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  1. The scene at the end with Torvi's little girl seeing the apparition of Lagertha with the Valkyries and then resting at the bottom of the sea until the sand blew away - that was beautiful and poetic, a gorgeous and haunting send-off worthy of the character of Lagertha. As for the death cult and ritual human sacrifice aspect of the episode - I have hated that part of the show since the first season. I don't see anything sacred or worth celebrating in a young woman choosing death at the hands of some freak - who clearly was getting off on it. When Vikings goes there it always smacks of Jonestown and drinking the cool-aid to me. There is actually some controversy and dispute among historians whether the Vikings actually practiced human sacrifice. Oh, Torvi. I am sure Lagertha would have preferred you be a mother to your children and a wife to Ubbe. Actually, after this episode I have a feeling that Ubbe may be a widower soon. I won't be surprised if Torvi dies in child birth.
  2. Isn't this the episode where Mando leans back all male like and baby tries to imitate his daddy and plops back in the same fashion. Adorable.
  3. I was wondering whether the show was doing the "timey-whimey" and showing the mourning song and Ubbe and Torvi looking very serious as Lagertha being dead at that point? Inter cutting the present and the immediate future? I had had the crack pot notion that the old crazy king was setting all the various earls up to be taken out by getting them all in one location. I was overthinking things, I should have realized that it was finally time for Harald to get his historical due. The show is historical fiction but it has been sticking for the most part to important history and famous legend even if they fudge dates. Like the attack on Lindisfarne, Rollo as the first Duke of Normandy and Ragnar ending in the snake pit, etc.. Anybody else take an immediate liking to Eric the Red?
  4. I have known of course that this is the final season of the show. But now I feel that the end is coming. With the exception of the long off screen Rollo Lagertha was the last Original Recipe Vikings main character. She had outlived the love of her life by many years. She got to have one last triumph in combat and then was dispatched by a drug addicted and hallucinating Hvitserk - fulfilling the seers prophesy that a son of Ragnar would kill her. Well done, show. I t was a good end for Lagertha, better than to die slowly from wound fever. And poor Hvitserk being the instrument of her end avoided the predictable cliche of Ivar killing her. I know I am supposed to feel sympathy for Bjorn who lost a child, his mother, and a kingdom in one swoop. Shrugs callously. Bring on the violins.
  5. I would call the various stunt men and Pedro Pascal "lanky" not "chunky". Most of the time it was Brendan Wayne under the suit anyways and he is a very slim man. I think if people consider someone like Pedro Pascal "chunky" they are having body image issues. Good grief. No wonder the US is having one of the most overweight populations in the world while having an obsession with constant dieting and being "skinny" at all cost. Personally I don't want a guy who spends all his time in the gym when he is not preening at his "buff" body in the mirror. Give me a Pedro Pascal any day instead of some narcissistic gym rat.
  6. According to the Internets this episode, along with episode 5, are the two worst episodes of the first season. I am not going to disagree about episode 5 but 4 is one of my favorites - there are so many adorable Baby Yoda moments in it. I can't speak to Baby's dietary needs besides his thing for frogs but from what I have seen in certain memes Baby's favorite foods are chickie nuggies and choccie milk, ha.
  7. Rome, yes, it had slipped my mind that he was in it. He turned that character into an insufferable whiner. But the absolute worst for me was when he was in Outlander. Don't get me started on that one. I didn't like Philip when he was played by Matt Smith but he was interesting to watch then. I know this whole family is so entitled and yet acts so put upon but some of the actors can make me look beyond that because they have that special "it". Like the actors who play the younger generation, Anne and Charles, for example. When Philip endangered that poor pilot with his woe is me attitude I just wanted to smack him. And to be really catty, Menzies is too homely to play Philip. Whatever I may think of Philip otherwise, he was a very handsome man.
  8. They "John Wick'ed" those two asshole storm troopers at the beginning. You gotta have the audience on your side if you kill even two throwaway characters that brutally. Them punching the child several times did it for me. And they murdered Kuill, who was a wise man and a saint! I don't actually want to know 100 percent certain where the child and Yoda came from. I don't want it ever to be confirmed. And I find it hard to believe that Dave Feloni, who is after all a protege of Lucas, would go against Lucas' wishes and vision. I prefer the child to stay with Mando and if I had to guess I am leaning towards the baby being the last of his kind. I will miss the droid, he had just gotten awesome and he was the last creation we had left of Kuill. When the baby hugged Mando's leg and wanted to be lifted up I melted.
  9. I am not sure they would be in a big hurry to find the child's people. Why get rid of a big draw for the show? Also, wasn't George Lucas famously unwilling to reveal much about Yoda's origins? He wanted to keep much about Yoda mysterious. I think they should keep some things about the baby mysterious too.
  10. Okay, I just re-watched the first episode and this time really concentrating on everything the characters said. Both Renfri and the blonde girl mention the same battle by name: it's a German sounding name, "Hochbus" or something like that. But. Renfri said the queen just won this battle and the blonde cutie said Hochbus was the queens first battle win long ago. So, this means the Witcher and the blonde, who must be the heroine, are not in the same time line. The Witcher story is in the past. I was upset that Renfri was already killed off. I thought the actress and Cavill had a lot of chemistry and their sword fighting scene was fantastic. And there is no way that the icky old pervert sorcerer was "the lesser evil". He made my skin crawl in every scene.
  11. I came to this show in an odd way. I read that nasty hit piece review in ET - which just screams agenda and extreme bias - and I decided on the spot to give the show a chance. So here I am - I haven't read the books, I haven't played the games. I don't know anything other than it's Henry Cavill with a long white wig fighting monsters and I am very confused watching the first episode. But also intrigued enough to stick with it.
  12. Shouldn't it occur to Bjorn and Harald that this so-called "vote" where all the candidates will be oh so conveniently in one place is the perfect way for crazy ol' Olaf to Red Wedding all his rivals?
  13. Oh, Bjorn. First off, he should have had those outcasts executed instead of casting them out. He just created a bigger problem and look what it cost him now. I know he doesn't want to be like Ivar but there is a difference between being the likes of Ivar and being ruthless when needed. When I see Gunnhild and Torvi interacting I think here are two awesome women who have loved Bjorn and he has betrayed both of them.
  14. I am no Star Wars expert but I am assuming we learned this episode that Baby Yoda is a very strong force user. Who has access to different aspects of the force, including the dark side when he was using the choke on Cara Dune? My friend was asking "does this mean Baby Yoda is on the dark side"? My knee jerk reaction was no he isn't on the dark side, you have to choose to be a Sith. Am I right? I refuse to believe that this sweetie pie is bad. If they leave me hanging about Baby Yoda's fate into next season I will be so pissed...
  15. I am so anxious now, I can hardly stand it. The poor little one did not even want to go and tried to fly the ship away in the beginning. Baby Yoda is so protective of Mando that he even saw Cara as a threat. Poor Nick Nolte. The thought of Gus Fring having Baby Yoda is making me shudder.
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