Vikings (2013– )
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What Might Have Been 

Ragnar reveals his plan to raid Paris again, and although the fleet is storm-tossed as it sets out, the challenge lies in Frankia where Rollo awaits. Meanwhile, Ecbert dispatches Aethelwulf and Alfred on a pilgrimage to Rome.


Ken Girotti


Michael Hirst (created by), Michael Hirst




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
John Kavanagh ... The Seer
Peter Franzén ... King Harald Finehair
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Halfdan the Black
Kevin Durand ... Harbard
Linus Roache ... King Ecbert
Amy Bailey ... Queen Kwenthrith
George Blagden ... Athelstan
Dianne Doan ... Yidu


Ragnor announces another raid on Paris at the Thing in Kattegat and although the fleet is battered by a storm after it sets out, the greatest challenge for the Vikings lies ahead in Paris, where Rollo awaits. Ecbert also has a journey in mind as he dispatches Aethelwulf and Alfred on a pilgrimage to Rome. Written by kanegr81316

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24 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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At approx. 24:34, when King Ecbert dispatches Aethelwulf and Alfred on a pilgrimage to Rome, as they leave the gates a modern building can be seen, to the left of Judith's shoulder, complete with a modern style roof, modern style chimneys &, what appears to be, a TV aerial. See more »


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Back to Paris
28 June 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

The bunch is back on the water, Paris in their sights. King Ecbert decides to send his son on a pilgrimage to Rome with Alfred, Athelstan's son.

Not much seems to happen, but this is another good episode for the series, as we keep seeing things developing. Maybe, as the series has become 20 episodes per season instead of 10, story lines are being stretched, but in a moody and full of surrealism show like "Vikings" this is not as bad as it could be, as it gives time to further characterization and relationships. And we have been introduced to new and violent characters, whose personalities are well introduced, from dialogue to actions.

In general, "What Might Have Been" keeps its good quality in all the areas, from pace to acting, not letting the viewer down. We could ask for a faster development, but "Vikings" is going for a slow burner and doing a good job at it.

And Paris is waiting. With Rollo. And his hair.

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