"Kill the Queen" is the second episode of the fourth season of Vikings. It is the thirty-first episode of the series overall. It first aired on February 25, 2016. It was written by creator Michael Hirst and directed by Ciarán Donnelly.


Ragnar and Floki are still at odds; Rollo makes great attempts to win over his new bride, Princess Gisla; Bjorn's survival skills are put to the test; King Ecbert sets the task for his son Aethelwulf to rescue Queen Kwenthrith.


Bjorn has ventured off alone and must contend with the harsh conditions of the Scandinavian winter. Engaged in a love/hate relationship with her self-centered husband, Helga frees Floki from his bonds. Ragnar confronts Helga, who admits what she has done, and he tells her he understands. Bjorn's younger half-brother Ubbe accompanies the manhunt and discovers Floki hiding in the stream. Ragnar chains Floki in a cave. When Aslaug defends Floki's actions, Ragnar knocks her down. Ragnar finds Helga digging a grave in the frozen ground for her deceased daughter, of whose death she has not yet told Floki. In Wessex, King Ecbert proposes a military buildup and a plan to rescue Princess Kwenthrith of Mercia and her child, who are being held by rebel nobles. The king's son, Aethelwulf engages in brutal hand-to-hand battle and eventually rescues Kwenthrith. Little does Aethelwulf know, his wife Princess Judith is now sleeping with his father. Duke Rollo makes an attempt to fit in by cutting his hair and dressing appropriately, but continues to be mocked by his new wife Gisla. Rollo suggests building forts, with a chain that can stretch the width of the river, to prevent the Vikings from sailing up river.

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Vikings Recap Kill the Queen (S4, E2) History

Vikings Recap Kill the Queen (S4, E2) History



Guest Starring

Additional Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Mark Fitzgerald as Warrior
  • David Shannon as First Noble
  • Chris McHallem as Second Noble
  • Malcolm Douglas as Third Noble
  • Stephen Rockett as Hvitserk
  • Luke Shanahan as Ubbe
  • Rosalie Connerty as Angrboda
  • Des Carney as Waerferth the Scout
  • Huw Parmenter as Roland
  • Karen Hassan as Therese
  • Paul Ward as Hairdresser
  • Philip O'Sullivan as Bishop Edmund
  • James Quinn Markey as Ivar
  • Aron Hegarty as Mercian Commander


  • Finn and Luca Ryan as Magnus

Episode Deaths


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