Vikings (2013–…): Season 1, Episode 3 - Dispossessed - full transcript

A monastery in Lindesfarne, England is about to get a firsthand look at how the Vikings operate.


You are Ragnar Lothbrok's son, Bjorn.

I remember you from the thing.


Where is your father?

Bjorn? Who are you talking to?

I was just asking your son

where Ragnar Lothbrok might be.

He's gone fishing.

Oh! Fishing?

He's gone fishing?


When will he return?

I don't know.

In which case, I must take
someone back as surety.

Just in case.

In case...

In case your husband has not gone fishing.

You! Come!


You have to come with me.

If you don't obey this order,
the Earl will never give you an arm ring!

I'll come.


Then let's be on our way.

What are you doing?
Where are you taking my son?

He'll be quite safe, woman.

I bid you all a good day.

We did it, brother.

Yes, brother, we did.

Let's just hope the Earl sees it that way.


What is your name?


I am Ragnar Lothbrok.

What was that place called?




It was foretold that divine punishment

would fall upon God's chosen
people for all our grievous sins,

and so it has happened.

And that is why I am here.


You are here because I spared your life.

Why did you spare my life?

I don't know yet.

Ragnar Lothbrok!

What is it?

Brother Cenwulf here, beside me,

I think he's dead.

You're right.


May God rest your soul, Brother Cenwulf.

In nomine Patris, Filli,

et Spiritus Sancti.

We'll drink well tonight, my friend.


Thank the gods!

And not alone! Look!

We've brought slaves to sell.

But there's more, woman.

More things of gold and silver
than you and I have ever seen before,

nor anyone else here in Kattegat.

Ragnar Lothbrok, welcome back.

We know you sailed west
across the open ocean

and found land and plunder, as you promised.

So, let no man say anymore
that it is not possible,

and we salute and praise you.


You're too late.
You missed the boat.

I came to tell you that
Earl Haraldson summons you

to attend him in the great hall.

It will be a pleasure.

Well done, Ragnar!

Are you coming, Knut?

My Lord,

it was easy to take all of these things.

The priests in the temple,
they had no weapons.

They were like babies.

Here is one of their priests.

We captured several of them
to sell for slaves.

It must be true that there are many
more such holy places in England

and other lands to the west

likewise filled with such treasure,

and to sail there will benefit us all.

How did you find this place of great riches

when all before you had failed?

My Lord,

we were more fortunate than others.

We had Thor on our side.



Then you were indeed fortunate.

But you understand that
all this belongs to me,

by right.

My Lord, me and Floki paid for the boat.

Surely we are entitled
to some reward, and my crew...

You want me to pay you

when you took these things
as easily as from babies?

Here's what I've decided to do.

Each one of you can take
one thing from this haul.

- One?
- Yes.

And you'll still be richer
than you were before.

Now, all the world can see

how magnanimous and generous is your lord,

especially since you disobeyed me.

So, Ragnar Lothbrok,

what will you choose?

I will take the priest for my slave.

The priest?


Why did you do that?

Why did you give everything away so easily?

We wasted our time.

I never should have believed in you.

He was looking for an excuse to kill us.

Why would we go to Valhalla
after such miserable and pointless deaths?

Brother, believe me,

this is not the end,
it's just the beginning.

Well, at least we didn't give
everything away so easily.

That's your one thing?

How should he ever find out?

You idiot!

Would Odin expect us to
do anything so stupid?

You have your Odin and I have mine.

Why don't you go get drunk,
spend all this on whores?

Make sure the Earl really finds out
that you stole from him.

What a hoard is this!

What a hoard it is.

See what you've done, My Lord?

Never doubt your power.

With just a few words, you stripped

Ragnar Lothbrok of all his treasure.

He's nothing to you,

and you are all power, all authority.

You can have whatever you want.

I told them you'd come home.

Father! You're home!

- Little man...
- Did you reach the west?


where's all the treasure you promised?

The Earl took it all for himself.

But I found it, and it filled the boat.

- I believe you.
- You ought to believe me.

This is a priest from
the temple to prove it.

Priest! This is my family.

His name is Athelstan.

Although he's a foreigner,
he speaks our language,

don't you?

A little, yes.

What is wrong with your head?

When we become monks, they cut our hair.

It marks us out.

If you're a priest, which
god do you like best?

There is only one god.

Here, you can touch him.

