List of Vikings episodes

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Vikings is a historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst for the channel History. 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 show 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.

On March 17, 2016, History renewed Vikings for a fifth season of 20 episodes, premiered on November 29, 2017.[2][3] On September 12, 2017, ahead of its fifth-season premiere, the series was renewed for a sixth season, which will consist of 20 episodes.[4] As of January 24, 2018, 59 episodes of Vikings have aired, concluding the first half of the fifth season.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 9 March 3, 2013 (2013-03-03) April 28, 2013 (2013-04-28)
2 10 February 27, 2014 (2014-02-27) May 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)
3 10 February 19, 2015 (2015-02-19) April 23, 2015 (2015-04-23)
4 20 10 February 18, 2016 (2016-02-18) April 21, 2016 (2016-04-21)
10 November 30, 2016 (2016-11-30) February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01)
5 20[2] 10 November 29, 2017 (2017-11-29) January 24, 2018 (2018-01-24)
10[5] 2018 (2018)[5] 2018 (2018)[5]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Rites of Passage" Johan Renck Michael Hirst March 3, 2013 (2013-03-03)
2 2 "Wrath of the Northmen" Johan Renck Michael Hirst March 10, 2013 (2013-03-10)
3 3 "Dispossessed" Johan Renck Michael Hirst March 17, 2013 (2013-03-17)
4 4 "Trial" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst March 24, 2013 (2013-03-24)
5 5 "Raid" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst March 31, 2013 (2013-03-31)
6 6 "Burial of the Dead" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst April 7, 2013 (2013-04-07)
7 7 "A King's Ransom" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst April 14, 2013 (2013-04-14)
8 8 "Sacrifice" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst April 21, 2013 (2013-04-21)
9 9 "All Change" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst April 28, 2013 (2013-04-28)

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
10 1 "Brother's War" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst February 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)
11 2 "Invasion" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)
12 3 "Treachery" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst March 13, 2014 (2014-03-13)
13 4 "Eye for an Eye" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst March 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)
14 5 "Answers in Blood" Jeff Woolnough Michael Hirst March 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)
15 6 "Unforgiven" Jeff Woolnough Michael Hirst April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)
16 7 "Blood Eagle" Kari Skogland Michael Hirst April 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)
17 8 "Boneless" Kari Skogland Michael Hirst April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)
18 9 "The Choice" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)
19 10 "The Lord's Prayer" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst May 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)

Season 3 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
20 1 "Mercenary" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst February 19, 2015 (2015-02-19)
21 2 "The Wanderer" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst February 26, 2015 (2015-02-26)
22 3 "Warrior's Fate" Jeff Woolnough Michael Hirst March 5, 2015 (2015-03-05)
23 4 "Scarred" Jeff Woolnough Michael Hirst March 12, 2015 (2015-03-12)
24 5 "The Usurper" Helen Shaver Michael Hirst March 19, 2015 (2015-03-19)
25 6 "Born Again" Helen Shaver Michael Hirst March 26, 2015 (2015-03-26)
26 7 "Paris" Kelly Makin Michael Hirst April 2, 2015 (2015-04-02)
27 8 "To the Gates!" Kelly Makin Michael Hirst April 9, 2015 (2015-04-09)
28 9 "Breaking Point" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst April 16, 2015 (2015-04-16)
29 10 "The Dead" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst April 23, 2015 (2015-04-23)

