The WORST Episodes of Vikings

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2021

Network: History (CA)

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.

The Most Terrible Thing

#1 - The Most Terrible Thing

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 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?

star 7.48
2,500 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Michael Hirst
All Change

#2 - All Change

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.51
636 votes
Directors: David Frazee
Writers: Michael Hirst
The Key

#3 - The Key

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.52
1,913 votes
Directors: David Frazee
Writers: Michael Hirst
The Signal

#4 - The Signal

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.53
573 votes
Directors: David Frazee
Writers: Michael Hirst
The Lost Moment

#5 - The Lost Moment

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.53
2,660 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst

#6 - Baldur

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.54
2,570 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Michael Hirst
The Prophet

#7 - The Prophet

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.55
2,018 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst
New Beginnings

#8 - New Beginnings

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.56
2,177 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst
Rites of Passage

#9 - Rites of Passage

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.58
11,692 votes
Directors: Johan B. Renck
Writers: Michael Hirst
A New God

#10 - A New God

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.62
2,758 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst
Ghosts, Gods and Running Dogs

#11 - Ghosts, Gods and Running Dogs

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.63
1,955 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst
Wrath of the Northmen

#12 - Wrath of the Northmen

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.64
9,742 votes
Directors: Johan B. Renck
Writers: Michael Hirst
Valhalla Can Wait

#13 - Valhalla Can Wait

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.66
1,861 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst

#14 - Resurrection

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.66
1,813 votes
Directors: Daniel Grou
Writers: Michael Hirst
What Happens in the Cave

#15 - What Happens in the Cave

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.68
2,613 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst
Full Moon

#16 - Full Moon

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.68
4,308 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Michael Hirst
The Revelation

#17 - The Revelation

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.68
2,936 votes
Directors: Daniel Grou
Writers: Michael Hirst
The Best Laid Plans

#18 - The Best Laid Plans

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 5, 2020

Ivar and Igor may be plotting against Oleg, but they’re still part of the force that will depart Kiev to invade Scandinavia. King Harald and King Bjorn begin preparations for the invasion.

star 7.70
1,900 votes
Directors: Daniel Grou
Writers: Michael Hirst
The Buddha

#19 - The Buddha

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.71
2,669 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst
All the Prisoners

#20 - All the Prisoners

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.71
1,944 votes
Directors: David Frazee
Writers: Michael Hirst
Murder Most Foul

#21 - Murder Most Foul

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 5, 2018

Bjorn, Lagertha, and Ubbe face an uncertain fate as Heahmund’s loyalty is tested. In Iceland, Floki fights to understand the will of the gods. In Kattegat, Ivar may have met his match.

star 7.71
2,792 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst

#22 - Dispossessed

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 17, 2013

A monastery in Lindesfarne is about to get a firsthand look at how the Vikings operate. In and out in a flurry of violence and terror, Ragnar and his crew raid the monastery for everything it contains, from treasure to monks who can be sold as slaves. Unable to ignore the riches this unsanctioned journey has returned, Earl Haraldson has no choice but to agree to let these warriors undertake a second trip out. The West has now been opened for the taking by Ragnar Lothbrok, and the world of the Vikings will never be the same.

star 7.71
9,290 votes
Directors: Johan B. Renck
Writers: Michael Hirst
The Message

#23 - The Message

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.72
4,361 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst
The Plan

#24 - The Plan

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 13, 2017

Guided by Bishop Heahmund's visions, the Saxons devise a battle plan. Ivar the Boneless strategizes on his own as the Vikings undergo increasing pressure. Bjorn Ironside finds himself in a new territory and must convince the local commander he is a trader and not a raider.

star 7.72
4,580 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst
The Departed, Part 2

#25 - The Departed, Part 2

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 29, 2017

As the army moves to take York, with King Aethelwulf and his family still in hiding, Heahmund, the warrior bishop, must rally the Saxons to defend the realm.

star 7.72
3,321 votes
Writers: Michael Hirst