Ragnar And Lagertha Embrace The Idea Of Death In New Teasers
THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS!
DESIGN & TREND – Fans can expect a more fearless Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) in the upcoming season 4 of “Vikings.”
In two new teasers for the new season of the hit History series, the former husband and wife both dauntlessly declare that they are not afraid of death.
“Power, it’s dangerous. This, I have always known,” Ragnar says in one of the promos that debuted on Entertainment Tonight. “Look at what power has given me since I invaded Paris. I found myself thinking, ‘What use this power?’ You see the problem with power is the more you have, the more others want it. And in my world, power can only be truly be built … with blood.”
“Only fools believe they can live forever by avoiding the fight. I embrace the idea of death,” adds Ragnar, as several snakes start to surround the King of Denmark, teasing his impending death.
“When will I get to Valhalla?” he asks. “I don’t know.”
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But even after the predetermined demise of the show’s main hero, creator Michael Hirst plans to continue the series.
“I always anticipated continuing with Ragnar’s sons because many of them became as famous, if not more famous, than he was,” Hirst told Radio Times last March. “There was the rather remarkably named Ivar the Boneless and Ragnar’s elder son [Bjorn] (Alexander Ludwig) who sailed around the Mediterranean, and then they went to Iceland and Greenland.”
Meanwhile, Lagertha also talks about embracing death in the second promo. “Power is dangerous. These are the words of the Gods. But that power … that danger is everything,” the former shield-maiden muses. “Those who dreams of danger may awake to death. But life must be lived to the fullest before it is over.”
She continues, “I embrace the idea of life and death for I am not the one in charge of my fate. The gods have already written my story: Victory or Valhalla.”
As to what fans can expect from Lagertha’s storyline in the upcoming season, Hirst told The Hollywood Reporter last July: “She has an amazing story arc this season; something so unexpected that I can’t even begin to talk about it because I would immediately say too much. Her trajectory and role though are just as significant as Ragnar’s.”
“Vikings” season 4 premieres on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10/9c on History.