List of Vikings episodes

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Vikings is a historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst for the History channel. Filmed in Ireland, it premiered on March 3, 2013 in Canada.[1] Vikings is inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the best-known legendary Norse heroes. The series portrays Ragnar's and his family's rise from serfdom to nobility and fame through successful raids into Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and Francia. The series is also inspired by, and loosely adapts, various historical events from European history during the Early Middle Ages.

During the course of the series, 89 episodes of Vikings aired over six seasons, between March 3, 2013, and December 30, 2020.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
19March 3, 2013 (2013-03-03)April 28, 2013 (2013-04-28)History
210February 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)May 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)
310February 19, 2015 (2015-02-19)April 23, 2015 (2015-04-23)
42010February 18, 2016 (2016-02-18)April 21, 2016 (2016-04-21)
10November 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01)
52010November 29, 2017 (2017-11-29)January 24, 2018 (2018-01-24)
10November 28, 2018 (2018-11-28)January 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
62010December 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)February 5, 2020 (2020-02-05)
10December 30, 2020 (2020-12-30)Amazon Prime Video

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Rites of Passage"Johan RenckMichael HirstMarch 3, 2013 (2013-03-03)
22"Wrath of the Northmen"Johan RenckMichael HirstMarch 10, 2013 (2013-03-10)
33"Dispossessed"Johan RenckMichael HirstMarch 17, 2013 (2013-03-17)
44"Trial"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstMarch 24, 2013 (2013-03-24)
55"Raid"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstMarch 31, 2013 (2013-03-31)
66"Burial of the Dead"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstApril 7, 2013 (2013-04-07)
77"A King's Ransom"Ken GirottiMichael HirstApril 14, 2013 (2013-04-14)
88"Sacrifice"Ken GirottiMichael HirstApril 21, 2013 (2013-04-21)
99"All Change"Ken GirottiMichael HirstApril 28, 2013 (2013-04-28)

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
101"Brother's War"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstFebruary 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)
112"Invasion"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstMarch 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)
123"Treachery"Ken GirottiMichael HirstMarch 13, 2014 (2014-03-13)
134"Eye for an Eye"Ken GirottiMichael HirstMarch 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)
145"Answers in Blood"Jeff WoolnoughMichael HirstMarch 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)
156"Unforgiven"Jeff WoolnoughMichael HirstApril 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)
167"Blood Eagle"Kari SkoglandMichael HirstApril 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)
178"Boneless"Kari SkoglandMichael HirstApril 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)
189"The Choice"Ken GirottiMichael HirstApril 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)
1910"The Lord's Prayer"Ken GirottiMichael HirstMay 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)

Season 3 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
201"Mercenary"Ken GirottiMichael HirstFebruary 19, 2015 (2015-02-19)
212"The Wanderer"Ken GirottiMichael HirstFebruary 26, 2015 (2015-02-26)
223"Warrior's Fate"Jeff WoolnoughMichael HirstMarch 5, 2015 (2015-03-05)
234"Scarred"Jeff WoolnoughMichael HirstMarch 12, 2015 (2015-03-12)
245"The Usurper"Helen ShaverMichael HirstMarch 19, 2015 (2015-03-19)
256"Born Again"Helen ShaverMichael HirstMarch 26, 2015 (2015-03-26)
267"Paris"Kelly MakinMichael HirstApril 2, 2015 (2015-04-02)
278"To the Gates!"Kelly MakinMichael HirstApril 9, 2015 (2015-04-09)
289"Breaking Point"Ken GirottiMichael HirstApril 16, 2015 (2015-04-16)
2910"The Dead"Ken GirottiMichael HirstApril 23, 2015 (2015-04-23)

