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Valhalla, I am Coming
After the bloodbath that was Season Four, which saw several major characters killed, it was a given that some reshuffling would be in order going into Season Five of “Vikings,” and that’s exactly what we got here, in the two-part premiere, “The Departed.” As befitting the episode title, those left behind continued to mourn those who passed, while others sought to move on into the next phase of their lives.
Notably, there is Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård), master boat builder, and among those who suffered the most jarring losses last season. As such, he opts to build himself a boat for once and sail off “where the Gods may take him,” much to the chagrin of Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen), who actually sheds tears over his decision to leave. But given who we’re talking about, one has to wonder if they are of the crocodile variety- after all, losing Floki is losing a great asset to the ongoing war.
Whatever the case, Floki receives a hero’s dismissal, as all concerned line the shores as he leaves, cheering him on. It’s a touching scene, but one wonders if the right decision was made, as Floki’s voyage isn’t exactly the golden one he was hoping for- at least at first. Storms befall his ship, a pesky black raven he brought keeps pestering him- no doubt waiting for him to expire so that it can grab a snack- his food supply runs out, and his decision to toss out the compass and sunstone Ivar gave him is looking mighty dubious.
When it seems all hope is lost, he wakes up to find himself on dry land, at long last. But where has he landed? A look around the area shows a land of great beauty, and this time, the reappearance of the raven he set free at sea to bother him no more seems to serve as a good omen, not one of despair. He climbs up a mountain, spotting a volcano erupting in the distance, and later comes across a waterfall- whose water flows upward.
DVD Wholesale Main Features :
Format: NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 3
Studio: Mgm (Video & DVD)
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2019
Run Time: 449 minutes