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The WORST episodes of Vikings

Every episode of Vikings ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Vikings!

The brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Last Updated: 9/27/2022Network: History (CA)
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The Final Straw
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7.41
1398 votes

#1 - The Final Straw

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/3/2021

Out in the open sea, Ubbe and the settlers are at the mercy of the elements. Tension mounts between Ubbe and Othere and when baby Ragnar begins to weaken, it's the final straw for Ubbe. Meanwhile, Ivar and Hvitserk return to Kattegat.

Directors: Paddy Breathnach
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Lost Souls
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7.45
1427 votes

#2 - Lost Souls

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/20/2021

Prince Igor receives a hero's welcome in Novgorod but back in Kiev the mood is darker: Prince Oleg will not be giving up the fight. Meanwhile, Ubbe's settlers are overjoyed to find land, but it's not the Golden Land they expected.

Directors: Helen Shaver
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All Change
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7.47
1477 votes

#3 - All Change

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/6/2021

The mood has changed when the Rus army returns to Kiev and Oleg isolates Ivar. But Dir confirms that he's mustering a force to overthrow Oleg and Ivar is part of the plan. Ubbe and a group of settlers depart Iceland, in search of the Golden Land.

Directors: David Frazee
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The Most Terrible Thing
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7.49
2721 votes

#4 - The Most Terrible Thing

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/9/2019

An unexpected turn amongst the settlers leaves Floki powerless. King Alfred confronts Judith. In York, Bjorn must strike a deal with Harald. Wessex is once again threatened by a Viking force, but who will lead the Saxon army to defend the Realm?

Directors: Helen Shaver
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The Raft of Medusa
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7.49
1395 votes

#5 - The Raft of Medusa

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/10/2021

When King Alfred of Wessex hears about the arrival of the sons of Ragnar, with an army, he knows he must take drastic action. So as the Viking army makes camp and lies in wait, Alfred and his army abandon the Royal Villa and march to meet them.

Directors: Paddy Breathnach
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The Key
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7.50
2240 votes

#6 - The Key

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/1/2020

As Norway’s Kings and Jarls arrive at Harald’s territory for the election of the King of all Norway, Olaf is certain of the result, however it may not go as smoothly as he believes. Lagertha’s village is anxious in anticipation of another attack and she is relieved when Gunnhild arrives with re-enforcements. In Kiev, Igor and Ivar engage in subterfuge and Ivar is stunned when he encounters a ghost from his past.

Directors: David Frazee
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All at Sea
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7.52
1409 votes

#7 - All at Sea

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/27/2021

A fight erupts in Greenland and Ubbe, Torvi and Othere barely escape with their lives...in a leaking boat with no supplies. And in Kattegat, Gunnhild makes a bold move.

Directors: Helen Shaver
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The Prophet
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7.53
2341 votes

#8 - The Prophet

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/4/2019

Messengers arrive in Kattegat with news that present Bjorn with a dilemma. As Bjorn tries to do the right thing, Prince Oleg of Kiev seems untroubled by his conscience. Lagertha settles into her new peaceful life, but danger is nearby.

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The Lost Moment
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7.53
2880 votes

#9 - The Lost Moment

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/19/2018

As the celebrations for Ivar continue in Kattegat, grief hits Iceland, and Floki must now make a fated decision. Harald's army approaches Wessex. A conspiracy grows against King Alfred in Court.

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The Signal
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7.54
1443 votes

#10 - The Signal

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/13/2021

It's Election Day in Kattegat and all eyes are on the voting, but strangers arriving at the harbor may force a very unexpected outcome. Ivar receives the signal from Prince Dir that his forces are ready to challenge Oleg.

Directors: David Frazee
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New Beginnings
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7.54
2515 votes

#11 - New Beginnings

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/4/2019

Six months after the battle of Kattegat and Bjorn is now the king. As he struggles with the responsibilities of kingship, he finds he can’t rely on his mother, who has other plans. Ivar falls into the hands of Kievan Rus and may have finally met his match. Intrigued by Ivar’s claim to be a god, Oleg decides to put him through a test.

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Baldur
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7.54
2795 votes

#12 - Baldur

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/16/2019

Hvitserk is severely tested. Floki makes an amazing discovery. Freydis gives Ivar a surprise. Ubbe negotiates with the three Danish Kings that have massed their armies in Reading, but the negotiations may have a perilous outcome.

