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"The Outsider" is the eleventh episode of the fourth season of Vikings. It is the fortieth episode of the series overall. It first aired on November 30, 2016. It was written by creator Michael Hirst and directed by Daniel Grou.

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Ragnar arrives home unexpectedly to see what has become of his sons and to handle unfinished business with King Ecbert; Lagertha plans a power play; Bjorn prepares to explore the Mediterranean in a sleek, new boat built for him by Floki.

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Ubbe steps forward to challenge Ragnar as king, but instead the two embrace. Later, when Ragnar asks his sons to go with him to England, Bjorn refuses, as he has plans to raid in the Mediterranean with Floki, Harald, and Hvitserk. Ubbe and Sigurd have promised to stay home and protect their mother, as well as Kattegat, which has become a major trade center in the region. Ivar sees his brothers share Aslaug's slave girl Margrethe, and tells them he wants to have her as well. After failing to sleep with her, he threatens to kill her but instead cries as she tells him that being a son of Ragnar is more difficult than being a common family man. Ragnar visits Floki and tells him that he loves him. In Hedeby, Ragnar apologizes to Lagertha for his failings after she refuses to accompany him to England. They share a kiss before Ragnar departs. Ragnar finds a massive tree while riding back to Kattegat and hangs himself, though ravens chew through the rope to stop his attempt. Back in Kattegat, Ragnar finds Ivar in the throne room and asks him to accompany him to England, to which Ivar agrees.

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