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Helping stir the excitement is Vikings' Katheryn Winnick, who teased her Winnick offered insight into Lagertha and Heahmund's relationship. Vikings Creator: Why Lagertha's New Relationship Spells Trouble Heahmund can't seem to help himself when it comes to devoting himself. After that event, Lagertha returns from helping Ragnar, kills her new After this point, the relationship between Lagertha and Ragnar is never.
I want to share why I think that while this desire for happily ever after is just a romantic dream, a wishful thought, a fairy tale ending of sorts. I do not think that there will ever be, nor should there be such reunion between these two. I will agree on the fact that yes, they do still love each other, and will hold that deep love for each other forever. That does not mean however, that their love for each other is enough to overcome the life events that have come between them.
We need to look at their relationship realistically in terms of who each of them is now, what they have went through and done to each other. In this case, my personal thought is it comes down more to what Ragnar has done to Lagertha than what she has done to him. Because, really- what has she done to him, other than stand up for herself, her principles and her self pride.
They were passionate and volatile in their relationship and their views on life as a whole. We fell in love with them as a family in those early years and always hoped for that love story to go on. But, we overlooked some of the realities of their relationship and put it down to just their passionate spirits overtaking them.
We glossed over the physical arguments that put their son Bjorn in the middle, having to play peace maker or choose sides in their disagreements and disputes. He admitted early on that everything he did for his brother, he was really doing for Lagertha.
That is really of no consequence in this particular discussion other than to point out the fact that there already underlying issues in their relationship. Through many of their difficulties and troubles, Lagertha remained steadfast and loyal to Ragnar, staunchly defending him and standing up for him no matter what he did even when it went against her grain to go along with it.
She would fight his decisions but would follow his lead. It often felt like Lagertha has always had far more invested in this relationship than Ragnar. Ragnar often demeaned her, took her for granted and assumed that she would always be there for him no matter what he did.
I could go on and on in citing specific instances of how he treated her but, really that is not even what this is about. We all know of their history together and if we look at it honestly, we can see that this couple was not such a fairy tale after all, not such a destined to be together forever couple. The breaking point for Lagertha of course, was when Ragnar brought his other woman Aslaug into their home, their life and expected her to be accepting of it.
She loved Ragnar deeply and unconditionally for the most part, and she assumed that he felt the same about her.
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For Lagertha, this was a betrayal of the deepest sort- this was a betrayal of their love and of the heart where it hurt the most. I think that this in itself was the end of their most personal relationship even though she still loved him.
She loved him but she could not live with him and this betrayal of her heart. Could she have forced Bjorn to stay, yes she could have but honestly and realistically, in their society, Bjorn was a man and capable of making his own decisions as to who he would live with. Lagertha respected that decsision on his part and took him with her.
In the future, there would be resentments felt if not openly admitted regarding that choice. Again, it does not necessarily pertain to the personal relationship between Lagertha and Ragnar but only adds to later difficulties and resentments between the two. Even after years of being apart, Lagertha was still emotionally attached to Ragnar to come to his aid when he needed it. Even this though, could not compel her to remain there in Kattegat near him.
Lagertha understood even then already, that as much as she might love Ragnar, she could no longer compromise her own personal values and principles in order to be with him. In a sense, Lagertha had already moved on with her life and tried to set her feelings for Ragnar aside. She knows that as much as she loves him so deeply and unconditionally, he does not return that feeling mutually and equally.
She can not stop herself from feeling that love for him but that does not mean that she will ever allow herself to act on it or put it out there openly again for him to use her or betray her heart once again. Lagertha loves Ragnar but she knows him well and understands him…she knows what he is capable of and what, ultimately he is not capable of. What he is not capable of is loving her on that same level that she loves him. The only one left whom he might feel that love for is their son, Bjorn?
But, in the end, when you think about it, he has used Bjorn as well, and now has put Bjorn in the position once more of having to choose sides between Father and Mother. Ragnar has used Lagertha, taken her for granted one too many times for Lagertha to any longer be able to set all of that aside for the sake of love.
As I have already said, Lagertha has understood this for quite some time and accepted it. She knows that there is something about this man that she will forever hold in her heart, forever love despite his behavior and his treatment of her. She has accepted it and can even be friends with him on some level but that does not mean that she would ever go so far as to give her heart openly to him again. And, at this point, I have some feeling that he may have even crossed that last line of friendship on her part.
His recent actions, his final deception and his ultimate mistrust in all of them, I believe will cause her to walk away from him for good this time.
