Tonight on the History Channel Vikings returns with an all new Wednesday, December 7 season 4 episode 12 called “The Vision” and we have your weekly Viking recap below. On tonight’s Viking season 4 episode 12 episode as per the History synopsis, “Ragnar’s [Travis Fimmel] difficulties raising a crew for the voyage to Wessex leaves Kattegat locals admonishing him that the gods have deserted him. Meanwhile, Bjorn’s [Alexander Ludwig] dream to explore the Mediterranean is within reach.”
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Vikings begins tonight with Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) sitting in the middle of a village. He begins to wander through the village and meets with some men telling him he wants to build an army, and he needs men like them to accompany him when he returns to England. The man asks him why would want to raid England again, they have all heard that his son, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) has other plans.
Ragnar says he has plans to exact revenge on England. The man in the cart says that his brother and family who went with him, they were farmers, and nobody seems to know what has happened to them; he accuses Ragnar of knowing all along and didn’t tell them. He says that Ragnar only wants to get revenge for his own guilt, not for all the people who died.
He spits on Ragnar, telling him that if he were to raid with anyone it would be with his son because the gods no longer favor Ragnar and he is now on his own. He goes on to yell at him that everyone hates him now, as Ragnar thanks him for his time and walks away.
Ragnar meets with Bjorn, who says he is going to reach out to Rollo (Clive Standen); Ragnar is disappointed but Bjorn tells him that he will send messengers and if Rollo kills them, he will know where he stands. Ragnar says its a bad idea, as he leaves Bjorn tells his dad he wishes he was coming with him, Ragnar looks back and says, “NO, you don’t. that this is Bjorn’s destiny, not his.” Ragnar tells Bjorn that there is one thing he needs, and it is ships. Bjorn says he can have ships. Ragnar smiles and says that was easy.
The brothers are eating dinner with their mother. Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen ) is holding the slave’s hand, and his mother Aslaug (Alysssa Sutherland) says she is proud that he is with a woman; and tells her other three sons they should be married and have children already. Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) says he probably does have them. Everyone laughs.
Aslaug tells them that even though they are the King’s sons, it doesn’t mean they can be irresponsible. Its important to find a woman and settle down. Sigurd (David Lindstrom) says he thought he found a woman he loved, but Ivar had stolen her from him. Aslaug tells them she is not talking about love, that as a King’s son, they can have as many women as they like… the brothers cheers each other…
Their mother continues to tell them that they need to find a woman to breed with. Sigurd asks her if she believes in love and she says that yes she loved Ragnar and he loved her. Sigurd continues to badger her saying that some believe she bewitched him. Ivar starts to defend their mother, when Sigurd says that he is beginning to wonder if she loved anyone other than Harbard (Kevin Durand).
Ivar says she has always loved him, but Sigurd says all she feels is pity, like the rest of them. He even says that their mother sometimes wish she left Ivar to the wolves. Aslaug orders him to stop, he takes some food and Ivar crawls around the table to Sigurd who eggs him on, calling him “Boneless”. Sigurd pulls the chair out from under Ivar, who crawls across the floor after his brother screaming.
The next day there are Viking ships arriving, Ragnar watches from the hilltop as they come to greet Bjorn. Bjorn is excited to see his mother, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and Astrid (Josefin Asplund); and asks what they are doing there. She tells him that she is there to watch her son on his voyage of destiny, that she could not stay away. Bjorn welcomes Astrid to the feast.
King Harold (Peter Franzen) arrives and they tell him they believe in him and this journey and that the gods are with him. Lagertha seems to be looking for someone or something. Bjorn brings King Harald to come meet his brothers, announcing that Hvitserk (Marco Ilso) will be coming with them. King Harald tells them he remembers them and how grown up they are now. Ivar jokes that he would be tall too if he stood up, and he is told that he wishes he could come with them. Ivar tells them to go to hell.
Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) sneaks up and hugs King Harald, and he brings them to see Helga (Maude Hirst). They are thrilled to see her alive and well. Ivar whispers into his mother’s ear and Aslaug approaches Lagertha. Lagertha tells her whatever their differences, their sons are travelling together and they both must wish them the luck of the gods.
Aslaug suggests making a sacrifice, Lagertha says they could do one together. Aslaug reminds her that she is queen, not Lagertha. Lagertha toasts her and says she never forgets that. The whole room makes a toast to the journey. Aslaug goes to her throne and sits down, while her and Lagertha keep staring at each other.
