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The Reckoning 

Prince Aethelwulf finds himself subject to the Vikings' battle master plan; Ecbert remains behind with a plan of his own.

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Prince Aethelwulf finds himself subject to the Vikings' battle master plan; Ecbert remains behind with a plan of his own.

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1 February 2017 (USA)  »

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This is the first episode we see Floki without any eyeliner See more »

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If I Had a Heart
Written by Karin Dreijer Andersson
Performed by Karin Dreijer Andersson (as Fever Ray)
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Yes!!!!! Sigurd is dead!!!!!!
2 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

A great finale to cap off Season 4 of Vikings, with more character deaths than normal. II anticipated earlier on that King Ecbert was probably going to die, but didn't expect Helga to suffer the same fate as well. Their deaths were very moving, with Ecbert reminiscing on the important people and events in his life before committing suicide, and Floki burying Helga and declaring that he is empty now. Then there was Sigurd, who I'm absolutely delighted to finally see the back of, as he was arguably the most loathsome and irritating character in the show. The fact that he was killed by Ivar, who he'd relentlessly ridiculed and mocked for a long time, only made his demise even more satisfying. The finale actually leaves quite a few questions unanswered, making me wish that the next season was available now. Who was the mysterious bishop at the end? Do the Vikings actually have a legitimate claim to East Anglia as Ecbert handed the crown over to Aethelwulf? And what will become of each side of the great army, now that they're separating? It isn't perfect, but The Reckoning was an excellent final part of a chapter which could well be Vikings' best so far. 9/10.


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