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Lagertha did not think her son was ready and tried to ask Ragnar to wait a while but he refused. While her husband and son are away, two men invade their home to rape Lagertha and her daughter Gyda. They underestimate Lagertha and she drives them off with a sword.
On Ragnar's return, he tells her of his plan to explore the West with a few good men and a sturdy ship. When she learns that she cannot go too, Lagertha is offended and protests, but Ragnar insists that she stay since she is the only one he trusts to watch their farm. Resistant, Lagertha fights with her husband, only to be stopped by their son. When Ragnar returns from his voyage, he brings a ship full of treasures and a few Christian monks, including a young man named Athelstanwho can speak their language.
The Earl, pleased with the bounty, decides that everything is his, though Ragnar and his men can each have one item. Obviously angered by the Earl's decision, Ragnar chooses to keep Athelstan and takes him home as their slave.
Lagertha is confused as to what Athelstan talks of when he talks about his god, before the two have a rough sexual intercourse making lots of noises and groans, causing Athelstan not to sleep. Lagertha can be seen thrusting into Ragnar before the two then go to Athelstan and ask him to join them, which he declined as he has taken a vow of celibacy. Despite Athelstan's status as a captive, however, he is generally well taken care of. The next trip to England planned by Ragnar has been sanctioned by the Earl.
Now that they have Athelstan to watch over their farm and children, Lagertha is brought on the journey by Ragnar. Upon their arrival, they are met by a group of King Aelle 's soldiers inviting them to meet their king.
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Distrust on either side eventually cause a battle, with all but one soldier killed. The Vikings continued on to a nearby town and promptly raided it, though, with information learned from Athelstan, they wait until Sunday to attack the church. During the raid, Lagertha stopped KnutEarl's half-brother sent to spy on Ragnar, from raping a Saxon woman. With redirected anger, Knut attempted to rape Lagertha and is subsequently killed with his own knife. Lagertha telling the others about Knut.
She managed to quietly leave the scene, only to be met by Ragnar and the other men who have since finished with the church. He asked Lagertha about Knut and told the group of what had happened. Ragnar expressed his concern by saying that he hoped to kill him.
While Lagertha said there were no witnesses, she knows her crime is still punishable by death. At the beach, the Vikings were met with another group of soldiers whom they easily defeat. Upon their return to Scandanavia, again laden with goods, they are greeted with cheers and praises, though the Earl is quick to realize that his half-brother is missing.
Ragnar then took the blame for Knut's death, saying he killed Knut because he tried to rape Lagertha. The Earl had Ragnar imprisoned and planned to try and execute him, almost convincing Ragnar's brother, Rolloto betray him. During the trial, however, it is Haraldson who is ultimately betrayed by Rollo as he testified in support of his brother, thus freeing Ragnar of his charges. Rollo later revealed to Lagertha that he did it not for Ragnar but for her.
Although Lagertha has long been pursued secretly by Rollo, she constantly rejects him, and Ragnar remains oblivious to his brother's affections.
Lagertha, Athelstan and the children waiting for Ragnar. The Earl, now hellbent on destroying Ragnar, tried many times to kill him and all those who approve of him.
He and his men raid their farm and quickly destroy everything, the lives of people who tried to fight back or run. Lagertha, however, managed to escape and hide with her children and Athelstan. An injured Ragnar later joined them and together, the group found refuge at Floki 's home. Ragnar soon decided to challenge Haraldson in a duel to the death, worrying Lagertha. The night before, in the midst of love-making, Lagertha asked her husband not to fight as he is still badly injured.
Ragnar, however, emerged victorious in the battle against Haraldson and became the new Earl. In the midst of a party following a lavish burial for the former Earl, Lagertha announced that she is pregnant. A pleased Ragnar insisted that the unborn child is a boy, just as the gods have predetermined, as the Seer once foretold. Months into her pregnancy, Lagertha is once again left alone at Kattegat as Ragnar sailed for England.
At this point, Lagertha has become responsible for overseeing varying disputes among the townspeople to maintain order. Lagertha's leadership was tested when a man brought his wife with an infant. The man claimed that a young man stayed at their house for three days, and nine months later, his wife gave birth to a child when the couple had went years without conceiving.
Upon learning that the visitor's name was Rig, Lagertha demonstrated her knowledge and told them that Rig is another name for their Norse god Heimdallr. She then told the man that he should consider himself blessed that the god chose them, and warns him that if any harm comes to the child or his wife, he will have to answer to her.