Sigurd goes outside to meet Margaret who tells him she is terrified of Ivar. She asks for protection, saying Ivar tried to kill her and tells him the secret that Ivar cannot satisfy a woman. He promises not to say anything, but he shares the news with their other three brothers. Sigurd tells them she is terrified of Ivar, and Ubbe admits he is too.
At dawn they all gather outside as Queen Aslaug is offering a sacrifice to the gods. She slices open an animal and the blood is blessed on all of them. Ivar crawls to the bowl of blood and puts it all over his face and then drinks it. Lagertha takes some blood and streaks it onto Astrid’s face.
She then crouches down beside Aslaug and tells her that she wants her to know that she will never forgive her for taking her husband, and her world, and how ashamed she should be with what she has done with it. “You call yourself Queen, but you will never be Queen of Kattegat”, and throws blood in her face.
Ivar meets up with his father on the hilltop, and after Ivar calls Ragnar a loser, Ragnar tells the cripple boy to come down and help him lift the stones. As the horns sound and the ships prepare to leave, Ragnar sits down behind a rock with Ivar. Bjorn meets with his mother, who hugs him and walks back to Astrid.
Bjorn’s wife tells him to be strong and safe and to not return unless he does something extraordinary. If he fails, what stories is she to tell their children about their famous father, Bjorn Ironside? Bjorn tells her to tell them he loves them and kisses her. Aslaug and her sons hug Hvitserk for a safe journey. Bjorn tells Floki he built them a beautiful dragon.
Ragnar shows Ivar what he was digging up. Ivar asks him what it is, as he plays with the coin in his hand. Ragnar tells him it is King Ecbert (Linus Roache). Ivar asks if he can keep the coin. Ragnar closes his hand. Bjorn is looking out over the water…
Ragnar is giving all his things away to buy an army. His son Ubbe tells him he is humiliating himself by doing this. Ragnar asks why he even cares. The man who spat on Ragnar earlier approaches and says for the whole box, he will join him. Ragnar gives him the box and everything they found on their raids that he had hidden.
Aslaug approaches Ivar who is sitting on his father’s throne. He tells her he is going with his father and sailing to England. Aslaug is furious and tells Ivar that Ragnar needs to stop avoiding her and she needs to speak to him.
As she is preparing for bed, Ragnar shows up in her home. He pats her hair and begins to unbraid it., and tells her that they both know it wasn’t love that brought them together; but she has endured with him and suffered his words and his neglect and never turned their sons against him She begins to cry. He tells her for all of that with all his heart he is grateful to her. She asks him why he is saying this now, he tells her it needed to be said.
As Margaret sleeps, Ivar sneaks into her bed. When she wakes up, he covers her mouth to prevent her from screaming. Ivar confronts her on telling his brothers about him. She swears she didn’t tell them. She lays there and lets him touch her until he falls asleep.
Aslaug has a vision of a storm and funnel, her son Ivar dangling above the water. She goes running to the water to see Ivar drowning. She awakens and is scared of what she just saw. She runs into the village to find Ivar and tells him he cannot go with Ragnar. She tells him of the storm coming and that everything will end in disaster. She tells him he will drown, that she has seen it.
Ivar tells her to stop telling him what to do. Ivar confronts his mother on all the special attention she gave him because he was a cripple, and that he is not poor Ivar; He tells her now that he has a chance to prove himself with the gods, he will not let her take that away from him, and he doesn’t care if he dies. He tells Aslaug he loves her, kisses her hand and tells her to let him be with his father and be a man. Aslaug kisses his head and tells him to go.
Ragnar is watching over the ships being loaded, but turns to watch his son Ivar use his crutches to get to the ship. Aslaug is very proud as Ivar walks, but he falls on the dock, Ragnar looks away but Ivar doesn’t give up. He crawls to the ship and Ragnar heads off with only 3 ships in his fleet. He looks worn and defeated, but continues on.
He walks over to Ivar who is clearly sea-sick. Ragnar asks him if he is okay, Ivar admits he is terrified of water. Ragnar sits beside him as he vomits into the water. Ragnar climbs onthe side of the boat and sees that the ships are approaching a storm.
Aslaug is at Kattegat rocking back and forth as she foresees the storm. When the waters get rough, Ragnar grabs Ivar and ties him to one of the poles on the boat. Aslaug is screaming as she continues her vision. A huge wave hits the boat and it flips upside down. Ragnar tries to save Ivar, but it looks like he fails. Aslaug is covered in blood and continues to scream.