Vikings (2013–…): Season 2, Episode 2 - Invasion - full transcript

Four peaceful years have since passed with Ragnar as Earl. The time has come for an unlikely alliance to band together in pursuit of a common goal - a new raid on England. A storm pushes ...

Previously on "vikings":

(Warriors scream,
arne and floki grunt in pain)

Ragnar: Is this what you
really want, brother?

Why do we fight each other?!

We would not need to kill
anymore of our young folk.

My mind tends the same way
as ragnar's.

I will raid with you.

Rollo: I have to leave.
Everyone hates me here.

Siggy: But you were going to leave
and not even say goodbye to me?

Who is aslaug?

She is a gotaland princess.

Did you have sex with her?!

Ragnar: Yes.

I don't love her.

But this woman
is carrying my child -

You must accept her.

You insult and humiliate me.

I have no choice
but to leave you.

I'm coming with you.

♪ More, give me more ♪

♪ Give me more

♪ if I had a heart
I could love you ♪

♪ If I had a voice
I would sing ♪

♪ After the night
when I wake up ♪

♪ I'll see
what tomorrow brings ♪

♪ I... I... I...

♪ if I had a voice
I would sing ♪

(chickens cluck,
townsfolk chatter)

Aslaug: Ubbe!

Ubbe: Modir! Aslaug: Come here.

(townsfolk chatter,
metallic clanking)

Aslaug: Let's go find out what your
your brother hvitserk is doing?

Ubbe: All right.

(hall buzzes with chatter
and laughter)


Athelstan: The axe is much
better than the sword because-

Torstein: How?

And the range!

(cheering and whistling)

Torstein: Hello, floki.
You made it.

Floki: Torstein, you're standing
in the way of the fire.

As usual.

Floki: Hello, priest.

(speaking norse)

Athelstan: Why do you
still say such things?

So where is he?
Where is our earl?

Behind you.

Hey, ubbe! Hey! Hello, floki.

We've kind of missed you.

Well, I've been busy
like a dwarf,

Building your new boats,
ragnar lothbrok,

Even in the ice and the snow.

So busy,

Yet he still has so much time
to complain.

The boats are nearly finished.

Where we'll be raiding
this summer.

Every year,
all your people wonder.

When you will order
another raid west.

And every year
you disappoint them.

I've even heard some people say.

That earl ragnar is becoming
like earl haraldson.

Let me put their minds at ease.

You should.

Ragnar: Welcome, everyone.

As you all know,
it has taken a long time.

To prepare ourselves:

To build our ships,

And to replace the young men
that we lost to the plague.

But now, now we are ready,

And this summer
we shall finally go west again.

(enthusiastic cheers erupt)
yay! Yeah!

We will return to England,

For that land was so generous
to us the last time.

But this time,
we shall not go alone.

For king horik and jarl borg
have agreed to join us.

And perhaps we will not have
to return so quickly,

But stay in their land
for awhile,

Explore it,
maybe even winter there.

Who knows?

But, I tell you,
these are interesting times.

The world is changing
and we must change with it.

We must act together,

For everyone's sake.

And now that I have
put your minds to rest,

Who is hungry?

(cheering and clapping)

(light kiss)

(hall buzzes
with excited chatter)

(weary exhale)

(geese honk, goats bleat)

(low moan)

(sighs heavily)

(water splashes as ice breaks)

(gasping and sputtering)


(hall buzzes
with excited chatter)

Ragnar: Thank you.

I've never seen you before.

What is your name?

Young woman: My name
is hild, my lord.

Where are you from?

Upsalla. Upsalla.

Thank you.

What were you talking
about with her?

We were talking about movements
in the shield-wall.

Aslaug: Girl, bring
me some more food.

I have to eat for two.

Hild: Yes, my lady.

How old are you?

I don't know.

Old enough, I'd say.

Be careful who you choose
to be familiar with.

Yes, my lady aslaug.

(door slams shut)

Ragnar: What is it?

What is what?


You are acting very...

Oh, you think it is strange
for a pregnant woman.

To want her husband
to be supportive and kind?


Then why do you think
I'm acting "strangely"?

You don't know that you're
flirting with other women.

And showing them
you want to bed them?

I am not doing that.


You're saying such things
because of your condition.

Aslaug: (coldly furious)
my "condition"?!

Tell your beautiful mother.

That I am not doing
what she thinks.

(ragnar gasps)

Yes you are.
Women know these things.

I know it especially,
because I have certain gifts.

Ragnar: (snorts) gifts?

I see things others cannot.


You mean you are a volva?

Aslaug: Seeress? I may be.

They say that volvas practice
forbidden sexual rites.

Shall I stay awake?

The fact is, you want to sleep
with that girl,

Even though she is barely
above a slave girl.

That is such an insult to me.

