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.
Did You Know?
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
[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.
If I Had a Heart
Written by Karin Dreijer
(as Karin Dreijer Andersson)
Performed by Karin Dreijer
(as Fever Ray)
Courtesy of Mute and Rabid Records See more