'Vikings' Showrunner Michael Hirst Reveals Season 4B Spoilers, Best Episodes & Ragnar's Return; S04B Episode 11 "The Outsider" Recap
The premiere of "Vikings" Season 4B is aptly entitled "The Outsider" showing the return of Ragnar following his defeat. What could be the aftermath of the return of Ragnar?
(Spoiler Alert! The following contains details of "Vikings" Season 4B.)
"Vikings" Season 4 Episode 11 entitled "The Outsider" Recap Six years following his defeat in Paris at his brother Rollo's hands, Ragnar Lothbrok returns to Kattegat. He heads home to his grown sons namely Ubbe, Ivar, Hvitserk, Sigurd, and Bjorn. The "Vikings" premiere episode showed how the battle in Paris changed Ragnar. None of the people in Kattegat respect him, and none are willing to travel with him to England to exact retribution to King Ecbert, except Ivar who has long been seeking for his father's approval.
"Vikings" Season 4B (Part Two) Spoilers In an interview with Mashable with showrunner Michael Hirst, "Vikings" Season 4B is the biggest season by far. It has great battle scenes and emotional sequences highlighting primarily Ragnar's family and the entire "Vikings" clan. He adds that there will be redemption in this season, with Ivar the Boneless a significant player in his father's plans. The 6-year hiatus of Ragnar is unconventional. In "Vikings" society, an absentee earl or king could have been easily replaced by another. Since he was well-respected and famous, the village was practically void of anyone who can claim the throne.
Variety also interviewed the showrunner Michael Hirst. He revealed that Ragnar and Lagertha will not be getting back together. perhaps in Valhalla, but not in real life. When asked about Ragnar's attempted suicide, the writer shares that since he was depressed, it was a way of testing his fate, seeking for signs from the gods. Hirst also mentioned that episodes 14 and 15 are two of the best episodes he has written, and episode 10 not falling behind.
"Vikings" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 P.M. on History.