Vikings: Season 2 (2014)

Season 2

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Vikings makes up for its slow pace with captivating characters and visual appeal.



Critic Ratings: 14


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Air date: Feb 27, 2014

A battle begins, pitting Ragnar and King Horik's forces against Jarl Borg and Rollo in the series 2 premiere. Meanwhile, Princess Aslaug arrives in Kattegat with a surprise that leaves Ragnar in a difficult predicament.

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Air date: Mar 6, 2014

Invasion Four peaceful years have since passed with Ragnar as Earl. The time has come for an unlikely alliance to band together in pursuit of a common goal - a new raid on England.

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Air date: Mar 13, 2014

King Ecbert faces a new foe; Ragnar races to dominate in the West.

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Air date: Mar 20, 2014

Ragnar and Ecbert meet face-to-face; Rollo is forced to become a leader.

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Air date: Mar 27, 2014

Lagertha and Ragnar unite to battle Jarl Borg. Later, Bjorn makes a difficult choice.

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Air date: Apr 3, 2014

King Horik presents a surprising proposition to Ragnar; Athelstan becomes confidant to King Ecbert.

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Air date: Apr 10, 2014

Ragnar and King Horik clash over how to punish Jarl Borg. Meanwhile, Ecbert eyes a new alliance.

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Air date: Apr 17, 2014

Princess Aslaug's latest prophecy comes to fruition as she readies to give birth once more. Ragnar, Horik and their new ally Lagertha set sail for Wessex - Ragnar and Horik have very different ideas about the true purpose of this trip.

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Air date: Apr 24, 2014

The Choice Ragnar's Viking warriors march on to King Ecbert's villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious welcome party along the way. After a bloody battle both sides must come to new terms.

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Air date: May 1, 2014

Ragnar and King Horik return to Kattegat and the final showdown between two Viking leaders is at hand. Ragnar has placed his trust in those who have stood by him and now the time has come for new alliances to be made.

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Series 2 of Vikings begins with King Horik at war with Jarl Borg, who is flanked by the now bitter and furious Rollo. Princess Aslaug makes her way to Ragnar's kingdom, now pregnant with his child, and the humiliated Lagertha leaves Ragnar with their remaining son Bjorn. Four years pass and storylines include Lagertha remarrying a tyrant, Jarl Borg seeking vengeance against Ragnar and Athelstan questioning his faith.

Cast & Crew

Gustaf Skarsgård
Travis Fimmel
Ragnar Lothbrok
George Blagden
Donal Logue
King Horrik
Linus Roache
KIng Ecbert
Alyssa Sutherland
Princess Aslaug
Sherry Marsh
Executive Producer
Alan Gasmer
Executive Producer
James Flynn
Executive Producer
Morgan O'Sullivan
Executive Producer
Sheila Hockin
Executive Producer
John Weber
Executive Producer
Michael Hirst
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Vikings Season 2

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

Vikings has emerged in its second season as a series of appreciably higher quality. Its characters and storytelling, all within a world quite unlike any other on the TV landscape, have gone far beyond the cardboard stage.

Feb 27, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The best of what Vikings has to offer, besides artfully, horrifically staged sequences of warfare, is fierce Lagertha. Played by Katheryn Winnick (a black-belt tae kwon do teacher in a past life), she may be the most exciting feminist character on TV.

Mar 21, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This gorgeously shot drama -- and it's one of the most visually striking shows on TV -- is simple but not simplistic, and that's a crucial distinction.

Mar 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Vikings exceeds expectations, so long as those expectations aren't up in Game of Thrones territory. What could be a silly exercise in quasi-historical swordplay is instead an earnest, tightly told family drama.

Feb 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Vikings remains a genuine pleasure rather than a guilty one. It ain't deep much of the time, but it does the job, and I'm glad it's back.

Feb 27, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Floki is one of Vikings' most fascinating characters because he scares the bejeezus out of me.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the things I love most about Vikings is how visually arresting it is. It has one of the most haunting opening credit sequences that I've ever seen.

Mar 4, 2014 | Full Review…

The reasons for Vikings success stem from its stellar casting, and top-notch writing from Tudors veteran Michael Hirst.

Mar 4, 2014 | Full Review…

The series greatest strength is the sense that we're visiting a culture, a people that has been so mysterious; that we're seeing both the mundane and extraordinary aspects of what a Viking's life may have been.

Mar 4, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The setting and culture of Scandinavia in A.D. 796 made Vikings stand out in its first season, but at this point it's just another period soap on cable.

Mar 3, 2014 | Full Review…

In many ways, it surpasses all of the first season's accomplishments. Fellow Vikings fanatics, we're in for one hell of a ride.

Feb 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Vikings has a primitive grandeur, with generous helpings of sex and savagery. Missing Spartacus this winter? Give these warriors a look.

Feb 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vikings: Season 2

  • Jan 10, 2021
    i wish i had another star to give this season, simply put- WOW!
  • Jan 03, 2021
    Season 2 is better than season 1! Great series.
  • Nov 27, 2020
    Bringing us into the world of Vikings, learning how they live, think, and survive. Slow pace with exceptional storytelling, plenty of characters story and their development. Outstanding acting from everyone too. Everything went well up until Season 4 | follow us at
  • Nov 19, 2020
    Much better than the first season
  • Sep 30, 2020
    Idea is portrayed throughout the season that Floki is working with king horik but in the season finale it has actually been Floki playing king horik. Great season finale
  • Aug 14, 2020
    Vikings are improving visibly! Very good the series showing all the power games. The quality of battles is also clearly improving. I advise to see.
  • Jul 15, 2020
    Vikings Season 2 | Detailed note: 8.9
  • May 30, 2020
    It's my favorite show, what can I say!!!
  • May 08, 2020
    This show is so slow and boring
  • Apr 05, 2020
    Great acting, plot and cinematography

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