"Vikings" wraps its season Thursday with another big showdown between Ragnar Lothbrok and King Horik.
Season 2 has had many twists and turns, so why should the finale be any different? Expect to see at least one more betrayal before the hour ends. Horik (Donal Logue) has been plotting against Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), turning the Earl's friends against him.
Ragnar, however, has been watching and listening. He may not say much, but he’s always noticing things and weighing his options, creator Michael Hirst told me earlier in the season. That's part of the reason Hirst enjoys the character.
"I love Ragnar," he said. "From the beginning my idea was that Ragnar was a different kind of Viking. He wasn't loud. He wasn't shouty. He didn't wear a horned helmet. He didn't want to kill everyone. He was a curious guy. He was sensitive. He was deep. He loved his wife and children; he was human. He wanted to discover new places. He wanted to do the best for his people that he could."
Sounds a little bit like an obituary, doesn't it? Will "The Lord's Prayer," airing at 9 p.m. May 1 on History, see the end of Ragnar? Or does he still have some tricks up his sleeve?
Check out the preview videos here, which include two of the show's other very interesting characters. Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) knows something bad is about to happen and wants to send away his wife and child. Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and Horik's wife share a little warrior women time.
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