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[Warning: The following contains spoiler's from Thursday's finale of Vikings. Read at your own risk.]
Joey doesn't share food, and King Horik (Donal Logue) doesn't share power.
After weeks of growing tension with Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), Horik is finally ready to betray his ally on Thursday's epic Vikings finale — and he won't be alone.
The penultimate episode ended with Ragnar's right-hand man Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) seemingly eager to accept Horik's proposition, one that would not only take out the former farmer but also his children. And while it didn't take a Seer to see Horik's treachery coming, Floki's duplicity cuts deep. Though, we can't say we don't understand. Floki is, first and foremost, a devoutly spiritual man and Ragnar's growing tolerance of Christianity, combined with his mounting arrogance, provided an easy in for Horik with the ship-maker.
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Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and Rollo (Clive Standen) might be reunited, but we wish it was under happier circumstances. The Vikings brothers have united against an even bigger enemy than each other: Jarl Borg (Thorbjorn Harr), their former ally who's taken over Kattegat as revenge. But will Ragnar and Rollo be able to work together again after all that's happened?
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