‘Vikings’ Season 4, Episode 9: Will Erlendur Get Torvi To Kill Bjorn Ironside?

With only two episodes left for the first half of Season 4 of History Channel’s Vikings, could this be the episode in which Erlendur finally gets his wish of seeing Bjorn Ironside killed?

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The official synopsis for Episode 9 is as follows.

“The labors of the Vikings eventually bear fruit as, within sight of Paris, they re-launch their boats but this time along with some interesting structures that Floki has made. Aethelwulf and Alfred eventually arrive in Rome and honors are conferred by Pope Leo but relations are not so cordial in Wessex between King Ecbert and the disgruntled King Aelle.”

Nothing has been mentioned in the official synopsis for Episode 9 of Vikings about Bjorn. However, with Erlendur (Edvin Endre) recently reminding his ex-wife, Torvi (Georgia Hirst) that he holds her son hostage and she will have to eventually kill Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) in order for her son to live, it seems only time until Erlendur asks Torvi to complete this terrible task in earnest. Especially considering the recent fantasies she has been having where Erlendur kills Bjorn with his crossbow.

Georgia Hirst stars as Torvi is History Channel's Vikings [Image via A&E Network]For Torvi, she has been a woman who has always been passed around. First she was taken on as Jarl Borg’s (Thorbjørn Harr) second wife. She fell pregnant to him and eventually bore him a son, Guthrum, after his blood eagle death at the hands of Ragnar Lothbrok. She was then taken as a wife by Erlendur, the son of King Horik (Donal Logue), someone else who died thanks to Ragnar. While this new relationship was not a happy one, both could be considered not friends of Ragnar but his allies none the less. While Torvi seemed comfortable with this alliance, it is obvious that Erlendur is only a part of it so he can bide his time until he can eventuate his threat of killing Ragnar and his descendants. Perhaps Torvi also thinks this way?

But then, Bjorn turned up at Hedeby in Season 4 and offered to take on Torvi as his wife, finally giving her the choice to chose her own husband. She did accept his offer but had to leave her son, Guthum, behind in Hedeby. Bjorn’s mother, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) agreed to protect Torvi’s son.

Vikings Season 4 Episode 8 Portage Bjorn Ironside Alexander Ludwig [Image via Bernard Walsh/A&E Network]However, now that all of the Vikings are in Paris, Erlendur has told Torvi her son will only live if she kills Bjorn. Could Torvi still be faithful to Erlendur? Will she kill Bjorn and then go back to Erlendur? And when will Erlendur finally call on Torvi to complete the task? And, honestly, why is Erlendur not man enough to kill Bjorn himself? After all, if the berserker he sent to kill Bjorn was unsuccessful, why does he even think his wife could complete the task?

With only two episodes left for the first half of Season 4 of Vikings, now seems as good a time as any for History Channel to bring this battle to the fore. Especially considering Episode 10, the mid-season finale, appears to deal with the fierce battle between Bjorn’s father, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and Bjorn’s uncle, Rollo (Clive Standen). If Torvi really does kill Bjorn in Episode 9, that would leave Ragnar with absolutely nothing left to lose. His grief might be just the momentum he needs to attack his traitorous brother.

Or perhaps this Tumblr fan will finally get their wish?

History Channel's Vikings Season 4 Erlendur and Torvi [Image via talktotheseer.tumblr.com]Do you think Torvi will kill Bjorn in Season 4 of Vikings? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

The official synopsis for the mid-season finale for Season 4 of Vikings is as follows.

“A ferocious battle between the Vikings and the French eventually comes down to Ragnar against Rollo and the outcome seals the fates of the two brothers.”

Season 4 of Vikings returns to History Channel with Episode 9, entitled “Death All ‘Round” on Thursday, April 14, at 10 p.m. ET.

[Image via Jonathan Hession/A&E Network]