Wow, what an episode last night!
Episode VIII: Sacrifice
Lissa Bryan, author of the upcoming historical fiction, Under These Restless Skies, and I once again watched and made gasping or shrieking sounds at our televisions during another vivid episode of VIKINGS.
Lissa: I admit, I didn’t enjoy this episode as much as I have the previous ones.
Sandi: Me, either.
Lissa: Between the Viking orgy and Athelstan’s drug trip, a lot of the episode was taken up by things that didn’t really advance the plot.
Sandi: I concur. But Ragnar’s offering of Athelstan as a sacrifice — this man he’d seemed to hold as a friend — was interesting. More later…
Lissa: The sacrifice was going to be one of his friends, no matter what. I think, in a way, he was honoring Athelstan by saying he was a worthy gift to offer the gods. The cinematography was awesome, in both the intoxication scene and…
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