The Best Episodes of Vikings

The Lord's Prayer

#1 - The Lord's Prayer 8.49

Season 2 - Episode 10

Ragnar and King Horik return to Kattegat; Ragnar places his trust in those who have stood by him.

Directors: Ken Girotti
The Dead

#2 - The Dead 8.30

Season 3 - Episode 10

Season Finale: With one last chance to take Paris, Ragnar, and his Vikings troops take a daring chance. Ragnar asks Bjorn for a favor that could change the course of Viking history.

Directors: Ken Girotti
Revenge

#3 - Revenge 8.29

Season 4 - Episode 18

Ragnar's plan comes to fruition; the Viking army lands on the coast of Northumbria.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
The Last Ship

#4 - The Last Ship 8.27

Season 4 - Episode 10

A ferocious battle between the Vikings and the French eventually comes down to Ragnar against Rollo. The outcome will seal the fate of the two brothers.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
On the Eve

#5 - On the Eve 8.23

Season 4 - Episode 19

The Viking army causes panic in the English countryside as King Ecbert and Aethelwulf plan the defense of the realm.

Directors: Ben Bolt
To the Gates!

#6 - To the Gates! 8.18

Season 3 - Episode 8

The Viking army embarks and Paris goes into lockdown as the army prepares the defense, overseen by Odo. The Vikings are determined to make it through the gates of Paris and will stop at nothing to succeed.

Directors: Kelly Makin
All His Angels

#7 - All His Angels 8.17

Season 4 - Episode 15

Ragnar and Ivar plot against the Saxons and reach a new level of understanding.

Directors: Ciarán Donnelly
The Reckoning

#8 - The Reckoning 8.12

Season 4 - Episode 20

Prince Aethelwulf finds himself subject to the Vikings' battle master plan; Ecbert remains behind with a plan of his own.

Directors: Ben Bolt
The Choice

#9 - The Choice 8.10

Season 2 - Episode 9

Ragnar's warriors march on to King Ecbert's villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious welcome party.

Directors: Ken Girotti
A King's Ransom

#10 - A King's Ransom 8.07

Season 1 - Episode 7

Three Viking ships sail upriver towards the very heart of power in eastern England: the Royal Villa of King Aelle. Ragnar Lothbrok has come looking for ransom in exchange for peace. However, King Aelle has a different plan in mind for these northern heathens.

Directors: Ken Girotti
Eye for an Eye

#11 - Eye for an Eye 8.07

Season 2 - Episode 4

A meeting between two great men may pave the way for future compromise as Ragnar and Ecbert come face to face. Jarl Borg now rules Kattegat and with an iron fist and Rollo must now become the leader his people need in Ragnar's absence.

Directors: Ken Girotti
Unforgiven

#12 - Unforgiven 8.06

Season 2 - Episode 6

King Horik returns to Kattegat with a surprising proposition for Ragnar. Lagertha runs into a less than enthusiastic homecoming from her new husband. Athelstan, struggling with his own inner demons, becomes confidant to King Ecbert.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Crossings

#13 - Crossings 8.05

Season 4 - Episode 16

Bjorn's fleet sails onward and launches a surprise attack; back in Kattegat, Lagertha continues in her quest for power.

Directors: Ciarán Donnelly
Mercenary

#14 - Mercenary 8.03

Season 3 - Episode 1

Ragnar and Lagertha's fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex but this time they bring settlers. King Ecbert hosts the Vikings and proposes a deal. Despite the misgivings of some of the other leaders, Ragnar leads his forces into battle once more, but this time as allies of Wessex.

Directors: Ken Girotti
Breaking Point

#15 - Breaking Point 8.02

Season 3 - Episode 9

The Vikings go all out for a second assault on Paris. Recognizing the desperate state of affairs for his city, Emperor Charles must make a difficult decision. In Wessex, Judith is compelled to make a difficult decision of her own.

Directors: Ken Girotti
Blood Eagle

#16 - Blood Eagle 8.02

Season 2 - Episode 7

Ragnar and King Horik clash over how to dispense justice to Jarl Borg. In Wessex, King Aelle arrives and Ecbert has an eye on a new alliance.

Directors: Kari Skogland
A Good Treason

#17 - A Good Treason 8.01

Season 4 - Episode 1

Entry to Valhalla eludes Ragnar, but as he lies in his sick bed in Kattegat events unfold beyond his control. Bjorn orders the arrest of Floki for Athelstan's murder while in Paris, Rollo betrays the last of his Viking supporters to strengthen his position in the French court. In Hedeby, Kalf announces joint earldom with Lagertha, but is power sharing Kalf's true intention and is Lagertha actually willing to share what once was hers?

Directors: Ciarán Donnelly
Answers in Blood

#18 - Answers in Blood 8.01

Season 2 - Episode 5

Lagertha and Ragnar unite once again and together fight to win Kattegat back from Jarl Borg. Aslaug must face the truth of her prophecies. Athelstan struggles to define his faith. Bjorn must once again make a choice.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Born Again

#19 - Born Again 8.00

Season 3 - Episode 6

Preparations for the Paris raid pick up pace. Porunn and Judith both deliver children, and with new life there is also death. Athelstan tells Ragnar of his re-connection to his Christian faith. Floki interprets a sign from the gods that a sacrifice should be made.

Directors: Helen Shaver
Treachery

#20 - Treachery 7.99

Season 2 - Episode 3

The Wessex Viking raid is in full swing and King Ecbert finds himself facing an entirely new kind of foe. While Ragnar races to dominate in the West, Jarl Borg has his own plans in store for the future of Kattegat.

Directors: Ken Girotti
Raid

#21 - Raid 7.98

Season 1 - Episode 5

In the Great Hall of Kattegat, a seer reads Earl Haraldson’s future and tells him that Ragnar Lothbrok searches for his death. The unanswerable question is whom do the gods favor more? As a man willing to defend his power and status to the death, Haraldson intends to take precautionary measures. Ragnar, his home and farm burned by the Earl is hurt but hidden safely away. He must now choose the path that will lead him back to his freedom.

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning

#22 - In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning 7.98

Season 4 - Episode 14

Lagertha attempts to fulfill a long-held ambition; Ragnar negotiates an unexpected concession from King Ecbert.

Directors: Sarah Harding
Burial of the Dead

#23 - Burial of the Dead 7.98

Season 1 - Episode 6

Ragnar, weak and still hurt, must meet the Earl head-on after it comes to light that Rollo has been tortured on Haraldson’s orders. The two men will come together face to face with a single outcome possible: Only one man will leave this fight alive.

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
Trial

#24 - Trial 7.97

Season 1 - Episode 4

The Vikings head back to England to see what other treasures this new world has to offer. Ragnar and his crew sail out with Earl Haraldson's permission… and also with Earl Haraldson's spy. After bloodshed on the beach, the Vikings choose the Sabbath to invade the town of Hexam and unleash a flood of violence and panic. In the midst of the terror, Ragnar and Lagertha discover that there are consequences for every action and Earl Haraldson is always watching.

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
Brother's War

#25 - Brother's War 7.97

Season 2 - Episode 1

The battle begins between Ragnar and King Horik's forces against Jarl Borg. Borg is joined by Rollo, and this Viking clash pits brother against brother. There can only be one victor. Meanwhile, Princess Aslaug makes her way to Kattegat and brings with her a surprise that leaves Ragnar in a difficult predicament.

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly