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Vikings: Hell (S5, E15)

(All images from the Vikings show are the property of History Channel and are used here for illustrative purposes only.) Heillir! We are the #ShieldGeeks, out to protect the innocent from anachronisms! Lissa Bryan is a noteworthy author and historian who takes a delight in finding the real truths of history. Check out her website at www.lissabryan.com. And if you're looking for our recaps on Seasons 1-4, check out my former blog HERE. Lissa: Okay, I’ve got to get the pun out of my system… it was a Hell of an episode. Sandi: In more ways than one, as will become apparent. Lissa: We started with men carrying the Seer’s body from his hut and carting it out into the forest in the middle of the n

Vikings: The Lost Moment (S5, E14)

Heillir! We are the #ShieldGeeks, out to protect the innocent from anachronisms! Lissa Bryan is a noteworthy author and historian who takes a delight in finding the real truths of history. Check out her website at www.lissabryan.com. And if you're looking for our recaps on Seasons 1-4, check out my former blog HERE. Lissa: So, this week, we saw the end of an arc, and the end of an era! But we’ll get into the latter point…. Uh… later. Sandi: Good call. (Readers, scrolling is acceptable.) And once again, History Channel managed a couple of fake-outs that got our attention. Onward! Lissa: In any case, we started where we left off, with Ivar’s sacrifice ceremony. He announces he’s sacrificing La

Vikings: A New God (S 5, E 13)

[All images from the Vikings show are the property of History Channel. Used here only to illustrate/comment on the show itself.] Edit: Apologies. At post-time, my image gallery on my blog is flickering and not allowing any further inclusions of images into the post. I will attempt to remedy the situation later today. - Sandi We are the #ShieldGeeks, out to protect the innocent from anachronisms! Lissa Bryan is a noteworthy author and historian who takes a delight in finding the real truths of history. Check out her website at www.lissabryan.com. And if you're looking for our recaps on Seasons 1-4, check out my former blog HERE. Lissa: A lot to unpack here with this episode. Sandi: Uff da! Ye

Vikings: Murder Most Foul (S5, E12)

[All images from the Vikings show are the property of History Channel. Used here only to illustrate/comment on the show itself.] We are the #ShieldGeeks, out to protect the innocent from anachronisms! I totally missed Lissa Bryan on twitter last night! My deep gratitude to @DeeDonuts of Project Fandom for hanging out with me for an hour and bringing on the killer GIFs! . . . On to the show! Let's begin at the beginning, shall we? The episode opened in Wessex, where Heahmund (can we even call him Bishop Heahmund anymore? Well . . .) has taken his "prisoners" to King Alfred-the-not-yet-Great. There is some conflict among the Anglo-Saxons as to whether or not Heahmund is still loyal to them or
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