Vikings: Valhalla (2022): S01E04 – The Bridge


Introduction

Vikings: Valhalla is a historical drama streaming television series created by Jeb Stuart for Netflix. It is a sequel to the History’s Vikings, filmed in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Set one hundred years after the events of Vikings, the series chronicles the beginning of the end of the Viking Age, marked by the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.

The series premiered on Netflix on 25 February 2022.

Outline

The Viking leaders discuss their impending assault on London by using the bridge to their advantage and drawing out King Edmund. Meanwhile, Edmund discusses his plans for the defence of London with Streona, who will outflank the Vikings and trap them on the bridge. Whilst impressed by the King’s strategy, Streona states that the Mercians will suffer heavy losses, but Edmund promises him that Mercia will have all the glory. As the Viking army arrives outside London, Canute taunts Edmund into charging into battle alongside his soldiers, against the advice of Emma and Godwin. Vikings and Saxons fight until Canute leads the Saxons into an ambush on the far side of the bridge. Meanwhile, Harald, Leif and several others successfully weaken the bridge, attach ropes to the supports, and use Olaf’s longboats to pull it down. Emma soon notices this and commands Saxon archers to kill the saboteurs, who manage to kill the Viking Tomas, and the Greenlanders Skarde, Njal, and Liv. Godwin informs Edmund of the bridges impending collapse, but Edmund fails to cross in time and is trapped as the Viking army defeats the Saxons. Streona arrives to witness the Saxon’s defeat and decides to abandon Edmund.

Vikings Series

You can find a full index and overview of Viking: Valhalla here.

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 25 February 2022.
  • Running time: 51 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: US
  • Language: English.

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