Ragnar gets to know the new slave woman while Rollo reveals his ambitions to his wife. Bjorn meets an unexpected warrior on his way home.



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The Yule Log burns in the Great Hall in Kattegat and, though Floki must remain out in the cold, other visitors are welcomed, among them a Norwegian King and Bjorn, with a new partner we've met before. King Aelle visits Wessex for Christmas and is not impressed with how family relations are developing. In Paris, Rollo's future hangs in the balance - can he win-over his new bride, Gisla, as a Papal Delegation arrives to arrange a divorce?

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You are still in pain
26 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

This episode doesn't offer much in the plot department, but it is full of images, dreams and moody moments that make for the slow pace.

For starters we have Floki released; he just doesn't go home, no, he seems to be searching for his destiny. Bjorn fights against himself (will he find the strength inside and defeat his own demons?). And Rollo... Rollo is actually quite smart. And all the while, Ragnar gets better acquainted with his new slave.

All the plot threads are well developed, even if in reality it is all about mood, and imagery, dreams mixed with reality, the real and unreal. The show does a great job in bringing this mixture to happen (even if the moment about Chinese medicine is a little bit lame) and in keeping a good balance between myth, reality and beliefs. It is another solid episode in a very good series.

And much more seems to be coming Ragnar's way...

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