Play Now Vikings Season 3 Episode 7 “Paris” Overall No. 26
Ragnar’s Viking fleet, also reinforced by the earl Siegfried, arrives in Francia, and prepares for battle. Emperor Charles is asked by count Odo to evacuate Paris, but after privately consulting his daughter Gisla, he refuses. Ragnar shocks them when he decides to leave Floki in charge of the attack. Both Vikings and Franks prepare for the siege as the Christians pray for protection from the pagans. In England, Queen Kwenthrith has killed the Wessex nobles and has broken her ties with King Ecbert. The king sends his son, Aethelwulf, to Mercia to force her back into submission. She informs Aethelwulf that her son, Magnus, was fathered by Ragnar. She eventually submits once Aethelwulf tells her about the massacre of the Viking settlement.
The vikings arrive in France and begin constructing their base camp in full view of the citizens of Paris. Ragnar puts Floki in charge of the battle preparations, including finding a way to gain access to the city over the wall they’ve built. Inside the city, the population is in a panic. Emperor Charles announces that he will remain in the city and puts Count Odo in charge of the city’s defenses. In Wessex meanwhile, King Ecbert tells Aethelwulf that he may have to overthrow King Aelle if he is to become king of all of England. Ecbert also casts his lustful eye on his daughter-in-law Judith. Aethewulf is sent to Mercia to ensure Queen Kwenthrith understands she is subjugated to Ecbert. She has something of a surprise for them. In Kattegat, Porunn asks Aslaug to care for her newborn daughter.
Creators: Michael Hirst
Director: Kelly Makin
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: 2 April 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