Skol, Vikings fans! Comic-Con is upon us, which for fans of HISTORY’S Vikings, they know a new midseason trailer for Year 5 is going to drop, whetting our appetite for another healthy dose of the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok that you don't want to miss out on.
Last we left Season 5, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig), and Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) fought valiantly against Ivar the Boneless (Alex Hogh Anderson) and King Harald (Peter Franzen), but had to retreat or suffer an unquestioned slaughter by the great field general, Ivar the Boneless. One thing they didn't count on, Rollo (Clive Standen) to return from France, to join Ivar’s side. So let's roll the tape, and be sure to come back after the clip to discuss.
Well, based on that sizzling trailer, this half of the season is billed as brother versus brother, Bjorn vs. Ivar. Lagertha has either been spooked white from all of the stress to keep her people by her side, or has creator, writer and executive producer Michael Hirst taken one of his time jumps? The really interesting twist is the ploy by those who suffered defeat in the first half of Season 5, going to King Alfred (ya'll remember, Athelstan's kid) to fight with the Saxons against the Vikings, before going back to take back Kattegat–and yes, Bishop Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Myers) is still in the picture, reminding them of this strategy in how he was used by the Vikings.
Will the Seer’s (John Kavanagh) fate for Lagertha come true? Which brother will triumph? Will there be a betrayal that we are looking past? And I'm sorry, Rollo coming back is still an epic thought. Ivar is on an island, with only his army at his side but perhaps that's what he wanted all along.
Find out November 28.