Vikings episode 515 Hero Lagertha

Exclusive Vikings clip: Bishop Heahmund turns to Lagertha for help

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Dec 11, 2018

Desperate to seek refuge in England, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and Bjorn's (Alexander Ludwig) escape from Ivar the Boneless (Alex Hogh Andersen) has not gone as smoothly as they had hoped on History's Vikings.

Unfortunately, they put their future in the hands of Bishop Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), trusting him to provide them a place to retreat and regroup. Except King Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is in charge of Wessex, all of Heahmund's alliances are gone, and the bishop has no power with Lord Cuthred taking his place in the church.

At the end of last episode, Heahmund killed Cuthred violently on the altar. Now SYFY WIRE has an exclusive clip for this week's episode, "A New God," where Lagertha visits Heahmund in jail. But he's come up with an idea to save them all.

Watch the clip below...

So Heahmund believes if Lagertha, Bjorn, Ubbe, and Torvi swear to protect King Alfred and fight beside the Saxons, this could be the way to safety — and let's face it, the way for Heahmund to save his neck. Can Lagertha trust Heahmund? They've already been betrayed by King Ecbert's settlement deal that was all but official. Trust is something that will be hard to come by with this group.

If Heahmund regains power, his plan could work out for them, but Lagertha, Bjorn, Ubbe, and Torvi are not in a position of power. This is a big change for Lagertha, who has been in a position of power for quite some time, but she and Bjorn are without troops. 

"She's vulnerable because she's at the mercy of Saxon court and because she's in love," Vikings creator and writer Michael Hirst told SYFY WIRE. "She's doubly vulnerable, which is not how we're used to seeing Lagertha. She's usually someone who's thought things through and knows what she wants to do. This season, that disassociation becomes even more pronounced. She will start to question who she is, and this is a huge thing for the character."

Tune in to History Channel on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET for the latest episode of Vikings to see what decision Lagertha makes, and what other compromises must be made to survive.

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