Directors: Helen Shaver
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Rites of Passage
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7.57
11776 votes

#13 - Rites of Passage

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/3/2013

In 8th century Scandinavia, Ragnar Lothbrok is a warrior and a farmer who dreams of finding riches by bucking the tradition of raiding to the east. Ragnar has been working in secret on a project that will turn the Viking world on its head. But first Ragnar must convince the leader of his community, the powerful Earl Haraldson, who is none too happy to share in the renown that this journey could bring to Ragnar if it's successful.

Directors: Johan B. Renck
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It's Only Magic
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7.57
1413 votes

#14 - It's Only Magic

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/17/2021

Ubbe and the settlers find land, but soon realize they’re not alone. In Wessex, King Alfred has mustered a large force to meet the Vikings. Meanwhile, in Kattegat, Erik realizes that Ingrid has been using her powers against him.

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Ghosts, Gods and Running Dogs
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7.60
2282 votes

#15 - Ghosts, Gods and Running Dogs

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/11/2019

Lagertha is visited by women from nearby villages and they feast together happily, however the community is shattered by shocking events. In Kiev, Oleg continues to be friendly to Ivar who is aware of the threat he poses not only to himself, but also to the young heir of the throne. Bjorn has answered the call and comes to the aid of an old enemy, but all is not right as disaster looms for his forces.

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A New God
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7.61
2975 votes

#16 - A New God

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/12/2018

Heahmund must try to convince King Alfred that his actions are in defense of the Crown. Ubbe and Torvi strengthen the position of the Vikings but not all in the Viking camp support their strategy. Another settler disappears in Iceland.

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
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Wrath of the Northmen
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7.64
9838 votes

#17 - Wrath of the Northmen

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/10/2013

The stage is set for the first journey west by Ragnar Lothbrok as he gathers a crew willing to risk their lives to travel into the unknown. Earl Haraldson's paranoia reaches new heights as it becomes apparent that trust is hard to come by in this dark era.

Directors: Johan B. Renck
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Resurrection
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7.64
2153 votes

#18 - Resurrection

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/29/2020

Ubbe and Torvi meet a mysterious wanderer in Iceland. Bjorn is forced to reconsider who his enemies are when Erik returns from a scouting mission with some worrying information. Ivar is reunited with someone close to him.

Directors: Daniel Grou
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Valhalla Can Wait
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7.65
2200 votes

#19 - Valhalla Can Wait

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/22/2020

Bjorn faces a difficult decision. In search of new lands and old friends, Ubbe and Torvi leave Kattegat. Oleg’s plans for the invasion of Scandinavia are taking shape. King Harald is baffled by the origin of a mysterious raiding party.

Directors: Katheryn Winnick
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Full Moon
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7.67
4468 votes

#20 - Full Moon

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/3/2018

Bjorn returns to Kattegat to learn that an attack will take place during the next full moon; Ivar must decide if he can place his trust in a former enemy on the battlefield.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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The Revelation
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7.68
3149 votes

#21 - The Revelation

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/28/2018

Ivar is crowned the new king of Kattegat just in time to welcome Rollo home. Bjorn, Lagertha, and Ubbe must rely on unsteady alliances to survive.

Directors: Daniel Grou
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All the Prisoners
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7.68
2260 votes

#22 - All the Prisoners

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/18/2019

Lagertha leads her village’s response to the recent attacks, but when the attack comes the consequences are tragic. Olaf has a bold new plan for the future Norway. In Kiev, although Ivar discusses Oleg’s ambitions for Scandinavia, he’s more interested in the plight of Igor, the young heir who Oleg controls.

Directors: David Frazee
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What Happens in the Cave
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7.68
2850 votes

#23 - What Happens in the Cave

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/23/2019

Ubbe is forced into hand-to-hand combat. Floki reaches new depths and is met by a shocking sight. Bjorn sets off for Scandinavia with an old rival.

Directors: David Wellington
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The Buddha
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7.70
2900 votes

#24 - The Buddha

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/2/2019

Bjorn achieves one of Ragnar's dreams. Back in Kattegat, Ivar hatches a new plan while preparing for a divine arrival. In Iceland, a settler returns in a terrible state. King Alfred faces his greatest threat yet.

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The Message
star
7.71
4521 votes

#25 - The Message

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/27/2017

Lagertha is betrayed, and Bjorn must find a way to support the distraught queen; Floki and his settlers arrive in a new land, but it is far from what they expected.

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
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