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Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« on: November 26, 2018, 09:01:55 PM »
A whole year in between but this is the continuation of season 5.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dGCvJkzQSE

Looks all Apocalypse Now this time. Nice to see Rollo back right at the end of the trailer.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 01:40:05 PM »
I forgot that Rollo was the last face we saw at the end of the mid-season break (rewatched the last episode in preparation for its return).

No spoilers but this week's return episode has me looking forward to the rest of the season. Good stuff.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 01:58:46 PM »
Crikey, had forgotten all about this. I started watching it from the start a few months ago but stopped a couple of episodes into series two when the plots just seemed to keep going in circles.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 02:14:19 PM »
You've got to make it to the end of season two, at least. I'm thinking you might be mistaking the shitty behaviour of some of the characters during season two for how it's unfolding. Watch to the end.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2018, 02:32:53 PM »
It was more a case of Rollo is a traitor, oh no he's good again, oh no he's a traitor again, oh no he's good again, oh no they've actually sent him off as an emissary to the guy who keeps turning him into a traitor... enough!

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 02:58:12 PM »
Rollo is still being a two-faced dick in season 5 so get used to it.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 09:08:42 PM »
...oh no they've actually sent him off as an emissary to the guy who keeps turning him into a traitor...

Talking about Jarl Borg, I have to say I really enjoyed the performance of the actor for entirely the wrong reasons, I suspect. I found it entirely comedic and I don't mean in a so bad it's good way. Almost as if the actor was going for the comedy, making Jarl Borg an ultimately pathetic figure. Somehow brilliant and memorable.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 02:18:36 AM »
Hanging by a thread. Getting it all mixed up with the last kingdom. At least the seer is dead. Or is he?

Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2018, 03:36:09 AM »
Hanging by a thread. Getting it all mixed up with the last kingdom. At least the seer is dead. Or is he?
Vikings is a far better show but there is something supremely entertaining about Last Kingdom and I think Series 3 has been better than this Vikings series.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 03:19:32 AM »
Haven't bothered for 2 weeks.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 10:04:30 AM »
No spoilers but a fair bit of water has run under the bridge in two weeks. It hasn't quite kept up with the promise of the return episode but it looks like they're setting up for a decent season ending.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 11:45:12 AM »
Predict that Lagertha will return as the more powerful Lagertha the Grey. Hvitserk's new lady will probably kill Ivar/Ivars woman/the baby. Still enjoying the bits with Judith and Alfred though.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2019, 03:50:18 PM »
I thought to myself, "Rutger Hauer has let himself go," but it turned out to be Steven Berkoff.

Predict that Lagertha will return as the more powerful Lagertha the Grey. Hvitserk's new lady will probably kill Ivar/Ivars woman/the baby.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2019, 12:11:43 PM »

Make it 0/3, was going to predict a Lagertha/Judith romance but that one isn't happening now. Was sure I had missed an episode. Lump found to dead in like a week?

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2019, 02:58:53 PM »
How could anyone have predicted "Lagertha has a haircut"?

Must have been a huge time lag between Judith announcing her lump and Ubbe challenging the naysayer; seemed more like he had just popped up the road.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2019, 05:35:10 PM »
Shake out the box of unused battle ideas, stop somewhere that may allow another season.
Kind of a shame to go out with a whimper after the heights of earlier seasons.

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2019, 05:53:01 PM »
And no tantalising glimpses of new characters like we got at the end of Season 4. Just Ivar sloping off. Would be better if they shifted the focus toward Harald instead of digging the Lothbrok trench even deeper. Steven Berkoff and his monologues can get to fuck (don't think I've ever seen anything with him in that I've liked).

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Re: Vikings mid-season 5 returns this week
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2019, 06:01:57 PM »
Also: very smart of the seafaring Viking horde to try and take the port of Kattegut by land.