Later, the former Earl's widow, Siggyrequested to become Lagertha's servant. Initially hesitant, Lagertha agreed. Unfortunately, Lagertha had a miscarriage and upon Ragnar's return, Ragnar is devastated. Promised many sons by the gods, Ragnar began to doubt that it is Lagertha who will provide them for him as they fail to conceive another child, no matter their efforts. Frustrated with their inability to produce the sons Ragnar was promised, both Lagertha and Ragnar ask the gods for help during the traditional pilgrimage to Uppsalawhere they honor the gods with sacrifices.
During this time, Ragnar met King Horik and pledged his service to him, in return for more manpower for his future travels to England. Following the sacrifice, King Horik immediately sent Ragnar and a few other men to Gotaland for negotiations, leaving Lagertha alone and worried that her husband will seek out another woman to have sons with. The negotiations eventually fall though, though Ragnar's men spy on a beautiful young woman bathing.
The woman, named Aslaugdemands an apology from Ragnar, and, by using her wits to solve his riddle, soon intrigues Ragnar. The pair eventually have sex, infuriating his son with Lagertha, Bjorn, who is upset that his father is cheating on his mother. Regardless, Aslaug soon becomes pregnant with what Ragnar is predicting will be his next son Ubbeand Ragnar continues his torrid affair with her.
While Ragnar and Aslaug celebrate the good news, Lagertha and the remaining Vikings have been fighting a losing battle with a plague.
Lagertha is left to grieve one of the the many victims, her and Ragnar's own daughter, Gyda. Season 2 In KattegatBjorn reveals Ragnar's infidelity to his mother. Though initially the couple seem to overcome the adultery, this changes when the heavily pregnant Aslaug comes to Kattegat.
Ragnar asked if he may marry both of them, for the sake of their children. Lagertha is disgusted and too insulted to tolerate such disrespect, chooses to leave him, joined by Bjorn. In the time that passes, Ragnar becomes the father to several sons by Aslaug, fulfilling the prophecy.
Lagertha has since remarried, settling in HedebyScandinavia, with the wealthy earl Sigvard. Unfortunately, she seems less than pleased with him, though he claims to have wanted her for a long time. Lagertha is trying and failing to elude Sigvard. He says as his wife she should be by his side when he entertains guests; Lagertha says she will not be insulted as he does not love her or her son.
Sigvard slaps her and tells her that he does love them both, then apologizes for hitting her. He later tells his mother that, while Ragnar and his men have been away, their former home of Kattegat has been taken over by Jarl Borg. Lagertha tells her son that she will convince her husband help. Later that night, Sigvard stumbles into the bedroom, apparently after having a few drinks. Lagertha appraches the subject of Ragnar, but Sigvard won't hear of it and attempts instead to make love to her.
She refuses his advance which causes Sigvard to become rough and attempt to rape her. Outside the door, Bjorn can hear the commotion and draws his knife; Lagertha manages to throw Sigvard off and tells him to never to treat her like that again. She opens the door to find Bjorn and thanks him, but says he will not harm her. A few days later, Lagertha, Bjorn and a small army join Ragnar. It has been four years since Ragnar has seen Lagertha and his son, now a young adult, which gives Ragnar great happiness to see how much his son has grown.
Inside, Lagertha greets her former brother-in-law and Siggy, then heads over to Aslaug and her sons. Though the air is stiff, Aslaug thanks Lagertha for her help and Lagertha dotes on the children.
When she returns to Hedeby, she finds her husband as violent as ever. The final straw for Lagertha, however, comes after Sigvard has her brutally beaten, after which he begins to disrobe her in front of their dinner guests. Lagertha grabs a knife and stabs him in the eye; while Sigvard screams in pain, Einar steps up and silences him by lopping off his head.
After a few tense moments, the hall erupts in applause and Lagertha is made the new earl. Season 3 Now free from her husband, Lagertha, the new earl, asks a Seer if she will have any more children, to which he replies no, but relays what the gods have shown him. Lagertha is unhappy with the prophecy and how cryptic it is; she asks instead when she will die.
The Seer does not know that either, only that her death has already been decided by the gods. Before leaving once more for WessexLagertha speaks to her trusted second-in-command Kalf about another marriage proposal she has received.
