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Vikings Season 3 Finale Preview: “The Dead” 

Vikings Season 3 Finale Preview: “The Dead”
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/HISTORY
Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/HISTORY

Here we are again. It’s time for another Vikings season finale. Can HISTORY consider extending these seasons to 12 or 13 episodes? Because ten is not enough. And this one leaves the show in such an interesting and game-changing way.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/HISTORY

Synopsis for “The Dead”: Rollo’s destiny is recognized and Bjorn steps up as a leader. With one last chance to take Paris, Ragnar and his Vikings troops take a daring chance.


Season 3 has been epic and tragic:

-Prophesies courtesy of The Seer have played a big role, for Lagertha and Rollo especially
-The action has gone down in Kattegat, Hedeby, Wessex and Paris
-The first raid (Wessex) ended in victory. And then moved quickly to defeat as King Ecbert’s son wiped the Vikings settlement out
-A mysterious Wanderer made life interesting for Aslaug, Helga and Siggy. It resulted in the first major death of the third season: Siggy. At the end, the known manipulator was anything but. She sacrificed herself in order to save Ragnar and Aslaug’s kids. And she was awarded with a beautiful death that reunited her with her family in Valhalla
-As for that Wanderer…Harbard slept with Aslaug then disappeared from Kattegat. Turns out this mysterious guy…was Odin
-Athelstan got a little down and dirty while in Wessex. He had an affair with Aethelwulf’s wife, Judith, who had his baby
-Things were a bit more pure for Athelstan when he returned to Kattegat. He found God once again and his spiritual conflict — Christian vs. Pagan — was over. God won. And, unfortunately for all of us, Athelstan lost. Floki’s extreme pagan beliefs couldn’t let Ragnar’s trusted confidante live. Not after this perceived betrayal. Ragnar was cool with his friend’s new status but it didn’t matter. Floki killed Athelstan
-Athelstan continues to remain on Ragnar’s mind. Especially on this Parisian mission of his
-The second raid started out in defeat. Huge, massive, on every level defeat. The question is: can this raid turn into a win for the Norsemen? If a broken, injured King Ragnar has his way, it will. He’s determined. But does he have the strength to make it happen?
-And, oh yeah. A close-to-death Ragnar had a wish fulfilled: He was baptized. Never saw that coming
-Tonight, the Vikings react to Ragnar’s baptism as the king continues to mourn Athelstan and tries to figure out what to do with Paris.
-Look for Rollo to play a big part of what goes on in the finale.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/HISTORY

-There’s more quality time spent with Count Odo (doesn’t that sound like a name from Star Trek, Star Wars or Flash Gordon or something like that?), Princess Gisla and her dud of a dad, Emperor Charles.

And that’s pretty much what we’ll say on the final episode of the third season. The Vikings season three finale, “The Dead,” airs tonight at 10/9c on HISTORY.

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