Different mushrooms have different properties. I think that Loki fed the mushrooms to Rollo first because as we know he doesn't like Rollo in the first place. The girls Bjorn let go was the slaves of Horik's. Well Floki had me fooled also. A lone figure sits in the center, and Horik calls out for Ragnar Lothbrok.
That seems to be more stupid than King Horik himself. Also, I'm curious about the final scene. Remember the Snake Pit in Northumbria?? Tim, you are not that smart and acting like all this stuff you figured out is a joke. But either we didn't see the death of Erlendur—the Joffrey to Horik's Robert Baratheon—or the writers didn't think it was necessary to point out his death. Vikings is an awesome show, and my only complaint about it is that it is over too soon.
AllordWatson called it last week and I was hoping this commenter was right. A medicinal mushroom, no more, no less. Horik later approaches a drunken Floki and tells him to prove his loyalty Floki must kill someone important. And although Bjorn was shocked it doesn't necessarily need to have immediate consequences next season. Any friendship he does have with Ragnar is based on Ragnar's recognition of his genius boat-building skills. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. There are so many stories they could do I hope the History Channel has the will to follow them to the end.
That wife ended up being in Earl Ragnar's inner circle, sat at Earl Ragnar's table, and was dating Ragnar's brother. Ragnar didn't kill the new wife of Earl Jarl Borg. Lagertha meanwhile marches through the village, not participating in the fight but clearly moving to accomplish some objective. In regards to Floki and the mushrooms. Will Ragnar give these Earldoms to Rollo and Bjorn? And you are right, e let his people die - the guards - for no good reason.
I loved how the ruse took place even though I knew it was going to happen. But even though it wasn't perfect, we got the result we wanted as Ragnar made mincemeat out of Horik's head. I really love this show. Sure, sometimes the violence and nudity of say Spartacus or Game of Thrones might be unnecessary, but sometimes it is. As for the mushrooms, I think it has to do with Rollo's leg getting stronger because he stood up to fight Horik's men. And probably the only reason the wife died is because she was fighting against Ragnar's forces.
So Ragnar didn't have any lines this episode, I'm about as shitty as understanding symbolism as you can be so did someone that's not me get it? You are nitpicking here and really, if you going to get that specific and act all high and mighty, drop out of the review business and get into government, you'd fit right in. When they showed the scene I was assuming some were commonly eaten and the others were deadly mushrooms that resembled the safe ones but now it seems like one type was a pain numbing agent and the other was one that would let Torstein fake his death. He fed different mushrooms to Rollo. Okay, did anyone else think the dead kids that Bjorn walked in and saw al over the beds were Ragnar's boys? It's kind of a plodding show, maybe? By the lack of mention I guess most people just assume it was a cool closing scene showing him as King of his own lands. Now I'm not so sure anymore. Horik's daughters were murdered- there were quite a few close-ups of them. Loyalty, to Ragnar specifically, is Floki's chief characteristic.
I guess they could make that a full season in itself followed by a season where Ragnar's sons find their own success and his jealousy of this leads to his demise in a Northumbrian snakepit. I was waiting all season for him to lose his hand and he never did, that too much be symbolism I missed so again if anyone understand it I would appreciate them sharing. Siggy, not so much, but I accept the explanation that she wasn't going to take Horrik's crap. Misleading the audience is okay, as long as it's believable. Apparently beating each other up is great at setting up long-term relationships. Her thirst for power and position was entirely believable. I think you may want to go back and watch the episode more carefully.
Honestly, I was let down. Floki feeding mushrooms to Rollo. I never thought Floki's deception went all the way back. I think that's probably legit. Well, they were mostly slaughtered because screw them! Like I said, it got pretty confusing. Rollo, who one would think would be the most loyal, actually turned out to be more of an untrustworthy character. He loves Ragnar in his own messed up way, but his friendship with Ragnar comes with conditions.
Get strength from the gods, I guess? I love this show but the writers make the viewers do alot of guessing on what actually happened! And since he was supposed to be a main player in the last big fight of Season 2, his not-so-threatening presence diminished things a bit. Though I seriously second guessed that during the mushroom fiasco. We certainly saw him seemingly choking and then we went to another scene so it's possible that he did vomit off screen. This was another great season and they made you question several characters loyalty until the end and the above comment about Rollo makes no sense. I get it, there was not electricity back then, but it's frustrating not being able to see what is going on. What did he do to them? Unfortunately, the plan never came off as clever as it was intended to be.