‘Vikings’ Season 6, Episode 4: What Really Happened in the Latest Episode?

Vikings has given fans an explosive final season so far. The most recent episode was more than a little shocking. So, what exactly happened in episode 4? Read on to learn more. There are spoilers ahead for the latest episode of Vikings.

Lagertha fights, but it isn’t enough to save someone close to her

Remember those bandits that King Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) set free? They’ve been lurking around and causing trouble, and this week they’ve done the unthinkable. Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), who just wants to be left in peace to live as a farmer, is forced to unbury her sword and fight. Everyone gets involved in the effort, even children who are used as scouts. They set off signals to let Lagertha and the others know the bandits are approaching. Some of these children are even killed in the process, but that isn’t the most shocking death of them all.

Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) and Torvi’s (Georgia Hirst) young son, Hali (Ryan Henson), comes out before the bandits actually leave. He’s doing what kids do, just playing around and holds a sword at the men, but not before the bandit leader rushes him with his horse and cuts him down. Lagertha is more than devastated to lose a grandchild and it’s a truly terrible moment.

Gunnhild has a dream of violence

Gunnhild (Ragga Ragnars), who was left behind back in Kattegat, has a dream of a village burning and woman and children dead. Naturally, she worries it is Lagertha, so she wants to find out for herself. She rides out to uncover the terrible truth that she’ll surely find.

Hvitserk isn’t well at all

Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) is seriously not doing well at all. He’s dealing with both addiction and trauma. It’s truly sad to see him like this. He can’t seem to let Ivar and his evil ways go. A lot of it could be the loss of Thora at the hands of Ivar when Hvitserk was away. Now he’s just a shell of a broken man.

The future is looking brighter for King Bjorn Ironside

Alexander Ludwig
Alexander Ludwig | Jerod Harris/Getty Images for MGM Television

Things have changed drastically for Bjorn. Last week he was defeated by King Olaf (Steven Berkoff), and this week he’s looking at a larger kingdom in his future. Olaf wants to elect a king of all Norway, and he wants that person to be Bjorn, or so he says. Men of importance still need to vote for Bjorn, but things are certainly looking up for him.

Ivar the Boneless plays different sides

Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) seems to be a step ahead of Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky). He’s playing both sides while he spends time with Prince Igor (Oran Glynn O’Donovan). They are bonding and forming a friendship that will probably help in Ivar’s plan later. At the same time, Prince Dir (Lenn Kudrjawizki), who is kept in a cage, tells Ivar he can have whatever he wants if he will only set him free, but Ivar doesn’t budge. He has other plans apparently.

The first half of the final season of Vikings is playing out in shocking ways. Keep checking back for more information about season 6 of Vikings.