Vikings (2013–…): Season 5, Episode 7 - Full Moon - full transcript

Bjorn returns to Kattegat to learn that an attack will take place during the next full moon; Ivar must decide if he can place his trust in a former enemy on the battlefield.

When the moon
waxes full again,

we shall seize
our fame and fortune

and fight such a battle
that the world will tremble,

and the winner
shall inherit the earth.


I don't know anymore.

What is home?

I'm a Viking.

But there's something else.

The mother of my children.

I don't love her anymore.

She doesn't deserve it.

I feel bad about it.

What we deserve
and what we get,

Bjorn Ironside,
is never in balance.

It appears the gods are not
much interested in fairness.


How much further, Floki?

We have been walking for days.

I am so greatly looking
forward to seeing the house

that Odin built for Floki.

If it exists.

Oh, it exists.

I saw it in a dream.

It's made of gold.

It is a house
built by the gods.

It should be big enough
for all of us, not just Floki.

Why won't you speak
to us, Floki?

you wouldn't understand.

Welcome home, my son.

BJORN: Why are the Sami here?

King Harald
and your brother Ivar

are planning to attack us.


At the next full moon.

Well, it seems
I have returned just in time.

We need even more help.

We can't underestimate

the forces Harald and Ivar
will bring to bear.

That is why I invited
the Sami to join us.

Come and meet them.




Tell me, Halfdan,

what was the most amazing
thing you saw on your travels?



They call it the desert.

It's just miles
and miles of sand.

Sand as far as you can see.

And nothing but sand.

And what was the second most
amazing thing you saw?


Ubbe, why have you fallen out
so violently with Ivar?

How can you even
ask me that question?

You know what Ivar is,
you saw.

And Hvitserk chose
to go with him.

The traitor.

They will destroy our father's
legacy for all time.

But we can fight
to preserve as much as we can.

Our father lives through us,

or he doesn't live at all.

What are you
going to do, Halfdan?

Are you going
to rejoin your brother?


Bjorn saved my life,

and I have sworn
allegiance to him,

and nothing will make me
change my mind.

While you were away,
your brother came here.

He swore to me

that he no longer
had any designs on my kingdom.

But he was lying.

How do I know
that you're not lying?

You don't,

even though I swore
on my sacred ring.

Do you think I'm lying, Bjorn?

You and I crawled out
from under the same rock.

I believe you will fight
against your brother.

Guthrum, I brought
something back for you.

It belonged to a man
named Commander Euphemius.

A Byzantine prince.

Thank you, Bjorn.

It's beautiful.

Perhaps one day I will
get to meet this Euphemius.

Alas, no, you will not.

Halfdan and I ate him.

You ate him?

Well, not on purpose.

No, you have to understand
that many strange things

happened in that other world.

Perhaps one day
you will see for yourself.

Here is the place.

Here is where we shall live.

Here is what?

Our new settlement?

I can't even see
a single house.

You must be joking.

You're not looking.

That's been your problem
all the way through, Eyvind.

You don't know how to look.

I can see everything
with my own eyes.

I don't need to be tricked.

What I see is nothing.

Where is the house
the gods have built?


It's not here!

I ought to cut off
your accursed head

right now, Floki.

You see.

This is the land
of Loki and the giants.

This is the land of evil.

Look at
the hot water spurting.

I'm sure hell is close by.

Stop this stupid talk.

This is just water
the gods have made hot

for the very purpose
of helping us.

Here we can wash our clothes
and even bake bread.

Is there not a soul here
who would not enjoy

a slice of hot bread?

I can see she interests you.

Don't worry. I'm not jealous.

Not anymore.

And when you didn't come back
from England,

I knew the love
we had was over.

I only want to know

that you will always
look after our children.

I swear, Torvi,

I will always take care
of you and the children.

This is for you.

Why don't you give it
to someone else?

Because I want you
to have it.

Thank you, sweet Bjorn.

What is it?

I want her.

You don't know
anything about that girl.

Ask the King.

What about Torvi?

It's finished.

Come on.

My son would like
to sleep with your daughter.


It's all right.

I understand.

He wasn't my fate after all.


I don't blame Bjorn.


Still, you have his children.

Children die.

We all die.

We mustn't try too hard to
hold on to things that pass.

You're very wise, aren't you?




I want you to give this
to Margrethe.


You love Torvi?


I feel sorry for her.

If you feel
sorry for someone,

you don't have to
kiss them.

We don't have time
to play games.

The world
is coming to an end.

Ivar and Harald are coming.

We have to know
what we are fighting for.

We have to know
why we are fighting.

I agree.

Lagertha has been weak.

Do we really want to fight
for someone like that?

She's the rightful ruler
of Kattegat.

No, she killed

the legitimate ruler
of Kattegat.

What are you saying?

Don't fight Ivar.

Why would you?

Let them come.

Let them overthrow her.

Don't stand in their way.

You are the oldest son.

if they kill Bjorn.

If they kill Bjorn,

then you will
be King of Kattegat.

