Titled “Revenge” episode 18 was expected to be epic, especially with a short teaser floating around all week of the upcoming battle against King Aelle, with the sons of Ragnar and Floki looking ready for battle.
They were angry, Bjorn Ironside was at the helm, Ivar had a chariot and so it looked like they were ready to destroy the kingdom of King Aelle, the killer of their father King Ragnar Lothbrok.
But all we soon discovered was that this teaser was actually the entire battle scene and not really a teaser at all, yes that means this epic battle that fans were looking forward to all week, literally lasted about 30 seconds.
It was the greatest army the Vikings have ever sent out, Ironside was in charge and it looked as if Ivar was finally going to be respected on the battlefield with his new chariot.
It was also the first time we were going to see Ubba, Hvitserk and Sigurd in battle, though we have seen a little of Hvitserk raid alongside Ironside, but it wasn’t enough to give us any real indication on how good of a warrior he is.
Don’t get me wrong, the episode was really good but when I watched and waited in extreme anticipation for this battle after watching the preview last week, to find that I actually had seen the entire battle in that very video, was incredibly disappointing.
But the Vikings are in England with the greatest army in their history, Sadly this will be the first major raid without Rollo, Ragnar obviously and Lagertha which is disappointing but, this new generation looks exciting so we should see some epic battles to come with the army heading for King Egbert’s kingdom.
Take a look at the sneak peak for next weeks episode here:
Ragnar’s final plan is working well, find out here what we mean: