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Season 5 (Part 1) episodes (11)

1 The Fisher King
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.
2 The Departed
As the Vikings establish their stronghold in York, Ivar is determined to lead the Great Army. In Kattegat, Lagertha misjudges King Harald and pays a heavy price. Floki arrives at a mysterious land.
3 Homeland
Celebrations are cut short in the aftermath of the battle at York. Ragnar Lothbrok's sons are pitted against each other as tensions reach an all-time high and each is forced to choose a side.
4 The Plan
Guided by Bishop Heahmund's visions, the Saxons devise a battle plan. Ivar the Boneless strategizes on his own as the Vikings undergo increasing pressure. Bjorn Ironside finds himself in a new territory and must convince the local commander he is a trader and not a raider.
5 The Prisoner
Ivar meets his match in Bishop Heahmund, while Floki returns to Kattegat and Bjorn receives a lavish welcome in North Africa.
6 The Message
Lagertha is betrayed and Bjorn must find a way to support the distraught queen. Floki and his settlers arrive in a new land but it is far from what they expected.
7 Full Moon
Bjorn returns to Kattegat to learn that an attack is to take place during the next full moon. Ivar must decide if he can place his trust in a former enemy on the battlefield.
8 The Joke
The battle for Kattegat begins. As the two armies line up to fight, the Great Heathen Army must decide between a final plea for peace or all-out war. Floki faces discord amongst the settlers.
9 A Simple Story
The army leaders consider their options in the aftermath of the battle. In Floki's camp, all hopes of binding the community together are dashed as tragedy unfolds.
10 Moments of Vision
A sense of doom looms over Kattegat as bloodshed ensues. As the defeated army flees in the face of the victors, a legendary warrior makes his way home.
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Journey to a thrilling ancient world in this epic series about history's bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors as Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, fulfills his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother and wife.

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Aaron Woods
May 25, 2018
Really great show, not 100% accurate but still close on a lot of things. Vikings had many laws to go by. Norse law prevented stealing without the ones you stole from knowledge, you had to fight the the people, taking of things without a fight could be punishable by heavy fines or death and looked down on as a person without honor the same in murder cases. In Sweden women were the first in the world to have equal right's with men after killing many Danish Invaders while there men were off fighting Norwegians. Women could divorce there husband's also and fight in battle take part in government affairs. Norway ruled western Scotland tell 1231, Isle of Man's succession to Scotland in 1266, Orkney and Shetland tell the 1500's. The Tynwald, the Manx Parliament in the Isle of Man, second oldest in the world, Norwegian Vikings started it in 979, Iceland in 930 is the oldest so we have the longest running law institute's in the world from them. Western Scotland was settled by Norwegian Vikings and famers, traders and fishermen without fighting. Studying all of the history and archeological evidence of the Isle of Lewis where my mom's people came from, food and trade diversity was greatly increased with the arrival of the Norwegian's. Trade with the Picts with the Norse goes back Roman times possibly before. The Roman's wrote about the Picts having a navy, which was probably a early Norse assistance because the Picts had no ships like that. Charlemagne beheaded 4500 Germanic men in a day in 783AD forced conversion one man in which he killed was a son of a jarl that was to marry a daughter of a Danish jarl and destruction of sacred sites killing all whom were pagan if they did not convert, that greatly angered the Danes and all northmen making them think that christians were the worse people that they had ever heard of. And being remembered ten years after in 793AD then Lindisfarne happened, because of Charlemagne's constant slaughter of pagans and the destruction of there religious sites. The Roman Catholic Church that controlled all of this was the second coming of Rome in christian form. There is bad in any group or scare tactics used. But in the mindset of a man of the old God's, death is not a bad thing but something to look forward to, fates spun by the Norn's. The Normans, Danish vikings desended people contributed more advancement's than Charlemagne ever did his family's time from 800 to 911. The Swedish desended Rus vikings and the Byzantine empire also. Vikings were traders, farmers, settler's, raiders, fishermen, explorers discovering America 500 years before Columbus were you think he learned of that from Norwegian maps. Great artist, craftsmen, metal workers, boat builders, makers and optainers of the best steel not seen in Europe tell centuries later. Japanese steel was not comparable tell the late 1600's. Most Viking or scandanavians were christians by the end of 1100's. Our days of the week are named in honor of Norse gods. Sunday: For Sol, goddess of the sun, Sun's day Monday: for Mani, goddess of the moon, Mani's day Tuesday: For Tyr, god of war, Tyr's day Wednesday: For Odin, the Raven God, sometimes known as Woden, Woden's day Thursday: For Thor, god of strength and storms, Thor's day Friday: For Frigg, goddess of marriage, Frigg's day or Freyja day Saturday: Saturday did not come from the Vikings. It came from the ancient Romans - Saturn's day.
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Eric Hall
December 2, 2018
Interesting and at times draws you in. Couldn't get enough of the first two seasons. However, it just becomes ridiculous at times leaving one with an appropriate 'eye roll'. Seems very one sided (Vikings) in its story with minor moments for everyone else that just leaves a haunting boredom within. Kind of like the Vikings just show up and all the enemies just stop and die in place. Entertaining, yes or more accurately was. Even that initial 'wee' looses its attractiveness. Progressively worse seasons, sadly it has become the Ivar show (Who wasn't a huge part in history FYI) insisting upon itself. Not looking for the end of ends with significant historical value, just a well written and not cheesy series which this seems to just blah me into not watching it anymore.
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June 1, 2021
IT IS AWESOME DURING THE FIRST 5 SEASONS AND THEN IT BEGINS TO GO FROM A⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⬇️👎 TO A 1&HALF⭐ SHOW ‼️ Whenever Ragnar isn't a character anymore & the season that follows his departure it becomes all out of control. Meaning the story goes all different ways. It really takes a dive from the high rise to the kiddie end. You know that area that's 2ft. & It's mainly for the toddlers. Which is where the most pea & poop is 😒 The writers could have done a great deal better with the history of Vikings.
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