I do not want to sleep
with that girl,

Whatever her name is.

Good night, little one.

And now I'm going to sleep.

I won't let you sleep
until I have told you this:

I will bear you another son.

If you like, you can feel him
stirring in my belly.

But, because you treat me
like an idiot,

I make this prophecy.

My father killed
the dragon fafnir,

With the image of the serpent
in his eye.

This much I know.

Seer: What is it you want?

The gods have given me sons,

As they promised.

But I want to know
what the future holds;

What will become of them?

Seer: The sons of ragnar
lothbrok will be spoken of.

As long as men
have tongues to speak.

They will enjoy that much fame?

One of them will marry
the daughter of a king.

Another will discover
and sail around the sea.

That has no tides.

All this, and more,
have I foreseen.

Then they will have
more fame than I,

Their father?

(chuckles softly)

What about bjorn?

What about my son bjorn?

What of him?

Is he alive?

It was of him I was speaking.

Will I ever see him again?

You ask too many questions.

I have said enough.

(marketplace buzzes
with chatter)

(geese honk)

Seller: See for yourself.
Good salted fish.

Man: Not today.

You're a disgrace.

(flame crackles)

I have lost everything!

My sons, my husband,
finally my daughter.

I am not going to lose you.

Yesterday your brother spoke
of the summer's raid.

He's going west again,
with king horik.

You must ask him
to take you with him.

(pathetically) look at me!

Siggy: You will look better.

If you have something
to believe in.

I am giving you a choice,

Go and speak with your brother,


(blade scrapes)

Or take this blade,

Push it into your ribs
right now.

Stay in hell for all eternity.

(flesh sizzles)

(stifled gasps)

(stifled grunts of pain)

Ragnar: (playful grunts)
ubbe: (laughing)

Aslaug: One day, hvitserk,

You will ride a horse,
just like this.

(approaching footsteps)


(outside: Bell clangs,
low hum of chatter)

(goats bleat)

Ragnar: You should all leave.

Ubbe, go with your mother.

I said everyone.

Well, I just thought-


Well, are you going
to take a seat?

So where have you been
for so long, brother?

Carrying around my heavy heart,

Cursing the gods,

Cursing myself,

And then drinking ale until
I almost forgot everything.

So why are you here now?

I am your brother.

You chose to fight against me.

I remember when we were boys,

We often fought
against each other.

Isn't that always the way
with brothers?

They hate and love each other
all the time.

You could have killed me,

Like you killed one-eye.

I could never have killed you.

Tell me, why should I
ever trust you again?

Because I ask you to.

Shouldn't you be asking
for forgiveness.

After everything you have done?

I ask only for the opportunity.

To regain your respect,

To fight beside you again
in battle.

I have nothing.

You have suffered.

But many people suffered more
because of what you did.

Let me think on it.

Then I'll give you my decision.


You broke my heart.

(metallic clanking,
steam hisses)

Men and women:
(fighting grunts)

Man: Good!

(weapons clank, slash,
and thud)

Man: Use your fear!

Not bad for a shield-maiden.

(men and women grunt,
weapons clang and thud)

Do you ever miss England?


(weapons clank, warriors grunt)


I want you to come with me.

I don't want to stay here
with the old people.


Perhaps you will
come in useful.

(lunging grunt, weapons clank)

We will need the help
of all the gods,

Including yours.

(weapons clank, hard blows)

Ragnar: Ungh! Athelstan: Ooh!


(weapons clank,
athelstan grunts)


(weapons clank,
men and women grunt)

Man: That's better!

Man: Yah! Woman: Ungh!

It is one thing
to use a weapon,

But another to kill.


Never hesitate.

(horn bellows)

Ragnar: King horik!

Welcome indeed.

King horik: Earl ragnar,
my great friend.

I heard you came by horse.
Where are your ships?

My ships are being prepared.
I could not wait.

I have waited
an eternity already.

Ja. I said to my sons,
hmm, I have to set off.

I cannot even wait
for the ice to melt.

My ships will arrive
soon enough.

And I look forward to getting
to know your sons.

And introducing mine.

There is someone here
that you will well remember.

(approaching footsteps)

Floki: Come here, ubbe.

That you're not too...
Delighted to see me,

But I hope
you're not surprised.

We all made an agreement
to raid together.

And I've come to honor it.

King horik: The last
time we met, jarl borg,

I had the distasteful task.

Of burying many of my kinsmen
and friends.

And for the past four years,

I've been paying you profits
from my lands.

But still, it is true,

I am not surprised to see you.


Is this not rollo,

The brother who fought
against us?


And you spared his life?

The gods spared his life.

What is your decision?

I accept you back, rollo.

I acknowledge you
as my brother,

But I forbid you
to raid with us.

I accept your judgment.

