"Raid" is the fifth episode of the first season of Vikings. It is the fifth episode of the series overall. It first aired on March 31, 2013. It was written by creator Michael Hirst and directed by Ciarán Donnelly.

Synopsis Edit

In the Great Hall of Kattegat, a seer reads Earl Haraldson’s future and tells him that Ragnar Lothbrok searches for his death. The unanswerable question is whom do the gods favor more? As a man willing to defend his power and status to the death, Haraldson intends to take precautionary measures. Ragnar, his home and farm burned by the Earl, is hurt but hidden safely away. He must now choose the path that will lead him back to his freedom.

Recap Edit

Vikings Episode 5 Recap

Vikings Episode 5 Recap


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Additional Cast (in order of appearance)Edit

  • Kevin Flood as Old Man
  • Maude Hirst as Helga
  • Elinor Crawley as Thyri
  • Trevor Cooper as Earl Bjarni
  • Jefferson Hall as Torstein


  • Ruby O'Leary as Gyda

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  • NA

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