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Vikings: Valhalla season 2 episode 2 recap – who is Yaroslav?

January 12, 2023

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We recap the Netflix series Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Episode 2, “Towers of Faith,” which will contain major spoilers.

One of the most impressive things about Vikings: Walhalla is that he managed to separate himself from his predecessor by building a world. Expanding the world means more depth in the story. Season 2 of Vikings Valhalla builds momentum as each main character learns their destiny and the next chapter of their journey.

Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

Season 2 episode 2 opens with Olaf questioning a man asking him where the Jomsvikings live. The man talks about a place called Jomsborg and spits on Olaf, disgusted by his Christian faith. Olaf asks Svein kill the man – he wants the young king to send a message. Svein cuts off the man’s head.

Episode 2 then moves to Jomsborg, Pomerania. Freydis smiles as his ship enters its new home. There are many people to welcome him. She is famous. Jorundr introduces Freydis to the leaders of Jomsburg, Harekr and Gudride. Freydis then joins in the combat training and guns down all of the soldiers, impressing the audience. His fencing is too excellent.

Gudrid senses that Freydis is pregnant after protecting her womb. Freydis tells Gudrid that the child’s father is a good man, but they broke up. Later, Freydis is asked if she would like to be a religious temple Gudija to teach people the old ways and build a new Uppsala in Jomsburg. Freydis doubts herself based on her past actions.

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More refugees arrive in Jomsburg – they are asked to surrender their weapons, which confuses Freydis as they believe in the “old ways” and are not a threat. Jorundr explains that they will go to the forest to live in peace, building weapons to protect themselves against the Christians.

Harald and leif reach Novgorod, Rus. Leif watches men take opium – Harald tells him that people take it to “talk to the dead”. They then enter a fight arena – people bet on a fight. Harald wants to introduce himself to his Uncle Yaroslav, but the guards stop him. To get his uncle’s attention, Harald enters the arena, fights one of the men, and announces himself. Yaroslav recognizes him and he is finally welcomed.

Harald informs his uncle about Forkbeard and how he betrayed the oath and asks for a favor – he wants an army so he can take what is rightfully his in Norway. Yaroslav tells Harald that with complications with trade routes, he needs Canute’s Empire more than ever. He advises Harald to reinvent himself, as he cannot give him an army. Harald decides to finance an army by participating in the combat arena. He wants to fight two men at once for a high price if he wins.

Harald loses the first round, but his impressive combat abilities are on display. However, when he starts winning, a new man enters, so Leif joins him. Harald and Leif win; however, the players flee.

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Lord Vitomir tells Harald that he is impressed with his fighting spirit. He explains that he must carry something of “great value” to the Emperor in Constantinople. Vitomir wants Harald to help him and he offers a large salary.

In Kattegat, Queen Aelfgifu and Olaf have dinner together without anyone else joining them. Aelfgifu inquires about the Jomsvikings. Olaf explains how he still fears his brother wants to take Norway and promises to protect his son. Olaf then calls Aelfgifu beautiful, which surprises her.

The ending explained

In London, Godwin torture the man who tried to poison Emma of Normandy. He wants to know who paid him to murder Emma. The man insists he doesn’t know a name other than the nickname ‘Bear’. Hot poker sticks destroy one of the man’s eyes. Later, everyone in the prison cells was slaughtered, including their prisoner. Godwin fears that many people will try to kill Emma – he asks his men to close the city gates.

In Jomsburg, Freydis is dressed in beautiful white clothes and is presented to the people to the sound of drums. Gudrid hands him the sword. Freydis enters through the religious temple and up to a watchtower. In the distance, a woman leads a group of people and sings in beautiful tones. Freydis announces that they are all safe and Jomsborg is the “new Uppsala”. The crowd applauds.

Leif continues to see Liv and follows her, leading him inside an opium den. Many people inside are smoking drugs. Leif inquires about the drugs, wondering if you can talk to the dead if you inhale the drugs. Leif takes the drugs for himself, and he quickly gets high. A woman lays him down, and Leif sees Liv again, who comforts him. Leif tells Liv he’s lost without her. She tells him to follow her. Leif follows Liv to the top of a building. Thunder rumbles and it’s cold.

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Liv tells Leif she can’t. lose. She tells him to come to Valhalla. She encourages him to walk on the edge of the roof. However, Leif hesitates, which angers Liv. She disappears. Leif is distraught and he collapses on the snow.

Season 2 continues to build the world of Vikings, introducing audiences to new characters and keeping the story gripping.

Additional track points

  • Leif tells Yaroslav that he misses Greenland.
  • Leif meets a woman named Mariam.

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