In the aftermath of the battle, Heahmund recovers, makes advances and pledges loyalty to Lagertha. Hvitserk secures reinforcements from Rollo, on condition that Bjorn’s life is spared.
Bjorn seeks peace with Ivar and Harald, but is rejected; Ivar moves to have him killed but is stopped by Harald. Ubbe, regretting marrying Margrethe, seeks solace with Torvi and the two have an affair.
In Wessex, Aethelwulf dies and Judith persuades Aethelred to reject the throne and instead propose to the Witan that Alfred become king.
In Floki’s colony, Thor’s temple is completed, but set afire and destroyed. Thorgrim, Kjetill’s son, accuses Bul, Eyvind’s son, of the arson. In the ensuing struggle, Thorgrim stabs Bul to death.