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TV Review: Vikings 4.17 “The Great Army”
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Vikings
Season 4 Episode 17: “The Great Army”
Directed by Ciarán Donnelly
Written and created by Michael Hirst
Starring Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgard, Maude Hirst, Alex Høgh Andersen, Marco Ilsø, Jordan Patrick Smith, David Lindström, Josefin Asplund, John Kavanagh, Linus Roache.
The History Channel
Air Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, 9:00pm

Spoilers below for the last 2 episodes of Vikings:

Last time on Vikings, Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) challenged Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), who refused to fight him. The Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) expedition hit pay dirt in the form of Musselmen. They pillaged and took home riches, women, and glory. Rollo (Clive Standen) had a ton of fun. Helga (Maude Hirst) took a replacement daughter. Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) was having a crisis of faith – fundamentalist Floki! The sons of Ragnar were visited by Odin to tell them the news of his death. They all have vengeance in their hearts. The Seer (John Kavanagh) told Lagertha that she would be killed by a son of Ragnar.

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TV Review: Vikings 4.13 “Two Journeys”
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Vikings
Season 4 Episode 13: “Two Journeys”
Directed by Sarah Harding
Written and created by Michael Hirst
Starring Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgard, Maude Hirst, Alyssa Sutherland, Alex Høgh Andersen, Marco Ilsø, Jordan Patrick Smith, David Lindström, Josefin Asplund, John Kavanagh
The History Channel
Air Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, 9:00pm

Last time on Vikings, Ragnar scrounged up men for his journey to Wessex, paying them with his death riches. There was a sacrificial feast in honor of Bjorn’s journey to the Mediterranean. Lagertha was quite hostile towards Aslaug, who was in a daze. Aslaug tried to keep Ivar from going with Ragnar, but there was no dissuading him. He needed to finally feel like a man. The episode ended with Ivar drowning, as in Aslaug’s vision.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: Vikings 4.12 “The Vision”
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Vikings
Season 4 Episode 12: “The Vision”
Directed by Daniel Grou
Written and created by Michael Hirst
Starring Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgard, Maude Hirst, Alyssa Sutherland, Alex Høgh Andersen, Marco Ilsø, Jordan Patrick Smith, David Lindström, Josefin Asplund, John Kavanagh
The History Channel
Air Date: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, 9:00pm

Last time on Vikings, “The Outsider” was both Ragnar and Ivar (Travis Fimmel, Alex Høgh Andersen), as they share a deep loneliness… Ragnar, for his self-imposed exile and pretty much always marching to his own crazy beat, and Ivar, for being alive and cripple in a viking society. Ivar spent much of the episode trying to prove himself to his brothers in every way. Ragnar went to Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) and their reunion was full of love and tears. Ragnar went to Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and their reunion was tender. Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) intended to go to the Mediterranean with Floki to seek his fame and fortune. After a long delay, Ragnar wanted to go to Wessex and invade, inviting Ivar to go with him.

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Interview: ‘Vikings’ Katheryn Winnick
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Katheryn Winnick has played the fierce and beautiful Lagertha for 3 1/2 years now, and as Vikings is set to return tonight, we will soon see the twists and turns of this complex and lovely character. Winnick sat down and blessed some of us with an interview about what’s in store for our favorite shieldmaiden, fight scenes, her relationships, and a little bit about her upcoming role in The Dark Tower.

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‘Vikings’ Interview: Alex Andersen Is Ivar The Boneless
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A new leader is poised to reign in Kattegat on History Channel’s Vikings. One of the most famous vikings in history, Ivar the Boneless, born as a cripple to Ragnar Lothbrok and Aslaug (Travis Fimmel, Alyssa Sutherland), he developed his wits and became a fearsome strategist and leader, conquering much of England.

I had the honor of interviewing Alex Andersen, the young man poised to take the lead as Ivar of this fantastic show. We chatted about his audition, the relationship between Ivar and Ragnar, and his “brothers.”

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‘Vikings’ Ivar the Boneless – A Closer Look
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Vikings Ivar the Boneless

We do not know young Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) very well yet. It was not until the jump in time during episode 4.10 “The Last Ship, that we meet him as an adult, with his wit and fierce loyalty to the father his brothers are ready to swear off or even kill (except maybe Bjorn – Alexander Ludwig). The child we saw in earlier seasons was the cause of actions and reactions – Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) almost killed him as a baby, Harbard (Kevin Durand) took away his pain, Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) gave him to Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) to mentor, he killed a boy during play.

Check out the video below.

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‘Vikings’ Rollo Lothbrok – A Closer Look
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The History Channel is revving up its video train, and I am loving it. Getting us ready for the second half of season 4, Vikings has given us a web exclusive of one of its most complex characters, Rollo Lothbrok, played by Clive Standen.

Check out Rollo’s journey below.

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Check Out the ‘Vikings’ Behind The Scenes Clip (Video)
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Now that The History channel’s Vikings has been expanded to 20 episodes (about time!), we get 2 seasons of anticipatory videos in one. Season 4.5 will return in a few weeks, but it’s time for the teases. Gustaf Skarsgård (Floki), Clive Standen (Rollo), Alyssa Sutherland (Aslaug), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn), and more speak on the expansion of epicness.

Check out the behind the scenes video below.

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Check Out The ‘Supernatural’ Season 12 Trailer and Pic!
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My favorite boys are back pretty soon, and it would not be Supernatural if one brother wasn’t going after another brother to save his life. The longevity of the show is due to its ability to still surprise you after all this time, even when the characters act predictably. Of course we already knew what Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) reaction was going to be… the Winchesters are our family too.

Check out the season 12 video and photo below.

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SDCC 2016: ‘Vikings’ Season 4B Trailer From The History Channel
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History Vikings Season 4B tease

At San Diego Comic-Con on Friday night, the Vikings crew sailed in and wowed everyone as expected. The panel consisted of Travis Fimmel (“Ragnar”), Katheryn Winnick (“Lagertha”), Clive Standen (“Rollo”), Alexander Ludwig (“Bjorn”), Gustaf Skarsgard (“Floki”) and Michael Hirst (writer/creator) – the dream panel, really. There a new trailer was unveiled, and it promises that the second half of Season 4 will be incredible. But do we expect anything else?

Check out the trailer here below.

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