This was the episode we where waiting for. A main character got killed in this episode. The speculations where high and never could we imagine what was going to happen. We all got it wrong but there is still 6 episodes to come so who knows what will happen (dead, treason, torture) next it is not yet the end of this season. Next week we are half way trough the season with a funeral coming up. With that said I will begin to say what a twist and turning is coming up this episode.
We start off in Kattegat with Aslaug who is very tired because Ivar is crying a lot because he is in pain. Aslaug gives up and want to go Siggy tried to stop here but Aslaug leave here children once again. She goes to the Wanderer. While she is away Siggy want to regain power or she want to have the memory back when she was wife of an earl.
The Wanderer tells us another myth who could be identified with Odin the Allfather. The myth he was telling is about Olaf his son High duke at that moment but will be king when he meets Odin in the myths. http://www.hwlongfellow.org/poems_poem.php?pid=2027
A strange thing happens between Aethelwolf, Rollo and Floki. Rollo and Aethelwolf speak of friendship. Rollo needs to tell Floki why this is so important and here we see a Rollo who start his political career. We saw a little last episode of his politics but now we see more politics of him.
If we take Floki in this conversation he gives the blame to the baptism of Rollo who also makes him a christian. Floki is a men of gods. He talks to them and they are angry. After a while Rollo talks about this conversation with Ragnar. Ragnar wants to challenge the gods. Rollo made up his mind and go to search for Floki to tell him that he will never let it come to that, another political decision he makes.
Lets talk about King Eckbert and his plan to rule Wessex, Mercia and I think he will rule Northumbria as well in time. He wasn´t prepared that Lagertha would go back and didn´t fall for his plan to let her stay. Athelstan is also one of the persons who will go back with Ragnar. King Eckbert told him that this is the wrong decision. Athelstan thinks he is wise to leave because he want to give Princess Judith the space to stay with Eathelwolf. I think in the end this is a wrong decision. To be continued.
The King Eckbert and Ragnar scene is a fun to watch I like the way they get a long with each other. They both love politics. they both love the same women, they know each other too well.
When Siggy goes after the two sons of Ragnar on the ice to save them once again (King Horik) it becomes her dead. I think she didn't know what the Wanderer was capable off. She distrusted him and went to the seer last episode and he couldn't do a thing for her.
In another piece of this episode we see that the Wanderer is there for people who suffer. He sees Aslaug, Ivar and Siggy suffer. So the Wanderer (Odin) told Helga and Aslaug that Siggy is in Valhalla. Most blogs I read where talking about that Siggy needed to go to Hellheim. I will stay with my decision that the Wanderer Odin in person took the decision to let her into Valhalla. Odin is the one who decide where the died would go.
And then the surprises of this episode Princess Kwindreth become a queen herself by poisoning her own brother. Also we have a return surprise from two characters. Erlundor son of King Horik is back with his wife Torvi the ex-wife of Jarl Borg who is dead due to the Blood Eagle and they had a child of Jarl Borg with them. Born after the dead of Jarl Borg. This is the backup for his own crowned Earl Kalf to get rid off the Lothbroks.