“Vikings” Season 5 episode 17 titled “The Most Terrible Thing” will air on History Channel on January 9, 2019. In the episode, viewers will see who will lead the Saxon army to defend the Realm.
While King Harald Finehair (Peter Franzén) is a defeated warrior, he still has a large army that can face Ivar (Alex Høgh). The former and Bjorn Lothbrok (Alexander Ludwig) need to strike a deal to take Kattegat in “The Most Terrible Thing.”
Previously, Harald and Ivar made a deal that gave the former the right to rule the newly conquered kingdom when the latter dies. This is the same deal Bjorn is ready to make.
Wessex will deal with the tragic loss of a member of the royal family and the people have a few days to prepare for another army of Vikings. As the strongest warrior who has sufficient knowledge of the army, Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) will ask King Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) to make him the general of his army.
Harald failed to take Wessex, which is threatened by a Viking force once again. It will fall on Ivar to attack the weakened Saxon kingdom but Bjorn will stand in the way.
After an unexpected turn among the settlers, Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) will become powerless. Required to appoint a Viking as the head of his army, King Alfred will confront Judith (Jennie Jacques).
The people of Kattegat became suspicious about their king’s mental health of their king. Some even remember Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick).
Ivar is planning an attack on Wessex. This is his opportunity to prove that he is deserves to be called a god.
“The Most Terrible Thing” will also feature Marco Ilsø as Hvitserk, Adam Copeland as Kjetill Flatnose, Alicia Agneson as Freydis, Eve Connolly as Thora, Erik Madsen as King Hemming, Jack McEvoy as Helgi the Lean, Leah McNamara as Aud the Deep Minded, Ragga Ragnars as Gunnhild and Dean Ridge as Magnus. Watch a teaser for the episode here: