"Breaking Point" is the ninth episode of the third season of Vikings. It is the twenty-eighth episode of the series overall. It first aired on April 16, 2015. It was written by creator Michael Hirst and directed by Ken Girotti.


The Vikings goes out for a second assault on Paris. Recognizing the desperate state of affairs. Emperor Charles must make a difficult decision. In Wessex, Judith is compelled to make a difficult decision of her own.


With the raiding party still healing Ragnar orders to attack again. Led by Rollo, Lagertha, and Kalf, they manage to pass the bridge, but they are once again pushed back. Although the Franks have managed to defend the city, a mysterious illness has spread in Paris and its citizens are dying. Count Odo begs the King to agree terms with the Pagans in order to lift the siege for the sake of the people. Ragnar's wounds won't heal, leaving him weaker and weaker. Trying to restore his leadership he secretly meets the Franks outside the walls for an agreement; though offered gold and silver, Ragnar doesn't accept. Knowing his end is drawing near, he asks to be baptized. Meanwhile in Kattegat, Aslaug is left in charge and deals with the Christian preachers who have come north to spread the word of God.



Guest starring

Additional Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Mark Huberman as Louis
  • Anthony Kinahan as Sentry
  • Rex Ryan as Soldier
  • Colm O'Brien as Tower Sentry
  • Frankie McCafferty as Sinric
  • Greg Orvis as Earl Siegfried
  • Huw Parmenter as Roland
  • Eddie Drew as Odin
  • Carl Shaaban as Jesus
  • Tommaso Di Vincenzo as Terrifying Creature
  • Joe Doyle as First Older Viking Man
  • Brian McGuinness as Second Older Viking Man
  • James Murphy as Ansgar
  • Karen Hassan as Therese
  • Edvin Endre as Erlendur
  • Ciarán O'Grady as Viking Man
  • Laurence Foster as French Archbishop


Episode Deaths


  • Kevin Durand is not credited and does not appear in this episode.
  • George Blagden is credited in the opening sequence as Athelstan appears in a brief vision of Ragnar's.
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