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Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Ending Explained – who dies in the finale?

January 12, 2023

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We recap the Netflix series Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Episode 8, “The Reckoning,” which will contain major spoilers and explain the ending.

We reached the final for Vikings: Walhalla Season 2and of course there are some deaths at the end of Episode 8. As we reflect on the second season, it’s obvious the writers have stuck to their guns on the story arc here, and it will leave you wondering if this will be a worthy season 3 tee-up. Vikings: Walhalla.

Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Episode 8 Recap

Season 2 Episode 8 sees Olaf request Jorundr questions about the location of Jomsborg. He learns that Freydis had a child. Olaf tells Jorundr that trade is his priority now and that Harekr is a threat. He tries to convince Jorundr that he is no threat to Jomsborg; he promises to make him the new leader.

Freydis sees Olaf’s ships arrive at Jomsborg. Freydis gathers her people and tells them she knows Olaf; she believes that if they are to survive, they must remind her that there is still work to be done for God’s mission.

Olaf and Freydis finally meet. He asks for Harald’s son; he doesn’t want him to be a pagan. Freydis tells Olaf that if he wants his child, he will have to kill her. Gudrid yells at Jorundr and calls him a traitor. When she gets close to him, she gives him a secret message from Freydis. Afterwards, Jorundr advises Olaf not to attack, but he doesn’t want to listen. Jorundr tells him to eliminate the sentry if he wants to have a chance of surviving.

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In London, Godwin recount Queen Emma that Princess Gytha will replace what she took from him. Emma tells Godwin that she knows his deepest desire; she believes he wants royal blood ties, and his ultimate goal has always been to marry Princess Gytha, which meant setting in motion a plan for her to kill Aelfwynn. Godwin predictably denies this. However, it does appear that Godwin orchestrated all of this for his own benefit.

The wedding of Godwin and Princess Gytha is coming. It’s an intimate occasion. Queen Emma gives Gytha a gift that has a very special meaning for her. King Canute welcomes Godwin into his family. Canute then tells Emma to put her suspicions of Godwin behind her. She tells him she has.

Godwin and Gytha go to bed for their wedding night. She shows him her naked body (and the tattoos to remind him that he married a Viking). Godwin sees the Queen’s gift – a necklace with a jewel that belongs to the bear – the a man who helped raise her and was part of the plot to assassinate Queen Emma. Godwin wants her to take it off, but she can’t, because she promised to keep it. Emma cruelly mocks Godwin; he will be constantly reminded that he is a traitor and was ultimately the reason for the bear’s death.

Travelers are always traveling, but Mariam is struggling with his illness. As night falls, Mariam hangs out with everyone until she dies. It’s a sad moment. She asks Harald take care of leif for her. Leif carries her to a private place and Mariam tells him to be happy for her because it’s a nice place to die. She gives him a key to her little house in Constantinople – she tells him it’s hers and there are many things inside that will help her on her journey. She dies in his arms.

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The next day, Leif and his travelers hold a funeral for Mariam.

Then Harald asks Helen why she doesn’t rush to deliver her father’s treasure to the Emperor. Elena is in no rush because she doesn’t know what will happen next. They kiss passionately; the journey between them made the feelings grow. An unexpected love affair emerges, but seemingly short-lived.

Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Ending Explained – who dies in the finale?

Olaf’s army launches its attack on Jomsborg. Jorundr instantly betrays them, but is hurt in the process. He asks one of Jomsborg’s men to report to the boats that they took the sentry to trick Olaf. A dying Jorundr then asks one of the men to tell his mother that he is not a traitor, and then he dies.

Olaf’s boats reach the gates and Freydis awaits him at the docks. It’s eerily quiet. Freydis leads Olaf into a trap as she secretly places chemicals in the water. Freydis asks him for a tete-a-tete. She notices that King Canute’s son Svein is on the boat and asks him to join them on the dock so he can watch.

Olaf gives Freydis one last chance to be baptized and have eternal life. Freydis asks if all his men are baptized. He confirms that they are. Freydis tells him, “good because I’ll feel better about it.” She throws fire into the water and the ships instantly ignite, killing Olaf’s men.

Olaf is now alone, leaving him to fight Freydis while Svein watches. Freydis is victorious and she impales Olaf with a spear. As Olaf dies, he tells her that she made him a martyr. Freydis tells him no one is around to tell his story as the cameras pan to the burning ships. Freydis then approaches Svein, who begs her to spare him. She tells him to get up.

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Harald finally meets Emperor Romanos, who traveled from Constantinople. The Emperor is immediately interested in the treasure. Elena then leaves the Emperor’s tent, dressed in royal attire. The treasure was Elena. Harald delivered the Emperor’s new bride, Elena. Harald is in shock.

Emperor Romanos tells Harald he is indebted and asks his men to give him whatever he wants. Harald secretly speaks to Elena and tells her that she is now beyond his reach because she is an Empress. Elena tells him that nothing is out of his reach.

Svein returns to Kattegat and embraces his mother, Queen Aelfgifu. Freydis is behind him and tells him that she returned her son when she didn’t need him. In return, Freydis wants peace. Aelfgifu assures him of peace – a promise between two mothers. As Freydis leaves, a woman asks Freydis if she is the Keeper of Faith. Freydis does not deny it this time and confirms that she is. The story comes full circle to end the second season.

The Season 2 finale is dramatic and comes with an ultimate twist. It is undoubtedly a leeway for a third and final season project.

What did you think of Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Episode 8 and the ending? Comments below.

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