Did anyone notice what Ragnar recited during Episode 10?
The title of Episode 10 should give you a hint: The Lord’ s Prayer. That’s right, while Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Aussie Travis Fimmel) was present in a large amount of Episode 10 of the Season 2 finale of History Channel’s Vikings, the only words he uttered were those of the Lord’s Prayer!
According to writer Michael Hirst, this was actually Travis’s idea:
Travis and I have a good relationship — we discuss all the scripts and he’s very thoughtful. I don’t know if you noticed, because I slipped it in without many people noticing, but one of the things that Travis said to me as we got to the last episode was, “I don’t know if we can swing this, but all I want to say in the last episode is the Lord’s Prayer. So I’m gonna be in loads of scenes, but I’m not going to speak. The only thing I’m going to say is the Lord’s Prayer.” And I just thought that was so cool … because he’s there, he’s present, and there were lots of lines that he had about going back to England and the farming. But Bjorn says them all. Which is a good thing for Bjorn, too, because he’s giving him responsibilities. But the fact that this Viking leader only says the Lord’s Prayer is so mysterious and wonderful and challenging and fantastic that I just thought it was cool. I said, “I can’t tell anyone I’m going to do that, but I am going to do that.” And as I said, you don’t notice because he’s still present.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly – ‘Vikings’ postmortem: Creator Michael Hirst on [spoiler’s] death, season three, and Ragnar’s new role
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