Vikings (2015): S03E08 – To the Gates!


Introduction

The third season of the historical drama television series Vikings premiered on 19 February 2015 on History in Canada, and concluded on 23 April 2015, 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

The Vikings attack Paris. Lagertha, Kalf and Erlendur lead an attack on the city gate; meanwhile, Floki, Ragnar, Bjorn and Rollo try to breach the walls from boats on the river. Princess Gisla manages to restore faith in the Frank troops by revealing the Oriflamme, the holy banner of their patron, Saint Denis. Eventually the defence holds, repelling the Vikings with the use of oil, fire, and crossbows. While the Franks celebrate their victory, at the Viking camp the warriors have to deal with their wounded, including a badly wounded Bjorn, and Ragnar who has been thrown down from the walls. Floki is consumed by his guilt, having trusted in the good omens of their gods. Helga, disgusted by his selfishness, leaves him.

Vikings Series

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

You can find a full index of Vikings Series 03 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Kelly Makin.
  • Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
  • Release Date 09 April 2015.
  • Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 18.
  • Country: US
  • Language: English.

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