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SEASON PREMIERE: Vikings Season 3 Recap – Episode 1: Mercenary

MERCENARY

Prepare for battle in Episode 1 (entitled Mercenary) Season 3 of History Channel's Vikings

Welcome to my very first recap of History Channel’s Vikings! Want to catch up on Season 1 and 2 of the show before you find out what went down in Season 3 Episode 1 (entitled Mercenary)? Then you need to check out the video below:

Okay, now you know what to expect, let’s jump right in shall we?

We find Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) with his newly appointed (but not like he suggested plot point rich) haircut chatting to his son, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) about being a reluctant king, wielding power and all those things that vikings talk about in the midst of winter when there is nothing else much to do.

Others, however, are getting itchy feet. Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) is just plain going batshit crazy with all the happy around him, so his new wife, Helga (Maude Hirst) is happy to send him a-raiding! Other vikings have gotten themselves between a rock and a hard place by placing too many buns in the oven and are happy to get away from their warring womenfolk. And then there is Rollo (Clive Standen) who is messed up personified and perpetually ready to meet Valhalla.

So off to England they go because King Ecbert (Linus Roache) promised them farmable land – but wait, what’s that catch? Ragnar is needed to fight against warring kings and queens? It seems the rambunctious Princess Kwenthrith of Mercia (Amy Bailey) is having a spat with her brother and uncle over lands. Is it just me, or is this the English equivalent of what went down between King Horik (Donal Logue) and Jarl Borg (Thorbjørn Harr) all over again?

Anyhow, vikings live and die honorably by the sword, so they all agree to settle this spat and the scene is set for an epic battle.

Travis Fimmel stars as Ragnar Lothbrok in Episode 1 (entitled Mercenary) Season 3 of History Channel's Vikings

And epic it is.

It seems the English came up with this brilliantly dumb idea to set up on two adjoining (but completely unattached) patches of land. The plan was to attach Ragnar’s group from both sides – I think. But in all their smugness, they forgot the one gaping flaw: If Ragnar attached one side, there was no way for the other mob to come round and help. So Ragnar (with the help of Floki lopping of a royal head) totally brings down the smaller group IN FRONT OF THE OTHERS and succeeds in completely scaring the shit out of the remaining English party.

And that’s how vikings get shit done!

Now let’s go back and have a look at what else was going on in Episode 1.

RELATIONSHIPS

Will Lagertha find love in Season 3 of History Channel's Vikings (Episode 1, entitled Mercenary)

  • It seems likely that King Ecbert and Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) will get their jiggy on this season since the king appeared captivated by the shield maiden from the very onset.
  • Bjorn and Þórunn (Gaia Weiss) will not have a straight run to the altar. Þórunn is determined never to be controlled by a man again as she journeys from slave to shield maiden. Bjorn is pigheaded and not at all like his father when it comes to letting the women he loves fight. Pretty sure Ragnar is going to have words about how Bjorn was more interested in protecting his girl during battle than fighting alongside everyone.
  • If you have read into the sagas of Ragnar, you will know that Ragnar has three wives. And it seems Season 3 might also herald in the arrival of wife #3 with Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) getting cranky at the sight of Ragnar going off to England with his first wife, Lagertha, in tow. If that isn’t enough, Princess Kwenthrith, the ever horny, seems determined to get a viking earl into her bed. Wouldn’t it be interesting if Ragnar returned with a pregnant English princess in tow?

DECEPTION

Lagertha’s second in charge, Kalf (Ben Robson) who we totally haven’t heard much about until just now, appears to be lining up to double cross in Season 3. He might now want Ragnar to find this out…

Vikings Season 3 promo pic 2

So what did you think of the Season 3 premiere of History Channel’s Vikings? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Video Source: YouTube – Catch up on Vikings

You can read my Episode 2 recap here.

Video Source: YouTube – Catch up on Vikings

(Photo Credits: History Channel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.)

Pre-Order Your Funko Vikings POP Vinyls Now!

Order now for May 2015 arrival:

Funko POP Vinyl Ragnar

Recently we announced that History Channel’s Vikings was on the list to be glorified as Funko POP Vinyls figurines. Well, we can announce that the wait is almost over! May 2015 is the arrival date and you can pre-order the Vikings figures now.

On offer are five figures so far: Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), Rollo (Clive Standen), Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) and the Seer (John Kavanagh):

While I am a bit disappointed not to see Helga (Maude Hirst) in the line up, I am more than impressed with just how creepy cute they have made the Seer! I am also surprised to see Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and, especially, Athelstan (George Blagden) missing from the line up.

