feel different than season 2? It's because they try hard to play with your emotions and they manage to let us emphasize even more about a character. You get to ask yourself the following questions:

Did Ragnar really???

What will Rollo do?

What will Ragnar do to Floki?

Who will betray him or stay loyal to him in season 4?

While watching this episode you enjoy it and at the same time one keeps asking himself these questions.

This finale was not epic, it was a finale that cared about how we think and feel, not about what we see... And i loved this about it!

A well deserved 8.9/10

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