‘Vikings’ Season 6: Why Bjorn Thinks Kjetill Might Have Killed Floki

On the hit series Vikings, the people of Kattegat have been wondering about Floki’s (Gustaf Skarsgård) whereabouts since he first left with the settlers to start a new life in Iceland. He came back after discovering a new land that he said was a place that the gods inhabited. Together with other people from Kattegat, Floki set off to find the land again that would become Iceland, which they do, but things don’t go as planned.

Floki’s settlement doesn’t turn out the way he hoped

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Floki has the utmost faith in the new settlement, a place he believes is actually Asgard. In this “land of the gods,” he struggles to find harmony with the people he brought there. The settlers establish factions that end up killing each other. It’s too much for Floki to deal with when the settlement fails in his eyes.

Floki speaks to Kjetill Flatnose (Adam Copeland) and tells him he’s done with everyone. He says that he won’t kill him but he would if he were still the man he once was.

Eyvind (Kris Holden-Ried), another man with a family in the settlement, and Kjetill’s family start a blood feud that Floki can no longer stand to watch play out. Kjetill eventually kills Eyvind and his family, which is the final tipping point. Even Aud (Leah McNamara), Kjetill’s daughter, kills herself when she can’t handle the out of control blood feud between her family and another.

Kjetill returns to Kattegat and Bjorn is suspicious

Kjetill returns to Kattegat in Floki’s boat, which makes Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) and his brother Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) suspicious. Kjetill tells Ubbe that Floki just up and left for no reason one day and they haven’t seen him since. He says they searched for him and found no sign of Floki.

When Bjorn is able to speak candidly with Kjetill, he demands to know what really happened with Floki in Iceland. “I want the whole story,” Bjorn demands to know. “The truth.”

“You know most of it already,” Kjetill says to him. He recounts the fact that they had no food and times were hard. He says the first crop failed and an “evil man called Eyvind” blamed Floki for everything. He tells Bjorn that this other family killed his son and daughter. “In the end, I killed Eyvind and all of his family,” Kjetill admits. “After all, I am a Viking. It was a matter of honor.”

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Why Bjorn thinks Kjetill might have killed Floki

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Bjorn admits that Floki is a dreamer and he would have been upset that his dream failed, especially with all the killing. “Surely someone killed him and hid the body,” Bjorn says. “Perhaps you killed him Kjetill. Perhaps there was a confrontation and you struck him.”

Bjorn has known Floki for almost his entire life and he doesn’t think Floki would just up and leave like that. Why wouldn’t he return home to Kattegat and to the sons of Ragnar? In Bjorn’s mind, someone must have killed him, and it’s suspicious that Kjetill would show up in Floki’s boat with this story. Not to mention he admits to killing this other family in a blood feud, so he’s obviously capable of it.

“You better pray to the gods that one day Floki returns to verify your story. Because up until that day, a man capable of slaughtering an entire family, will to me forever stand accused of his murder,” Bjorn tells him.

What actually happened to Floki?

Fans will remember that what actually happened to Floki remains clouded in mystery. He walks away from the settlement and finds a cave that he believes to be the gate of Helheim. He travels deeper into the cave to discover a cross that has been carved inside the cavern. He’s completely dumb-founded and begins to cry and laugh at the same time. It appears Floki is inside the body of a volcano that suddenly erupts, burying him inside the cave out of nowhere. Fans haven’t heard from Floki since and it’s unclear if he died or somehow made it out alive.

Bjorn Ironside has his suspicions about what happened to Floki. Hopefully one day we’ll all learn the truth.