Vikings (2014): S02E08 – Boneless


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

Aslaug’s prophesy comes to pass when she gives birth to a son with malformed legs. Despite Ragnar’s insistence that he should have no future in Viking society and must die, Aslaug keeps him. Ragnar names him Ivar the Boneless. Lagertha arrives in Kattegat with her ships and warriors. In Wessex, Ecbert receives Princess Kwenthrith of Mercia, who is in civil war with her family after murdering her brother. Kwenthrith takes a sexual interest in the Northmen and Athelstan. Sensing Floki’s growing rift with Ragnar, Horik attempts to entice him to his side. After landing in Wessex, Ragnar decides on his own to send Torstein to inform Ecbert of their arrival, annoying Horik and Lagertha. Aethelwulf and a group of soldiers arrive, and he invites Ragnar to speak with his father. As a sign of goodwill, Aethelwulf returns Athelstan’s bracelet to confirm that the monk is still alive. Despite Ragnar’s promise of safety, Aethelwulf’s group is ambushed by Northmen led by Erlendur. The entire group is slaughtered except for Aethelwulf who is allowed to escape.

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): Kari Skogland.
  • Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
  • Release Date: 17 April 2014.
  • Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 18.
  • Country: US
  • Language: English.

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