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Ragnar suggests attacking from both the river and by land. Rollo notices Lagertha’s warriors become stuck in the marsh, and fires upon them and the ships. As the ships approach the forts, Rollo orders the Franks to raise a metal chain between them, which capsizes some ships. Lagertha’s attack retreats, and the Franks begin to set the Viking ships on fire. Bjorn rescues Harald and Halfdan, and Ragnar saves Floki. As the Vikings retreat, Ragnar shouts to Rollo that he saved his life, when everyone wanted him dead. Meanwhile in Kattegat, Sigurd watches as Harbard and Aslaug kiss. In Wessex, Ecbert leaves for Mercia; he arrives to meet with Prince Wigstan, who tells him that the Mercians will not accept Kwenthrith as Queen. He tells Ecbert that he will hand Mercia over to him. In Paris, the Vikings return to their camp, which Roland has ambushed; Helga is alive but wounded, while Ragnar’s sons and Yidu are hiding unharmed. Ragnar demands more “medicine” from Yidu. Floki has a vision of Harbard having sex with Aslaug. Bjorn demands a new plan from Ragnar. Ragnar replies that they will retreat tomorrow, while muttering to a severed head.
Now aware that Rollo has betrayed him, Ragnar carries out his plan of attack, which has dire consequences. Ecbert is given an offer from Prince Wigstan of Mercia. Harbard causes a stir with the women of Kattegat.
Rollo’s defenses by river chain and archers-manned forts against the Viking fleet and infantry works brilliantly, allowing Roland to ransack Ragnar’s camp for a change, where Floki’s wife is badly injured, yet count Odo tries in vain to discredit Rollo with the emperor, while he warns it’s not over. Ragnar however is disheartened, desperate for more of his Chinese medicine and indecisive. Erlendur claims Horik’s ring isn’t his. Ecbert leads the Wessex army to Mercia, but is offered the crown without a war by renegade prince Wigstan, who is tired of his mad family’s bloody debauchery. Queen Aslaug’s adultery with prophet Halbard is witnessed by Sigurd.
Creators: Michael Hirst
Director: Ken Girotti
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: 31 March 2016 (USA)
Runtime: 44 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Language: French, Arabic, Greek, Ancient, English, Old English, Norse, Latin