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Vikings, Season 3, Episode 8

All Paris, all the time.  Well, except for Porunn leaving Kattegat.  Not a single sighting of England.

There was no warm-up.  We went right into battle.  The breadth and quality of the battle scenes was impeccable.  Cross-bows, battering rams, water-borne siege towers, hot oil.  The action was epic.  But as a whole Episode 8 came up short for me. Continue reading Vikings, Season 3, Episode 8

VIKINGS — Season 3, Episode 5

The usual warning — This is not a review, just some random thoughts. But there are some spoilers.

We learn that King Ecbert’s plan (apparently) was to have his son decimate the Vikings’ settlement in Wessex.  I did not like this twist.  What happened to the pragmatic Ecbert who told King Aelee last season that they needed to reach some accommodation with the Vikings, otherwise the Vikings would return with a larger force seeking vengeance and the English would be subjected to ongoing raiding? Continue reading VIKINGS — Season 3, Episode 5

VIKINGS – Season 3, Episode 3

This is not a review, just some random thoughts. But there are some spoilers. So consider yourself warned.

The split between Ragnar and Floki is getting worse.  Floki, who obviously is grief-striken by Torstein’s death in the battle against the remaining Mercians, takes a cheap shot at Ragnar, blaming him for Torstein’s death.  The root of the issue between Ragnar and Floki, however, is Floki’s belief that Vikings and Saxons cannot live peacefully side by side because of their different religions. Continue reading VIKINGS – Season 3, Episode 3