Characters are dropping like flies!
Margarethe, The Seer, Heahmund -- and now Aethelred succumbed on Vikings Season 5 Episode 16 by the hands of his mother, no less.
How will Alfred react when he recovers from his illness and discovers his brother is dead?
He's probably not going to be too happy, especially if he suspects Judith murdered him. She must have a plan to cover it up, but Alfred is smart enough to see through it.
He was ready to forgive his brother and move on, but he was also unconscious when the kingdom surrounded Aethelred with support. Judith made an impossible decision, but she felt she didn't have any other choice if she wanted to protect the king.
Choosing one son over the other though; that's pretty harsh.
Judith: I don't believe you have ever accepted your brother as king. I don't think you ever would. You would always be a danger to him.
Aethelred: So you poisoned me?
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While Ivar is sitting on his throne and Ubbe prepares to settle and farm the new land they've gotten, Bjorn is onto his next battle, his next challenge.
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He's not one to revel in his victory and settle down. He craves adventure, and there is always another battle to be fought. Now, he's joining forces with Harald to reclaim Kattegat from Ivar.
But, what will he do if he's successful?
Bjorn doesn't strike me as the type who wants to spend his days ruling a kingdom, but there's also no way in hell he's letting Harald rule his home.
Maybe he thinks that if he wins back Kattegat, Lagertha will return.
Where is Lagertha?
It's still entirely possible that she is someone's prisoner, but now that Bjorn is teaming up with King Harald, it's looking less likely that he had anything to do with her disappearance.
She may have left on her own accord, but she was wounded, and it's hard to believe she could have gotten very far on her own.
Torvi doesn't believe she would leave without reason. Was seeing Heahmund struck down enough to drive her away?
I don't know what happened to her, but I hope we don't have to wait too long to find out.
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While Bjorn and Harald plan to overthrow Ivar, Ivar wants to return to England and take on King Alfred. Of course, he wants to do that with Harald's help, but unfortunately for him, Bjorn got there first.
Now is the right time for Bjorn to attack. Ivar is as vulnerable as he'll most likely ever be. He plans to wait until spring, after his baby is born, before returning to England. He won't be expecting Harald and Bjorn to attack him first.
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