Vikings Season 2 Episode 1
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Rollo battles Ragnar when Jarl Borg and King Horik’s men clash. Rollo surrenders to Ragnar after admitting he cannot kill him. Ragnar negotiates an unsteady truce between Borg and Horik, then returns to Kattegat. Ragnar’s attempts to reconnect with his wife are hampered when Lagertha learns about his affair with Aslaug. Ragnar finally mourns for his dead daughter, Gyda. Ragnar’s life becomes more complicated when a ship arrives bearing a visibly pregnant Aslaug. Rollo is placed on trial, but is shocked when freed by the lawkeeper, who has been bribed by Ragnar. Despite Lagertha’s enmity towards Aslaug, Ragnar decides to take the princess as his second wife. Humiliated, Lagertha leaves Ragnar and Kattegat. Ragnar tries to stop her and pleads with her to return, but she rebuffs him. Ragnar’s sorrow is multiplied when Bjorn rejects him and goes away with his mother.
The battle begins between Ragnar and King Horik’s forces against Jarl Borg. Borg is joined by Rollo, and this Viking clash pits brother against brother.
Ragnar supports King Horik in his land dispute with Jarl Borg. Rollo, seeking to differentiate himself from his brother, supports Borg. In the ensuing battle, Ragnar and Horik are victorious and Borg settles his dispute and accepts a promise to be included in their next raid on England. Ragnar returns home with his brother in chains but the Lawgiver spares his life. He decides to leave the village but Siggy Haraldson convinces him to stay. Ragnar’s wife Lagertha learns of his tryst with Princess Auslag who arrives at the village unexpectedly. She is also visibly pregnant. Ragnar feels compelled to care for Auslag and their unborn child and Lagertha leaves. Young Bjorn must choose as well.
Creators: Michael Hirst
Director: Ciaran Donnelly
Star Cast: Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgård, Jessalyn Gilsig, Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Gabriel Byrne, George Blagden, Donal Logue, Alyssa Sutherland
Producer (s): Keith Thompson, Steve Wakefield
Cinematographer: John S. Bartley
Music: Trevor Morris
Production House: World 2000 Entertainment, Take 5 Productions, Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment, MGM Television, History Channel, Screen Ireland
Original network / Official Sites: History Channel
Release Year: 27 February 2014 (USA)
Runtime: 46 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Language: French, Arabic, Greek, Ancient, English, Old English, Norse, Latin