- Apr 1, 2007
About Ivar & Ep 8Torvi in Finnish is "a trumpet" or "a person, who tends to make stupid things."
I loved seeing Floki struggling with his True Believers. That one woman was the only one, who had balls to go and say "we should follow him," when most of them were prepared to turn around from Floki's safe heaven. The interesting fact is the by the time Vikings found iceland it had 40 to 50 percent of it's land mass covered in forest. Today it's around ten to fifteen percent, because the volcanoes and humans wiped away the rest.
I don't understand Ivar's need to be King of the Kattagat. He is able to raise warparties all on his own, and he doesn't need a throne for that. Besides the point, we would always need a body guard to follow him everywhere, and I don't think dear old Bishop is the best person for that job. He'd rather murder Ivar when time arrives then save his butt.
I dont think Ivar ever had a need to be king of the Kattegat, he is smart enough to know having huge armies to conquer more of England, other lands will became him more famous than Ragnar as he said. I can actually understand, respect his need to attack Kattegat only to avenge his mother, kill Lagertha. She was the only person who loved him despite the damaged body he had as a kid. Its understandable why Ubbe, Vitserk would not avenge her as emotionally as Ivar who she lived for. The last ep proved that was his only goal. What did you think of the last ep? It was refereshing to see Björn outsmart Ivar using his war experiences the years Ragnar,Rollo and co. Ivar is greater general than Ragnar ever was but he is young, inexperienced comparison to Björn.