Play Now Vikings Season 3 Episode 5 “The Usurper” Overall No. 24
The Vikings return to Kattegat, and the women learn of Torstein’s death as the men learn of Siggy’s. Ragnar is suspicious about why Aslaug was not watching the children. Floki becomes more outspoken about his hatred for Christians, and Athelstan. Helga tells Floki about Harbard, and he claims that Harbard is a god. Aethelwulf learns that Judith is with Athelstan’s child, and he is sent to the settlement. A messenger arrives to tell Lagertha that her earldom has been usurped by Kalf; she asks Ragnar to help win it back. Ragnar tells the men that they will raid Paris in the spring. Ragnar returns with Lagertha to speak with Kalf, although he decides not to help fight for Lagertha, and instead asks him to join the raid on Paris. Aethelwulf leads his soldiers to the settlement, and kills all the settlers. Floki tells Ragnar that Aslaug slept with Harbard, and that Harbard is another name for Odin. King Ecbert finds out about the settlers’ fate; he chides his nobles, then in private reveals that it was his plan all along.
Ragnar and his followers return to Kattegat and learns that, while his sons survived falling through the ice, Siggy died saving them. Helga tells Floki about the Wanderer who visited them and seduced Auslag. Ragnar decides that they will attack Paris. Lagertha learns that Kalf has taken over her Earldom and demands Ragnar’s aid in regaining what is hers. She returns to Hedeby but gets little satisfaction. Rollo consults the Seer who tells him that he has a great future ahead of him. Porenn is ashamed of her scars and doesn’t want to be seen. In Wessex, Judith longs for the absent Athelstan and tells Aethelwulf that she is pregnant. The new Viking settlement comes under attack but King Ecbert is determined to keep the peace and sends Aethewulf to protect the Northmen. Aethelwulf has something else in mind.
Creators: Michael Hirst
Director: Helen Shaver
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: 19 March 2015 (USA)
Runtime: 45 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Language: French, Arabic, Greek, Ancient, English, Old English, Norse, Latin