‘Vikings’: Lagertha Revealed to Aslaug That She Could ‘Never Forgive’ Her
In the series Vikings, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) holds a grudge against Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) for years. Once Aslaug manipulates her circumstance after getting pregnant by Lagertha’s husband, Earl Ragnar Lothbrok of Kattegat (Travis Fimmel), Lagertha’s whole world changes.
In season 4B, episode 2, Lagertha reveals to Aslaug that she could “never forgive” her. We have all the details about that tense moment.
Lagertha and Aslaug in ‘Vikings’
In season 1, Lagertha has a miscarriage, and Ragnar starts to wonder who will give him the many sons he was promised by the Seer (John Kavanagh). Ragnar gets Aslaug, a princess from Götaland, pregnant, and she comes calling in Kattegat months later after she revealed to Ragnar that she was pregnant.
Ragnar suggests that he marry them both and have two marriages. He tells his wife, who is taken aback by the whole thing, that she must “accept” Aslaug, as he can’t turn her away. But Lagertha can’t do that, and she feels she has “no choice” but to divorce Ragnar and leave, starting a new life elsewhere. Although Ragnar doesn’t want her to go, she does, and their son, Bjorn (Nathan O’Toole), comes with her. Aslaug goes on to have four sons by Ragnar – Ubbe, Hvitserk, Sigurd, and Ivar – and she marries Ragnar as well.
Meanwhile, Lagertha makes a new life in Hedeby as the wife of Earl Sigvard (Morten Suurballe), but she never forgets what happened in Kattegat. She eventually becomes the Earl of Hedeby after stabbing her abusive husband in the eye, and he’s then killed by Einar (Steve Wall), a man that desires her that’s also Sigvard’s nephew. She becomes even more respected, but it isn’t the life she wanted.
Lagertha revealed that she could ‘never forgive’ Aslaug
Years go by, and Lagertha even helps Ragnar get his home of Kattegat back from Jarl Borg (Thorbjørn Harr). She raids with her ex-husband to Wessex and also Paris as well. But on the second attempt to raid Paris, they fail against the forces in Paris and Ragnar’s brother, Rollo (Clive Standen). Ragnar, now King, returns home to walk away from his responsibilities, abandoning his people without a word for many years. However, he does return eventually, looking for revenge in Wessex for the destroyed Viking settlement.
At this time, both Aslaug, Ragnar’s Queen of Kattegat, and Lagertha’s sons, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) are about to head to the Mediterranean. Lagertha suggests they have a sacrifice and they can both “officiate,” but Aslaug reminds her that she’s the Queen, not Lagertha, which Lagertha has never forgotten.
Lagertha isn’t told about the sacrifices, and she walks in on it after it’s already started. During the ceremony, Aslaug is drugged with red and black paint on her face, and Lagertha goes to her to tell her true feelings. She can’t forgive Aslaug for taking her life from her.
“I know you can hear me,” Lagertha says to her. “I want you to know that I can never forgive you for taking away my husband and my world. And look what you’ve done with it.”
Aslaug is completely out of it during the moment, and it’s unclear if she will remember the situation. “You call yourself Queen, but you will never be Queen in Kattegat,” Lagertha adds while spraying blood on her from her hand.
Lagertha gets her revenge on Aslaug
While Ragnar is away with a small raiding party that he bribed along with his son, Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen), and Bjorn and Hvitserk are gone on their own voyage, Lagertha makes her move. While detaining Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) and Sigurd (David Lindström) (although she doesn’t harm them or any of Ragnar’s other sons), she usurps Kattegat from Aslaug, taking back her home with many warriors. She accuses Aslaug of being a “witch,” saying she “bewitched” Ragnar. But Aslaug doesn’t seem to agree.
“But still, I have fulfilled my destiny,” Aslaug tells her. “The gods foretold Ragnar would have many sons. And I have given him those sons. I am as much a part of us saga, Lagertha, as you are.”
Aslaug renounces her position, but it isn’t enough for Lagthera. When she acts like she’s going to let Aslaug go free as she requested, Lagertha kills her. But how does Lagertha kill Aslaug? She shoots her with an arrow, killing her. Lagertha is then the Queen of Kattegat, taking back her home. She never forgot about Aslaug taking her position, and she held onto that anger all those years until she took back what she thought was rightfully hers.