Geeks Of Doom interviews Vikings actor George Blagden, who plays the priest Athelstan, about his character’s journey and fate after Thursday’s Episode 3.6 “Born Again.”
SPOILERS for Vikings if you haven’t seen Episode 3.6 “Born Again,” which aired on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 on The History Channel.
Athelstan is gone. Without giving us time to mourn Siggy, Vikings killed off our beloved priest, depriving us of one of our two central characters. At times, I forgot the show was about Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), and by the time Episode 3.6 “Born Again” aired, I had come to think that Athelstan was the main protagonist, as he affected most of the storylines. Even when Ragnar was carrying him for burial, I kept hoping it was a mistake, or maybe he would pull a Lazarus.
George Blagden, who played Athelstan, gave GoD (appropriate) and other media sites a Q&A treat yesterday, March 27, 2015. The running theme of “email [Vikings showrunner Michael Hirst] … please, tell him” was pervasive throughout the interview.
On Blagden’s and Athelstan’s future — flashbacks, visions, perhaps as his son Alfred, the actor is open to it all. Check out what Blagden had to say during the interview here below, and be sure to check out the images and videos embedded, too.
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