Vikings The Message Recap Season 5 Episode 6 – Vikings, Season 5, Episode 6, “The Message,” begins with Bjorn and his companions about to get their heads separated from their bodies courtesy of their North African Muslim host. However, Bjorn uses a concealed blade to stab his headsman in the crotch. In the ensuing confusion, augmented by a sand storm, the three Norsemen make good their escape on camel-back.
Vikings The Message Recap Season 5 Episode 6
Meanwhile, Harald and Astrid are gamboling in the woods near the town when they are interrupted by the arrival of Ivar and Hvitserk and their fleet. Ivar suggests that he and Harald strike an alliance against Lagertha and take over Kattegat. Ivar suggests that as a cripple he may not be long for this world and that Harald could be king of Kattegat after him.
Ivar also presents his captive, the Bishop Heahmund. Ivar admires the Bishop’s fighting qualities and would like him to become an ally. At first Heahmund is not disposed to accept Ivar’s offer, not wanting to treat with heathens. However, Ivar points out that he will not be required to give up his Christian faith nor fight others who believe in Christ. He will get to kill Norseman, which he wants to do anyway. The bishop takes a dagger, pretends to point it at his stomach, then stabs one of the Norsemen who has been taunting him. The assembled, including Ivar, are duly impressed, chanting Heahmund’s name.
Astrid seems to either be having second thoughts about being Harald’s wife or is executing a plan that was there all along. She suborns a whaler captain to take a message to Lagertha about what is about to happen to her. The whaler captain exacts a high price for his services, though. Besides riches, he demands that Astrid give him sex. Then, he demands she service his entire crew. Astrid resists violently, at first, but the captain points out that he can always tell Harald what she has done. The whaler does fulfill his end of the bargain and tells Lagertha that an alliance has been formed against her.
Back in Kattegat, Lagertha catches Floki and a group of her people getting ready to sail to that new land despite her warning not to do so. Though she is put out about losing a number of warriors, she lets them go.
However, the people Floki takes to the new land, which is assumed to be Iceland, are not impressed. Rather than being a land of milk and honey, the island is a place of rock and ice. Floki assures them that while life will be initially hard for them, they will yet prosper.
Finally, back in Wessex, Prince Alfred vows to go on a pilgrimage. He has a great destiny ahead of him, to unite England under one crown and the Christian faith. It is time for him to get started.
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Vikings The Message Recap Season 5 Episode 6 characters and cast include:
Bishop Heahmund – Jonathan Rhys Meyers (London Town, The Tudors, Match Point, Mission: Impossible III, Bend It Like Beckham, August Rush)
Judith – Jennie Jacques (Truth or Die, Nocturne, The Other Side, Shank)
Ivar – Alex Hogh Andersen
Ubbe – Jordan Patrick Smith (The Ruins, Unbroken, Banished, Neighbours)
Floki – Gustaf Skarsgard (Darling, The Way Back, Evil, Kon-Tiki)
Bjorn Lothbrok – Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games, Lone Survivor, Race to Witch Mountain)
Lagertha – Katheryn Winnick (Killers, The Dark Tower, Bones, Love & Other Drugs, Night and Day)
Halfdan the Black – Jasper Paakkonen (Secret Lives, Frozen Land)
Hvitserk – Marco Iso
Kassia – Karima McAdams (Deep State, Fearless)
Aethelwulf – Moe Dunford (Patrick’s Day, Gridlock, The Flag, Game of Thrones, The Tudors)
Aethelred – Darren Cahill
Alfred the Great – Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Sing Street)
King Harald – Peter Franzen (Ashes in the Snow, Above Dark Waters, The Gunman)
Ziyadat Allah – Kal Naga (The Last Post, Tyrant)
Kjettil Flatnose – Adam Copeland (Haven, WWE Smackdown!)
Eyvind – Kris Holden-Ried (The Tudors, Paradise Falls, K-19: The Widowmaker, Underworld Awakening)
Margrethe – Ida Nielsen
Torvi – Georgia Hirst
Astrid – Josefine Asplund (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Call Girl, Conspiracy of Silence, The Circle)