I'm still unclear what Bjorn and the others will do for Alfred. Other than Bjorn impregnating his wife. Perhaps they will appear before a battle and get that Viking who was running York on his side, along with his troops.
What troubles me with the Iceland community is that Iceland used to have woods. They had a lot of stuff there that they could have used, but living at top of the world means that you have to live with very short summer and rest of the time with constant winter and darkness. I understand the current pessimism if they would be doing it at winter times, but not if they're moping around the end of the summer. To be honest Vikings knew how to live in hard places. They knew how to build settlements, live off the land and navigate the world. There are those accounts, where the Icelanding Vikings made it off to coast of Canada, where they made the settlements and lived with the nature until the natives wiped them off.Wondering if the Iceland story will go somewhere. Presumably they will eventually get a functioning colony and then go back and recruit some more folks?
I can't complain about the action this round.
I have the benefit of historical ignorance, so I was surprised that the bishop fell and that his king survived. Heahmund seemed as invincible as Bjorn, while Alfred was still in his early sword training lessons and had no business being on a battlefield.
Alfred would have been among the dead if his half-brother had not had his back, I wonder if that will count, now that Alfred knows of his involvement in the assassination conspiracy.
The statue erected in Ivar's honor was perfect cartoonish reflection of the new god. Both should be pulled down soon.
I don't believe that Lagertha has joined Ragnar in Valhalla. She should be more valuable alive than dead. I'm applying the old TV rule: no body, no death.
Yeah and it wasn't first time she had poisoned someone in her family. When Ragnar was alive, she did the same thing. I just didn't guess that she were going to dirty her hands, when Mummy Dearest was so concerned over Alfred having epileptic fit. Except they showed him being almost paralysed. Completely knocked out."What kind of mother are you?"
Well, Judith is the kind of mother who who clearly favored Alfred's right to the Wessex throne. She's the kind of mother who enjoyed pulling the stings of power behind the scenes. She's the kind of mother a son should never, never attempt to put in her place. She's the kind of mother who should be required to taste your food at every family dinner.