Vikings (2014): S02E01 – Brother’s War


Introduction

The second season of the historical drama television series Vikings premiered on 27 February 2014 on History in Canada, and concluded on 01 May 2014, consisting of ten episodes.

The series broadly follows the exploits of the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his crew, and later those of his sons. The first season of the series begins at the start of the Viking Age, marked by the Lindisfarne raid in 793.

Outline

Rollo battles Ragnar when Jarl Borg and King Horik’s men clash. Rollo surrenders to Ragnar after admitting he cannot kill him. Ragnar negotiates an unsteady truce between Borg and Horik, then returns to Kattegat. Ragnar’s attempts to reconnect with his wife are hampered when Lagertha learns about his affair with Aslaug. Ragnar finally mourns for his dead daughter, Gyda. Ragnar’s life becomes more complicated when a ship arrives bearing a visibly pregnant Aslaug. Rollo is placed on trial, but is shocked when freed by the lawkeeper, who has been bribed by Ragnar. Despite Lagertha’s enmity towards Aslaug, Ragnar decides to take the princess as his second wife. Humiliated, Lagertha leaves Ragnar and Kattegat. Ragnar tries to stop her and pleads with her to return, but she rebuffs him. Ragnar’s sorrow is multiplied when Bjorn rejects him and goes away with his mother.

Vikings Series

You can find a full index and overview of Vikings here.

You can find a full index of Vikings Series 02 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Ciaran Donnelly.
  • Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
  • Release Date: 27 February 2014.
  • Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 18.
  • Country: US
  • Language: English.

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