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The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.
Moments of Vision

#1 - Moments of Vision

Season 5, Episode 10, 1/24/2018
A sense of doom looms over Kattegat as bloodshed ensues. The defeated army flees in the face of the victors. A legendary warrior makes his way home.
A New God

#2 - A New God

Season 5, Episode 13, 12/12/2018
Heahmund must try to convince King Alfred that his actions are in defense of the Crown. Ubbe and Torvi strengthen the position of the Vikings but not all in the Viking camp support their strategy. Another settler disappears in Iceland.
The Lost Moment

#3 - The Lost Moment

Season 5, Episode 14, 12/19/2018
As the celebrations for Ivar continue in Kattegat, grief hits Iceland and Floki must now make a fated decision. Harald's army approaches Wessex. A conspiracy grows against King Alfred.
The Key

#4 - The Key

Season 6, Episode 5, 1/1/2020
As Norway’s Kings and Jarls arrive at Harald’s territory for the election of the King of all Norway, Olaf is certain of the result, however, it may not go as smoothly as he believes. Lagertha’s village is anxious in anticipation of another attack and she is relieved when Gunnhild arrives with re-enforcements. In Kiev, Igor and Ivar engage in subterfuge and Ivar is stunned when he encounters a ghost from his past.
A Simple Story

#5 - A Simple Story

Season 5, Episode 9, 1/17/2018
The army leaders consider their options in the aftermath of the battle. In Floki's camp, all hopes of binding the community together are dashed as tragedy unfolds.
The Plan

#6 - The Plan

Season 5, Episode 4, 12/13/2017
Guided by Heahmund's visions, the Saxons devise a battle plan. Ivar the Boneless strategises as the Vikings undergo increasing pressure. Bjorn Ironside finds himself in a new territory and must convince the local commander he is a trader.
Full Moon

#7 - Full Moon

Season 5, Episode 7, 1/3/2018
Bjorn returns to Kattegat to learn that an attack will take place during the next full moon. Ivar must decide if he can place his trust in a former enemy on the battlefield.
The Best Laid Plans

#8 - The Best Laid Plans

Season 6, Episode 10, 2/5/2020
Ivar and Igor may be plotting against Oleg, but they're still part of the force that departs Kiev to invade Scandinavia. King Harald and King Bjorn begin furious preparations for the invasion.
The Message

#9 - The Message

Season 5, Episode 6, 12/27/2017
Lagertha is betrayed, and Bjorn must find a way to support the distraught queen. Floki and his settlers arrive in a new land, but it is far from what they expected.
Kill the Queen

#10 - Kill the Queen

Season 4, Episode 2, 2/25/2016
As Ragnar and Floki remain at odds, Rollo makes great efforts in Paris to win over his new bride, Princess Gisla. Meanwhile, King Ecbert sets the task for his son Aethelwulf to rescue Queen Kwenthrith.
The Prisoner

#11 - The Prisoner

Season 5, Episode 5, 12/20/2017
Ivar meets his match in Heahmund. Floki returns to Kattegat. Bjorn receives a lavish welcome in North Africa.
The Most Terrible Thing

#12 - The Most Terrible Thing

Season 5, Episode 17, 1/9/2019
An unexpected turn amongst the settlers leaves Floki powerless. King Alfred confronts Judith. In York, Bjorn must strike a deal with Harald. Wessex is once again threatened by a Viking force, but who will lead the Saxon army to defend the Realm?
Wrath of the Northmen

#13 - Wrath of the Northmen

Season 1, Episode 2, 3/10/2013
The journey west begins as Ragnar gathers a crew willing to risk their lives to travel into the unknown. Earl Haraldson's paranoia reaches new heights as his fear of Ragnar's success grows.
Valhalla Can Wait

#14 - Valhalla Can Wait

Season 6, Episode 8, 1/22/2020
Bjorn faces a difficult decision. Ubbe and Torvi leave Kattegat in search of new lands and perhaps old friends. Oleg's plans for the invasion of Scandinavia take shape. King Harald is baffled by the origin of a mysterious raiding party.
The Revelation

