Season 5 Episode 8: “The Joke”
Directed by Jeff Woolnough
Written and created by Michael Hirst
Starring Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgard, Alex HÃ¸gh, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Marco IlsÃ¸, Jordan Patrick Smith, Josefin Asplund, John Kavanagh, Clive Standen, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Darren Cahill, Jennie Jacques, Moe Dunford, Peter FranzÃ©n, Jasper PÃ¤Ã¤kkÃ¶nen
The History Channel
Air Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, 8:00pm
Warning! Spoilers below for last night’s episode of Vikings!
The last episode of Vikings left Kattegat on the brink of war. With the moon comes Ivar (Alex HÃ¸gh) and King Harald (Peter FranzÃ©n) and Bishop Headmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), whose relationship with Ivar is completely complicated. Ivar seemed to look for another father in the Bishop, who promised no lies as that is the will of his god. Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) journeyed to find Athelstan’s past, and at the end of the episode said The Lord’s Prayer in unison with his late father. Astrid (Josefin Asplund) revealed she was pregnant. Harald was delighted, but she was sad, as the baby has a few possible fathers. Torvi (Georgia Hirst) freed Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) from fidelity. Floki (Gustaf SkarsgÃ¥rd) and his followers found the land, but there was still dissent. Margrethe (Ida Nielsen) urged Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) to take the throne.
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