Vikings Season 1 Review “Raid”

In last week’s episode of Vikings, we ended with Earl Haraldson exacting revenge on Ragnar by ambushing Ragnar’s men. The Earl’s blood lust is not sated and he turns his gaze to Ragnar’s village. While the Earl views the slaughter of the villagers as a sign of strength over his dominion, he inadvertently elevates Ragnar’s social status. If Ragnar were merely an annoyance and not a threat to the Earl’s power, he would just kidnap him and kill him in the town square. Instead, the Earl’s reaction demonstrates that he is afraid of Ragnar, and that Ragnar is somehow important enough that his entire village needs to be destroyed. READ MORE...

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