Last week's episode of Vikings, a troop of warriors from Wessex headed by Prince Aethelwulf (Moe Dunford) saved Queen Kwenthrith (Amy Bailey) and her son Marcus (Cameron Hogan) from the hands of the Mercian nobles who had risen in revolt against her highness. Although the battle sequence between the Wessex soldiers and the Mercian rebels was intense, the highlight of the rescue mission was the wild and raw fight scene between Kwenthrith and her two female jail guards.
What do think will happen in this week's episode? Let's dig in to find out!
Series creator Michael Hirst was asked how he comes up with those "crazy" scenes for Bailey's character in a recent interview with IGN,
"I think that there's a huge pleasure as a writer to have an actor that you know can play wild and strong and free and everything, and a wild card that you can play," Hirst said. "But it did fit in with the storyline. It's just that, when I gave her things to do, she could do more than I'd written."
"She's a fantastic actress," the British writer added. "Right from the start, actually, that actor was pretty much a wild card. She seemed to be both in period and slightly out of it, so it continued. She was one of the characters who kind of led me, as a writer."
Hirst, who is also the creator of the historical dramas "Camelot" and "The Tudors," went on to say that there are basically two kinds of characters based on a writer's perspective.
"There are character who are performing a function for you, so you know what you need them for and what they're going to do. Then there are other character who you're not quite sure how you're going to use or what they're going to do, and they can actually surprise you," he explained. "So Kwenthrith actually completely surprised me in the show and in life because she suddenly got pregnant and had twins soon after, a boy and a girl. So in the last scenes that she played, she's heavily pregnant, and we had great fun doing that. But literally, she's a free spirit in the show. So I could just throw her into new situations and know that she would come up with something amazing."
Although Aethelwulf had successfully saved Kwenthrith and Marcus at the end of episode, the mother and child, as well as the Prince of Wessex, are still in grave danger in this week's episode.
As for the Lothbroks, the should not trust Erlendur (Edvin Endre).
Although Erlendur betrayed his former ally, Einar (Steve Wall), by supporting Kalf's (Ben Robson) decision to share the Earldom of Hedeby with Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), that doesn't mean that he's already forgotten what the Lothbroks did to his late father, King Horik (Donal Logue).
In the preview clip for this Thursday's episode, the hit History TV show, Erlendur orders a ferocious-looking Northman to kill Lagertha and Ragnar's (Tavis Fimmel) son, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig).
"However you do it, kill Bjorn Ironside," says the scheming Erlendur in the video.
Erlendur has the right to get angry towards the Lothbroks, because the ruling family of Denmark was the one who killed his father.
As per Design&Trend, in season 2, King Horik's family arrived in Kattegat to celebrate the alliance between him and Ragnar. However, the former King of Denmark secretly wanted to kill Ragnar and his family by trying to manipulate Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) and Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig). King Horik ordered Floki to kill Bjorn while Siggy was tasked to take the lives of Ragnar's younger children.
King Horik sent some of his warriors to Kattegat to assassinate Ragnar in secrecy. During that fateful night, Horik and Erlendur, along with their men, managed to kill several of Ragnar's warriors. But when they made their way to the Earl's hall, it turned out that Horik was betrayed by both Floki and Siggy.
King Horik's warriors were taken out by Lagertha and her men from Hedeby. As he knew his fate, Horik pleaded to Ragnar to spare Erlendur's life. Horik was then struck with a sword by Lagertha, axed in the back by Bjorn and then got stabbed by Torstein (Jefferson Hall). Ragnar finished him off by stabbing him with a knife, headbutting him and then further beating him to death.
Vikings season 4, episode 3, titled "Mercy" airs on Thursday, March 3, at 10 p.m. on History.