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Vikings Series 5: episodes

1. The Fisher King: 16 April

Tensions mount between the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok as the Vikings continue to threaten the very heart of England. As the Great Army moves to take York, with King Aethelwulf and his family still in hiding, Heahmund, the warrior bishop, must rally the Saxons to defend the Realm.

2. The Departed: 23 April

Ivar is determined to lead the Great Army as the Vikings establish their stronghold in York; in Kattegat, Lagertha misjudges King Harald and pays a heavy price; Floki arrives at a mysterious land. 

3. Homeland: 30 April

Celebrations are cut short in the aftermath of the battle at York. Ragnar Lothbrok’s sons are pitted against each other as tensions reach an all-time high and each is forced to choose a side.

4. The Plan: 7 May

Guided by Bishop Heahmund’s visions, the Saxons devise a battle plan. Ivar the Boneless strategizes on his own as the Vikings undergo increasing pressure. Bjorn Ironside finds himself in a new territory and must convince the local commander he is a trader and not a raider.

The Plan: episode 4

5. The Prisoner: 14 May

Ivar meets his match in Bishop Heahmund, while Floki returns to Kattegat and Bjorn receives a lavish welcome in North Africa.

6. The Message: 21 May

Lagertha is betrayed and Bjorn must find a way to support the distraught queen. Floki and his settlers arrive in a new land but it is far from what they expected. 

7. Full Moon: 28 May

Bjorn returns to Kattegat to learn that an attack is to take place during the next full moon. Ivar must decide if he can place his trust in a former enemy on the battlefield.

8. The Joke: 4 June

Celebrations are cut short in the aftermath of the battle at York. Ragnar Lothbrok’s sons are pitted against each other as tensions reach an all-time high and each is forced to choose a side.

9. A Simple Story: 11 June

The army leaders consider their options in the aftermath of the battle. In Floki’s camp, all hopes of binding the community together are dashed as tragedy unfolds. 

10. Moments of Vision: 18 June

A sense of doom looms over Kattegat as bloodshed ensues. As the defeated army flees in the face of the victors, a legendary warrior makes his way home. 

Vikings series 5 returns 16 April