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Warrior's Fate 

King Ecbert visits the developing Viking settlement as the first harvest is sown.


Jeff Woolnough


Michael Hirst (created by), Michael Hirst




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Fimmel ... Ragnar Lothbrok
Katheryn Winnick ... Lagertha
Clive Standen ... Rollo
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Siggy Haraldson
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Floki
George Blagden ... Athelstan
Alexander Ludwig ... Bjorn Lothbrok
Alyssa Sutherland ... Princess Aslaug
Kevin Durand ... Harbard
Linus Roache ... King Ecbert
Amy Bailey ... Princess Kwenthrith
Moe Dunford ... Aethelwulf
Maude Hirst ... Helga
Gaia Weiss ... Porunn
Jefferson Hall ... Torstein


Ragnar leads his troops against Princess Kwenthrith's brother Burgred. The battle is short-lived however and Burgred quickly surrenders. Porunn is severely injured in the battle and Ragnar chastises his son Bjorn when he learns that she is pregnant. Despite the victories, all is not well among the Viking warriors and Floki in particular criticizes Ragnar for fighting the Christians' wars. Back at the new settlement, King Ecbert leads a delegation of his noblemen to ceremonies marking the sowing of the first crop. He refuses to listen to any criticism telling his men they have the benefit of Ragnar's army fighting in Mercia. However, even Ecbert is taken aback by the pagan ceremony. Written by garykmcd

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In this episode, Lagertha, having been taught Olde English/Saxon by Athelstan, is now able to converse with King Ecbert without the need for translation. See more »


As Torstein stands up at about 9:02 it is clear that the actor has his arm behind his back. See more »


Rollo: [to Bjorn about Porinn who was gravely injured in battle] I do not think she will die. She wants to live. She has a lot to live for. But, if she hears you weeping and lamenting, she will choose to die. Be strong. Be a man. Coax her back from Valhalla. But, make it worth her while. For she is already at the gates.
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Blood Sacrifices and Criticism
3 October 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Siggy brings the stranger home and together with Auslag and Helga, they clean his injured hand and Auslag invites him to have a meal and sleep in a straw bed. The wanderer Harbard tells stories about his travels and when he met the gods. Meanwhile, after defeating Princess Kwenthrith's uncle Brithwulf, the Vikings climb the hill to attack her brother Burgred, but the princess asks to spare his life. Floki blames Ragnar for the loss of his own people including their friend Torstein and Porunn that is badly injured. King Ecbert visits Lagherta and the field and watches a pagan ritual of sacrifice while his nobles criticize him. A tragic event happens in Kattegat and Siggy visits the Seer to ask about Harbard.

"Warrir's Fate" is an episode where Floki does not accept the sacrifice of his people in favor of Christians. On the other hand, King Ecbert is criticized by his noblemen for accepting pagans that sacrifice a cow for their god to have a good crop in their lands. Now the big question is who is Harbard? My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Warrior's Fate"

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