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Vikings Season 5 Episodes

20 Episodes 2017 - 2019

Season 5 of the historical drama depicts the aftermath of King Ragnar's (Travis Fimmel) death: After establishing a stronghold in England, his surviving sons are at war with each other, with Ivar (Alex Høgh) claiming the Kingdom of Kattegat for himself, supported by his brother Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) and against his other brother Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith). Meanwhile, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) explores northern Africa trying to fulfill his destiny. As the season progresses, new tensions arise, brought forward by the introduction of warrior priest Bishop Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers).

Episode 1

The Fisher King

Wed, Nov 29, 2017 45 mins

As the Vikings continue their threat in England, Ragnar Lothbrok's sons are also wrapped in tension; Heahmund rallies the Saxons against the Great Army in King Aethelwulf's absence.

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Episode 2

The Departed

Wed, Nov 29, 2017 45 mins

Conclusion. As the Vikings establish their stronghold in York, Ivar is determined to lead the Great Army. Meanwhile, in Kattegat, Lagertha misjudges King Harald and pays a heavy price; and Floki arrives in a mysterious land.

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Episode 3


Wed, Dec 6, 2017 45 mins

Celebrations are cut short in the aftermath of the battle at York; Ragnar Lothbrok's sons are pitted against each other as tensions reach an all-time high, and each is forced to choose a side.

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Episode 4

The Plan

Wed, Dec 13, 2017 45 mins

Guided by Bishop Heahmund's visions, the Saxons devise a battle plan. Meanwhile, Ivar the Boneless strategizes on his own as the Vikings face increasing pressure; and Bjorn Ironside finds himself in a new territory and must convince the local commander he is a trader and not a raider.

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Episode 5

The Prisoner

Wed, Dec 20, 2017 45 mins

Ivar meets his match in Bishop Heahmund, while Floki returns to Kattegat, and Bjorn receives a lavish welcome in North Africa.

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Episode 6

The Message

Wed, Dec 27, 2017 45 mins

Lagertha is betrayed, and Bjorn must find a way to support the distraught queen. Meanwhile, Floki and his settlers arrive in a new land, but it is far from what they expected.

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Episode 7

Full Moon

Wed, Jan 3, 2018 45 mins

Bjorn returns to Kattegat to learn that an attack is to take place during the next full moon. Meanwhile, Ivar must decide if he can place his trust in a former enemy on the battlefield.

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Episode 8

The Joke

Wed, Jan 10, 2018 45 mins

The battle for Kattegat begins, and as the two armies line up to fight, the Great Heathen Army must decide between a final plea for peace or all-out war. Meanwhile, Floki faces discord among the settlers.

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Episode 9

A Simple Story

Wed, Jan 17, 2018 45 mins

The army leaders consider their options in the aftermath of the battle. Meanwhile, in Floki's camp, all hopes of binding the community together are dashed as tragedy unfolds.

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Episode 10

Moments of Vision

Wed, Jan 24, 2018 45 mins

A sense of doom looms over Kattegat as bloodshed ensues, but as the defeated army flees in the face of the victors, a legendary warrior makes his way home.

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Episode 11

The Revelation

Wed, Nov 28, 2018 45 mins

Legendary Viking Duke Rollo arrives, causing further upheaval in a Kattegat still reeling from Ivar the Boneless becoming its king; Floki battles the elements in Iceland, and his own settlers' desire for revenge, to forge a colony.

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Episode 12

Murder Most Foul

Wed, Dec 5, 2018 45 mins

Ivar the Boneless asserts his leadership over the Heathen Army. Meanwhile, Lagertha reigns as the Queen of Kattegat.

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Episode 13

A New God

Wed, Nov 28, 2018 45 mins

Heahmund must convince King Alfred that his actions are in defense of the crown; Ubbe and Torvi strengthen the position of the Vikings, but not all in the Viking camp support their strategy; another settler disappears in Iceland.

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Episode 14

The Lost Moment

Thu, Dec 13, 2018 45 mins

Festivities for Ivar continue in Kattegat. Floki makes a decision. Harald's army goes to Wessex.

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Episode 15


Thu, Dec 20, 2018 45 mins

Ivar the Boneless insists his leadership over the Great Heathen Army. Meanwhile, Lagertha reigns Kattegat.

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Episode 16

The Buddha

Thu, Dec 27, 2018 45 mins

Bjorn achieves one of Ragnar's dreams; back in Kattegat, Ivar hatches a new plan while preparing for a divine arrival; in Iceland, a settler returns in a terrible state; and King Alfred faces his greatest threat yet.

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Episode 17

The Most Terrible Thing

Wed, Jan 9, 2019 45 mins

In the fifth-season premiere, Ivar the Boneless is asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Also, Ivar's murder of his brother, Sigurd, sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar's sons plot their next moves after avengingtheir father's death.

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Episode 18


Wed, Jan 16, 2019 45 mins

Hvitserk is severely tested; Floki makes an amazing discovery; Freydis gives Ivar a surprise.; Ubbe negotiates with the three Danish Kings that have massed their armies in Reading, but the negotiations may have a perilous outcome.

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Episode 19

What Happens in the Cave

Wed, Jan 23, 2019 45 mins

Ubbe is forced into hand-to-hand combat; Floki reaches new depths and is met by a shocking sight; Bjorn sets off for Scandinavia with an old rival.

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Episode 20


Wed, Jan 30, 2019 45 mins

A new battle for Kattegat is on, and only the gods know who will emerge victorious.

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