Vikings was first released on Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 30, and some fans chose to keep an eye on the finals. It was an amazing experience and the end of an era. The sons of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) have ended their stories with season 6B, and many amazing things have happened. One character of course comes to a wise decision that leads to victory. We have all the details below.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from ‘Vikings’]
Ivar and Hvitserk return to Wessex
To the surprise of some, Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky), Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen), and his brother, Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø), lost the battle between the Rus Vikings and the Scandinavians. Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) devises a plan for Russia to think he is already dead. He then rides out on his horse while still alive. He is even shot with three arrows. However, he eventually dies from his injuries, but not before Russia is defeated and many withdraw.
The Ivar and Hvitserk finally choose to return to Kattegat after helping to overthrow Oleg with Prince Dir (Lenn Kudrjawizki) and Prince Igor (Oran Glynn O’Donovan). Surprisingly, King Harald (Peter Franzén) chooses to let them stay and helps convince the people to be okay with him. And when Ivar gets the idea that they should go back to Wessex to face King Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), people seem to be on board with the idea.
However, during the first battle against Wessex, there is a heavy fog that is in sight, and while it looks like Ivar could be successful based on his battle preparation, both sides will fall back. Harald loses his life to a single soldier after the battle, and he also kills him in the scuffle.
King Alfred makes a wise decision that will win
In the final episode of the series, Alfred and Ivar meet, and Ivar tries to reach a compromise with him. But Alfred comes to a wise decision and chooses not to seek peace, because he knew that Ivar will just regroup and come back with a confirmation. Ivar speaks standing next to a sleeping white flag with his soldiers around the edge. Alfred’s soldiers surround the two leaders as they talk and things take turns.
“It’s a long time,” says Alfred. “Our fathers died. We both became kings. But we are still fighting as our fathers did. I hope that this endless cycle of suffering and war will end. ”
Ivar declares that he agrees, and says, “So I propose to you that we end this battle now and make peace. Exchange guests, negotiate in good faith. Live to fight another day. What are you saying? ”
But Alfred looks at his wife, who turns her head. The Vikings tried to capture her in battle, and it was a problem. While she seems virtually harmless, it’s pretty obvious what she wants to happen. Alfred then makes a choice that changes everything. He decides to continue fighting and not to make peace, which ultimately leads to their ultimate victory.
‘You don’t really want peace, do you?’
He bounces back over the game piece he gave Ivar that was thrown when Ivar first arrived. “I have to turn down your offer of peace,” Alfred tells him. “You came here uninvited, unsolicited, and now you’re just asking for peace because you’re afraid of losing. You don’t really want peace, do you? ”
Alfred chooses to stand by and fight for his people and for Wessex. “You don’t see or feel the pity of normal deaths,” continues Alfred. “No, you just want relief so you can regroup, maybe call in some other Northern people to help you. All you have to do is kill and win. ” Alfred tells him that Ivar thinks he is “weak, pliable, and cowardly. But alas for you. You are completely wrong. “After continuing his big speech, Ivar tells him that there are more people, but that Alfred will not take in.
The two sides finally fight again, but before that, Hvitserk warns his brother that his eyes are very blue, which has been a sign from childhood that he could hurt himself and to break his bones. But Ivar is still going through it. He ends up injuring his legs several times before he passes. During the fight, he tries to leave Hvitserk in the thick of battle.
Hvitserk tells him again that his eyes are very blue, but Ivar fights him, and he is stabbed several times after telling the Wessex provider who will be performing the action, “ Don’t be scared. ” It almost seems like he’s retired. Ivar also dies from his wounds after a fall, and is buried. Hvitserk goes on to convert to Christianity and live in Wessex as Prince of the kingdom with Alfred as his paternal grandfather.
Alfred’s choice to keep fighting pays off. He could have negotiated peace, but that would have been inevitable. Alfred knows Ivar would never have given up and would keep trying to fight. He must see through it to the end, which leads to the death of Ivar. Alfred comes out on top against the Vikings at the end of the series.