#15 - The Revelation

Season 5, Episode 11, 11/28/2018
Ivar is crowned the new king of Kattegat just in time to welcome Rollo home. Bjorn, Lagertha and Ubbe must rely on unsteady alliances to survive.
Murder Most Foul

#16 - Murder Most Foul

Season 5, Episode 12, 12/5/2018
Bjorn, Lagertha and Ubbe face an uncertain fate as Heahmund's loyalty is tested. Floki fights to understand the will of the gods. Ivar may have met his match.
All Change

#17 - All Change

Season 6, Episode 12, 12/30/2020
Ubbe persuades the settlers in Iceland to embark on a voyage of exploration. The defeat of the Rus creates power vacuums in both Kattegat and Kiev.
The Last Act

#18 - The Last Act

Season 6, Episode 20, 12/30/2020
Ubbe reunites with an old friend but must pass judgment on a killer. The armies of Alfred and Ivar clash as each leader looks to his god for strength.
It's Only Magic

#19 - It's Only Magic

Season 6, Episode 18, 12/30/2020
King Alfred falls ill as the Viking army seizes the high ground. Ingrid curses Erik. Ubbe and his people find a new world — but they're not alone.

#20 - Yol

Season 4, Episode 4, 3/10/2016
King Aelle goes to Wessex for Christmas and is not impressed with how family relations are developing. Rollo's future hangs in the balance.
The Departed (2)

#21 - The Departed (2)

Season 5, Episode 2, 11/29/2017
Tensions mount between the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok as the Vikings continue to threaten the very heart of England. As the Great Army moves to take York, with King Aethelwulf and his family still in hiding, Heahmund—the warrior bishop—must rally the Saxons to defend the Realm.
The Joke

#22 - The Joke

Season 5, Episode 8, 1/10/2018
The battle for Kattegat begins and, as the two armies line up to fight, the Great Heathen Army must decide between a final plea for peace or all-out war. Floki faces discord among the settlers.

#23 - Baldur

Season 5, Episode 18, 1/16/2019
Hvitserk is severely tested. Floki makes an amazing discovery. Freydis gives Ivar a surprise. Ubbe negotiates with the three Danish Kings that have massed their armies in Reading, but the negotiations may have a perilous outcome.

#24 - Resurrection

Season 6, Episode 9, 1/29/2020
In Iceland, Ubbe and Torvi finally meet a mysterious wanderer. Bjorn is forced to re-think who his enemies are when Erik returns from a scouting mission with worrying information. Bjorn will need allies, but he may not be able to convince his old foe, King Harald, to join forces in the face of the new threat. Ivar is reunited with someone close to him.
Lost Souls

#25 - Lost Souls

Season 6, Episode 14, 12/30/2020
As his enemies scheme for power, Harald prepares for his coronation and chooses a queen. Ubbe's party reaches shore — but not the one they're seeking.
Ghosts, Gods and Running Dogs

#26 - Ghosts, Gods and Running Dogs

Season 6, Episode 3, 12/11/2019
Lagertha is forced to take action. In Kiev, although Oleg continues to be friendly, Ivar is aware of the threat which Oleg poses to the vulnerable young heir to the throne. Bjorn has answered the call and come to the aid of an old enemy.
The Prophet

#27 - The Prophet

Season 6, Episode 2, 12/4/2019
Messengers arrive in Kattegat with news that presents Bjorn with a dilemma. Prince Oleg of Kiev seems untroubled by his conscience. Lagertha has settled into her new, peaceful life, but danger lurks nearby.
New Beginnings

#28 - New Beginnings

Season 6, Episode 1, 12/4/2019
It’s six months after the battle of Kattegat and Bjorn is now King. As he struggles with the responsibilities of kingship, he finds he can’t rely on his mother. Ivar falls into the hands of the Kievan Rus, and in their ruthless and unpredictable ruler, Prince Oleg, he may finally have met his match.
The Great Army

