When will 'Vikings' Season 6 Episode 5 air? Here's what to expect when the show returns after its break
It’s Christmas time! And it’s time for a good holiday break. That also means a break from our favorite shows as well. As we wait with bated breath to know what’s happening in the lives of our favorite Vikings, it’s time to face reality. The latest, episode 5 of ‘Vikings’ Season 6, will not be airing on December 25, on the occasion of Christmas. Since it’s the holiday season, the show, like most other shows, will be taking a week-long break. Instead, the channel will be airing a special documentary on food history of the United States, titled, ‘The Food That Built America’, the third episode of the show’s first season. If the legends of ancient food intrigue you, then you could catch up on the show, while you wait for the Vikings. Worry not, because the Nordic warriors will be back to thrill you with more drama and tension right on the first day of 2020.
In the meantime, here’s what you can expect when the show returns next week. As the trailer of episode 5, ‘The Key’ shows, the new chapter will mark the beginning of the future of Norway. In the clips we see that Olaf The Stout declares, "This is an amazing occasion, never before have we voted for a king of all Norway”, which is appropriate in every way. Since the start of the Viking civilizations, the leader of a clan has only been chosen out of a war between two contending warriors.
But never has it ever happened (and we have seen that in the earlier seasons on the show, since the times of Ragnar) that Vikings chieftains from different regions come together to ‘vote’ for someone. This surely calls for a historic moment for the entire Viking community. Olaf sends out invitations to all the Kings and Yarls (earlier versions of earls) across Scandinavia to assemble for this iconic event that would change the future of the country and the community. But knowing how every major event goes down on this show, we will not be surprised if things take an unexpected turn and the Election Day turns into a mayhem.
Elsewhere, Lagertha will team up with Gunhild as they try to fight back the bandits, who we saw attacking and killing little Hali. On the other side of the world, far away in Kiev, Ivar and Igor have developed a bond that could become significant in the coming days. And there might also be a shocking revelation for Ivar, which we will soon find out as the show comes back from its holiday break.
‘Vikings’ Season 6 Episode 5, ‘The Key’ will air on January 1, 2020, at 10 pm/9c, only on History Channel.