And I will be queen.

What an amazing outcome
for a slave.

To end up as a queen.

Is that what you want?

Yes, Ubbe.

It's what I want.

It's what I want.

I still miss Ragnar. Even now.

I often remember
when we were farmers.

You have come a long way
since then.


One day, I would like
to go back to being a farmer,

living a simple life,

watching the sun rise
in the morning

and set in the evening.

Well, you deserve it.

Your life has never been easy,
I know that.

But, as your son,
I am so proud of you.

Of what you have achieved.

King Harald kidnapped Astrid
and took her away.

-I miss her too.

My life
is full of ghosts now.

You sound as if you think
it might all be over soon.

But that is not you.

Lagertha doesn't look back.

She faces what is to come.

And I know
you will do that now.

For war is coming,

and it will be like Ragnarok.

Ivar will be
like the wolf Fenrir,

and flames will dance
in his eyes.

-And he will try to tear

-the sky apart!


You wouldn't want to miss
that, now, would you?

No, it's true.

I wouldn't want to miss that.

We will be fighting
against your brothers.



Perhaps even my brother Bjorn,

if he returns
from his travels.

Do they frighten you,
your brothers?


Maybe Bjorn, just a little.

I don't find him very smart,
but he is a great warrior.

They call him Bjorn Ironside.

And the woman,

the one who killed
your mother?



I've sworn to kill her.

And she knows that I'll do it.

She just doesn't know
how bad it's going to be.

Where will you fight?

I don't know.

Perhaps they'll blockade
themselves in Kattegat.

The main town.

That would be foolish.

Maybe you can help me
think of a strategy.

You would trust me to do that?

Even though I don't care
which side wins?

Ah, but you want to win.

I see that.

And I want to be around
people who want to win.

What they do afterwards,
who cares?

The fact is,

I will only fight for you
because I am certain,

as certain as I can be,

that God wishes me to do so.

That I am part of some plan

which I cannot comprehend.

Then you believe, like us,
that you are fated, huh?


I still believe
I have free will.

I choose to fight for you.

If you are fated,

it doesn't matter
if you choose or not.

You simply have the illusion
of being free to choose.

I don't know.

Excuse me?

I just don't know if,
when I joined your side,

whether it was fate
or free will.

What does it matter?


I was looking for you.
I didn't know where you were.

I don't have to be attended
at all times, do I?

Of course not. I just like
to know where you are.

You are so precious to me.

I saw you being sick.

Are you ill?

Please tell me
you are not ill.

I don't think I'm ill.


I think
I might be with child.

By all the gods.

With child?

Yes. It's possible.

You make me so very happy.

Well, I'm glad. I, um...

Don't cry. Don't cry.

This is astonishing news.

First, I find a woman,
and then she tells me

she is going to have my child.

Oh, don't cry, Astrid.


You have just made me
the happiest man in Midgard.

Why don't you show yourself
to these people,

as you show yourself to me?

They want to believe.

That's why I chose them.

They just need a sign.

Can you feel him?

You are with child?

Can't you feel him?

Yes. Yes!

The first child
of the new world.

IVAR: What's the matter
with you?

I'm going to be a father.





I want to marry
your daughter.

She is worth far more
than you can ever give.

I know.

So I will give far more
than I can ever afford.

Very well.

If she wants to.


We have a strange custom
in the north.

We half castrate
our reindeer.

But we don't cut the balls
out of the sac.

Instead, the men hold
the reindeer down.

We women chew the balls
to pieces inside the sac.

So, tell me, Bjorn,

did you think this was the way
we Sami always got married?

I bet you thought
this was all our custom.


And that's why
you allowed me to tie you up.

I told my father
I was going to marry you,

the moment I saw you.

Maybe I won't chew your balls.

Sami men can last
for many hours.


Beloved goddess.

Think well of me.

See my suffering.

Heal my heart,

and let my prayers
come unto you.

It delights my eyes to see
all of you working together.

This was my dream.

That we would create
a new kind of world,

in which everyone is equal,

and contributes equally
to the community

to the best of their ability.

And those who fall sick,
or are injured,

can expect to be looked
after by the rest of us.

We will parcel
out the land fairly,

and only tax those who can
afford to pay. So...

No reason for anyone
to feel hard done by.

And we will find a place
for our meetings,

and we will elect a law giver

who will decide upon
the merits of every case.

There will never be any reason

to use the axe
to settle disputes among us.


This is a new place,
a new land.

And we must try
to be better people.

Different people than we were.

That is all
good and well, Floki.

But who will rule us?


We will rule ourselves.

I don't believe you, Floki.

Not for a moment.

I know very well
that you want to rule us.

You want to be King.

It's true, isn't it?

Don't deny it.

You want to be King.

It is beautiful!

"Then the Lord
said unto me,

"Out of the north a great evil
shall break forth

"upon all the inhabitants
of the land."

Never before in England
had such a terror appeared.

And it first appeared here,
at Lindisfarne.

