|Season 1, Episode 4|
|Air date:||March 24, 2013|
|Written by:||Michael Hirst|
|Directed by:||Ciarán Donnelly|
| Episode Guide
"Trial" is the fourth episode of the first season of Vikings. It is the fourth episode of the series overall. It first aired on March 24, 2013. It was written by creator Michael Hirst and directed by Ciarán Donnelly.
The Vikings head back to England to see what other treasures this new world has to offer. This go round Ragnar and his crew sail out with Earl Haraldson’s permission… and also with Earl Haraldson’s spy. After bloodshed on the beach, the Vikings choose the Sabbath to invade the town of Hexam and unleash a flood of violence and panic. In the midst of the terror, Ragnar and Lagertha discover that there are consequences for every action and Earl Haraldson is always watching.
Additional Cast (in order of appearance)
- Starring cast members Alyssa Sutherland (Princess Aslaug) and Donal Logue (King Horik) are not credited and do not appear in this episode.
- "You are the man people say you are. A great adventurer. And I am proud to salute your achievement, and to share in the profit of your raid." - Earl Haraldson to Ragnar Lothbrok
- The English town of Hexham is 27 miles from the North Sea coast and would have taken more than a day's journey on foot to get to and from the coast to Hexham.