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Warning: Major spoilers from the latest episode of Vikings Season 5, "Hell," are discussed below.
In the wake of her recent lover's death, Lagertha pulled a disappearing act by the end of the latest installment of Vikings. Her location is now a mystery that extends as far as her son, Bjorn, but what does it mean for her future? Stary Katheryn Winnick was asked about Lagertha's fate, saying:
Lagertha will apparently be off sorting herself out for a bit. How long she undergoes that process is a mystery that Katheryn Winnick was not keen to clear up with ET. Vikings characters have been known to disappear for a while, but a protracted off-screen vacation for Lagertha is the last thing the show needs right now. Plus, the powerful character is not one to traditionally retreat.
It is understandable that she needs some "me" time with everything that has happened. Lagertha is a queen without a kingdom. Her newish love with Heahmund had been one of the few things that seemed to somewhat dampen that blow, but it's gone now.
Despite its brief span, their relationship left a lasting impression on Lagertha. So, with him gone, that obviously changes things. Katheryn Winnick went on to discuss Lagertha's dynamic with Heahmund, and building her on-screen rapport with star Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Winnick said:
Lagertha's quick burning flame with Heahmund has now been extinguished, marking another loved one lost to one element or another. That is a lot of loss for one character to take on, and in such a seemingly brief period. Nevertheless, Lagertha's response to jettison herself away from things, is still a surprising one.
Unlike her ex-husband, Lagertha was not driven into shadows due to a lost battle, but it's rather a lost love that proved to be the final straw. A heartbroken Lagertha watched from a distance as Heahmund was killed in the battle fighting for Wessex. Adding to Lagertha's pain of losing him were his final words. Katheryn Winnick opened up about Lagertha's own reaction to his death, saying:
Now the questions concern where Lagertha has gone off tom and when she will return. Lagertha is understandably shattered by everything that has happened to her recently. Heahmund calling out her name seemingly meant he was reasserting his genuine love for her in his final moments. So, that is pretty huge.
Heahmund was arguably Lagertha's greatest non-Viking ally in Wessex. He was the reason she decided to go there following her loss to Ivar. Without him, she is in an unfamiliar world without anyone to help her navigate it.
It may be better for Lagertha to lie low for a while and return once she has healed from it all. Hopefully, though, she'll return with haste, and her journey won't require a huge time lapse.