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Vikings – Season 5, Episode 11: Review of "Revelation"

Matt Fowler

Warning: Full Spoilers for Season Vikings in Season 5 …

The "apparition," in which Rollo Clive Standena returns to the fold as the Lagertha lover of the opponent, is a good opener for the second half of season 5, though most of them act like a dry bite, stories before us.

Roll's arc and moments with Lagertha and Bjorn are the heart of this chapter, while others have acceptable subsequent scenes that show the implications of how Ivar catches the Kattegat. Cliffhangers, like Floki's desire to sacrifice in Iceland, are answered in a short order (Helgi decides to vote against this idea), while King Alfred (with Prince Aethelred as his assaulting dog) briefly points out that roffling feathers to his court suggesting , that education will be available to everyone – while the area is under constant attack by Norsemen on all sides.

So as satisfying certain elements of "Revelation" are also full of many scraps. The Vikings, like the series, do not have many weaknesses, but one of them is a well-balanced balance between widespread scenes and rapid "information" moments.

But let's talk about Rollo and the way he returned to the life of his remaining family. Rollo, from the very beginning of the series, was driven by jealousy and pride. She always wished what Ragnar had. He loved Lagertha for decades, and his worship was sometimes strange and ominous. He once saved Ragnar's life for what she felt about her (and knew how she felt about Ragnar), but literally went to war against her interests. As a way to defeat your brother and perhaps "win" it. Show her how strong she is. Or at least put her in a position she should have somehow need him. He could help Lagerth and help her defeat Ivar's forces, right? This seems to be the closest distance between two points. Rollo, however, is always ephemeral in Lagerth.

The rumors of Bjorn, perhaps Ragnar's son, have been flowing for many years, like the crazy background of the river. Here is finally done completely. Rollo return gives this story, which is now expanding the generation, a wonderful bond back into the first season. It brings together so many things together and reminds us that this series has an active thriving memory. Before Lagertha and Bjorn, with Heemmund as their sponsor, they started a new chapter in England, we have to deal with the past. A Rollo is a shadow that is still above all. Bjorn's response to the hearing of parental claim is perfect. It is the best way to touch this topic and continue on. There is no way to know for sure if Rollo is his real father, so why does that matter? The truth is, Bjorn has decided. And he chooses a common narrative. The one who gives impetus to his whole life. It's Ragnar's son.

How perfect is Rollo as an example "Guy who has everything but nothing?" He returns to the Kattegat, the savior, and sadly reflects how he is now too important to risk he really hurt himself in the battle. Meanwhile, Ivar and Harald hurl all the ruins they have made and the opportunities that remain. They won, but both feel empty. Harald lost his bride, child and brother. Ivar missed the chance to kill Lagertha. And then, at its highest lowest point, faces Rollo, which is essentially years from now. So much wealth, so much dissatisfaction. The real defeat of conquering.

Is it the ultimate destiny of Rollo? His curse? You want to have everything except for the real thing he wants? He begged Lagertha and Bjorn to flee with him and lived under protection, but deeply he had to know he would refuse. That's part of what she loves, right? And he obviously knows only one (very ineffective) way of getting his affections. The only thing she can do is help her escape Ivar's wrath. that's always the best he can hope for. His supreme power and she is still alive, somewhere outside, mostly hates him.


The "Revelation" was better than your average episode in the style of consequences, thanks to Roll's return and emotional solution to the Lothbrok family problems that date back to Season 1. Rollo also helped occupy a huge shadow over Ivar and Harold as a man who has gained wealth and strength, but yet he feels disconnected and lost.

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