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.
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?
“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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