- Are we keeping him?
- Hello.

I've missed your smell and your body.

Children are fine.
But I'm still a woman.

Why do you wear this?

All monks do.

Look at his feet.


Athelstan, we want to ask you something.

Come and join us, priest.

Come on.

Don't you want to?

You'll enjoy it.

I am a monk.

I have taken vows of celibacy.

I cannot touch a woman.

I never have.

Wouldn't you like to?

- It would be a sin.
- Who would know?

God would know.

What if he looked the other way?

Go to sleep then with your god.

Is this what you
wanted? There are so many...

Bjorn, where are you going?

Time for breakfast.

- What age are you, boy?
- Thirteen.


The age my boy would have been.

The men will soon be going
on the summer raids,

are you looking forward to joining them?

I dream of it.

I'm already a good fighter,
like my father was.

That's why I chose you, because
you're broad and strong.

That's deep enough.


Why are you burying all this treasure?

Don't you know anything, boy?

Odin promises that a man will have
the use of everything he has hoarded up

after he is dead and wakes
up again in Valhalla.

But the hoard needs protection,
somebody to look after it...

In this life and the next.

You've already seen
enough of this life, boy.

Mmm, no more.

We don't like those in our
house to go hungry or thirsty.

I am very curious about England.

Does it have one king who
rules over the whole country?

There are four kingdoms

with four kings.

You landed in the kingdom of Northumbria.

The King of Northumbria is called Aelle.

He is a great king.

A powerful king.

Then why did his men
not protect your temple?

Before you came,
we had no need to protect our monastery.

We lived in peace.

Everyone respected it as a place of God.

Why does your god need silver and gold? Hmm?

He must be greedy.

Like Loki!

We have greedy gods, too.

My god is not greedy.

His kingdom is not of this world.

Then why is his kingdom so full of treasure?

Christian people give away their riches

to the churches and monasteries

in order to save their souls.

What are their souls?

I want to learn some of your language.

Will you teach me, priest?

What are you staring at?

Your Christian.

We wanted to see if
he was different from us.

Well, now you have seen him.

You can go about your own business.

He's just like us, but he is a foreigner.

You. Come.

Ragnar Lothbrok.

My Lord.

And how do you find
your new slave? Hmm?

I find him very useful,
as you will discover.

So what do you want?

I want to sail west again.

I have spoken at great length
with my Christian slave.

He is not a stupid person,

however stupid his god is.

He has traveled a great deal,

and he has told me
that there are many countries to the west.

He has also told me about his England,

about his kings and his customs.

And what are we to do with his customs?

He has informed me of a large town,

near to the temple that we raided before.

And in this town, there are other
temples and surely other riches.

No! I was lying! There's nothing there!

You see?

This town is clearly worth a visit.

Give us back our boat.

Let us go there and find out.

What do you have to lose?

Any plunder we take will be
yours to do with as you please.

I could go there myself.

Yes, you could, My Lord,

but why put yourself in danger?

Why not leave it to someone
who has more experience of this journey,

and someone who is more expendable?

Very well.

I sanction this raid on one condition.

A warrior I trust goes with you. Knut.

You will go with him for my sake.

Trust me, Lord.

I will take very close
care of your interests.

O Lord, forgive me for what I have done.

You will not regret this.

He's found a new way to navigate the sea.

Find out what it is.

Run away if you want.

I have the Earl's permission
to sail back to England.

I want to leave as soon as possible.

How soon is that?


We all wish you success.

We will sacrifice to Odin.

Are you not coming?


I want you to come with me.

But the farm, the children...

Bjorn is still too young,
although he can help on the farm.

But who is to be in charge?

The priest.

I will leave him with a key.

Father! You cannot place a slave
above me, your natural son.

I don't regard him as a slave.

He's a responsible person.

Please, Ragnar Lothbrok,

don't do this.

What do you think, Gyda?

I don't mind. I like the priest.

Then it is decided.

If any harm befalls my children,

I will tear the lungs
out of your body, priest.

Answer me this, Knut,

are you really with us?

Understand this!

A war band lives

and dies together.

If you cannot trust the men
to either side of you,

or in front of you,

you are already a dead man.

I am with you.

I made a mistake before.
I did not come with you.

Now I fear Odin will make
a bad judgment of me.

For me, that's as important
as it is for you.

Just wanted to ask.


Ragnar look! Over there!