In the eighth episode we meet an important Scandinavian King (Donal Logue) who desires to make the increasingly-famous Earl Ragnar an ally and supporter. Young, attractive, generous, King Horik seems to offer Ragnar the additional boats and warriors he needs to explore even more distant lands.
Ragnar, Lagertha and Athelstan also make the pilgrimage to Uppsalla to sacrifice and give thanks. Ragnar and Lagertha have much to try and make peace with, as well as understand. And it is during all this that Athelstan discovers how strong his Christian faith still is and lives are changed forever.
Below is a full episode eight show description, which premieres this Sunday, April 21 at 10 p.m.
VIKINGS EPISODE EIGHT DESCRIPTION
“Sacrifice” – Sunday, April 21 at 10 p.m.
The traditional pilgrimage to Uppsalla to thank the gods brings a torrent of emotions for Ragnar, Lagertha, and Athelstan. Ragnar, pulling farther away from his wife goes to make peace with the death of his unborn son. Lagertha, still reeling from her miscarriage, wants to find out from the gods if more sons are in her future. As the Vikings come together to sacrifice and give thanks to their gods, Athelstan discovers just how strong his Christian faith still is.
Directed by: Ken Girotti
Written by: Michael Hirst
PROMO FROM VIKINGS: Airs Sundays at 10/9c on HISTORY
Episode 8 Promo