Season 4 (2016–17)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
Part 1
30 1 "A Good Treason" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst February 18, 2016 (2016-02-18)
31 2 "Kill the Queen" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst February 25, 2016 (2016-02-25)
32 3 "Mercy" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst March 3, 2016 (2016-03-03)
33 4 "Yol" Helen Shaver Michael Hirst March 10, 2016 (2016-03-10)
34 5 "Promised" Helen Shaver Michael Hirst March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17)
35 6 "What Might Have Been" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst March 24, 2016 (2016-03-24)
36 7 "The Profit and the Loss" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst March 31, 2016 (2016-03-31)
37 8 "Portage" Ken Girotti Michael Hirst April 7, 2016 (2016-04-07)
38 9 "Death All 'Round" Jeff Woolnough Michael Hirst April 14, 2016 (2016-04-14)
39 10 "The Last Ship" Jeff Woolnough Michael Hirst April 21, 2016 (2016-04-21)
Part 2
40 11 "The Outsider" Daniel Grou Michael Hirst November 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)
41 12 "The Vision" Daniel Grou Michael Hirst December 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)
42 13 "Two Journeys" Sarah Harding Michael Hirst December 14, 2016 (2016-12-14)
43 14 "In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning" Sarah Harding Michael Hirst December 21, 2016 (2016-12-21)
44 15 "All His Angels" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst December 28, 2016 (2016-12-28)
45 16 "Crossings" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst January 4, 2017 (2017-01-04)
46 17 "The Great Army" Jeff Woolnough Michael Hirst January 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)
47 18 "Revenge" Jeff Woolnough Michael Hirst January 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)
48 19 "On the Eve" Ben Bolt Michael Hirst January 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)
49 20 "The Reckoning" Ben Bolt Michael Hirst February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01)

Season 5 (2017–18)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
Part 1
50
51
1
2
"The Departed"[a] David Wellington Michael Hirst November 29, 2017 (2017-11-29)
52 3 "Homeland" Steve Saint Leger Michael Hirst December 6, 2017 (2017-12-06)
53 4 "The Plan" Steve Saint Leger Michael Hirst December 13, 2017 (2017-12-13)
54 5 "The Prisoner" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst December 20, 2017 (2017-12-20)
55 6 "The Message" Ciarán Donnelly Michael Hirst December 27, 2017 (2017-12-27)
56 7 "Full Moon" Jeff Woolnough Michael Hirst January 3, 2018 (2018-01-03)
57 8 "The Joke" Jeff Woolnough Michael Hirst January 10, 2018 (2018-01-10)
58 9 "A Simple Story" Daniel Grou Michael Hirst January 17, 2018 (2018-01-17)
59 10 "Moments of Vision" Daniel Grou Michael Hirst January 24, 2018 (2018-01-24)
Notes
  1. ^ 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".[6][7]

Webisodes[edit]

Athelstan's Journal (2015)[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.[8] The webisodes have a running time of 1:45 to 5:01 minutes.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
Athelstan's Journal
1 "Chapter One: Gods" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle January 30, 2015 (2015-01-30)
2 "Chapter Two: Honor" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle February 1, 2015 (2015-02-01)
3 "Chapter Three: Loyalty" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)
4 "Chapter Four: Sin" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle February 8, 2015 (2015-02-08)
5 "Chapter Five: Blood" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle February 13, 2015 (2015-02-13)
6 "Chapter Six: Family" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle February 14, 2015 (2015-02-14)
7 "Chapter Seven: Savagery" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle February 18, 2015 (2015-02-18)
8 "Chapter Eight: Gods & Men" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle February 19, 2015 (2015-02-19)
Stones and Bones
9 "Chapter One: Vows" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
10 "Chapter Two: Death" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle February 27, 2015 (2015-02-27)
11 "Chapter Three: Love" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle March 6, 2015 (2015-03-06)
12 "Chapter Four: Harvest" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle March 13, 2015 (2015-03-13)
13 "Chapter Five: The Choice" Lucas Taylor Sam Meikle March 20, 2015 (2015-03-20)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VIKINGS Tops The Ratings With 8.3 Million Viewers". Irish Film Board. March 5, 2013. Archived from the original on April 7, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Lesley Goldberg (March 17, 2016). "'Vikings' Renewed for Fifth Season at History". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ Greg Evans (July 22, 2017). "'Vikings' Gets Trailer & Season Premiere Date – Comic-Con". Deadline. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ Franich, Darren (September 12, 2017). "Vikings renewed for sixth season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "History(R) Orders 20 Episode Sixth Season of Hit Drama Series "Vikings"". The Futon Critic. September 12, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Vikings: Season 5 - Part 1 on Amazon". Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Vikings, Season 5 on iTunes". Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Athelstan's Journal: Gods". HISTORY.com. 

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