You can pre-order the whole set or individually by clicking here.

Who are your faves – and which ones would you have liked to see developed? Let me know what you think of the new Vikings Funko POP Vinyl figures by commenting below!

Source: Funkos POP Vinyls – Funkos new Vikings POP Vinyls

(Photo Credit: popvinyl.net)

February 19: Vikings Season 3 Premieres on History Channel

The countdown begins!

Vikings Season 3 premieres on February 19th 2015 on History Channel

Make sure you mark February 19th 2015 10/9c on your calendar as that is the confirmed day that History Channel’s Vikings returns to our screens! To help you out, we have just added a widget to the top left hand side of this blog so you can keep updated every time you visit us.

If you want all the spoilers on Season 3, make sure you check out all the news we have posted about Ragnar, Legatha, Rollo, Floki, Bjorn and the rest of the Vikings gang by checking out our articles here.

So far we know that Ragnar (played by Aussie actor Travis Fimmel) will travel to Paris to continue his raiding ways. There is also a few new characters popping up in Season 3 of Vikings. Fans of FX’s vampire series, The Strain will recognise Kevin Durand. In Vikings, he will play a character called The Wanderer. Not a lot is known yet about the role he will play, but there is some suggestion he will either be involved in or be present for the death of a major Vikings character in Season 3. So make sure you keep the tissues on hand because the death of a Vikings character always hits us fans hard!

History Channel Merchandise Deal:

To celebrate the premiere date of Vikings Season 3 as well as the fact that Christmas is nearly at hand, History Channel is currently running some pretty spectacular promo sales on Vikings merchandise via their website. Some items are up to 66% off the recommended retail price! You need to hurry though if you want to take advantage of these red hot deals. To check out the complete Vikings merchandise range (including the specials), click here.

Source: Twitter – Vikings Official Twitter Account

(Photo Credit: History Channel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.)

 

Funko POP Announce They Will Release Vikings Figurines

Who will you choose? Ragnar, Lagertha, Rollo or Floki?

While we are not even certain which characters from History Channel’s Vikings will get a Funko POP vinyl makeover, at least it is now confirmed the popular TV series has been added to the vast collection. No longer will we have to make our own (although the one below is EXACTLY how Funko POP should make Floki (portrayed by Gustaf Skarsgard in the TV show):

 

The full list of new Funko POP figurines is listed below and was confirmed during San Diego Comic Con earlier in the year:

  • Doctor Who
  • The 5th Element
  • Sesame Street
  • MacGyver
  • Stripes
  • Futurama
  • Weird Science
  • Avengers 2
  • Top Gun
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • The Matrix
  • John Hughes Movies like the Breakfast Club and more
  • Vikings
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Family Guy

As soon as we know a release date on the Vikings figurines we will let you know.

*EDIT: ORDER NOW!*

Which Viking character would you like to see as a Funko POP figurine? Let us know by commenting below!

Source: Funko POP – List of the New Funko POP Vinyl Series

(Photo Credit: Emma Stow/POP! Vinyl/Twitter)

VIDEO: First Season 3 Trailer Revealed

Here we have the very first trailer video for Season 3 of History Channel’s Vikings!

Floki with a crown in Season 3 of the History channels VikingsIt is a very foreboding video clip with the Seer (John Kavanagh) overshadowing the clip with his prophecies. To break it down, this is what the Seer predicts we’ll see in Season 3:

  • A battle that will occur on one river that has two shores and three sides. While the term ‘three sides’ may be a little obscure, it is possible he is talking about three opposing sides. Could he mean Ragnar (Travis Fimmell), King Aelle (Ivan Kaye) and King Ecbert (Linus Roache)? Or is there yet more infighting between different viking factions?
  • Who is that body floating in the water?
  • Someone is being forcibly held down while their arm is being hacked off
  • Ragnar seems pretty happy with the human heads he is bringing home
  • Why does Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) have a long blonde braid? Is he hiding someone under his jacket?
  • Then we see Floki reach for a bloody crown. This could mean a multitude of things. Did he kill a king? Does he plan to be king? Or is he merely retrieving it to hand it on to Ragnar? Only time will tell…

Then the Seer is laughing at us and telling us to be patient. Yeah, easy enough for him to say when we are the ones who have to wait until 2015 for the Season 3 premiere!

Let us know what you think will go down in Season 3 of the History channel’s Vikings by commenting below!

Source: YouTube – Vikings – Season 3 Trailer – Comic Con 2014

(Photo Credit: History Channel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.)