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Vikings Season 4 certainly did not disappoint us this year. Even with the long hiatus between the midseason finale and its eventual return date, Vikings Season 4 lost no momentum at all and concluded strongly. We’ve got all the info you need on the next episode of Vikings, as well as a complete episode guide. But don’t worry, Vikings was renewed for season 5, so there’s more to come!
Vikings Season 4 Return Date
Season 4 has come to an end, and here’s what we thought of the season finale. While the wait begins for season 5, enjoy these parting words of wisdom from Ragnar:
Vikings Season 4 Episode Guide
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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. Meanwhile, 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? (aired 2/18/16)
As Ragnar and Floki remain at odds in Kattegat, Rollo makes great efforts in Paris to win over his new bride, Princess Gisla. Bjorn’s survival skills are put to the test in the wilderness, while King Ecbert sets the task for his son Aethelwulf to rescue Queen Kwenthrith from opposing forces in Mercia. (aired 2/23/16)
Ragnar tells Floki of a heavy price he has paid for his actions but as Floki remains a prisoner, a mysterious visitor to Ragnar counsels mercy. Intrigue prevails at the French Court as Rollo finds an unlikely ally in Count Odo, but can’t escape the contempt of his new bride. Bjorn must fight a fierce opponent in the wilderness but will he survive the threat that Erlendur and Kalf are sending his way? (aired 3/3/16)
The Yule Log burns in the Great Hall in Kattegat and, though Floki must remain out in the cold, other visitors are welcomed, among them a Norwegian King and Bjorn, with a new partner we’ve met before. King Aelle visits Wessex for Christmas and is not impressed with how family relations are developing. In Paris, Rollo’s future hangs in the balance–can he win-over his new bride, Gisla, as a Papal Delegation arrives to arrange a divorce? (aired 3/10/16)
There’s an air of betrayal at Court in Paris and Wessex as those whom Odo trusts plot against him and Ecbert agrees to support Kwenthrith in Mercia, but is Ecbert a true ally? Ragnar confides in Yidu his darkest secret. (aired 3/17/16)
Ragnar announces another raid on Paris at the Thing in Kattegat and although the fleet is battered by a storm after it sets-out, the greatest challenge for the Vikings lies ahead in Paris, where Rollo awaits. Ecbert also has a journey in mind as he dispatches Aethelwulf and Alfred on a pilgrimage to Rome. (aired 3/24/16)
In England, King Ecbert’s ambitions are revealed as he schemes to gain the crown of Mercia while outside Paris, the Vikings attack with considerable force but can they breach Rollo’s defenses? Meanwhile, Harbard, the mysterious wanderer, returns and causes a stir amongst the women of Kattegat. (aired 3/31/16)
Defeat for the Vikings calls Ragnar’s leadership into question as they evacuate their camp and move back down-river. Ragnar himself remains inscrutable until he orders the fleet to beach at a cliff face and unveils an ingenious plan. Rollo and Gisla have news that strengthens Rollo’s position at the French Court whilst Count Odo fails to identify his true enemies, with fatal consequences. (aired 4/7/16)
The labors of the Vikings eventually bear fruit as, within sight of Paris, they re-launch their boats but this time along with some interesting structures that Floki has made. Aethelwulf and Alfred eventually arrive in Rome and honors are conferred by Pope Leo but relations are not so cordial in Wessex between King Ecbert and the disgruntled King Aelle. (aired 4/14/16)
A ferocious battle between the Vikings and the French eventually comes down to Ragnar against Rollo and the outcome seals the fates of the two brothers. (aired 4/21/16)
Ragnar has returned to Kattegat where he devises a plan to return to Wessex to right past wrongs. (aired 11/30/16)
The Kattegat locals chide Ragnar that the gods have deserted him as he struggles to crew his voyage to Wessex. Bjorn prepares to fulfill his dream of exploring the Mediterranean. (aired 12/7/16)
Ragnar and Ivar face a difficult decision in regard to their crew. Bjorn has an unexpected reunion. (aired 12/14/16)
Lagertha attempts to fulfill a long-held ambition. Ragnar negotiates an unexpected concession from King Ecbert. (aired 12/21/16)
Ragnar and Ivar plot against the Saxons and reach a new level of understanding. (aired 12/28/16)
Bjorn’s fleet sails onward and launches a surprise attack. Back in Kattegat, Lagertha continues in her quest for power. (aired (1/4/17)
The Viking army begins to gather in Kattegat. Lagertha must remain vigilant in the absence of her son, Bjorn. (aired 1/11/17)
Ragnar’s plan comes to fruition, the Viking Army lands on the coast of Northumbria. (aired 1/18/17)
The Viking army causes panic in the English countryside as King Ecbert and Aethulwulf plan the defense of the realm. (aired 1/25/17)
Prince Aethulwulf finds himself subject to the Vikings’ master battle plan. Ecbert remains behind with a plan of his own. (aired 2/1/17)
Vikings Season 4 Trailer
The History Channel released a trailer for Vikings season 4 just before the new year, and it appears as though the Ragnar’s tenuous position among his people with the absence of Rollo will be taking center stage. Although Ragnar enjoyed a surprising victory in Paris at the end of season 3, there are those who are speculating on the fate of the kingdom should Ragnar die of his illness. Political maneuvering is tricky, especially with the perception that Rollo betrayed his people by staying in France.
The trailer below is rife with plenty of what fans have enjoyed from Vikings in past seasons, and it looks like they won’t be disappointed this season either.