‘Vikings’ Season 6: Fans React to a Surprising Reunion

This week’s episode of Vikings led to a surprising reunion between two sons of Ragnar. Read on to learn what happened and how fans are reacting to the new developments. There are spoilers ahead for season 6 of Vikings.


Michael Hirst, Alexander Ludwig, Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgard, and Alex Hogh Andersen
Michael Hirst, Alexander Ludwig, Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgard, and Alex Hogh Andersen | Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for HISTORY

Episode 9 of Vikings held a reunion between Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) and Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø). Ivar met up with Hvitserk while leading a raiding and scouting party of Rus warriors.

Fans will remember that Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) let Hvitserk live after it’s discovered that he killed Lagertha (Kathern Winnick). When Hvitserk is banished, he meets up with Ivar and their dynamic has definitely changed.

Fans react to the reunion between the sons of Ragnar

Fans have a lot of feelings about Ivar and Hvitserk coming together again. Is Hvitserk suddenly healthy again without malice towards his brother? “So Hvitserk is suddenly not schizophrenic and does not wanna kill Ivar?” a Reddit user asked.

Some fans think that Hvitserk is playing a game with Ivar and that he has ulterior motives. “I think Hvitserk is playing the long game tbf, maybe waiting for some opportune moment to kill Ivar whilst also helping Bjorn?” another Reddit user revealed.

Many viewers are enjoying this new dynamic between the two sons of Ragnar. They are reunited once again. “Even though this whole season has been Hvitserk hallucinating about killing Ivar. I really am enjoying the scenes whenever they are getting along,” another user wrote.

It’s ‘unrealistic’ for Hvitserk to be fine with Ivar

One Reddit user thinks it’s unrealistic how Hvitserk has already forgiven Ivar for killing Thora. He’s been devastated all season and now he’s reunited with Ivar and things are so different.

“Kinda unrealistic how easily Hvitserk forgives Ivar for killing Thora, like his behavior this season was directly because of his fear and hate of Ivar,” a Reddit user expressed. “Then he’s like, sup Ivar. I understand he has nowhere else to go and he’s accepted his murder of Lagertha as his fate, but c’mon.”

Hvitserk travels with Ivar to Kiev

Ivar takes Hvitserk back with him to Kiev and they seem to be having some moments together. Hvitserk takes the time to brag about being the one to kill Lagertha. Ivar doesn’t really openly react to the news, though he obviously cares since he wanted to be the one to kill Lagertha.

Hvitserk and Ivar have had their fair share of problems. It could be that Hvitserk no longer feels the need to kill Ivar since he’s killed Lagertha. He may feel he’s fulfilled his ultimate destiny now.

“Well Hvitserk’s whole arc was him thinking he needs to kill Ivar but all along his fate was to kill Lagertha,” another user said. “He’s fulfilled his true fate so he doesn’t care about killing Ivar yet.”

Hvitserk meets Princess Katya

Hvitserk also meets Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky) and Princess Katya (Alicia Agneson). Strangely enough, Hvitserk doesn’t really react to the fact that Katya is Freydis’ doppelganger. In fact, Ivar questions him about it and Hvitserk doesn’t see the resemblance between the two at all.

This could mean that Ivar is just seeing things because of his guilt for killing Freydis. “The fact that Hvitserk isn’t reacting to Katya leads me to believe that she actually doesn’t look like Freydis, and that Ivar, guilt-ridden, is just imagining she looks like her,” a Reddit user said.

Fans are eager to see where this new situation will take the sons of Ragnar before the end of the first half of the final season of Vikings.