The Viking forces return to Wessex victorious, but Floki remains resentful of Ragnar fighting for England. Princess Kwenthrith begins her political moves to reclaim Mercia, while Kalf makes some moves of his own.
On Vikings Season 3 Episode 3, the Wessex/Viking army attacks the Hill of the Ash to restore Kwenthrith to the throne. Harbard's arrival enchants Aslaug and Helga, but Siggy is suspicious of the mysterious man.
Ragnar: What do you see? Bjorn: Power, the power of a king. Ragnar: Power is always dangerous. It attracts the worst and corrupts the best. I never asked for power. Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up.
Ragnar: I have something to say. I did not become Earl because I aspired to be one. It came about because of other people's actions. And I did not become king out of ambition, but once again I had no choice as a result of other people's actions. But nonetheless, I am king. King Ragnar, that is my name. What does a king do Bjorn? Bjorn: He rules. Ragnar: Yes, good... he rules. And as a ruler, I have the last say. Me! Not you, not you and not you.