With Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) planning another attack on Paris in Episode 6 (entitled “What Might Have Been”) of History Channel’s Vikings, will this be the episode when he finally confronts his brother, Rollo (Clive Standen), about his biggest betrayal yet?
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information about Season 4 and Episode 6 of History Channel’s Vikings. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.
Episode 5 of Vikings saw Ragnar and King Harald Finehair (Peter Franzen) at a certain uneasy sort of arrangement with Harald staying in Kattegat announcing he would join forces with Ragnar in his next raid on Paris. Episode 6 of Vikings will no doubt see this precarious alliance continue as the raid into Paris progresses. For King Harald, having Ragnar still not as strong as he previously was and heading into a battle that will likely also involve a person conflict between Ragnar and his brother will be a potential blessing. If Ragnar is killed during this attack, his job will have been done without the consequences of having to personally kill the ruler of Kattegat himself. However, knowing that Harald is attempting to become the king of all Norway still puts him in a tentative position regardless as Ragnar still has plenty of heirs to take his place. And considering Bjorn’s recent time in the wilderness and the fact that he can take down a beserker, Finehair should not assume his takeover will be easy.
The official synopsis for Episode 6 (“What Might Have Been”) of Vikings Season 4 is below:
“Ragnar announces another raid on Paris at the Thing in Kattegat and although the fleet is battered by a storm after it sets-out, the greatest challenge for the Vikings lies ahead in Paris, where Rollo awaits. Ecbert also has a journey in mind as he dispatches Aethelwulf and Alfred on a pilgrimage to Rome.”
History Channel has also released a teaser video for Episode 6 of Vikings. In it we see the Emperor of Frankia, Charles (Lothaire Bluteau), begging Rollo not to return to his brother when Ragnar attacks Paris. Rollo is determined in his conviction that he will not betray his new family and his new standing — but just how reliable is Rollo’s word?
We also see Ragnar arriving on the shores of Paris, his lips still stained red from his betel nut addiction introduced to him by his new mistress, Yidu (Dianne Doan), in recent episodes of Vikings. Is it really wise for Ragnar to return to Paris and meet with his brother as he is still under the influence of this potent drug? Will he really be battle-ready to confront Rollo who is still strong and not previously injured as badly as Ragnar?
The Vikings’ arrival in Paris does seem to be met with some initial hesitation as shown on the faces of Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), Erlendur (Edvin Endre), and Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig). Is this perhaps the introduction of Rollo’s battle changes and protections suggested for Paris to Emperor Charles previously in Season 4 of Vikings? Although, for Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard), he snubs his nose at any problems or resistance they may encounter. However, the Vikings must somehow get through as in the teaser video, King Harald Finehair is shown having a fine Viking time, attacking and burning what appears to be Parisians at the stake.
You can view the teaser video for Episode 6 (“What Might Have Been”) below and make up your own mind over just what is in store for the Vikings when they arrive in Paris this time.
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Vikings returns to History Channel with Episode 6, entitled “What Might Have Been,” on Thursday, March 24, at 10 p.m. ET.
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