‘Vikings’ Season 4 Return: Will Lagertha And Aslaug Fight To The Death Over Kattegat?

While it seems the first half of Season 4 of Vikings dealt with the culmination of two male rulers, Ragnar and Rollo, clashing, could the second half of the season belong to the ladies? We have already seen Lagertha regain control of Hedeby. Will she also try to regain Kattegat?

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information about Season 4 of History Channel’s Vikings. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.

The latest teaser video for the second half of Season 4 of Vikings ends with the phrase, “There can only be one queen of Kattegat.” However, it is a little unclear from the video who speaks the words: Aslaug or Lagertha. The words before that phrase were actually spoken by Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), the current queen of Kattegat, and indicated to Lagertha that she was not the ruler of Kattegat, the town she once shared with her ex-husband, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). Ragnar is now married to Aslaug and it is she who has taken over the leadership role of Kattegat while Ragnar disappeared for a few years after he was defeated by his brother, Rollo (Clive Standen), in Paris in the mid-season finale of Vikings.

Vikings Season 4 Alyssa Sutherland stars as Aslaug [Image via A&E Network]Aslaug has always looked for power wherever she could get it. At the very start of Season 4 of Vikings, she even asked the Seer (John Kavanagh) if a woman would ever rule in Kattegat, if she would ever rule there. The Seer, being his usual self, was hesitant to lay out his prophecy in easy to understand terms. He did, however, insist that a woman would one day rule over Kattegat. As yet, we just don’t know which woman will rule. With Aslaug knowing that a woman will rule one day, this has probably given her a sense that it will be her; after all, she is already ruling with Ragnar. And then, when Ragnar disappears after his defeat to his brother at Paris, she probably thinks the prophecy has come true.

However, for whatever reason, Aslaug will have to remind Lagertha in the second half of Season 4 of Vikings that she rules Kattegat, not Lagertha. So why would this occur? After all, Lagertha has her own village to rule; does she really need another one?

Katheryn Winnick stars as Lagertha in seaosn 4 of History Channel's Vikings [Image via A&E Network]Michael Hirst, the show’s creator and writer, recently told the Hollywood Reporter that the battle for Kattegat “becomes a real one” in the remainder of Season 4 of Vikings. And that Lagertha should never be underestimated — something fans of the show should already know after watching her kill Kalf (Ben Robson) in order to regain her control of Hedeby in Season 4.

“The battle for Kattegat becomes a real one. I’d also say you should never underestimate Lagertha.”

Hirst then followed up with an interview with Entertainment Weekly about Lagertha’s upcoming storyline in Season 4 of Vikings.

“There’s something she does which is so unexpected, but when you think about it later, you think: ‘No, she had to do that. That is Lagertha.'”

Considering Aslaug is no fighter, does she really think she could defeat Lagertha if she really did decide to take over Kattegat? And why would she if Ragnar has already returned in the mid-season finale of Vikings? If Ragnar is still alive, then Aslaug would be the rightful queen of Kattegat, not Lagertha. Could something have happened to Ragnar that means Kattegat is left without a legitimate ruler? Only tuning into the rest of Season 4 of Vikings will reveal all.

What do you think will happen between Lagertha and Aslaug in the remainder of Season 4 of Vikings? Let us know your thoughts and theories by commenting below.

The second half of Season 4 of Vikings will return to History Channel later in 2016. The show has also been renewed for Season 5 in 2017.

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