As Bjorn leaves for perhaps the last time (for the 100th time), he pours his heart out to Torvi to show her how much he appreciated everything they had and everything she did for him over the long years of good and bad:
Meanwhile, his alter ego Magnus is like a puppy when Bjorn shows up at King Herald's...jumping around him like he Bjorn had a pocket full of Scooby snacks.
It's clear that Herald has a thing for Gunnhild but he's been good at keeping his mouth/zipper shut vs. starting trouble.
...and speaking of not starting trouble, apparently Lagertha isn't with Herald and has likely gone on a walk-about after seeing Bishop Batman get skewered right in front of her....on top of everything else that's happened to her since ruling Kattegat.
I'm torn about the death of Aethelred. He seemed to have shown his support of his brother via the battle and his explanation to Judith.....but then was apparently mulling being King after his woman mentions her wanting him to lead. Judith, on the other hand, with one son lying incapacitated, decides to kill off the only other link to being able to keep living in the Big House (aside from the new baby). I would think she'd be happy to have either of her children as King.....but here we are.
I thought Floki did a great job of explaining WHY they shouldn't go back and save the Evil Family.....everything was much quieter and safer since they'd left. "But they can change!".
Fool me once on the Island of Misfit Vikings.....
But then, here they are, travelling along and what's their reward? Rain, heavier than I can even imagine. How aren't their furs/clothes just a 100 lb wet pile they get to carry around?
I'll have to see whether Buddhism had an influence on the Viking culture at some point in history. As was mentioned before, Ivar's Gas Lighting of poor Hvitserk should be just another reason he needs to bail before the Bjorn and Harald show comes to Kattegat.
Overall....I thought I didn't like the episode as it went along but in retrospect, it wasn't bad.