Kalf says the man has much to offer her; she asks why he does not ask for her hand. Kalf explains that he has nothing to offer her; the marriage would not benefit either of them. Lagertha takes several men and women to Wessex, with intention of creating a thriving settlement, though not all her subjects agree with this plan. Once there, King Ecbert shows a keen interest in her and tries to get in her favor. She notices his stares, but does not rebuff his attentions. The King picks up a handful of soil and offers it to Lagertha.
They agree that fertile land is a better gift than jewels. King Ecbert invites Lagertha and Athelstan to his villa, where he bestows another gift, this time, a beautiful necklace. Lagertha is falttered and allows the King to put the necklace around her neck.
They stay for a few days before returning to the settlement.
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A few days later, King Ecbert, who simply can not seem to stay away, visits Lagertha again, who now greets him in English. The King is impressed and, once again, has a gift for her: He says she and Athelstan are always welcome in his castle, whenever they may choose. The offer of hospitality is taken upon and Lagertha is back with the King in his castle.
He shows her the Roman baths and invites her as well as Athelstan and Judith for a dip. Soon, Lagertha and the King are wrapped around each other, though Judith abruptly leaves the bath as Athelstan follows. Lagertha and King Ecbert take little notice, however, and continue having sex. Later, Lagertha flings briefly with Princess Kwenthrith.
Unbeknownst to Lagertha; however, the King has no intention of keeping his promise and sends his men to kill the settlers and burn the land. Lagertha has other problems and upon returning home finds that Kalf has taken over her earldom. She asks Ragnar to help her recover it, and, although he joins her in speaking with Kalf on the matter, he only goes to ask for his help is attacking Frankia.
Ragnar then leaves Kalf to deal with his ex-wife on her own. Though Lagertha develops an intense hatred for Kalf, their past follows them and Kalf silently watches over Lagertha during the siege of Paris. Lagertha will have nothing to do with the man, and refuses to listen to him when he warns her that something doesn't feel right.
Unable to convince her with words, Kalf takes it upon himself to knock her out and take her away, only seconds before a wave of arrows fly towards them. Lagertha awakens later to find her son Bjorn has been wounded during battle. Like any mother would do, she rushes over to him and scolds Ragnar for not watching over him.
Ragnar disagrees, of course, as Bjorn is a man after all. With the Vikings still recovering, Ragnar orders another attack. Led by Lagertha, Rollo and Kalf, they manage to pass the bridge, but they are once again pushed back. Siegfried is captured and executed. As Lagertha recovers from the disastrous siege attempt, Kalf makes his intentions clear: Lagertha says that should she accept his offer, then he should know that one day she will kill him for usurping her earldom.
Kalf accepts and the two make love. Ragnar secretly meets the Franks although offered gold and silver, Ragnar doesn't accept, he asks to be baptized, and be buried in the city. The vikings place Ragnar into a wooden coffin and escort it to the gates of Paris, where they meet the Bishop. On whether a recent flashback of Ragnar looking back on his family days with Lagertha was about regret: That fits in the matter of him taking mushrooms with his slave or not wanting to be king and him not necessarily being a good father or a good ruler.
So that scene that we reshot, we remember going back and putting on the clothes from the previous seasons and we ended up having to recast my daughter, because since then, she became this gorgeous teenager, so we needed someone that was all same height and she was in the back, but that scene was really beautiful because even though he may not necessarily be able to be the man or go back in time to be that Ragnar, the husband that he wants to be in his mind, in his thoughts, in his dreams, he has a beautiful thinking that he cherishes that moment, and I know Lagertha does to, and Ragnar was her true love, and probably will always be.
On the coming clash between Lagertha and Aslaug: I wish I could actually give away more, but it was a great scene to shoot.
Lagertha felt that she needed to take Kattegat and really try to get control back. Kattegat is being run so badly and [there has]been a lot of problems with Kattegat, like people have been dying, things are not being run in a proper way as it should be, and she feels that she is doing the right thing by reclaiming it, because nobody would rule it better than she does, because she truly cares about her people.
And so we had this great scene with Alyssa Sutherland who plays Aslaug and she is fantastic in it, and it was great to finally get face to face with her and Aslaug and Lagertha together. The Seer is the Seer. In every choice that I make as an actress, it is in the back of my mind.
I think that she sees her as someone that is very comforting, but at this stage Lagertha truly feels alone, I feel, because of all the betrayal that she had.