#29 - The Great Army

Season 4, Episode 17, 1/11/2017
The Viking army begins to gather in Kattegat. Lagertha must remain vigilant in the absence of her son, Bjorn.
The Departed (1)

#30 - The Departed (1)

Season 5, Episode 1, 11/29/2017
Tensions mount between the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok as the Vikings continue to threaten the very heart of England. As the Great Army moves to take York, with King Aethelwulf and his family still in hiding, Heahmund—the warrior bishop—must rally the Saxons to defend the Realm.
The Signal

#31 - The Signal

Season 6, Episode 13, 12/30/2020
The election for Kattegat's new ruler is held, but a surprise visitor disrupts the proceedings. Ivar puts his plan to overthrow Oleg into action.
All at Sea

#32 - All at Sea

Season 6, Episode 15, 12/30/2020
Factions in Greenland spill blood, driving Ubbe's company away. Troops under Ivar and Dir seize Kiev for Prince Igor. Gunnhild makes a fateful choice.
The Raft of Medusa

#33 - The Raft of Medusa

Season 6, Episode 17, 12/30/2020
Ivar and Hvitserk lead King Harald's army to England, where King Alfred of Wessex abandons his royal villa and marches to meet the sons of Ragnar.
All the Prisoners

#34 - All the Prisoners

Season 6, Episode 4, 12/18/2019
Lagertha leads her village's response to the recent attacks, but despite her best efforts, the consequences are tragic. Olaf has a bold new plan for the future of Norway. Ivar discusses Oleg's ambitions for Scandinavia.

#35 - Sacrifice

Season 1, Episode 8, 4/21/2013
The traditional pilgrimage to Uppsala to thank the gods brings a torrent of emotions for Ragnar, Lagertha, and Athelstan. Ragnar, pulling farther away from his wife goes to make peace with the death of his unborn son. Lagertha, still reeling from her miscarriage, wants to find out from the gods if more sons are in her future. As the Vikings come together to sacrifice and give thanks to their gods, Athelstan discovers just how strong his Christian faith still is.
The Final Straw

#36 - The Final Straw

Season 6, Episode 16, 12/30/2020
Ubbe and his followers languish on the open sea. Ivar and Hvitserk receive a frosty reception in Kattegat, until a restless Ivar has a revelation.
All Change

#37 - All Change

Season 1, Episode 9, 4/28/2013
Ragnar travels to Götaland to help King Horik resolve a land dispute with the area's leader, Jarl Borg. Meanwhile, sickness infects the village of Kattegat, and the people look to Lagertha to help them appease the gods.
The Buddha

#38 - The Buddha

Season 5, Episode 16, 1/2/2019
Bjorn achieves one of Ragnar's dreams. Ivar hatches a new plan while preparing for a divine arrival. In Iceland, a settler returns in a terrible state. King Alfred faces his greatest threat yet.

#39 - Trial

Season 1, Episode 4, 3/24/2013
Ragnar and his crew sail out with Earl Haraldson's permission.
What Might Have Been

#40 - What Might Have Been

Season 4, Episode 6, 3/24/2016
Ragnar declares another raid on Paris at the Thing in Kattegat. Ecbert also has a journey in mind as he dispatches Aethelwulf and Alfred on a pilgrimage to Rome.
Death All 'Round

#41 - Death All 'Round

Season 4, Episode 9, 4/14/2016
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 built. 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.
In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning

#42 - In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning

Season 4, Episode 14, 12/21/2016
Lagertha attempts to fulfill a long-held ambition. Ragnar negotiates an unexpected concession from King Ecbert.
Death and the Serpent

#43 - Death and the Serpent

Season 6, Episode 6, 1/8/2020
Bjorn is forced to act quickly in the aftermath of the election for the king of all Norway. The Bandits attack Lagertha’s village again confident of an easy victory. However, when the defense boils down to single combat with Lagertha, victory seems less likely. In Kattegat, haunted and paranoid, Hvitserk continues to unravel.
A Good Treason

#44 - A Good Treason

Season 4, Episode 1, 2/18/2016
A dangerously ill Ragnar returns to Kattegat, where his suspected death kicks off a scramble to succeed him. Meanwhile, Lagertha engages in a power struggle with her calculating, former second in command, Kalf. Rollo betrays his heritage and remains in Frankia. Floki pays the price for his brutality against the Christian priest.

#45 - Mercy

Season 4, Episode 3, 3/3/2016
Floki learns of the heavy price he has paid for his actions. Rollo finds an unlikely ally in Count Odo. Bjorn has to fight a fierce opponent in the wilderness.

#46 - Homeland

Season 5, Episode 3, 12/6/2017
Celebrations are cut short in the aftermath of the battle at York. Ragnar Lothbrok's sons are pitted against each other as tensions reach an all-time high, and each is forced to choose a side.
What Happens in the Cave

#47 - What Happens in the Cave

Season 5, Episode 19, 1/23/2019
Ubbe is forced into hand-to-hand combat. Floki reaches new depths and is met by a shocking sight. Bjorn sets off for Scandinavia with an old rival.
The Lord Giveth...

#48 - The Lord Giveth...

Season 6, Episode 19, 12/30/2020
Ubbe and the settlers open relations with the indigenous people of the new land. Ivar's strategy lures Alfred's forces into a devastating battle.

#49 - Paris

Season 3, Episode 7, 4/2/2015
The Viking fleet causes panic in Paris. The Emperor Charles declares he will remain in the city.

#50 - Promised

Season 4, Episode 5, 3/17/2016
There's an air of betrayal as those whom Odo trusts plot against him. Ecbert agrees to support Kwenthrith in Mercia. Pregnancy brings happiness to Lagertha and Kalf and a marriage is arranged.
The Outsider

#51 - The Outsider

Season 4, Episode 11, 11/30/2016
Ragnar returns to Kattegat and formulates a plan to head back to Wessex, where he intends to right past wrongs.. Meanwhile, Lagertha plans a power play in Kattegat and Bjorn prepares to fulfill his long-held dream to explore the Mediterranean in a sleek new boat built for him by Floki.
The Vision

#52 - The Vision

Season 4, Episode 12, 12/7/2016
The Kattegat locals chide Ragnar that the gods have deserted him as he struggles to crew his voyage to Wessex. It's Bjorn who has charisma now as he prepares to fulfill his long-held dream to explore the Mediterranean in a sleek new boat built for him by Floki. By contrast, Ragnar must accept weathered boats and a crew he has bribed but when Aslaug foresees that the fleet will be lost in a vicious storm her warnings go un-heeded by Ragnar and her precious son, Ivar.

#53 - Hell

Season 5, Episode 15, 12/26/2018
Bishop Heahmund is wracked with guilt as he fights to renounce his passions. Viking will clash with Saxon on the battlefield leaving a key figure lost in the balance.

#54 - Ragnarok

Season 5, Episode 20, 1/30/2019
A new battle for Kattegat is on and only the gods know who will emerge victorious.
Rites of Passage

#55 - Rites of Passage

Season 1, Episode 1, 3/3/2013
Farmer, family man and rebel Ragnar Lothbrok is determined to sail west to discover new lands and riches despite an intimidating warning from his village's tyrannical leader, Lord Haraldson, who makes it clear in no uncertain terms that doing so could result in severe consequences.

#56 - Portage

Season 4, Episode 8, 4/7/2016
Defeat for the Vikings calls Ragnar's leadership into question as they evacuate their camp and move back down river. Ragnar remains inscrutable until he orders the fleet to beach at a cliff face and unveils an ingenious plan. Rollo and Gisla have news that strengthens Rollo's position at the French Court.

#57 - Raid

Season 1, Episode 5, 3/31/2013
A seer reads Earl Haraldson's future and tells him that Ragnar searches for his death.

