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Underestimating Loyalties, Vikings “The Lord’s Prayer” 

Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/HISTORY
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/HISTORY

Season Two is now a thing of the past. Long live the new king…King Ragnar.

I guess I shouldn’t have worried so much, right? I should have known that much like Scandal‘s Olivia Pope, Ragnar had it all handled.

King Horik: “Floki, you have betrayed the gods.”

Floki: “No, King Horik. I only betrayed you. I was always true to the gods. And Ragnar.”

Floki didn’t ultimately betray Ragnar. Neither did Siggy. The two showed they were loyal to Ragnar Lothbrok and his family. Wise choice.

King Horik never knew what hit him. His pride and his arrogance blinded him every step of the way. He was jealous and couldn’t figure out why the gods were truly with Ragnar. He claimed they were on his side. Yet he must have had his doubts because he tried to play puppet master and get rid of Ragnar and everyone in his family. And he tried to get other people to do his dirty work for him.

I loved how Floki really went the extra mile to make his betrayal seem real. He even had Torstein “killed.” We saw him lurking around Bjorn. It seemed like it was in a menacing way but it wasn’t. He was just protecting his friend’s son.

This last part of the season Ragnar seemed to keep quiet. He was always observing. But I still thought he was in a bit of trouble. I was scared for him. Silly me. I totally should known better. Not only did King Horik underestimate everyone’s loyalty to Ragnar but I did as well. The true puppet master here was Ragnar. All is right with the world.

And yay to Lagertha defeating Horik’s wife. There was no way I was ever going to believe anyone would beat our favorite shieldmaiden, not even for a second. She’s way too badass. However, just when she and Ragnar get on equal footing, her ex gets bumped up to king.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/HISTORY
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/HISTORY

“The Lord’s Prayer” was a solid end to the season even though I thought Ragnar would have had a bigger battle on his hands. King Horik was no match for him. And he died by Ragnar’s hands, enabling the earl to rise in power and become King. Ragnar is truly blessed by the gods. But I’m not gonna lie. I really liked that quiet moment between Ragnar and Athelstan when the former monk taught him the Lord’s Prayer.

I’m anxious to see what the next phase of the Vikings saga is going to be. There was no real cilffhanger here. But there are infinite possibilities of where this story can go.

Congrats to Vikings on season two being even better than season one. And now the wait begins for 2015 and season three. Can we dare hope we’ll get even more episodes next year? How about 13? I’m just putting that out there.

What did you guys think of the finale?


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