Vikings Moments of Vision Recap Season 5 Episode 10 – As Vikings, Season 5, Episode 10, “Moments of Vision,” begins, warriors on both sides in the coming battle between Ivar and Lagertha sing. For many of them, today will be their last day on Earth before entering Valhalla.
Vikings Moments of Vision Recap Season 5 Episode 10
Lagertha kisses her new Christian lover, Heahmund, for what she thinks will be the last time. If both of them fall this day, she will go to Valhalla and he will go to the Christian heaven, and they will never see one another again. However, in the midst of the battle, she comes face to face with Astrid, her former lover who married Harald and suffered rape to warn Lagertha of what Ivar intended. Astrid insists that one of them must die and then runs upon Lagretha’s sword. The Viking queen kisses another dear one for the last time as she breathes her last.
Hvitserk, having told his brother Ivar that he has no regrets except that he has no children to follow him, rushes into battle. He meets his other brother Ubbe, but they cannot bring themselves to kill one another. Both will live to see another day.
Snaefrid, Bjorn’s new wife, falls in battle with her father as they wait with a force of warriors to ambush Ivar, only to be ambushed themselves. Halfdan, in the middle of the combat, sees a vision of the North African desert. He remembers telling Bjorn that he was lucky to have traveled far and wide in the world, to know that there is more to life than killing for land. But then, irony of ironies, Harald kills Halfdan and tells him they will meet again in Valhalla.
The battle is lost and won when the men Rollo sent from Normandy enter the fray. Bjorn, Lagertha, and what is left of their arm beat a hasty retreat. Ivar screams in frustration, calling on Lagertha to not be a coward and to come and fight him.
Margrethe, in Kattegat, asks the Seer if she should kill the children of Bjorn whom she is caring for, opening the way for Ubbe to become king. The Seer teases her by telling her that Ubbe will never be king – of Kattegat.
When the remnants of the army returns to Kattegat, Bjorn gathers his family and followers and prepares to leave. When Ivar arrives, it will not be safe. Lagertha, on the other hand, is white-haired from the trauma of the battle, unable to say or do anything.
In far away Iceland, Floki beseeches Eywind to not take vengeance for the murder of his son. But blood has to answer with blood and it looks like as if the colony may dissolve into chaos. So Floki tells his people that to appease the gods and to bring back peace, he will sacrifice himself.
Finally, a fleet of longships crosses the sea. Duke Rollo of Normandy, the brother of the legendary Ragnar Lothbrok, is coming home.
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Vikings Moments of Vision Recap Season 5 Episode 10 characters and cast include:
Bishop Heahmund – Jonathan Rhys Meyers (London Town, The Tudors, Match Point, Mission: Impossible III, Bend It Like Beckham, August Rush)
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
Seer – John Kavanagh (Alexander, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Tudors, The Tiger’s Tail, Braveheart, The Black Dahlia)
King Harald – Peter Franzen (Ashes in the Snow, Above Dark Waters, The Gunman)
Snaedfrid – Dagny Backer Johnsen (Violent, Fountain of Youth)
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)
Rollo – Clive Standen (Taken, Everest, Camelot, Doctor Who)
White Hair – Kieran O’Reilly (Little Bear, Rebellion, Love/Hate)
Aud – Leah McNamara (Lily, Nails, Jack Taylor: Purgatory)
Helgi the Lean – Jack McEvoy (Ripper Street, End of Sentence)
Ingvild – Kelly Campbell (The Fall, Ripper Street, Love/Hate, Kingdom, House of Shadows)
King Svase – Anthony Brophy (The Tudors, In the Name of the Father, Red Rock)