"Dispossessed" is the third episode of the first season of Vikings. It is the third episode of the series overall. It first aired on March 17, 2013. It was written by creator Michael Hirst and directed by Johan Renck.
A monastery in Lindesfarne is about to get a firsthand look at how the Vikings operate. In and out in a flurry of violence and terror, Ragnar and his crew raid the monastery for everything it contains from treasure to monks who can be sold as slaves. Unable to ignore the riches this unsanctioned journey has returned, Earl Haraldson has no choice but to agree to let these warriors undertake a second trip out. The west has now been opened for the taking by Ragnar Lothbrok and the world of the Vikings will never be the same.
- Travis Fimmel as Ragnar
- Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha
- Clive Standen as Rollo
- Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy
- Gustaf Skarsgård as Floki
- George Blagden as Athelstan
- Gabriel Byrne as Earl Haraldson
Additional Cast (in order of appearance)Edit
- Jouko Ahola as Kauko
- Tadhg Murphy as Arne
- Diarmaid Murtagh as Leif
- Gary Farrelly as Young Boy
- Will Irvine as Brother Cenwulf
- Carrie Crowley as Elisef
- Kevin McCann as Man in Kattegat
- Eric Higgind as Knut
- Ruby O'Leary as Gyda
- Sam Doyle as Saxon 1
- Sam Smith as Saxon 2
- Alyssa Sutherland and Donal Logue are not credited and do not appear in this episode.
- Thraell was the Old Norse word for slave.
- The Anglo-Saxon official who accosts Ragnar's band on the Northumbrian beach in this episode was a Scirgerefa, or 'shire-reeve' and the origin of the word sheriff.
- The meeting between the reeve and Ragnar and his men is based the the first reported encounter between Anglo-Saxons and Norsemen. It happened a few years before Lindisfare, but did not end in a raid.