***Warning: Contains major spoilers about Vikings season 6b***
Vikings went out all guns blazing (or all swords raised, we guess) with one hell of a finale to wrap up the final season.
But there was a lot to unpack in the final episode, The Last Act, with the complicated plot finally coming to its screeching and bloody conclusion.
With Ivar (Alex Hogh Andersen), Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), Hvitserk (Marco Islo) and Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) heading in completely different directions, some of them were destined to end up in Valhalla after dying in battle.
If you weren’t sure what happened (or just want to skip to the end), here’s what fate had in store for the men as the series met its grisly and affirming end.
What happened to Ivar The Boneless?
The ruthless and power-hungry brother, Ivar ended the first half of season six convinced he had successfully killed his brother, Bjorn.
He then challenges Alfred of Wessex to claim his land, and stubbornly believes that after the death of King Harald, he can carve out a bargain for himself and his people.
But the Christian native refused, and tells the Viking that he won’t give up some of his people or some of Wessex’s land in order to call a truce, saying they didn’t want peace, and he was known for the terror he causes across the world.
Knowing he will die if he fights the Anglo-Saxon Army again, he instead watches the battle from the sidelines due to his bone disease making him a risk.
But upon seeing Hvitserk injured, he takes over his place to protect him.
A young rival warrior gets the upperhand on him, and accepting his fate, Ivar allows himself to be stabbed repeatedly in the stomach.
He bleeds to death in his brother’s arms, with Alfred calling a stop to the fight so they can say their goodbyes.
Ivar dies weeping, calling himself a freak and telling his brother he loves him.
What happened to Hvitserk in the Vikings finale?
After Ivar dies, Hvisterk is captured by West Saxons, and has to bargain for his life.
He renounces his religion and vows to convert to Christianity in exchange to live, which is accepted.
Renaming himself to start a new life, he starts to go by Athelstan, in memory of a fallen friend and former Christian monk who died in season three.
Athelstan was seen battling with his morals as he lived with the Vikings after being taken as a slave by Ragnar, and rose in the ranks before being killed by Floki, who believed him to be conspiring against them.
What did Ubbe do in the Vikings finale?
After travelling far, Ubbe reaches what is known as the Golden Land (interpreted as North America), and his men befriend a Native-American tribe in order to start life afresh.
Reuniting with Floki, the team have been working as farmers to build a new civilisation, but the peace is ruined when one of his men murders a Native-American after breaking into his teepee.
Initially declaring he would cut a punishment Blood Eagle into perpetrator Naad’s body as punishment, Ubbe instead kills him quickly.
Marking a turning in his life, he abandons Vikings life completely for a new way in the new land.
What happened to Bjorn in the final episodes of Vikings?
Unfortunately, Bjorn does not make it to the final episode, instead dying after being gravely injured by his brother.
However, this does not mean he went down without a fight, performing one last role after returning to Kattegatt by leading his men into one last battle against the Rus.
Dying defending Kattegatt, he was cemented as a legend within their history books, being shot by three arrows as he finally faced death.
Vikings is available now on Amazon Prime Video.
Credit: Original article published here.