10 Best Episodes of Vikings

The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

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#15 - Breaking Point (Season 3 - Episode 9)

The Vikings go all out for a second assault on Paris. Recognizing the desperate state of affairs for his city, Emperor Charles must make a difficult decision. In Wessex, Judith is compelled to make a difficult decision of her own.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 5065 votes.

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#14 - Crossings (Season 4 - Episode 16)


Bjorn's fleet sails onward and launches a surprise attack; back in Kattegat, Lagertha continues in her quest for power.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 7312 votes.

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#13 - Eye for an Eye (Season 2 - Episode 4)

A meeting between two great men may pave the way for future compromise as Ragnar and Ecbert come face to face. Jarl Borg now rules Kattegat and with an iron fist and Rollo must now become the leader his people need in Ragnar's absence.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 5180 votes.

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#12 - A King's Ransom (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Three Viking ships sail upriver towards the very heart of power in eastern England: the Royal Villa of King Aelle. Ragnar Lothbrok has come looking for ransom in exchange for peace. However, King Aelle has a different plan in mind for these northern heathens.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 5514 votes.

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#11 - Unforgiven (Season 2 - Episode 6)

King Horik returns to Kattegat with a surprising proposition for Ragnar. Lagertha runs into a less than enthusiastic homecoming from her new husband. Athelstan, struggling with his own inner demons, becomes confidant to King Ecbert.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 5094 votes.

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#10 - The Choice (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Ragnar's warriors march on to King Ecbert's villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious welcome party.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 5048 votes.

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#9 - The Reckoning (Season 4 - Episode 20)

Prince Aethelwulf finds himself subject to the Vikings' battle master plan; Ecbert remains behind with a plan of his own.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 7288 votes.

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#8 - Ragnarok (Season 5 - Episode 20)


A new battle for Kattegat is on and only the gods know who will emerge victorious.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 2581 votes.

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#7 - To the Gates! (Season 3 - Episode 8)

The Viking army embarks and Paris goes into lockdown as the army prepares the defense, overseen by Odo. The Vikings are determined to make it through the gates of Paris and will stop at nothing to succeed.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 5067 votes.

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#6 - All His Angels (Season 4 - Episode 15)


Ragnar and Ivar plot against the Saxons and reach a new level of understanding.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 7674 votes.

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#5 - On the Eve (Season 4 - Episode 19)

The Viking army causes panic in the English countryside as King Ecbert and Aethelwulf plan the defense of the realm.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 7595 votes.

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#4 - The Last Ship (Season 4 - Episode 10)


A ferocious battle between the Vikings and the French eventually comes down to Ragnar against Rollo. The outcome will seal the fate of the two brothers.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 7599 votes.

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#3 - Revenge (Season 4 - Episode 18)

Ragnar's plan comes to fruition; the Viking army lands on the coast of Northumbria.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 7028 votes.

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#2 - The Dead (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Season Finale: With one last chance to take Paris, Ragnar, and his Vikings troops take a daring chance. Ragnar asks Bjorn for a favor that could change the course of Viking history.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 5234 votes.

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#1 - The Lord's Prayer (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Ragnar and King Horik return to Kattegat; Ragnar places his trust in those who have stood by him.

The episode was rated 8.43 from 5143 votes.

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