Vikings (2013– )
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The Departed, Part 1 

Remaining sons of Ragnar plans to retain Kattegat while Bjorne travels somewhere



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
King Harald Finehair
Halfdan the Black
Ivar (as Alex Høgh)
Margrethe (as Ida Marie Nielsen)


Tensions mount between the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok as the Vikings continue to threaten the very heart of England. As the Great Army moves to take York, with King Aethelwulf and his family still in hiding, Heahmund, the warrior bishop, must rally the Saxons to defend the Realm.

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29 November 2017 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The "fields of corn" metaphor is not necessarily related to the crop known as maize. Corn means the main grain grown in an area in Britain. We call maize "sweet corn" in the UK to distinguish it from wheat, barley (e.g. "John barley-corn") or oats. It is not therefore an anachronism in itself. See more »


When Bishop Heahmund is praying and says "cut them down like ears of corn at the harvest." Corn was brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus after he came back from North America. So corn hadn't been introduced to Europeans yet. See more »


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Super-sized start starts superb
30 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Double the pleasure double the fun. Two-hour Vikings premiere rocked. Ivar wins the gold for scariest new son of Ragnar... and then boils it and is now the stuff of my nightmares. Jonathan Rys Myers is a great new Viking opponent. Lagertha continues to rule though I don't think she will for very long with Ivar and all the enemies around her. Excited for this series to be back in a big way. I missed Floki's laugh.

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