Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Unicron, Nov 28, 2018.
Funny if he met Athelstan and had a chat.
That would be a such fascinating conversation for so many reasons that I will be disappointed if it doesn't actually happen.
Floki has been looking for people with unflinching faith, especially since he ran into the folks praying in that mosque on Bjorn's raid. When the Great Army gets to Wessex for Ecbert, he seemed to want the bishop spared just before he got killed. I wouldn't be surprised if he reflects on killing Athelstan and encounters him with some questions about the other side.
I am guessing Lagertha and Judith will have their own journey. I am expecting, since Heahmund made a point of being able to trust Lagertha, she might end up some kind of advisor or wisdom source for Alfred and Wessex after Judith dies.
Staying with those two a moment and reflecting on Magnus's thoughts on Jesus and Harald's laugh, I guess the show will show the slow conversion of Viking society to Christianity finding its roots in this season and coming about in the next.
I wouldn't be shocked if Lagertha and or Floki convert. In particular, I could see Floki going on some kind of pilgrimage if he had some talk with Athelstan in that cave. I can see him recalling, like the two examples above, that Athelstan didn't flinch either and deciding to find out what this Christianity is really all about.
That's an excellent analysis and reflects why Floki has always been my favorite character along with Lagertha and Athelstan.
Speaking of Lagertha, I guess we will get some insight into how she got scarred up like that next episode. Ubba's fight looks dramatic, too. There are some pics from the episode over here but VERY spoiler heavy pics.
Poor Floki. He searched for the gods and believed he heard dwarves were banging on their anvils, but all he found was...that the Christians beat him to Iceland. And then the volcano erupted. I fear this is the end for Floki and we didn't even get a conversation with Athelstan.
Another terrific episode and it feels like Vikings is finding it's old footing. Ubbe has finally realized his father's dreams and has established a proper colony in Wessex. Lagertha's quiet whispers to Ragnar as she held the soils of his dreams brought a tear to my eye. Ragnar is smiling down from Valhalla.
Bjorn and Hvitserk have finally rejoined forces to take on Ivar, while Harald fumes in the background. Someone is going to die very soon...
D'oh! I knew that wasn't right but my brain refused to work.
I don't think that's the end for Floki. I am curious what happens next, we did see how a number of characters faced death. Ubbe called out to Odin much like Ragnar in early s1. Magnus called out to Jesus, I hope he buys the farm next episode. Floki called out to Helga if you listen closely just before the cut away. I was surprised they did away with Judith so quickly.
Ah, I missed him calling out "Helga." You have better ears than I!
Considering next week is the season finale, I wouldn't be surprised if it's Floki's swan song. I mean, he's buried inside a volcano that's erupting (actual eruption or just tremors, either way is bad), he didn't leave any markers to make his way back (which has been caved in at the entrance), and he looked badly injured. Unless the show decides to fully embrace the supernatural, I really don't see how he'll be able to make it out alive.
Yeah, I expect an asspull on that. There was outside light coming in from some fissure. That might collapse into a wider opening and he can get out with a St Paul like conversion going on as a result. I'd rather have some Athelstan meeting in the darkness but I am going to guess he gets out with a new faith.
I have to say the funniest scene for me was the background actors going on like nothing is happening while Bjorn and Harald are fighting. Yeah, they're busy saving their asses in the wake of that storm but it was still funny.
Maybe, maybe. I'll accept it only if he has a conversation with Athelstan.
That was a fun ep. Nice to see some of Lagertha's missing time filled in, and I like the other plot threads.
Yes, this is what I like best about the show. Old alliances ending, new ones forming or reforming, tension between alliances and characters going through life changing revelations.
Took a while this season, but they finally got there.
When I said someone was going to die, I didn't mean Magnus and Freydis, although it was unclear to me if Harald died from that stab wound. He wasn't present during Bjorn's coronation, which while wonderfully sweet, it was weird to have Ubbe and Lagetha to show up right in time at the end of the battle (we didn't even get explanation why the left in the first place other than to be in the right place at the right time). Unfortunately, that means Ivar lives to see another day to continue to spew mad nonsense and pure anger.
And sadly, I was right about Floki. Not only did he not appear in this episode, Gustaf Skarsgård's name was absent from the credits for the first time during the show's long run.
While the last three episodes have restored my faith in the show and has managed to bring everyone back to Kattegat (for the time being), I'm not sure if I want to keep watching without my beloved Floki. Lagertha and Bjorn are great characters and I'm sure I'll ultimately return for them, but the show simply won't be the same without him, even more so than after Ragnar died.
I hope King Harald returns for season 6. I also enjoy his scenes.
So season 6. Ivar finds his way to Rollo and they return to attack Kattegat?
Harald will be back going by the teaser trailer for s6. I assume Floki will, too, since ending the misery of that arc in that underwhelming fashion would be odd to say the least.
I wouldn't be surprised if Rollo came back in some fashion to bring back the idea his descendants eventually rule Britain. I did like the counterpoint of Lagertha putting a son not of the king on the throne like Judith did but it is a forced counterpoint. I still don't have any feeling for that reveal.
Again, the s6 trailer shows Ivar going east to Russia. I have really wanted to see that because the Vikings did a lot there all the way down to Byzantium. In many ways, they had more impact on the east than the west and it is a about time the show brought that impact to the fore. That's where all the eastern connections come from. Yidu, the Buddha guy, and much more came into the Scandinavian sphere during the height of the Viking era.
A season 6 promo can be seen here.
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