Vikings (2019): S05E16 – The Buddha


Introduction

The fifth season of the historical drama television series Vikings premiered on 29 November 2017 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 fifth season consists of a double order of twenty episodes, split into two parts of ten episodes; the second half premiered on 28 November 2018, and the season concluded in its entirety on 30 January 2019.

Outline

Alfred tells Judith that he has forgiven Aethelred. She confronts Aethelred, who says that loyalty to Alfred prevented him from leading the conspiracy. News reaches Ivar of Harald’s defeat, and Ivar plans his own invasion of Wessex. Meanwhile, Alfred grants the Norsemen East Anglia; Bjorn is unhappy about Ubbe and Torvi’s conversion to Christianity. With Gunnhild, he travels north to make a deal with Harald, after Gunnhild reveals his plan to attack Kattegat. Hvitserk meets a merchant and becomes interested in Buddhism. Helgi returns to the settlement with frostbite and news that Eyvind is sick and remorseful. Kjetill decides to lead a rescue expedition. In York, Bjorn is welcomed by Harald and Magnus, but when Harald realises Bjorn and Gunnhild are in a relationship, he is unhappy. Alfred becomes sick and bedridden, as Judith’s paranoia about Aethelred escalates. She poisons him to death.

Vikings Series

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

You can find a full index of Vikings Series 05 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Steve Saint Leger.
  • Writer(s): Michael Hirst.
  • Release Date: 02 January 2019.
  • Running time: 45 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 18.
  • Country: US
  • Language: English.

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