The midseason finale for season 4 of History Channel’s hit periodical drama series “Vikings” has just wrapped up. Although the follow-up will not air until fall, the network has already released the sneak peek for episode 11 suggesting that there will be a time jump in the narrative.
In the clip, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) tellw his son Ivar the Boneless (Alex Hgh Andersen), “One day, the whole world will know and fear Ivar the Boneless.” Meanwhile, Bjorn Lothbrok (Alexander Ludwig) states, “I no longer know who I am.” Rollo (Clive Standen) also reveals, “Part of myself is still Viking.”
Meanwhile, Lagertha Lothbrok (Katheryn Winnick) states, “There could only be one queen in Kattegat” to which Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) quips, “Forget Lagertha, I am the queen.” A montage of more bloody wars and battles then ensues as the video ends with a person saying, “This is a time of war, this is the time to hate!”
According to Deadline, young Danish actor Andersen made his debut during the spring finale. His character Ivar who is more dangerous than he appears, was featured as a child before they make their transition in the widely speculated flash forward in the plot. His brothers will also be shown as grown-ups such as Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), Hvitsek (Marco Ils), and Sigurd (David Lindstrm).
Based on history, it is expected that Ivar will become one of the leads as he is a prominent Viking leader and a commander of the Great Heathen Army.
Show creator Michael Hirst previously teased that the second half of season 4 will focus on Ragnar and how he tries to get back on his feet following his first loss against Rollo. “What happens to him is unbelievable. Prepare to shed a lot of tears, I think,” he hinted.
He further teased that with Ragnar’s four sons appearing to be older, they will have different reactions to their father’s return. “Some of them are bitter about it. Some accommodate it. But when Ragnar comes back, they’re confronted by a lot of issues,” Hirst added.