Vikings: Recall Season 6 Part 1 Finale (RECAP)
The 2nd part of the 6th season of Vikings is getting closer and closer! Scheduled to premiere on December 31st, the next 10 episodes will also be the last episodes in the series after 8 years of production. After saying goodbye to some of our favorite characters, now is the time to leave the mythical universe behind. But, of course, not before remembering what happened in the first half of the season.
See the full recap below!
What happened in the 1st part of the 6th season of Vikings
Right at the end of Season 5, we see Ivar betrayed by his wife and defeated by his brothers. Soon, he needs to disguise himself as a peasant to get out of Kattegat in a merchant’s cart.
Already in Season 6, Ivar is on Silk Road with Vigrid, his bodyguard, when they are captured by the Kievan Rus and brought to Prince Oleg. Vigrid dies during torture, but Ivar is spared because of his past as King and a kind of god.
Together, Ivar and Oleg travel to Novgorod to meet their brother, Askold. After all, Oleg wants to claim his nephew Igor, heir to the throne. To do this, he poisons his brother and runs away with Igor.
Later on, the tension between the two grows when Ivar discovers that Oleg is assembling an army to conquer Scandinavia. Soon, he accuses his ally of using him as a puppet. As if that wasn’t enough, Oleg’s new wife, Princess Katia, is a Freydis doppelganger! They are so similar that Ivar wonders if there isn’t a chance his ex-wife is alive. And then… well, the two (Oleg and Katia) force Ivar to watch as they make love on their wedding night.
At the same time, Bjorn is still focused on taking care of Kattegat. To do this, he asks Ubbe, Lagertha, Torvi, and Gunhild to be his personal advice to cherish the future of the Viking nation. However, Lagertha secretly wants to return to her home and live as a mere farmer for the rest of her life.
Bjorn discovers that King Harald needs his help after Olaf’s invasion. He decides to help him and leaves Ubbe in charge, taking the opportunity to ask Hali and Asa to stay with Lagertha.
Upon arriving in Vestfold, Bjorn discovers that Olaf’s plan is to elect him as King of Norway as a whole. However, during the vote, the big winner is Harald. Since Bjorn would likely not submit to that reign, we find that Harald wants him dead. He is rescued by Erik, but King Olaf cannot escape and becomes a prisoner.
Plus, we still have one of the most shocking events in Vikings. After 8 years, we need to say goodbye to Lagertha. Her plan to live as a farmer doesn’t work out as she is forced to train some locals to survive White Hair’s attacks. By the way, one of those who cannot survive is Hali, Bjorn’s son.
White Hair and Lagertha fight face to face and she manages to murder him, but not without seriously injuring herself. So, she decides to return to Kattegat. The problem is that she is faced with a huge party. Soon, when she meets Hvitserk, he is under the influence of hallucinogens and stabs Lagertha for believing she is a reincarnation of Ivar.
It is worth remembering that his death was prophesied a few seasons ago. So, she already knew that she would be killed by a son of Ragnar. Lagertha was, without a doubt, one of the most beloved characters throughout all seasons of Vikings. Therefore, she will be missed for the next half of season 6.
So far, no further details have been revealed about the events of season 6 of Vikings. In the released trailer, we see Bjorn recovering from his confrontation with Ivar and Ubbe searching for unknown lands to honor his father.
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