Season 4 (2016–17)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
Part 1
301"A Good Treason"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstFebruary 18, 2016 (2016-02-18)
312"Kill the Queen"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstFebruary 25, 2016 (2016-02-25)
323"Mercy"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstMarch 3, 2016 (2016-03-03)
334"Yol"Helen ShaverMichael HirstMarch 10, 2016 (2016-03-10)
345"Promised"Helen ShaverMichael HirstMarch 17, 2016 (2016-03-17)
356"What Might Have Been"Ken GirottiMichael HirstMarch 24, 2016 (2016-03-24)
367"The Profit and the Loss"Ken GirottiMichael HirstMarch 31, 2016 (2016-03-31)
378"Portage"Ken GirottiMichael HirstApril 7, 2016 (2016-04-07)
389"Death All 'Round"Jeff WoolnoughMichael HirstApril 14, 2016 (2016-04-14)
3910"The Last Ship"Jeff WoolnoughMichael HirstApril 21, 2016 (2016-04-21)
Part 2
4011"The Outsider"Daniel GrouMichael HirstNovember 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)
4112"The Vision"Daniel GrouMichael HirstDecember 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)
4213"Two Journeys"Sarah HardingMichael HirstDecember 14, 2016 (2016-12-14)
4314"In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning"Sarah HardingMichael HirstDecember 21, 2016 (2016-12-21)
4415"All His Angels"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstDecember 28, 2016 (2016-12-28)
4516"Crossings"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstJanuary 4, 2017 (2017-01-04)
4617"The Great Army"Jeff WoolnoughMichael HirstJanuary 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)
4718"Revenge"Jeff WoolnoughMichael HirstJanuary 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)
4819"On the Eve"Ben BoltMichael HirstJanuary 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)
4920"The Reckoning"Ben BoltMichael HirstFebruary 1, 2017 (2017-02-01)

Season 5 (2017–19)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
Part 1
501"The Fisher King"[a]David WellingtonMichael HirstNovember 29, 2017 (2017-11-29)
512"The Departed"[a]David WellingtonMichael HirstNovember 29, 2017 (2017-11-29)
523"Homeland"Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstDecember 6, 2017 (2017-12-06)
534"The Plan"Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstDecember 13, 2017 (2017-12-13)
545"The Prisoner"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstDecember 20, 2017 (2017-12-20)
556"The Message"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstDecember 27, 2017 (2017-12-27)
567"Full Moon"Jeff WoolnoughMichael HirstJanuary 3, 2018 (2018-01-03)
578"The Joke"Jeff WoolnoughMichael HirstJanuary 10, 2018 (2018-01-10)
589"A Simple Story"Daniel GrouMichael HirstJanuary 17, 2018 (2018-01-17)
5910"Moments of Vision"Daniel GrouMichael HirstJanuary 24, 2018 (2018-01-24)
Part 2
6011"The Revelation"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstNovember 28, 2018 (2018-11-28)
6112"Murder Most Foul"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstDecember 5, 2018 (2018-12-05)
6213"A New God"Ciarán DonnellyMichael HirstDecember 12, 2018 (2018-12-12)
6314"The Lost Moment"Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstDecember 19, 2018 (2018-12-19)
6415"Hell"Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstDecember 26, 2018 (2018-12-26)
6516"The Buddha"Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstJanuary 2, 2019 (2019-01-02)
6617"The Most Terrible Thing"Helen ShaverMichael HirstJanuary 9, 2019 (2019-01-09)
6718"Baldur"Helen ShaverMichael HirstJanuary 16, 2019 (2019-01-16)
6819"What Happens in the Cave"David WellingtonMichael HirstJanuary 23, 2019 (2019-01-23)
6920"Ragnarok"David WellingtonMichael HirstJanuary 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
Notes
  1. ^ a b The first two episodes aired together on History as a two-hour premiere, "The Departed", but were released separately on streaming services and in digital stores, with the first part titled "The Fisher King" and the second "The Departed".[2][3]

Season 6 (2019–20)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
Part 1
701"New Beginnings"Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstDecember 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)
712"The Prophet"Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstDecember 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)
723"Ghosts, Gods and Running Dogs"Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstDecember 11, 2019 (2019-12-11)
734"All the Prisoners"David FrazeeMichael HirstDecember 18, 2019 (2019-12-18)
745"The Key"David FrazeeMichael HirstJanuary 1, 2020 (2020-01-01)
756"Death and the Serpent"David FrazeeMichael HirstJanuary 8, 2020 (2020-01-08)
767"The Ice Maiden"Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstJanuary 15, 2020 (2020-01-15)
778"Valhalla Can Wait"Katheryn WinnickMichael HirstJanuary 22, 2020 (2020-01-22)
789"Resurrection"Daniel GrouMichael HirstJanuary 29, 2020 (2020-01-29)
7910"The Best Laid Plans"Daniel GrouMichael HirstFebruary 5, 2020 (2020-02-05)
Part 2
8011"King of Kings"Daniel GrouMichael HirstDecember 30, 2020 (2020-12-30) (Ire.)
January 1, 2021 (Can.)
8112"All Change"David FrazeeMichael HirstDecember 30, 2020 (2020-12-30) (Ire.)
January 6, 2021 (Can.)
8213"The Signal"David FrazeeMichael HirstDecember 30, 2020 (2020-12-30) (Ire.)
January 13, 2021 (Can.)
8314"Lost Souls"Helen ShaverMichael HirstDecember 30, 2020 (2020-12-30) (Ire.)
January 20, 2021 (Can.)
8415"All at Sea"Helen ShaverMichael HirstDecember 30, 2020 (2020-12-30) (Ire.)
January 27, 2021 (Can.)
8516"The Final Straw"Paddy BreathnachMichael HirstDecember 30, 2020 (2020-12-30) (Ire.)
February 3, 2021 (Can.)
8617"The Raft of Medusa"Paddy BreathnachMichael HirstDecember 30, 2020 (2020-12-30) (Ire.)
February 10, 2021 (Can.)
8718"It's Only Magic"Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstDecember 30, 2020 (2020-12-30) (Ire.)
February 17, 2021 (Can.)
8819"The Lord Giveth..."Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstDecember 30, 2020 (2020-12-30) (Ire.)
February 24, 2021 (Can.)
8920"The Last Act"Steve Saint LegerMichael HirstDecember 30, 2020 (2020-12-30) (Ire.)
March 3, 2021 (Can.)