#58 - Dispossessed

Season 1, Episode 3, 3/17/2013
Ragnar and his crew return from their trip with treasure, and Earl Haraldson has no choice but to sanction another raid. The west is open for the taking, and the Vikings' world will never be the same.
The Profit and the Loss

#59 - The Profit and the Loss

Season 4, Episode 7, 3/31/2016
In England, King Ecbert's true ambitions are revealed as he plots to gain the crown of Mercia while outside Paris. The Vikings attack Paris with considerable force, but will Rollo's defenses be too much for them to overcome? Meanwhile, Harbard, the mysterious wanderer, returns and causes a stir amongst the women of Kattegat.
Burial of the Dead

#60 - Burial of the Dead

Season 1, Episode 6, 4/7/2013
Ragnar, weak and still hurt, must meet the Earl head-on after it comes to light that Rollo has been tortured on Haraldson’s orders. The two men will come together face to face with a single outcome possible: Only one man will leave this fight alive.

#61 - Scarred

Season 3, Episode 4, 3/12/2015
There is bitterness in the camp, Floki is angry over the alliance with Ecbert.
A King's Ransom

#62 - A King's Ransom

Season 1, Episode 7, 4/14/2013
Three Viking ships sail toward the Royal Villa of King Aelle in eastern England. Ragnar wants ransom in exchange for peace, but the king has a very different plan in mind.
The Ice Maiden

#63 - The Ice Maiden

Season 6, Episode 7, 1/15/2020
Bjorn returns to Kattegat. Harald gains a measure of revenge on Olaf. In Kiev, interesting news reaches Ivar and Igor about Prince Dir.
Blood Eagle

#64 - Blood Eagle

Season 2, Episode 7, 4/10/2014
Ragnar and King Horik clash over how to dispense justice to Jarl Borg. In Wessex, King Aelle arrives and Ecbert has an eye on a new alliance.

#65 - Mercenary

Season 3, Episode 1, 2/19/2015
Ragnar and Lagertha's fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex and this time they bring a group to colonize there. King Ecbert hosts the Norsemen and proposes a deal. Despite the misgivings of some of the other leaders, Ragnar leads his forces into battle once more, but this time as allies of Wessex.
The Wanderer

#66 - The Wanderer

Season 3, Episode 2, 2/26/2015
Lagertha and Athelstan help to set up the Viking settlement. A mysterious wanderer arrives in Kattegat.
Warrior's Fate

#67 - Warrior's Fate

Season 3, Episode 3, 3/5/2015
King Ecbert visits the developing Viking settlement as the first harvest is sown.
The Last Ship

#68 - The Last Ship

Season 4, Episode 10, 4/21/2016
A ferocious battle between the Vikings and the French eventually comes down to Ragnar against Rollo. The outcome will seal the fate of the two brothers.
Two Journeys

#69 - Two Journeys

Season 4, Episode 13, 12/14/2016
Ragnar's fleet is shipwrecked and washes up on the Wessex coast, but without enough survivors to form a credible force, Ragnar and Ivar have a difficult decision to make. Rollo meets his Viking comrades again and can't resist the urge to join Bjorn's voyage, risking his marriage and his new Frankish identity. Ragnar too is taking a risk as he carries Ivar towards the Royal Villa in Wessex – throwing himself and his son upon the mercy of King Ecbert.

#70 - Invasion

Season 2, Episode 2, 3/6/2014
The time has come for an unlikely alliance to band together for a new raid on England; a storm pushes the Viking fleet to a new destination; Ragnar and his men may have met their match.
Brother's War

#71 - Brother's War

Season 2, Episode 1, 2/27/2014
The battle begins between Ragnar and King Horik's forces against Jarl Borg; Princess Aslaug makes her way to Kattegat.

#72 - Treachery

Season 2, Episode 3, 3/13/2014
King Ecbert finds himself facing an entirely new kind of foe; Ragnar races to dominate in the west; Jarl Borg has his own plans in store for the future of Kattegat.

