"The Departed Part 1" is the fifth season premiere of Vikings and fiftieth episode overall that aired on November 29, 2017 as part of a double episode premiere.


Tensions mount between the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok; with King Aethelwulf and his family still in hiding, Heahmund, the warrior bishop, rallies the Saxons to defend the Realm, as the Great Army moves to take York.




Guest Starring

Additional Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Jonathan Delaney Tynan as Lord Cuthred
  • Keith McErlean as Lord Denewulf
  • Jim Roche as Saxon Scribe
  • Darren Cahill as Aethelred
  • India Mullen as Aethelgyth
  • Jake O'Loughlin as First Saxon Boy
  • Ben Smith-Short as Second Saxon Boy
  • Frank Prendergast as Bishop Cynebert
  • Anna Shiels-McNamee as Young Nun
  • Ben Roe as Guthrum

Episode Deaths


  • Some digital services billed part one as "The Fisher King" while part two was billed as "The Departed".