(sighs uneasily)

(music plays,
rowdy laughter and chatter)

Man: Drink to the gods!


Jarl borg: King horik.

(ale pours)

(chatter and laughter
fills hall)

(music continues playing)

King horik: Ahh!

I have to tell you,
princess aslaug,

It is the greatest privilege
and honor.

To be seated beside you,

The daughter of sigurd.

Thank you, king horik.

Such a compliment,
from a man like you,

Mm. Oh, it is true,
I have also slain dragons,

Just like your father.

Unfortunately, like most men,

The dragons were only
inside my head.


How old are you, ari?

Seventeen. Nearly eighteen.

Will this be your first raid?

Yes. I can't wait
to prove myself in battle.

I want my father
to be proud of me.

I have a son about your age.

Where is he?

I would like to meet him.

I do not know where he is.

That is by his choice.

I should never have
mentioned him. Drink.

I have made a decision.

I do not wish jarl borg
to raid with us.

But we had an agreement.
Why not?

Why do you not want
your brother beside you?

Because you don't
trust him enough.

It is the same for me
with jarl borg.

I cannot bring myself
to trust him completely.

You must inform him
of our decision.

(loud buzz of chatter,
fire crackles)

(sighs heavily)

Jarl borg: Skol.
King horik: Skol.

(water splashes and churns)

(buzz of excited chatter)

Man: Come look!

(water splashes and churns)

Floki: Hmph! They won't even
make it out of the fjord.

Ragnar: (laughs)

They are beautiful, king horik.

(pleased) mm-hm.

Ragnar: Jarl borg,
thank you for waiting.

So... When do we set sail?

Forgive me, jarl borg,

But we have decided
not to seek your help.

I thought we had an agreement.

It is not my desire
to break that agreement.

Believe me,
I wish it to remain intact.

But on this occasion...
On this occasion?

On this occasion,
the silver thread is slit,

The golden cup breaks.

And the pail is smashed
at the spring.

Siggy: I know much about
what happens here.

That you do not.

I know things
about ragnar lothbrok.

You do not know.

I knew his first wife,

And their son bjorn.

I know his strengths,
and I know his weaknesses.

Why should I need to know
his weaknesses?

Because he is your his ally.

It is always a strength.

To know the weaknesses
of your friends,

Is it not?

I might be interested
in what you know.

But how do I know
you and I can trust each other?

(fire crackles)


(ale pours)

Jarl borg: Your brother
gives with one hand.

And takes away with the other.

How many times must you suffer
his injustices?

(strums a chord)

If only you had stayed strong,

We would have overcome.

And now he does with you
as he wishes.

It's terrible to witness
the state.

Into which you have fallen -

You, rollo,
the greatest warrior.

What do you want?

Abandon your brother for good.

You will never be
anything here.

Why would you stay?
What can you find?




Yourself?! (slaps knee)

(chuckles softly)

Jarl borg:
If you want to find yourself-

(hard punch, chair crashes)

(grunting and panting)

You're a fool. (Spits)


But someday I hope to be wise.

(moans of pleasure)

(sigh of pleasure)

(metallic clanking)
man 1: We can take three more!

Man 2:
We can take both of them!

You'll have need of these!

Man 3:
It can't come soon enough!

Man 4: That's my axe,
so keep it with me!

Man 5: Okay, get it.


All right.


Now you be a good boy,

And you do what
your mother tells you.

(whispers) most of the time.

Hey. Ooh!

(ragnar sighs heavily)

(whispers) I love you.

Good boy.

(sighs heavily)

Farewell, wife.

And you, sigurd.

We will make a sacrifice
to thor,

But I believe you shall
cross the sea safely.

I shall get word to you
as soon as I can.

I will miss you... Your pride.

So will I.

Captain: Hoist sails!

Warrior 1: Heave!
Warrior 2: Hoist sails!

Warriorl: Heave! Heave!
Captain: Hoist!

Warrior 1: Heave!
Captain: Dig in the oars! Oars!


Steady now!


(grunt of seething frustration)

(axe splashes)

(water churns)

(ship plows through the water)

(waves lap gently)

(foreboding music plays)

(ship creaks)

Torstein: What do you think?

Ragnar: That we ought
to be near land by now.

(raven cries)

(wings beat loudly)

What now?

We wait.

(thunder rumbles,
rain pours down)

(waves crash forcefully)

Floki: (shouts in fear) oh!

Man: (in norse) aesir is angry!

(waves crash forcefully)

Man: (in norse) odin, help us!

(waves crash forcefully,
rain pours down)

You having fun yet, horik?


(sail rips)

Ragnar: It's going to
tear, get it down!

(grunts of effort)

(booming crash)

Athelstan: What is that?

That's the sound of waves
hitting rocks.

(booming crash)

Set the oars!
Prepare to pull away!

Pull away!

