Friday, April 11, 2014
'Blood Eagle' -- Vikings 2x07
Warning: Spoiler Alert
I had started to think that maybe Jarl Borg might have gotten himself an ally with King Horik, and he might have gotten away. He wouldn't have succeeded in killing Ragnar, since the writers aren't about to do that (and not just cuz it would write them right out of a show, but also cuz it would take away all of this delicious backstabbing and suspense that they've been building up lately). But even if they didn't let Borg kill Ragnar, I still half expected that Horik would at least try to help him break out; and it makes me wonder what may have happened that would have made it so that he thought that was a bad idea. It could have been that since Rollo found out about Siggy and Horik, Horik may have thought that he would have been pushing his luck by trying to help Bork break out and assassinate Ragnar.
Speaking of Rollo finding out about what's been going on with Siggy and Horik, I wonder if this was the first inkling that he had that there was something going on between the two of them (or if he maybe might have suspected that there was something more going on). It's quite possible that he didn't know anything about it, since he's more the muscle, and less the guy who has to think around corners. And Siggy can say all she wants to him about how she did everything for him, but we know that's not true (especially after she went to the seer and admitted that she wanted to have her old position back).
Speaking of her old position ... it makes me all kinds of suspicious that Aslaug said that she was kind of envious of Lagertha and wished that she could be the shieldmaiden that Lagertha was (well, it's not exactly what she said, but that was kind of the gist of it). It almost makes me think that Aslaug is going to try to get all sneaky and try to knife Lagertha while she's sleeping, or something. I don't get the impression that Lagertha sees Aslaug as a threat (at least not physically), but I don't think that I would keep both eyes closed for any amount of time if I were Lagertha and Aslaug was around.
It's kind of awesome that Lagertha has now become an Earl, but I really would have liked to have seen the scenes that occurred right after she knifed her husband in the eye. Sure, it would have taken away the surprise that the writers were probably going for with having her ride out from behind that tree, but it still would have been cool to be able to see all the dudes that had previously sworn themselves to her husband rally around her and decide that they would follow her now.
Floki is married now!! Awwwes. The wedding was completely sweet, cuz you could tell that they loved each other (and I really dug the way they juxtapositioned the two weddings, showing the one that was done for love, and the one that was done for political alliance ... while also kind of making a statement about how the Viking one was better, cuz it was done out of love). But the way that the scenes were cut, it makes me wonder when the wedding actually happened, cuz homegirl didn't look at all preggers when they were getting married (and she was preggers in the scene before that, when she was saying that they were going to get married, and in the next scene that Aslaug was in, she was still preggers, and they made a point of showing that the two of them were pregnant at the same time).
I kind of needed to hug Floki and tell him that everything was going to be alright after he got sad (and almost kind of panicked by the idea of becoming a father). He's going to be a right crazy dad, but I don't doubt that he's going to love their baby as much as he is able, and he's going to try as hard as he can to do well (he may fuck it up, since he's kind of crazy, but I don't doubt that he's going to try and make things right for the baby and his baby momma).
The whole thing with Floki no longer trusting Ragnar (and being kind of pissed at him) ... this makes me all kinds of sad on the inside, cuz their relationship seemed like it was so solid before. I would love it if the two of them became homies again, but I have the feeling that Ragnar is going to have to do a whole hell of a lot to prove himself to Floki before he is trusted again.
I wonder if someone told him that Floki was getting married and that he wasn't invited. He had to've known where everyone was going when they all started to leave. Maybe that was why he got drunk and was doing stupid things when Lagertha's dude first came to him to say that she wanted an alliance with him. Maybe?