The Spoils Of War
Ivar (Alex Hogh Andersen) is smug AF at having secured Kattegat. Except, then Duke Rollo (Clive Standen) wanders in and reminds Ivar that nothing in life is free. He tells his nephew just how un-free his help was and now Kattegat is fucked because Rollo’s trade deal is pretty steep. Of course, Ivar can’t really come back at him and negotiate because Rollo has already helped and he now has the upper hand.
Oh, and he totally knows where Lagertha’s (Katheryn Winnick) group is hiding out…
Lagertha’s Really Bad Day
Lagertha’s group is hiding out where she has once hidden before, back in the days of Jarl Borg (Thorbjorn Harr). Which is why Rollo finds her when he goes searching.
In the meantime, the group is deciding what to do next and Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) suggests they go to England since he is top nob there and can totally vouch for them. Except that every Viking there is raising their eyebrow at him because they know exactly how they would betray the group if they were Heahmund.
Lagertha has a little more faith in him. but, she is fucking him, so there is that.
Speaking of fucking things, Rollo strolls in and announces that he can offer them safe passage to Frankia and Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) is all, “Hell no!”However, Rollo has a contingency plan. He pulls the, “Didn’t we shag, and couldn’t Bjorn be my son?” card.
Except Bjorn gives zero fucks about the prospect of Rollo being his dad. As he points out, he looks nothing like Rollo and everything like Ragnar (Travis Fimmel). So, fuck you, uncle, and the horse you rode in on.
And with that, the group decides they’ll take their chances with Lagertha’s fuck buddy and head to England.
Rollo returns and once Ivar decides to give in to the trade agreement, tells him where Lagertha’s group is. Of course, Rollo and Lagertha are smart and Ivar just thinks he is, so when Ivar gets there, the place is deserted.
Except for crazy Margrethe (Ida Marie Nielsen).
They’ve left her behind because why wouldn’t you.
Only, Hvitserk (Marco Ilso) thinks it’s a pretty sweet trade and takes ownership of her.
Alfred Also Has A Very Bad Day
Not only does Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) piss off the Church by suggesting they start giving RE in English so that people know exactly what they are signing up for, but his mother, Judith (Jennie Jacques) sets about procuring a wife for him.
Oh, and those pesky Vikings are still attacking England. But, at least Alfred can use that as a distraction to draw the heat away from the fact he wants to educate the commoners.
Alfred sets his brother, Aethelred (Darren Cahill) in charge of knocking back the Vikings, which comes in handy when Lagertha’s group turns up on their shores and Heahmund has to vouch for them.
Meanwhile, In Iceland
Iceland is kind of the forgotten storyline in Vikings now. The mid-season finale of Vikings saw Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) offering to sacrifice himself for the greater good. And, considering the news had broke that Gustaf had signed on for HBO’s Westworld, things were looking mighty grim.
However, in Episode 11 of Vikings, Floki proposes a vote. And, no surprise there, but it is split down the middle. Except that Eyvind’s (Kris Holden-Ried) son hasn’t yet cast his vote. And, surprisingly, his vote comes down in favour of keeping Floki alive. So, I guess shit is still going to hit the fan in upcoming episodes of Vikings now that Floki has managed to piss Eyvind off even more by not even doing anything.
What did you think of Episode 11, of History Channel’s Vikings Season 5B premiere? Let us know by commenting below!
Vikings returns on Wednesday, December 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. History Channel provides the following synopsis for Episode 12 (titled “Murder Most Foul”).
“Bjorn, Lagertha, and Ubbe face an uncertain fate as Heahmund’s loyalty is tested. In Iceland, Floki fights to understand the will of the gods. In kattegat, Ivar may have met his match.”
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