#73 - Boneless

Season 2, Episode 8, 4/17/2014
Princess Aslaug's latest prophecy comes to fruition as she readies to give birth once more. Ragnar, Horik and their new ally Lagertha set sail for Wessex - Ragnar and Horik have very different ideas about the true purpose of this trip.

#74 - Revenge

Season 4, Episode 18, 1/18/2017
Ragnar's plan comes to fruition. The Viking army lands on the coast of Northumbria.
Born Again

#75 - Born Again

Season 3, Episode 6, 3/26/2015
Preparations for the Paris raid pick up speed, and Rollo thinks about the Seer's prophecy.
The Usurper

#76 - The Usurper

Season 3, Episode 5, 3/19/2015
The fleet returns to Kattegat to discover tragic circumstances await.
Breaking Point

#77 - Breaking Point

Season 3, Episode 9, 4/16/2015
Paris is hit with a second assault. Emperor Charles needs to make a difficult decision.

#78 - Crossings

Season 4, Episode 16, 1/4/2017
Bjorn's fleet sails onward and launches a surprise attack. Back in Kattegat, Lagertha continues in her quest for power.
Eye for an Eye

#79 - Eye for an Eye

Season 2, Episode 4, 3/20/2014
Ragnar and Ecbert come face to face; Jarl Borg rules Kattegat with an iron fist; Rollo must now become the leader his people need in Ragnar's absence.
Answers in Blood

#80 - Answers in Blood

Season 2, Episode 5, 3/27/2014
Lagertha and Ragnar unite to try to win Kattegat back from Jarl Borg; Aslaug must face the truth of her prophecies; Athelstan struggles to define his faith; Bjorn must once again make a choice.

#81 - Unforgiven

Season 2, Episode 6, 4/3/2014
King Horik returns to Kattegat with a surprising proposition for Ragnar; Lagertha runs into a less than enthusiastic homecoming from her new husband; Athelstan becomes confidant to King Ecbert.
The Choice

#82 - The Choice

Season 2, Episode 9, 4/24/2014
Ragnar's warriors march on to King Ecbert's villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious welcome party.
To the Gates!

#83 - To the Gates!

Season 3, Episode 8, 4/9/2015
The Viking army sets out and Paris goes into lockdown as the army prepares the defense.
The Dead

#84 - The Dead

Season 3, Episode 10, 4/23/2015
With one last chance to take Paris, Ragnar, and his Vikings troops take a daring chance. Ragnar asks Bjorn for a favor that could change the course of Viking history.
The Reckoning

#85 - The Reckoning

Season 4, Episode 20, 2/1/2017
Prince Aethelwulf finds himself subject to the Vikings' battle master plan. Ecbert remains behind with a plan of his own.
King of Kings

#86 - King of Kings

Season 6, Episode 11, 12/30/2020
In Iceland, Ubbe learns the truth about Kjetill and has a difficult decision to make. Back in Norway, the battle against the Rus has had grave consequences. But re-enforcements have arrived, and Bjorn has an idea that may yet save the day.
On the Eve

#87 - On the Eve

Season 4, Episode 19, 1/25/2017
The Viking army causes panic in the English countryside as King Ecbert and Aethelwulf plan the defense of the realm.
The Lord's Prayer

#88 - The Lord's Prayer

Season 2, Episode 10, 5/1/2014
Ragnar and King Horik return to Kattegat; Ragnar places his trust in those who have stood by him.
All His Angels

#89 - All His Angels

Season 4, Episode 15, 12/28/2016
Ragnar and Ivar plot against the Saxons and reach a new level of understanding.


The worst rated episodes are:
S5E10 - Moments of Vision - 6.3
S5E13 - A New God - 6.3
S5E14 - The Lost Moment - 6.5
S6E5 - The Key - 6.6
S5E9 - A Simple Story - 6.7
S5E4 - The Plan - 6.8
S5E7 - Full Moon - 6.8
S6E10 - The Best Laid Plans - 6.8
S5E6 - The Message - 6.9
S4E2 - Kill the Queen - 7.0

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