True but after his talk with Ragnar and understanding that he wanted to strike a deal with the King for some land, it was a rash move.
King Ecbert and Ragnar do talk next episode, it will be interesting to see if they strike a deal or not.
I agree Ragnar's a different guy this season but keep in mind this show is based on historical events. These characters lived once upon a time and Ragnar had three wives in the tales. The show actually did away with one and brought Aslaug and Ragnar together sooner.
Don't give up on the show, though Lagertha's absence was definitely felt, she remains a strong female character. Aslaug becomes more complex as well, and Athelstan is in for quite a journey.
Great prediction! Next week's episode shows us how it all plays out. I'm team Lagertha too btw.
Remember, in reality Ragnar chose his sons. He wanted to have his cake and eat it to... Two wives! It was Lagertha who decided to leave. Since Ragnar's all about his legacy and could no longer have children with Lagertha, pregnant Aslaug became the priority. To me, that doesn't mean he didn't love Lagertha.
Aslaug does give him four sons.
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You're absolutely right... Ragnar is all about family and a better life. Raiding/Pillaging is just a means to that end.
Glad you're lovin' the show and thanks for commenting ;)
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It's possible the child was a little girl. I guess I assumed since Ragnar has so many sons, he saw one of them in the boy. Either way, it definitely shows his human side. That's why we love him!
Never thought of Floki as this show's Daryl Dixon, that's interesting. I think Floki is much more fun than Daryl but they are both the lead character's right hand man. So yeah, it works for me.
I didn't feel Rollo ran away, he was fighting but understood they couldn't win and saving his nephews was more important. I think Rollo is going to surprise us this season. Historically Rollo went on to do great things ;)
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I totally agree this was the best episode yet Carla. Actually, I stopped watching the show live but binge-watched this year's episodes before last night's show.
The creative team has slowly found their groove.
Hatake is a complete mystery, cast of characters included. I love how mistrusting everyone is towards him, even Sarah. All the cards should be on the table at this point right? Still he lies!
Great theory, yeah it makes sense Julia has way too many questions to get rid of the last Narvik.
You're absolutely right! I just couldn't remember when he saw the scar. I watch too many shows these days and waiting a week is torture for someone with such a short attention span as myself haha
While I definitely loved watching everything play out and the episode was huge, production-wise etc... I totally get where you're coming from, there wasn't anything new and it was actually a bit predictable.
I think our expectations were probably too high because of the way Stephen Amell has been talking about the episode. I get why they compare it to last season's island-centric episode "The Odyssey," but for me, that was a better episode. We were treated to a ton of reveals that moved the story forward.
Not hating on "The Promise" or anything, just a tad underwhelmed.
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