Vikings (2013– )
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On the Eve 

The Viking army causes panic in the English countryside as King Ecbert and Aethelwulf plan the defense of the Kingdom of Wessex.

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The Viking army causes panic in the English countryside as King Ecbert and Aethelwulf plan the defense of the Kingdom of Wessex.

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25 January 2017 (USA)  »

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It seems King Ecbert is loosely quoting from the song Turn! Turn! Turn! written by Pete Seeger and made famous by The Byrds when prince Aethelwulf is leaving for battle. But infact he is quoting the Bible - the lines come from the book of Ecclesiastes, as found in the King James version of the Bible. See more »

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When King Ecbert hears of Aelle's defeat, he is told the heathen army killed him near York. However, the city would have been called Eoferwic at the time. See more »

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If I Had a Heart
Written by Karin Dreijer Andersson
Performed by Karin Dreijer Andersson (as Fever Ray)
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a change of tactics
26 January 2017 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

A lot happened in this episode. Let's start with Lagertha. It was wise from her to make a defense around Kattegat. But she should have made a better strategy plan. The sides at the woods was well defended. But Come on. The coast? Vikings use their boats so much that it is almost stupid to leave the docks unguarded. But of course she had an answer ready for that.

In the viking camp there were tons of tensions in this episode. The tension between the Lothbork brothers still remains. BUT Ivar must have gained some respect after this battle. Bjorn may lead the army but Ivar sure has a genius mind for tactics. The other Tension was between Harald and Princess Ellisif. The scene about forgiveness, let's be honest.. We ALL saw that one coming. After that we saw why you need brothers who will always have your back. On the other hand I'm not that sure Harald liked it.

The scene before the battlefield was interesting we saw a different Ivar. Not the one who wants to lead but the one who contributes to the plan. And right he was. Fighting in the same position over and over again makes you predictable. But change your tactics and there is a big chance to win by the advantage of surprise. But i Think that if Ecbert would have lead the army. He would also adjust his strategy.

The end of the episode was kind of direct. I mean it was good but it was just so weird. The tension was build up real high and then 'CHAAAARGE' the end.

Overall great episode can't wait for the final episode.


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