I’m starting to think that all this reflection and journaling is not doing Athelstan (George Blagden) a bit of good. Did you see what happened as a result of his giving into temptation with Judith (Jennie Jacques)? Ok, to be fair in Vikings 3.5 “The Usurper,” we found out that the slaughter of the viking settlement was part of an elaborate King Ecbert (Linus Roache) plan. But I do think that Aethlwulf (Moe Dunford) relished it all the more because his wife is now carrying the priest’s bastard.
In Athelstan’s Journal: Stones and Bones Chapter 5: The Choice, he talks to the Seer (John Kavanagh) of truth.
See that video, the “Power and Ambition” video, and the Vikings 3.5 “The Usurper” recap video below.
Athelstan: “Can any man ever be truly free?”
The Seer: “There is freedom in death.”
Another new webisode in the Vikings series, titled Athelstan’s Journal: Harvest, has been released.
The harvest the Seer (John Kavanagh) speaks of is the one we reap from the life we sow. It looks like Athelstan (George Blagden) should have kept his pants on with Judith (Jennie Jacques). She reveals to her husband Aethelwulf (Moe Dunford) that she is with child. His reaction? You see him strike down the viking settlers in a fit of rage -women, children, everyone. I wonder how King Ecbert (Linus Roache) will react to that considering how hard he was crushing on Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick)?
Check out the webisode and bonus video “Roll like Rollo” below.
The newest webisode in the Vikings series, Athelstan’s Journals: Stones and Bones Chapter 2: Death, Athelstan (George Blagden) once again seeks out the Seer’s (John Kavanagh) words. Even though the predictions are gleaned from the gods that are not his own, he says, “You are a prophet of the gods,” to the Seer. This is the struggle he has had almost from the very beginning, questioning his own faith, as he lives and learns from this very different culture.
Check out the video below.
“How long will the gods test us?” asks Athelstan, “I’ve already given so much.”
Welcome to the next two chapters in the Vikings Season 3 webisode series, Athelstan’s Journal. “Chapter 8: Gods and Men” delves deeper into the devotion of these men to their gods and whether it is a selfish devotion or not. And then there seems to be an entirely new journal, for the just-released video “Stones and Bones Chapter 1: Vows,” where Athelstan seeks out the seer for answers.
Watch the two webisodes here below.
The series explains aspects of viking life through the eyes Athelstan (George Blagden), the slave turned BFF of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel).