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Unforgiven is the sixth episode of the second season of Vikings. It is the fifteenth episode of the series overall. It first aired on April 3, 2014. It was written by creator Michael Hirst and directed by Jeff Woolnough.


King Horik returns to Kattegat with a surprising proposition for Ragnar. Lagertha runs into a less than enthusiastic homecoming from her new husband. Athelstan, struggling with his own inner demons, becomes confidant to King Ecbert.


King Horik returns to Kattegat, defeated by King Ecbert and with little of his remaining forces. Hungry for revenge, Horik says to Ragnar that they need the help of Jarl Borg again, since he owns many ships. Aslaug is not glad to hear the news and asks Ragnar to not listen to Horik. Rollo is sent as emissary to Gotaland to negotiate with Jarl Borg, the later accepts the offer after consulting with the skull of his first wife. Athelstan becomes a valued confidant of King Ecbert and is entrusted to look after scrolls and relics left behind by the Romans, promising Ecbert he won't say a word to anyone about that, otherwise he will be crucified again. Lagertha returns home to a displeased husband who sends men to beat her during the night; and tries to humiliate her even further the next day, but she plunges a knife into his eye and one of his own men beheads him immediately in her favor. Jarl Borg returns to Kattegat to join forces with Ragnar, but during the night his men are burned alive and he is taken captive to be executed by Blood Eagle in retaliation for his attack against Ragnar's family.



Guest Starring

Additional Cast


  • Robert MacDomhnail as Viking Warrior

Episode Deaths