Vikings (2013– )
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After facing defeat on the river, Ragnar refuses to retreat, prompting him to change his methods of attacking Paris. Count Odo's plot against Charles and Rollo backfires. Ecbert now rules Mercia, which dissatisfies Kwenthrith.

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Ken Girotti

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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
Alyssa Sutherland ... Queen Aslaug
Lothaire Bluteau ... Emperor Charles
Peter Franzén ... King Harald Finehair
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Halfdan the Black
Kevin Durand ... Harbard
Linus Roache ... King Ecbert
Amy Bailey ... Queen Kwenthrith
Dianne Doan ... Yidu
Maude Hirst ... Helga
Owen Roe ... Count Odo
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After being defeated by Rollo, Ragnar retreats and his leadership is questioned by Harold to Lagherta. However he stops the fleet and decides to lift the ships over a cliff to bypass the French forts by land and then return to the river to attack Paris. But his true intention is to kill Rollo and he asks Yidu for more drugs. They have an argument and Yidu threatens to expose his secret about the settlement in Wessex and he drowns her. In Paris, Count Odo tells Charles hat Rollo is not trustworthy and then he meets Therese. She asks to chain him and then Roland kills Odo. Rollo is promoted by Emperor Charles to Iron Hand of Frankia. Ecbert informs Kwenthrith that he is now the new King of Mercia and she decides to stab him during the night. Will she succeed? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

7 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Vikings End Credits Theme
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Written by Trevor Morris
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Is this the end for Ragnar?

Ragnar has suffered a terrible defeat at the hands of his brother, Rollo. But worst than that is how it will impact his standing among the vikings. Count Odo will try to get rid of Rollo. King Ecbert has big dreams for his kingdom. And what is going on between Queen Aslaug and Harbard?

This episode of "Vikings" starts quite slow (and it keeps like that throughout the whole episode) but it does a great job in raising the tension, the stakes of everyone involved and in bringing a couple of surprises into the mix. It still suffers a little bit from all the story lines that are going around, but it does a good job in keeping almost all of them interesting (Harbard's less interesting this time around than when he first appeared). And the show also falls into a couple of cheap tricks to surprise the viewer. But in general this fourth season has kept a good level throughout, offering some action-packed episodes, some more talkative and some others that develop the characters and the story. This is one of those, and it does a great job at it.


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