One of the biggest questions viewers are dying to know when it comes to the hit Vikings series is what really happened to Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) and will he return before the Vikings’ final season is over? On December 30, Vikings Season 6B premiered on Amazon Prime Video, ahead of its History Premiere.
Fans have not forgotten about their favorite popular boat builder, even though there is a lot of action and storyline development.
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What happened to Floki?
Floki hasn’t been seen since Season 5B, and his whereabouts at the beginning of Season 6B are completely unknown. He went to set up a settlement in Iceland, but it was not exactly a simple operation.
People turned on each other there and began to destroy each other. For Floki, it was just too much, and he tells Kjetill (Adam Copeland), who had just slaughtered a number of people, that if he were still the man he once was, he would torture and kill him.
Floki tells him, “Do what you want with this place, I’m done with people,”
Fans later see him go into a cave that he thinks is the entrance to Helheim, or, in Norse mythology, the underworld. He goes deeper into the cave, which happens to be inside a volcano, in search of the Gods. Within, he discovers a carving of a cross, and he laughs and cries in shock.
But the volcano that erupts causes the cave to bury him under the rubble.
Is Floki going to return for the final season?
It was uncertain if Floki was going to make it out of the cave, but he did, obviously. Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) and his wife Torvi (Georgia Hirst) make their way to the Golden Land he’s been looking for after spending time in Iceland and Greenland in episode 19 of the new season.
But it comes only after a long, painful struggle, which involves the loss of Asa, the daughter of Torvi, and the death of others.
When they discover that Pekitaulet (Carmen Moore), the leader of an Indian tribe in the region, can speak their language, they quickly learn why.
Floki found his way there and built a nice little setup in which he carved different events into the trees from his life, including the face of Ragnar Lothbrokk (Travis Fimmel).
Ubbe, Torvi, and some of the others were taken to the house of Floki, which he designed in the style of a tree house. He lowers himself on some boards outside of his house and only laughs when Ubbe says, “Hello Floki.”
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Surely Floki has improved, and now he seems much more passive than in his violent days of old. He reveals to Ubbe that he was taken care of by the natives when he first arrived.
Floki tells Ubbe, “These people have always taken care of me,” “Without them, I wouldn’t have survived. When I arrived here, I was weak and couldn’t stand on my own two feet.” They got him food and made him well again.
When Ubbe asks why he left Iceland, Floki answers, “I left when the sorrow became too much. I was exhausted. I was swept up in the sadness. I felt betrayed by the gods. I called out to them, but I no longer heard their voices.
The universe no longer made sense.” He says that to his “soul” he was “sick.
‘And so I found a ship,’ reveals Floki. “I could always find a boat as I was still a Viking. When asked what made him so sad, Floki answers, “I can’t always recall.”
Fans will be pleased to learn that Floki has returned to the Vikings for the final season, and he has been reunited with Ragnar’s son.