With only one week to go until the season 4 premiere of History Channel's Vikings, here's a very special early sneak peek into the first four episodes.
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information and speculation about the upcoming season 4 of Vikings. Please proceed with caution if you have not yet viewed season 3 in its entirety or wish to avoid spoilers.
Okay, so I was very excited when I received my early screeners for History Channel's Vikings, so excited, in fact, that it has been extremely hard keeping my mouth shut about all the awesomeness that has been crammed into the first four episodes.
But now the wait is finally over -- well, nearly -- and I can at least give you a very small peek into what to expect in the season 4 premiere of Vikings next Thursday night.
In point form, here's my favorite bits from the first four episodes:
- New opening credits.
- Ragnar is still sick.
- Rollo gets a haircut and makes the L'Oreal, Paris memes even funnier.
- The relationship between Rollo and Gisla is epic,
Season 4 sees him arranged in a marriage that he seems pleased with, but his bride to be, Princess Gisla (Morgaine Polanski), is far from impressed. She is opinionated to start with, but season 4 sees her take on a whole new level of snark when it comes ot the fact her father wants her to wed a savage. Standen's comedic timing is just brilliant in their scenes.
Season 4 of Vikings sees French slave dealers in Kattegat, and Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) purchases Yidu from them. It isn't long before Ragnar notices her and becomes intrigued.
Some interesting things to note about Yidu is the fact she is a terrible slave. This indicates that perhaps she came from nobility and not common stock as she struggles greatly with normal farming tasks.
Also keep your eye our for Ragnar and Yidu getting stoned. It seems Yidu is well versed in ancient Chinese medicines, something Ragnar appreciates.
- King Harald Finehair.
- Aslaug and Ragnar's relationship.
- Bjorn and the bear.
- Harbard is mentioned.
- Speaking of people from the past, expect someone from previous seasons to make an appearance you weren't anticipating.
- Floki and Helga.
- Betrayal, both done and being set up for further on in season 4
People who need to be aware of potential betrayal against them include Ragnar, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), Judith (Jennie Jacques), and Bjorn.
- Kwenthrith is still larger than life, even when she is in danger.
- There seems to be a lot of snake imagery, especially in episode 4.
- Season 4 seems to be all about women's rights.
I will be posting my full recap of episode 1 (entitled "A Good Treason") of Vikings after the episode airs next Thursday night.
Vikings returns with an extended season 4 to History Channel on Thursday, February 18, at 10 p.m. ET.
[Image via History Channel]