The Best Laid Plans is the tenth episode in the sixth season of Vikings, and seventy-ninth episode overall. It aired on February 5, 2020.


Ivar and Igor plot against Oleg but are still part of the force that departs Kiev to invade Scandinavia; King Harald and King Bjorn begin furious preparations for the invasion; it is uncertain if enough has been done to resist the Rus force.


Main Cast

Guest Starring

Additional Cast


Episode Deaths


  • This episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.
  • Most of the music in this episode is not composed by Trevor Morris, but sourced from other artists.
  • The poem read on the beach before the battle begins is Stanza 23 of Krákumál. As translated in English by Thomas Percy it goes: Young men should march up to the conflict of arms: man should meet man and never give way. In this hath always consisted the nobility of the warrior. He, who aspires to the love of his mistress, ought to be dauntless in the clash of arms.
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