Vikings: Ragnar and Ivar's Relationship Is Incredibly Important
On filming the long anticipated reunion scene between Ragnar Travis Fimmel and Lagertha: On whether a recent flashback of Ragnar looking back on his family days with Lagertha was about regret: That fits in the matter of him taking mushrooms with his slave or not wanting to be king and him not necessarily being a good father or a good ruler.
So that scene that we reshot, we remember going back and putting on the clothes from the previous seasons and we ended up having to recast my daughter, because since then, she became this gorgeous teenager, so we needed someone that was all same height and she was in the back, but that scene was really beautiful because even though he may not necessarily be able to be the man or go back in time to be that Ragnar, the husband that he wants to be in his mind, in his thoughts, in his dreams, he has a beautiful thinking that he cherishes that moment, and I know Lagertha does to, and Ragnar was her true love, and probably will always be.
On the coming clash between Lagertha and Aslaug: I wish I could actually give away more, but it was a great scene to shoot. Lagertha felt that she needed to take Kattegat and really try to get control back.
Ragnar tells Bjorn to land near a cliff, and reveals a new plan: As the Vikings carry their ships overland, Harald and Halfdan kill a Frankish family. Lagertha has a miscarriage and is comforted by Ragnar.
Rollo leads his remaining ships into battle. Halfdan, Floki, and Lagertha are wounded in the battle. Ragnar and Rollo begin to fight. The Franks gains the upper hand, and Ragnar tells Bjorn to take Lagertha and retreat.
Thorhall delivers the news to Aslaug and Bjorn that the Norse settlement in England had been slaughtered, and also that Ragnar has a son named Magnus in Wessex. Ragnar returns and asks Lagertha to accompany him to England but she refuses Ragnar then apologizes to Lagertha for everything he did.
Lagertha and Aslaug perform a sacrifice to the gods for their sons. Lagertha tells Aslaug she can never forgive her for taking Ragnar, and that she will never be Queen of Kattegat. Lagertha imprisons Ubbe and Sigurd, and attacks Kattegat, intending to replace Aslaug on the throne. Lagertha attacks Kattegat, but Aslaug renounces herself as Queen, promising Lagertha that her sons will not seek revenge.
In exchange, she wants safe passage to leave. She also said that Ragnar and Ivar died in a storm Lagertha initially agrees, but then kills Aslaug. Ubbe and Sigurd arrive to find Lagertha in the great hall. Ubbe challenges Lagertha's warriors in an attempt to kill her, but fails. Astrid tells Ubbe and Sigurd that they will die if they harm Lagertha. Lagertha consider the consequences of Ragnar's death, while his sons start to plan their revenge.
Lagertha orders defences to be built around Kattegat.
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Ivar challenges Lagertha to single combat, but is refused, and promises that he will kill Lagertha one day. Lagertha asks if a son of Ragnar wil kill he and the Seer ''yes''. Ivar and Ubbe attempt to kill Lagertha, but are stopped by Bjorn, who makes clear that his brothers will have to kill him before Lagertha. Earl Jorgensen volunteers to be sacrificed to assure victory in the coming war she kills him as an offering to the gods.
Lagetha discovers that Kattegat is being infiltrated. Kattegat is attacked by Egil and his men, but they are repulsed and Egil is captured. Torvi is severely injured. Under torture, Egil confesses to Lagertha that he had been paid by King Harald to attack her, Egil says to Lagertha that King Harald ordered him to attack Kattegat, shocking her as he was a sworn ally.
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Season 5 King Harald heads back to Kattegat only to find Lagertha waiting for him, Lagertha suggests that Harald was expecting to find Egil in her place, so he could take over the kingdom. Harald confesses and dares that she kill him.
Harald is held prisoner by Lagertha. He proposes an alliance with her through marriage, but she refuses and rapes him.
Harald's men free him and capture Astrid as they leave Kattegat. Ubbe arrives at Kattegat. There Ubbe agrees to ally with Lagertha against both Ivar and Harald. Floki returns to Kattegat with tales of his fabulous new land and recruits settlers to return, but Lagertha forbids him from taking her warriors away.
Lagertha finds out from Guthrum that Floki has secretly recruited settlers to leave with him. Lagertha meets with Floki and lets them leave because she see's no point in keeping these warriors here against their will. Lagertha warns Margrethe that if she continues to plot against her she will cut out her tounge and enslave her.
Lagertha witness Bjorn breaking up with Torvi and then asks Lagertha to marry Snaefrid, Svase's daughter. Lagertha and her allies discuss how to respond to Ivar's attack, and decide to meet him in battle on land, assuming that he will not attack the town from the sea.
