Warrior's Fate is the third episode of the third season of Vikings. It is the twenty-second episode of the series overall. It first aired on March 5, 2015. It was written by creator Michael Hirst and directed by Jeff Woolnough.


King Ecbert visits the developing Viking settlement as the first harvest is sown and rebuffs criticism from his leading nobles. In Mercia, the Wessex/Viking forces charge at the battle at the Hill of the Ash. In Kattegat, Harbard arrives at the Great Hall and his mysterious aura fascinates Aslaug and Helga but Siggy remains suspicious. There are strange and tragic happenings in Kattegat, and Siggy suspects Harbard is the cause.


Helga, Siggy, and Aslaug help Harbard with his injured hand and lodging while he tells them stories about his travels and the gods.

The Vikings begin climbing the mountain to meet with Princess Kwenthrith's brother and his army. Princess Kwenthrith asks Ragnar to spare her brother. When they are unable to see over a cliff of the mountain, Torstein volunteers to go first to make sure Princess Kwenthrith's brother and his army are there, and dies valiantly. Fighting ensues, Þórunn is severely injured, and eventually, Princess Kwenthrith’s brother surrenders.

In Kattegat, a fisherman catches two young boys in his nets who have drowned. Siggy is confused about what's going on, since the arrival of the wanderer, and visits the ancient one to discuss Harbard and the dream in which the ancient one was in.



Guest Starring

Additional Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Cathál Ó'Hallin as Hvitserk
  • Cormac Melia as Ubbe
  • Chris McHallem as First Saxon Noble
  • Marty Maguire as Lord Radolf
  • Muiris Crowley as Third Saxon Noble
  • John Merriman as Second Mercian Archer
  • Aaron Monaghan as Prince Burgred
  • Lochlann Ó Mearáin as First Noble
  • Conor Ryan as Second Noble
  • Lalor Roddy as Fisherman
  • Amy Potter as Woman
  • Niamh Algar as Second Woman
  • Tony Owen as Older Man


  • Unknown Baby Actor as Sigurd
  • Unknown Baby Actor as Ivar
  • Gary Kenneally as Bjarke
  • Robert MacDomhnail as Viking Warrior
  • Yuri Ribeiro as Viking Warrior

Episode Deaths


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