On December 30, Vikings season 6B finally premiered on Amazon Prime Video, leaving a lot of unanswered questions related to a number of circumstances that the main characters go through. In reality, one of them believes that they come across a goddess at one point.
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Return of Ivar and Hvitserk to Kattegat
Fans will recall during season 6 that Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen) and Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) were allied with Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky).
The Rus assaulted Scandinavia and Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig) is stabbed by what appears to be Ivar during the first wave of battle (even though he should be somewhere else entirely at the time).
Initially, even though Bjorn dies, he creates a scheme to make the Rus believe he’s already dead. They are terrified when they see him ride out on his horse, still very much alive.
Even with three arrows, Bjorn is shot, but still manages to draw his sword.
The Rus are withdrawing as the Scandinavian people (who came to the aid of Björn) attack.
Björn dies, saving his country, and a glorious funeral is given to him.
Ivar and Hvitserk return to Kiev to help to overthrow Oleg by joining Price Dir (Lenn Kudryavitsky) and Igor (Oran Glynn O’Donovan). Ivar convinces Igor to use an arrow to kill his uncle, and then he falls from the balcony and dies. The brothers decide to return to the Kattegat when Ivar is confident that Igor is safe. Fortunately, they are allowed to remain by King Harald (Peter Franzén) and he even persuades the people to do so.
But what the brothers are going to do next is uncertain at this point.
Hvitserk claims that a goddess he encounters
Season 6B of ‘Vikings’: Viewers guess what will happen in the final episodes
At his grave, Hvitserk takes the time to say goodbye to Bjorn. He tells him of his past drinking mistakes, leaving Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) and killing Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick). He asks Bjorn to put the gods in a good term, because he knows they are not his supporters, and he feels they “despise” him.
She tells him that she knows “so unkindly of the gods.” him, and that she will spend “all about” with him. A woman who says her name is Idun approaches Hvitserk and tells him not to consider “the night” Hvitserk informs her when they return to her apartment that he knows who she is.
“Idun,” says Hvitserk. “The goddess blessed with eternal youth.”
When Hvitserk tells her that she must have been sent by Odin, she says, “I’m not acting on orders. I’ve been watching you your whole life, sharing your joys and sorrows.”
And so I wanted to make you look the way you deserve.
They have an intimate experience, and when Hvitserk wakes up the next morning, she is gone. He asks her to stay with him, and she agrees, “but only until dawn.”
Based on her words and the fact that she had apples with her – Idun gives apples to the other gods in Norse mythology to keep them young – and the fact that her name is Idun, Hvitserk assumes that he is meeting a goddess. Never again, however, does he see her.
Hvitserk is heading back to Wessex with Ivar, where he will live. Before telling Hvitserk to leave the fray, Ivar dies in the war against King Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo).
Ivar is stabbed several times by a Wessex soldier and he seemingly lets it happen. He dies in Hvitserk’s arms when he falls and injures his leg.
Considering his childhood and the fact that he thinks he saw Idun in Norway, Hvitserk chooses to convert to Christianity, which may be shocking to some fans.