If the young monk
you mentioned,


was here at that time,

he would have worked
in this scriptorium,

illuminating the words
of Our Lord.

He may even
have painted icons,

although of course, he would
never have signed his work.

Even the greatest
artists recognize

that they owe their talent
to God,

and that their work
is for His glory

and not for their own.

I never actually met my...
Met Athelstan.

But from what
I have heard about him,

he was a kind and humble man.

I wish I could tell you
more about him.

All I know is that,
on that terrible day,

which some thought
was the Day of Judgment,

many of the monks
were killed here.

Others drowned themselves

trying to escape
the wrath of the Northmen.

But I understand some
were taken away in their boats

and sold into slavery.

There is even a story

that one of them returned,
later, to these shores.

He was an apostate
who had abandoned God

and embraced
the pagan way of life.

Perhaps it was all
part of God's will.

That seems unlikely.

Which doesn't make it untrue.

Prince, may I ask you,

who was this monk to you?

An inspiration.

Was he not crucified,
as an apostate?


But he rose again.

I have his cross, here.

But, if you never met him...

It was given to me

by Ragnar Lothbrok.

Ragnar Lothbrok?

He led that raid
on this island.

He was the devil incarnate!

My Lord Abbot, all I know

is that the world
is not a simple place.

There is good and evil
in everything,

and in everyone.

We are all, all of us,
devils and angels.

You might like to put that
into one of your sermons.

There is something else
you might consider.

That you stop conducting
all your business in Latin.

Most people don't speak Latin
so they think of you

as superior beings, which,
as you explained, isn't true,

since you are so humble

and work only
for the glory of God.

But God can be glorified
and addressed in English.

And that way, all the people
here can share your love

and understanding for Him.

As well as share
all the knowledge contained

in all those books
in your library.

It's only a thought.

"And there appeared
a great wonder in heaven,

"a woman clothed with the sun,

"and the moon
beneath her feet,

"and upon her head

"a crown of 12 stars."

Who is the woman?

The Virgin.

Mary, mother of our God,
Jesus Christ.

If she was a virgin,
how could she be a mother?

It was a miracle.

I would say so.

Are there not many miraculous
things in your faith?

Like the serpent
whose body holds in the sea?

That's not a miracle.

That is true.


One day Thor was fishing

and hooked the serpent
by mistake.

And the two of them,

they fought
an almighty battle.

I can imagine.

The moon is a woman.

That's true.

But not a woman you can trust.

A devious woman.

A woman who drives men insane.

She promises them her love.

And her favors,

but then she changes her mind,

cheats on them,

goes with someone else.

Do you understand
what I'm thinking?

You're thinking
I can't be trusted.

That my promises
are worthless.

That I will be as fickle
as the moon.

In my experience, it happens.

But if you kill me now,

you deny yourself the pleasure
of proving yourself right.

Heahmund, I do not want
to be right.

I want to believe in you.

I want to believe
that in this world

there is someone
who never lies,

cheats, or compromises.

Who is always noble.

I am the one, Ivar.

You can believe in me.

We'll see.

BJORN: Our numbers
are growing. Good.

Where shall we meet them?

They will expect us
to defend Kattegat

by a sea-borne attack.

So, they won't attack by sea?

I don't think so.

In my experience,
Ivar never does

what you expect him to do.

So, what should we do?

If Ivar brings his army
across the land,

we should try
and intercept him.

And choose a battleground
that suits us.


Ivar always likes to scout
his battlegrounds

before any battle,
so he can use the features

of the land to his advantage.

However, if we take
that ability away,

then we have the advantage.

The battleground must
include forest.

That is where the Sami
best use their skills.

If they attack from the east,

we should fight them
on Scar Mountain.

There is one more thing.

In his cleverness,
if Ivar does

bring his army
across the land,

the ships he leaves behind
will be vulnerable.


And once we engage with them,

he will become
very aware of that,

and he will have to keep back
a significant amount

of his warriors,
and my brother's warriors,

to prevent us outflanking them

and reaching
their ships first.

I like that.

The less warriors
he commits to the field...

The greater our chances
of prevailing.

On the other hand,

Ivar may have anticipated
all of this.

In which case?

In which case,

he will attack Kattegat
by sea after all.

And we won't be here.

He will just take Kattegat
without even a fight.

We have to choose.

And I think Bjorn is right.

Father, I came here
to try and find you.

You are not here.

But I am not worried.

For you are everywhere,
especially in my heart.

I think you are here now

looking down and smiling
at your foolish son.

I know you
for a humble man, Father.

But I cannot promise to follow
you in those footsteps.

I do not aim to be humble.

All I can think of

is that we say
our Lord's prayer together,

you and I.

"Our Father,
which art in heaven,

"Hallowed be Thy name.

"Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done

"on Earth as it is in Heaven.

"Give us
this day our daily bread."


"And forgive us our trespasses

"as we forgive those

"who trespass against us.

"Lead us not into temptation,

"but deliver us from evil,

"forever and ever.


It's time.

The end of our world is here.