Vikings: Closer look at season 3 preview

Before we get into our preview, I want to share fan art that sums up what we are doing here! Our lives are stories waiting to be told and shared with the future. Much thanks and credit to Jul Sanchez at Vikings the Aftermath fan group!

Lagertha Our lives are stories: Fan art by Jul Sanchez at facebook group, Vikings the Aftermath

Lagertha Our lives are stories: Fan art by Jul Sanchez at facebook group, Vikings the Aftermath

 

 A closer look at season 3 preview with stills from the preview trailer

It seems that everyone is fearful about the future and willing to face the Seer in order to find answers. Unfortunately, he speaks so oft in riddles and his prophecies are a jumble of thoughts, it is difficult to understand his advice or warnings?  Lagertha sought out his help but is left with only more questions…

lagertha seeks the seer's advice

lagertha seeks the seer’s advice

lagertha with the seer

lagertha with the seer

Like many of us in uncertain times and in desperate circumstances, Lagertha has become preoccupied with knowing the future, what it holds, and when she will die?

Lagertha: when will I die?

Lagertha: when will I die?

A stranger has shown up asking his own questions…

 

is this the wanderer?

is this the wanderer?

Like everyone else here, I am worried as well. I set aside my own fears of the Seer, though it was extremely difficult and I trembled in so much revulsion that I am sure that is part of why everything he said became a jumble of images that make little sense!

not understanding the prophecies

not understanding the prophecies

His words and his images were not clear or in any particular order so I will just share them as they were presented to me? I understand little of it, but have such serious worries now that I can not sleep at night for thinking of all of it!  Above all else, I worry for my friend Helga and the images he showed me of her in trouble? The image is not all clear, but someone is causing her great harm… I can not be sure of who it is but I fear for Helga’s life now!

 

this is just bad

this is just bad

could this be ragnar

There are many other disturbing and terrifying images but the one of Helga shook me more than all of the others… Who could want to hurt Helga, Why???

 

and yet a another wtf

Ragnar is King now and there will be trouble between him and his son, Bjorn?

Ragnar and Bjorn

Ragnar and Bjorn

ragnar season3

ragnar season3

Bjorn talking to ragnar about power

Ragnar berates Bjorn You have the strength of a man but the will of a little girl

Ragnar berates Bjorn You have the strength of a man but the will of a little girl

Yes, there will be much trouble and anger between them…

Who is this woman watching it all take place? Ohhhh My God! It’s Yarl Borg’s missing wife… apparently she did not leave Kattegat after all? But, what does she want with young Bjorn?

another new face

Who is this woman watching it all?

bjorn and ragnar2 bjorn after he has been berated

Lagertha will be caught in the middle between father and son?

lagertha caught in middle of father and son

lagertha caught in middle of father and son

 

There will be prayers to the Gods…

seeking help from the gods

seeking help from the gods

help from the gods

maybe not liking the gods answers?

maybe not liking the gods answers?

 

The Saxons will pray to their own God in their own way… And, they say our ways are barbaric and bizarre? After much thought and some research on this particularly disturbing scene, it is clear that  King Ecbert’s son- Aethelwulf is having a severe bout of religious zeal here?

Historians give conflicting assessments of Æthelwulf. According to Richard Humble, Æthelwulf had a worrying style of Kingship. He had come to the throne of Wessex by inheritance. He proved to be intensely religious, cursed with little political sense, and with too many able and ambitious sons.  To Frank Stenton, “Æthelwulf seems to have been a religious and unambitious man, for whom engagement in war and politics was an unwelcome consequence of rank.”  However, Janet Nelson thought that his reign has been under-appreciated in modern scholarship, and that he laid the foundations for Alfred’s success, finding new as well as traditional answers, and coping more effectively with Scandinavian attacks than most contemporary rulers.  In Simon Keynes‘s view, “it was he, more than any other, who secured the political fortune of his people in the 9th century, and who opened up channels of communication which led through the Frankish realms and across the Alps to Rome.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%86thelwulf_of_Wessex

what on earth is going on here?

what on earth is going on here?

what goes on here 2

what goes on here 2

another WTF moment

Well, Ragnar will prove that some of our ways are indeed barbaric?

We win, we have the heads to prove it!

We win, we have the heads to prove it!

ragnar may be going berserker

ragnar may be going berserker

we surrender... We've seen the boat with the heads!

we surrender… We’ve seen the boat with the heads!

Ragnar will face great battles, both in his personal life, his warrior conquests and his beliefs…

ragnar in contemplation

ragnar in contemplation

ragnar goes berserker again

Ragnar leads his warriors in battle cries

He will return again to England to meet with Ecbert…

ecbert and ragnar meet ecbert at his court

And, he will be drawn into some plan of Kwentrith’s… never a good sign?

the return of kwentrith

the return of kwentrith

Will she be his downfall? And, just what is her final plan?

you must fight for me I promise I shal give you more than gold and riches

you must fight for me I promise I shal give you more than gold and riches

ragnar and kwentirith

ragnar and kwentirith

I want his head

how many heads did you want

 

God knows what she's done to who

He will face battle with Aslaug as well, who will question whether he loves her?

Aslaug Do you love me aslaug at home

So, is this Aslaug taking her solace elsewhere? Such as in the arms of a wanderer?

Whooo

There may be a few hours of reprieve and happiness for him with Lagertha…

ragnar and lagertha happy

ragnar and lagertha happy

But, will that last? Lagertha has her own destiny and path to follow that may not include Ragnar any longer?

ecbert and lagertha3 ecbert and lagertha2

lagertha3

lagertha3

lagertha and Rollo,  All men are ambitious

lagertha and Rollo, All men are ambitious

Ragnar will fight a great and bloody battle…

ragnar in fight for his life

ragnar in fight for his life

Ragnar's fight begins 2

Ragnar’s fight begins 2

The blow

The blow

The blow 2

The blow 2

The blow 4

The blow 4

Will he survive to win this battle? There will be much carnage and many will question his decisions… His beliefs will drive a further wedge between him and Floki, who asks, “How many more of us must die for your Christians?”

how many more of us must die for your christians

how many more of us must die for your christians

dying for the christians

dying for the Christians

aftermath of battle

aftermath of battle

 

Could the harm to Helga have something to do with floki’s deepening resentments?

floki beserker as usual floki season3

As to those Christians… where will Athelstan truly stand?

athelstan season3 Athelstan with ecbert

Will Athelstan succumb to the wiles of Kwentirith… is that really him or her?!! Ohhhh I can not take any more of this!  I was in such distress over this possibility but others have put forth their own thought on this event- that No, it is not Kwentirith but the Lady Judith with Athelstan? Well, that would be a relief! The Lady Judith may be experiencing great frustration in dealing with her husband, Aethelwulf’s religious fervor and devotion? And. as Athelstan’s sense of Christian principle and propriety are wavering… Well, I would only wish him well in this affair and a cautious warning not be caught at it?

more wooo but with who?

more wooo but with who?

 

athelstan season3

And… what of Rollo, where does he stand in all of this?

Rollo, Lagertha and Bjorn

Rollo, Lagertha and Bjorn

rollo season3 trailer

rollo season3 trailer

ragnar and rollo

ragnar and rollo

battle3

Things don't look for rollo again

Things don’t look for rollo again

Where does it all lead…

ships in the mist

ships in the mist

It leads to Paris…

paris in the distance

paris in the distance

 

 

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