Prepare yourselves, “Vikings” fans, because the forthcoming episode of the hit History Channel series is said to be the show’s biggest installment yet. And that says a lot considering Season 3 has been chock full of jaw-dropping moments -- we’ve watched the death of both Torstein (Jefferson Hall) and Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig) as well as Porunn’s (Gaia Weiss) face get sliced to bits in battle. So, what does Michael Hirst, creator of the historical drama, have up his sleeve for episode 6 titled “Born Again”? Well, it looks like audiences should break out their cigars because two births are expected to occur in Thursday night’s installment.
“Porunn and Judith (Sarah Green) both deliver children,” the synopsis teases, adding that “with life there is also death.” But which character from “Vikings” will be next to meet their demise? According to a promo video for episode 6, it seems as though it will be the expecting father, Athelstan (George Blagden), who will die and then be “reborn.”
We know Aethelwulf (Moe Dunford) has it out for the priest because Athelstan is the one who impregnated his wife. But Judith’s husband won’t be the only one upset with the soon-to-be-dad. According to the trailer, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) will scold the priest for trying to leave him. Could Ragnar punish Athelstan’s disloyalty with death?
The promo video also shows what looks like the sacrifice of an unknown woman. Perhaps, this is the death mentioned in the summary.
Meanwhile as “preparations for the Paris raid pick up the pace” Rollo (Clive Standen) will ponder the "Seer’s prophecy about his destiny.” Tensions between King Ragnar and King Ecbert (Linus Roache) will also rise in episode 6 as the Viking leader learns of the brutal massacre that occurred at the Wessex settlement.
Speaking of treachery, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) will be forced to face Kalf (Ben Robson), the traitor who usurped her throne, once again in the upcoming installment as he arrives to Kattegat “with some new allies and some familiar faces.” Could this “familiar face” be the son of King Horik (Donal Logue) that Ragnar spared in Season 2? We have a feeling fans of the show will get a glimpse at Erlendur (Edvin Endre) all grown up in the upcoming episode!
What are you predictions for episode 6 of “Vikings”? Sound off in the comments section below with your theories before “Born Again” airs Thursday, March 26, at 10 p.m. EDT on the History Channel.