(grunts of effort)


(struggling grunts)

You asked to see me?

Yes, sit.

We have not made friends.
It is my fault.

But, if you want to,
we can be friends now.

After all, we are family,

And ragnar has forgiven
his brother.

I would be honored
to be considered your friend.

Let's not fool one another.

You were once where I am now.

Perhaps you wish to return
to this status?

If so, I don't blame you.

But in the meantime,
let's not be enemies.

Women should
stick together more.

That's true.

And we should rule!

(laughs) all things
would be better.



(oars splash in the water)

Athelstan: We've been
blown miles off course,

Who knows where we are?

The gods know, priest.

Ragnar: What I want to know.
- Where are all the ships?

How many do you see?

Only four.

Some of the others
may have been scattered.

Or they all might all
have foundered.

(ship creaks)

Father! Father, come see!

King horik: (chuckles)
what did I tell you, boy?

I told my sons
ragnar always finds land!

Where do you suppose we are?

I build boats ragnar,
you're the navigator.


(seabird cries, oars clatter)

(seabirds chirp, oars clatter)

(ships creak, seabird cries)

(water splashes)

(bush rustles)

(water splashes and churns)

(footsteps squelch in the sand)

(seabirds cry)

(bush rustles)

(galloping hooves) rider: Ha!

(river babbles,
birds chirp brightly)

(footsteps splash)

(birds chirp and twitter)

Floki: Ragnar, ragnar.
There's fish.

(birds chirp and twitter)

(men converse quietly,
laugh, sharpen blades)

Warrior 2: You were the strong
man at the back of the ship,

Warrior 3:
Learn to tell a joke!

(boisterous laughter)

Warrior 1: Oh, you're gonna
need your fill, lad.

Warrior 2: I feel like I'm
going to have nice sleep now.

That's all I need.

Floki: Ha! (Victorious giggle)

Man: (heavy breathing)

Shield-maidens: (laughing)

He's paying no heed.

(laughing and giggling)

(unsteady breaths)

(sharp indrawn breath)

(arrow whistles) agh! Agghhh!



(arrows whistle,
warriors cry out)


Shields! Get down! Get down!

Torstein: Priest! In!

Warrior 2: Agghhh!
Warrior 1: Hold it!

Together! Together!

(arrows strike shields)


Ari: (groans in pain)

(whistles softly)

Ari: (groans in pain)

They're everywhere.
But how many?

Athelstan: (panting)

Ari: (screams out in pain)

(birds chirp and twitter)

(underbrush rustles,
branches snap)

Erlendur, do not be dismayed.

Meet everything head-on.

Whether we live or die today
is in the hands of the gods.

They already know
if we sup with them tonight,

So fear not.

Fight well, and if you fall,

Surely odin will take you
to valhalla.

Warriors: Odin!

(battle cries rend the air)

(running footsteps splash)

(fierce battle cries)

(shields and swords smash,
warriors grunt)

(hard stab) agh!

(weapons clank and strike)

(fierce battle cries,
weapons clank and smash)


Agh! Aghhh! Aggghhhh!


(weapons clank and strike)

Athelstan: Horik is in trouble.
Ragnar: What?

Athelstan: Horik is in trouble.

Ragnar: Then help him!

Athelstan: Aggghhhhh!

Warrior: Aghhhhh!

Floki: Perhaps he can strike
them dead with his holy book!

(shields and weapons clash)

Warrior: (yelling in
norse) meet death!

(floki grunts)

weapons clank and smash)

Ragnar: Go help horik!

(weapons clank and strike)

(soldiers cry out in pain,
weapons clank)

Floki: Torstein!
We're going around!


Shield-maiden: Agh!

(hard killing blow,
scream of effort)

(shields clank, men grunt)

(men scream and grunt)

(shields clatter into place)

(swords clank and stab,
men scream and grunt)

Ragnar: Open! Open!

(swords clank and stab,
men scream and grunt)

Ragnar: Close!
Shield-maiden: (screams)

Aghhhh! (Hard killing blow)

Athelstan: Ragnar!

Aghhhh! (Hard killing blow)


(distorted victorious screams
fill the air)

(cheers echo)

(birds chirp,
river babbles loudly)

Warrior: That's it. Rip it off!
Rip it off!

(exhales painfully)

You did not hesitate today.

Take it, if you want.

(warriors grunt as they work)

Warrior: (struggling grunts)

Ragnar: (whistling)

(speaking anglo-saxon)

(speaking anglo-saxon)

What have you heard
about king ecbert?

That he's just like you!

(approaching footsteps)

King ecbert:
What on earth has caused you.

To bring your muddy boots
into my bathhouse?

Messenger: Forgive me, sire.

But the northmen
have come ashore in wessex.

They defeated a large force
of our men.

They are here.

(bathwater ripples gently)