'Vikings: Valhalla' Season 2 Ending Explained

With our three heroes separated, what does that mean going into Season 3?

Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for Season 2 of Vikings: Valhalla.

The 2nd installment of Netflix’s scheduled trilogy of Jeb Stuart’s Vikings: Valhalla sees the season stop with new revelations and a major dying in the finale entitled, “The Reckoning.” Throughout Season 2, we witness the frayed adventure of our three fundamental characters as Freydis Eriksdotte (Frida Gustavsson) separates from Leif Erikson (Sam Corlett) and Harald Sigursson (Leo Suter). While Freydis’ journey takes her to the legendary Viking stronghold of Jomsborg to present birth to a son, Leif and Harald spark off on a daring journey throughout the harmful waters of the Baltic Sea to the foremost metropolis of Constantinople. Though now not collectively, the 3 every have an exciting quit to the second season that leaves the display primed for a third and very last season.

Freydis, the Keeper of the Faith

Having been separated from her brother, Leif, and the father of her son, Harald, Freydis unearths herself inside the city of Jomsberg in which she is to start with welcomed with open palms through Harekr (Bradley James) and the extended family of Jomsvikings. She is given the high honor of priestess and identified because the legendary Keeper of the Faith and communicator with Odin and the Norse gods. She offers beginning to a son who’s then taken away by way of Harekr, who then tries to stage her dying during childbirth, in order that he can control the destiny of the kid and growth his power most of the human beings of Jomsberg. After Freydis is confirmed to be alive, Harekr is exposed as a scheming liar and a traitor to all Jomsvikings and is stoned to death by way of a crowd of angry Vikings.

Later, she meets Olaf Haraldsson (Johannes Haukur Johannesson) who has arrived in Jomsberg with the reason of uniting them underneath the banner of Christ, but, as a believer inside the antique Gods and Keeper of the Faith, Freydis has other ideas. She sets a lure for Olaf’s men setting the water around their ships ablaze and outdueling Olaf and killing him. Olaf turned into additionally protective King Canute’s son, Svein (Ethan Dillon), who’s being recognized because the King of Norway within the absence of his father and grandfather, Forkbeard. He is taken back to Kattegat by Freydis and added to Queen Aelfgifu (Pollyanna McIntosh) in trade for peace with the Christian Vikings of Kattegat.

Leif Loses Yet Another Love

At the end of Season 1, Leif was distraught and enraged over the loss of his love and fellow Greenlander, Liv (Lujza Richter). Season 2 sees the great Viking explorer and warrior fall for another woman, Mariam (Hayat Kamille) while visiting the city of Novgorod. She teaches him how to read and write while also opening his mind to a whole new spectrum of ways to view to world, and he is infatuated by her mind. They eventually enter into a relationship as Leif promises to fulfill her dream of taking her back home to the great city of Constantinople. But before the two are able to complete the long and treacherous journey across the icy waters of the Baltic Sea, she succumbs to an illness, and leaves Lei grief-stricken once again. But not before she gives him a key to her small house in the city beside the Tower of Belisarius that contains many things that will help him become the great explorer he is remembered as.

Harald Delivers More than He Expected in Constantinople

After arriving in the metropolis of Novgorod to searching for the useful resource of his uncle in raising money in order that he can enhance an military to assignment his brother Olaf because the King of Norway, he is met with a chilly shoulder. While there, he’s able to scrape together sufficient cash, a skeleton team, and a deliver owned by a slave dealer that he makes use of to take himself, Leif, and Miriam to Constantinople. The adventure is risky, as the seas are icy and rough. Deadly, barbaric Vikings known as the Pechenegs also manage the alternate routes that they must skip through. There is some other passenger on board who’s wearing what Harald thinks is a special medallion this is to accept Emporer Romanos of Constantinople. The organization passes correctly via the treacherous waters, slightly escaping demise on the arms of the Pechenegs, and the boat sooner or later arrives in Constantinople.

During their adventure, Harald has fallen for the younger daughter of a nobleman, Elena (Sofya Lebedeva), who wears a treasured medallion around her neck. Upon their arrival, Harald is surprised to study that it turned into not the medallion that Emperor Romanos become awaiting, however Elena herself, as the 2 are arranged to be married, leaving Harald blindsided by using the revelation. This appears a bit unusual for the reason that Freydis is alive and has given birth to their son. Shouldn’t he be thinking about her?

Queen Emma and Earl Godwin Play Deadly Games

Back in London, Queen Emma (Laura Berlin) is almost poisoned, but is saved at the remaining second by using her advisor Earl Godwin of Wessex (David Oakes). Later, Emma discovers that the individual that tried to kill her is the half-brother of Aelfwynn (Maria Guiver), her handmaid who is also to be wed to Earl Godwin. Naturally she is suspicious through the nature of their courting and motels to torturing Aelfwynn, ultimately killing her. The grieving Godwin as a substitute marries Canute’s (Bradley Freegard) niece Gytha (Henessi Schmidt), who’s of noble blood and consequently can undergo Godwin a royal son that may threaten her stranglehold on Canute and her position as the queen.

So she is going and reveals a person Aelfwynn gave up at the same time as being tortured recognized handiest as “The Bear.” She takes a shield together with her to search out this man who’s later identified as John Fletcher. She kills him but no longer before taking some thing from him to provide to Gytha after she marries Godwin. It is a ring that Emma instructs Gytha to in no way take off. It is apparent that Godwin is spooked by way of the hoop as it’s far displayed later as the 2 consummate their union. What does the ring characterize? Was Aelfwynn’s demise part of Earl Godwin’s plan all alongside? These are only some of the questions that remained unanswered as we look ahead to a 3rd season of the display due out some time subsequent year.

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