Although Lagatha's forces win the first engagement against Harald and Ivar's forces, they are ultimately defeated in the following engagement, largely due to the intervention of Rollo's contribution of Frankish troops to Ivar's cause.
During the fighting, Lagatha confronts Astrid, who forces her lover to murder her as she does not want to give birth to her child. The combined psychological trauma of Astrid's death and her defeat at Harad's forces ultimately breaks Lagatha, as seen with her blonde hair turning white. Personality Lagertha is a shield-maiden, who fights alongside her male counterparts, and is adept in battle.
Like her late former husband, Ragnar Lothbrok, she also has a sense of adventure, as well as fierce ambition and the desire to rule. Whilst physically able, she is also a very loving person to those close to her, such as Ragnar, her surviving child Bjorn, deceased daughter Gyda, and her friends and allies.
She also is compassionate of non-Norse, as she protects an Anglo-Saxon woman in Hixham, Northumbria from being raped by Knut, a half-brother of the late Earl Haraldsson. Whilst using power wisely, and justly, she is vicious to those whom she deems enemies. This would prove to have harsh consequences, leading Earl Haraldsson to try and murder her and the rest of her family and comrades. Lagertha killed Earl Kalf for usurping her Earldom of Hedeby, castrated Einar for assisting in this act, and was close to killing Rollo in the attack on Paris.
This too would have disasterous consequences, leading to the Kattegat Civil War and the deaths of thousands of Viking, including her lover Astrid and many of her close friends. Egil the Bastard was tortured by her, for leading an attack on Kattegat under the instruction of King Harald Finehair of Norway.
Lagertha has a great love for children, and was told by the Seer that she would have no more children other than Bjorn and Gyda. This prophecy, whilst true, was seen by Ragnar as dangerous, since she took unhealthy and unreasonable risks whilst pregnant, thus looking to "prove" the prophecies correct.
There is also a hypocritical side to Lagertha. Despite her background as a farmer, she initially refused to let citizens of Kattegat to leave to farm in peace, something that Ragnar wanted for the Norse people, in Iceland. Despite her hatred of rape, she has no problem committing it herself having raped Harald Finehair, though that admittingly was an act of revenge again Harald for the deaths of her loyal soldiers. On a final note, she said Ivar would be a usurper never mind the fact that she is a usurper herself and Ivar has a better right to Kattegat's throne than she does since by divorcing Ragnar she lost all right to the throne while Ivar is the son of Ragnar and Aslaug, Kattegat's previous rulers.
Children Gyda - who perished during the plague that hit Kattegat in late Season 1. Relationships Ragnar Lothbrok Lagertha had a very loving relationship with Ragnar; However, Ragnar becomes obsessed with a prophecy that has been foretold to him that he should have many sons.
When Lagertha miscarries what should have been their third child, Ragnar becomes increasingly distant in the following months. Ragnar begins a fling with Aslaug, who soon becomes pregnant.
When Lagertha finds out, she is furious, when a heavily pregnant Aslaug arrives in Kattegat and Ragnar suggests taking on Aslaug as a second wife.
Lagertha feels hurt and insulted and leaves him to his new wife. In the years that pass, Lagertha remarries and moves away from Ragnar with their surviving child, Bjorn. She joins him, however, in his endevour to colonize England, bringing back the feelings they each had for one another.
However, he is unable to reconcile completely with Lagertha. The final, and best example of this is that although Lagatha mourned Ragnar after his death, she did not join the Great Heathen Army on their mission to avenge Ragnar's death.
Athelstan Lagertha's relationship with Athelstan was amicable. As the show progressed, she considered her former slave as a friend. She even showed willingness to having a threesome with him and Ragnar. Although it is unknown, if it was by her desire or Ragnar's, since she haven't made any indication of trying again, after he refused. Sigvard Sigvard was Lagertha's second ex-husband. It is unknown how their relationship was at first, but by the time Bjorn has grown to young adulthood, their relationship is hateful and abusive.
Sigvard humiliates, beats and possibly rapes Lagertha, who tolerates it for a long time, but is forced to kill Sigvard when she realizes he wants to up his humiliation of her.
To her surprise, Sigvard former allies didn't like her late ex-husband either and after she finally makes a move to kill him and stabs him in the eye, they support her and elect her as new earl. Kalf Kalf and Lagertha had a love and hate relationship. Kalf was once her trusted advisor. She trusted him so much to the point of leaving him in command of Hedeby and to deal with Einar.
But Kalf eventually betrayed her and usurped her throne, causing her to hate and want revenge on him. Things got worse when Ragnar instead of helping her, invites him to join the Raid on Frankia. They fight together twice in the attacks on the bridge of Paris.