Could saving Horik’s son Erlendur in the Season 2 finale of History Channel’s Vikings turn into a HUGE mistake?
In the Season 2 finale of History Channel’s Vikings, we found Ragnar Lothbrok taking the life of King Horik (Donal Logue). However, he was compassionate enough to spare the life of Horik’s son, Erlendur (portrayed by actor Edvin Endre) – will this turn out to be his greatest mistake?
While, historically, it is suggested that Ragnar was killed after being thrown into a pit of snakes by King Ælla (or, alternatively, Aelle) of Northumbria (played by Ivan Kaye in the TV series). This resulted in Ragnar’s sons avenging their father’s death by invading England with the Great Heathen Army. However, according to historical scholars, it is not certain that Ragnar Lothbrok even existed – or, if he did, perhaps he is an amalgamation of several key historical figures.
Keeping this in mind, is it possible Horik’s son Erlendur could be the downfall of Ragnar? Vikings writer, Michael Hirst, had this to say on the matter:
Ragnar reprieved him … Erlendur has been impressed by the idea of going to farm in England. And in his pocket he has a handful of mud, earth from England. When Ragnar sees him with this handful of dirt, he knows that he’s thinking along the same lines, that they’re connected in some way. So he spares him. But, of course, that turns out to be a terrible decision in the end.
It sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Let us know your thoughts on what might happen between Ragnar and Erlendur in Season 3 of Vikings by commenting below!
Source: Huffington Post – ‘Vikings’ Finale Scoop: Creator Reveals All, Including Next Stop On Ragnar’s World Tour
(Photo Credit: History Channel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.)