Specials[edit]

Athelstan's Journal[edit]

A series of thirteen webisodes known as Vikings: Athelstan's Journal was released by the History Channel. Each webisode serves as a journal entry for the Vikings character Athelstan. The webisodes were released prior to and in conjunction with the beginning of the third season of Vikings, and are available on the History Channel's website.[4] The webisodes have a running time of 1:45 to 5:01 minutes.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
Athelstan's Journal
1"Chapter One: Gods"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleJanuary 30, 2015 (2015-01-30)
2"Chapter Two: Honor"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleFebruary 1, 2015 (2015-02-01)
3"Chapter Three: Loyalty"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleFebruary 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)
4"Chapter Four: Sin"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleFebruary 8, 2015 (2015-02-08)
5"Chapter Five: Blood"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleFebruary 13, 2015 (2015-02-13)
6"Chapter Six: Family"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleFebruary 14, 2015 (2015-02-14)
7"Chapter Seven: Savagery"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleFebruary 18, 2015 (2015-02-18)
8"Chapter Eight: Gods & Men"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleFebruary 19, 2015 (2015-02-19)
Stones and Bones
9"Chapter One: Vows"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
10"Chapter Two: Death"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleFebruary 27, 2015 (2015-02-27)
11"Chapter Three: Love"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleMarch 6, 2015 (2015-03-06)
12"Chapter Four: Harvest"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleMarch 13, 2015 (2015-03-13)
13"Chapter Five: The Choice"Lucas TaylorSam MeikleMarch 20, 2015 (2015-03-20)

Saga recaps[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok"Joshua ZimmermanJustin PollardNovember 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)
A recap of seasons 1–4, part 1 which aired before season 4, part 2. The cast and Michael Hirst discuss the remaining episodes of season 4.
2"The Saga of Lagertha"Joshua ZimmermanJustin PollardNovember 29, 2017 (2017-11-29)
A recap of seasons 1–4 which aired before season 5. The Seer narrates the story of Lagertha to Ivar. The cast and Michael Hirst discuss season 5, part 1.
3"The Saga of Bjorn"Joshua ZimmermanJustin PollardNovember 28, 2018 (2018-11-28)
A recap of seasons 1–5, part 1 which aired before season 5, part 2. Torvi narrates the story of Bjorn to their son Hali. The cast and Michael Hirst discuss the remaining episodes of season 5.
4"The Saga of Floki"Karla BraunJustin PollardDecember 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)
A recap of Floki's arc from the first five seasons with Ivar narrating the story to Vigrid. Alex Høgh Andersen, Jordan Patrick Smith, Georgia Hirst, Peter Franzén, Marco Ilsø and Michael Hirst discussed the first half of the final season.
5"The Saga of the Vikings"Joshua ZimmermanJustin PollardJune 5, 2021 (2021-06-05)
A recap where Bjorn reunited with his brothers Ivar and Hvitserk for a strange gathering after Bjorn is gravely injured in battle. As they share tales of the exploits of their people and prophecies of Ragnarök, it becomes clear this is not a simple reunion.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VIKINGS Tops The Ratings With 8.3 Million Viewers". Irish Film Board. 5 March 2013. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Vikings: Season 5 - Part 1 on Amazon". Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Vikings, Season 5 on iTunes". Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Athelstan's Journal: Gods". HISTORY.com.

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