'Vikings' season 5B: Rollo's meeting with Ivar gives mixed signals about his intentions of joining the brewing war
Vikings creator Michael Hirst had, at the beginning of the year, hinted that a Rollo-Lagertha reunion might be in the cards. So will he fight Ivan against Lagertha?
Rollo's back on 'Vikings' and from whose side will he fight in the upcoming war is a real puzzler.
History's 'Vikings' season 5B will be soon returning to your television sets and coming along are some characters from the show's previous installment as well. One of the characters, whom fans had been waiting for to make a return was Rollo (Clive Standen). History released a video a few days back announcing the return of Rollo and his meeting with Ivar (Alex Høgh Andersen).
Earlier, we saw Rollo making his way towards Kattegat in the season 5A finale, while Ivar and Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) declared war. In the new video released by History, Rollo meets with Ivar, Harald (Peter Franzén), and Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø). The trio is seen revisiting the past, reported ET.
In the video available in ET's report, Herald says, "I killed Halfdan. I killed my brother" to which Rollo replies, "I tried to kill mine once," referring to Ragnar (Travis Fimmel). "So, Ubbe lives? And Bjorn? Of course, Bjorn Ironside lives. I taught him to fight. Who can kill him?" Rollo added with a smile.
Ivar's sinister intentions are revealed when he says, "There's someone else who is still alive. The woman that haunts my days and nights, the woman that I've sworn by my sacred drink to kill."
"You mean Lagertha. Where is she?" Rollo asks Ivar and Herald. Rollo and Lagertha have had a complicated relationship because of Rollo's feelings towards her. Even though Lagertha had rejected him in the past, but his expressions while asking about her, suggest that he might still care about her.
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The conversation ends with Ivar and Herald informing Rollo about the disappearance of Lagertha to which Rollo wishes them luck. But seems like Rollo is not letting in Ivar on what's really brewing. 'Vikings' creator Michael Hirst in an interview with ET earlier this year had hinted towards Rollo and Lagertha's reunion. Hirst said, "Like any other fan, I was thrilled to see Rollo sailing into the show, but he's come back to deal with things which were never dealt with in the past." He added, "And we're going back to season one here, where there were huge questions about his relationship, and Ragnar's relationship with Lagertha, and what had actually happened between them all -- and frankly, whose son Bjorn was."
Hirst also talked about the intentions of Rollo, "So, Rollo is sailing back to deal with things that have been on his mind for a long time, and it's pretty powerful stuff, I must say."
The newly released videos suggest that Rollo might be joining Ivar in the war against Lagertha, however, we don't know this for sure. Standen teased about his character in an interview with Express, “With Rollo, I think it’s fair to say that whenever [Vikings creator] Michael [Hirst] writes for Rollo, whatever you expect him to do, he usually does the opposite."
Season 5B of 'Vikings' will premiere November 28 in the United States and will be available on Amazon Prime Videos on November 29 and thereafter, with one episode every week being released.