Vikings (2013– )
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The Profit and the Loss 

Now aware that Rollo has betrayed him, Ragnar carries out his plan of attack, which has dire consequences. Ecbert is given an offer from Prince Wigstan of Mercia. Harbard causes a stir with the women of Kattegat.


Ken Girotti


Michael Hirst (created by), Michael Hirst




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Fimmel ... Ragnar Lothbrok
Katheryn Winnick ... Lagertha
Clive Standen ... Rollo
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Floki
Alexander Ludwig ... Bjorn Lothbrok
Alyssa Sutherland ... Queen Aslaug
Peter Franzén ... King Harald Finehair
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Halfdan the Black
Kevin Durand ... Harbard
Linus Roache ... King Ecbert
Dianne Doan ... Yidu
Maude Hirst ... Helga
Owen Roe ... Count Odo
Edvin Endre ... Erlendur
Georgia Hirst ... Torvi


Rollo's defenses by river chain and archers-manned forts against the Viking fleet and infantry works brilliantly, allowing Roland to ransack Ragnar's camp for a change, where Floki's wife is killed, yet count Odo tries in vain to discredit Rollo with the emperor, while he warns it's not over. Ragnar however is disheartened, desperate for more of his Chinese medicine and indecisive. Erlendur claims Horik's ring isn't his. Ecbert leads the Wessex army to Mercia, but is offered the crown without a war by renegade prince Wigstan, who is tired of his mad family's bloody debauchery. Queen Aslaug's adultery with prophet Halbard is witnessed by Sigurd. Written by KGF Vissers

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31 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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This Show Has Tanked
8 April 2016 | by caesarjdSee all my reviews

Not sure what has happened, but this entire season has tanked. Vikings was previously one of my favorite shows, but the emphasis on drugs and sex during this season has absolutely ruined it. This episode includes what seemed like 10 minutes of nothing but sex scenes. While there isn't any nudity, the scenes are very provocative and inappropriate for families. The last 3 episodes have been wrought with sex, vice telling a story. It's as though the writers are out of ideas. Additionally this show is on the HISTORY channel, but the representation of the few remaining elements of the show dealing with combat or even the basics of Viking culture have been totally off the mark and are historically inaccurate.

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