Just when you thought episode 7 of Vikings was pretty traumatic, History Channel brings us episode 8 (entitled “Portage”). Make sure you are sitting down and have your tissues ready for this recap!
So Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) is totally getting bagged out for the defeat at Paris we saw in episode 7 of Vikings. And it turns out this is the best thing for him as he devises an ingenious plan to get the vikings past the forts and into Paris. The title of this episode is the dead give away. “Portage” is a word used to describe the transportation of water vessels across land between two bodies of water. And that is exactly what happens. To be just that little more epic, Ragnar decides the vikings must pull their longships up some high cliffs first using an endless supply of wood that they must have found under some seats on their vessels. Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard), who was saved by Ragnar in the previous episode ofVikings is all Team Ragnar now and comes up with the ways and means to not only get the ships onto land but then across it.
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