Vikings, S4E19: On the Eve

I went into this week’s episode, On the Eve, with something close to trepidation; a number of reviews had been pretty dismissive of the episode, and, after a wobbly few weeks for the show, I was seriously worried that this would be the one where it lost it’s way. After all, the show has a lot of work to do to get things back on track after Ragnar’s death, and it seemed like his presence haunted Vikings in a way that seemed to hold it back from fully escaping his shadow-maybe this, the second-last episode of the season, would prove to be a cracking point as the show buckled under the weight of the loss of it’s lead character?

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