Vikings (2016): S04E05 – Promised


Introduction

The fourth season of the historical drama television series Vikings premiered on 18 February 2016 on History in Canada.

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.

The fourth season consists of a double order of twenty episodes, split into two parts of ten episodes; the second half premiered on 30 November 2016.

Outline

Ragnar and Bjorn discuss whether they trust King Harald. Ragnar is addicted to Yidu’s “medicine”, and they discuss their secrets. Yidu says that her father is a Chinese Emperor, while Ragnar confesses the loss of his English settlement. King Harald’s brother Halfdan arrives in Kattegat, and lets Ragnar know he is eager to kill Christians. Meanwhile, Torvi reveals to Bjorn that the ring he is carrying, which he took from the berserker, was Erlendur’s. In Wessex, Aethelwulf and Judith argue, and Judith tells him they are married in name only. Aethelwulf agrees with Queen Kwenthrith that they need to fight to restore her power in Mercia. In Paris, Therese and Roland reveal to Charles that Odo plans to overthrow him. In Hedeby, Lagertha reveals to Kalf she is pregnant, and Kalf asks her to marry him. Just before their wedding, Lagertha stabs and kills Kalf, and reclaims her status as Earl.

Vikings Series

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

You can find a full index of Vikings Series 04 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Helen Shaver.
  • Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
  • Release Date: 17 March 2016.
  • Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 18.
  • Country: US
  • Language: English.

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