‘Vikings’: Ragnar Lothbrok Finally Reunites With Bjorn and Lagertha After 4 Years Apart

In the hit series Vikings, Ragnar Lothbrok’s (Travis Fimmel) world changes drastically when he gets another woman who isn’t his wife pregnant. In season 1, Ragnar is married to Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), the mother of his two children, Bjorn (Nathan O’Toole) and Gyda (Ruby O’Leary). But the relationship doesn’t last when Lagertha is forced to leave him. Years later, they reunite along with Bjorn, who’s been away with his mother. How does the critical moment go for them? We have all the details from the moment in season 2 episode 4.

Ragnar Lothbrok and Lagertha were once married in ‘Vikings’

Katheryn Winnick in 'Vikings'
Katheryn Winnick in ‘Vikings’ | Jonathan Hession/A+E Networks/History

When the series begins, Ragnar and Lagertha are married with their two children. Ragnar suddenly rises up as Earl of Kattegat, and Lagertha moves up along with him. The two are happy together and seem to be very much in love. Lagertha gets pregnant, but has a miscarriage, and Ragnar wonders who will have his sons for him. He was promised by the Seer (John Kavanagh) that he would have many sons, and he’s fixated on it.

On business for King Horik (Donal Logue), Ragnar meets Princess Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), whom he sleeps with, getting her pregnant. She even tells him that she’s pregnant before coming to Kattegat months later. Ragnar refuses to not take care of her, and he even proposes they have an arrangement where he’ll be married to both Lagertha and Aslaug.

Aslaug acts like she’s OK with it, but Lagertha isn’t going to let that happen. She divorces Ragnar, leaving him and starting a new life somewhere else. Her son, Bjorn, comes with her, as her daughter, Gyda, died from a plague.

Ragnar, Lagertha, and Bjorn’s reunion

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Four years pass, and Ragnar has married Aslaug. She’s pregnant again and has already given him two sons. Ragnar hasn’t seen his ex-wife or Bjorn for a long time, but the moment finally comes once Ragnar’s lands are usurped by Jarl Borg (Thorbjørn Harr), who is angry that Ragnar and Horik rescinded on an offer to raid with him. While Ragnar is away raiding, Borg takes Kattegat, forcing his family to go into hiding.

Lagertha and Bjorn learn about Ragnar’s plight, and with prompting from Bjorn, Lagertha brings warriors from Hedeby, as she’s the Earl’s wife, to assist Ragnar upon his return. He reunites with his new family in a small home, and shortly thereafter, Lagertha and Bjorn ride in on horses with their warriors. Ragnar meets them on the road, and they see each other again.

Lagertha stops her horse, her son hanging back. “It has been a long time,” Ragnar says.

“Hello Ragnar,” Lagertha replies to him and she dismounts off her horse. “I heard of your troubles. I have brought these warriors to help you.”

Bjorn walks up, and Ragnar does the same while saying, “And you are?”

“I’m your s…” but he doesn’t get the words out as Ragnar hugs him warmly, and Lagertha smiles as she looks on.

“Father,” Bjorn tells him as they embrace, and his dad says, “I always knew in my heart that I would see you again. But I never guessed it would be in such circumstances.”

Bjorn has grown up, and his father looks around at him, mentioning he doesn’t “need to ask” if he’s “been fed well.”

“You and I father are bound both by ties of memory and blood,” Bjorn says to his father. Surprisingly, Ragnar doesn’t have much to say to Lagertha right away, and he’s preoccupied with seeing his son again for the first time in four years. 

He holds Bjorn’s head saying, “It seems your mother and I have produced a son that is both strong and wise.” This makes Lagertha smile, and Bjorn says, “And if my sister had lived, she would have been the same.”

Ragnar tells him that it’s good that he still remembers his sister because he still does as well. Bjorn mentions that at that moment he feels “reborn, as if I have a life to lead,” which makes his father hug him once again. 

“Far too long,” Ragnar says as he looks at Lagertha.

Ragnar gets Kattegat back

They go inside the home where Ragnar’s new family has been staying, and Lagertha and Bjorn are welcomed by old friends. They are surprisingly nice to Aslaug, and Lagertha meets Ragnar’s other sons as well. 

Lagertha and Bjorn, along with their warriors, help Ragnar fight, winning Kattegat back from Jarl Borg after destroying the grain stores, getting Borg to fight out in the open. There is a battle, which Ragnar’s side wins. Borg rides off after losing, and Kattegat is taken back.

They return victorious, but Ragnar still wants to be with Lagertha as they once were, telling her that she and their son “should stay.” But she chooses to go back to Hedeby, as she’s married to Earl Sigvard (Morten Suurballe). However, Bjorn stays and gets to know his new brothers, living a life alongside his father.