Vikings left fans off with a cliffhanger last season regarding the fate of original character, Floki. Now, there is some mysteriously good news from the show’s creator for Floki fans. Time for a quick rewind. Before the cliffhanger, Ragnar’s friend had gone off to start a settlement in Iceland. Things did not go well.
After a string of unfortunate events, Floki went inside a cave to find his gods. He did not find them. Instead, he found a Christian cross, and his visceral outrage led to the walls of the cave crumbling. Floki’s fate has been in question ever since. Vikings creator, Michael Hirst, has teased what is to come in Ubbe’s Season 6 quest for answers about Floki, telling TV Guide:
There is a lot to unpack here. Ubbe will be heading off to investigate Floki’s demise with his wife, Torvi. Promotional photos for Vikings Season 6 revealed that Adam Copeland’s Kjetill would return to Kattegat. In those images, he appears to have a chat with Bjorn. Fans will recall that Kjetill and Floki’s relationship did not end on excellent terms.
Does Kjetill's account not match with this other traveler's? There is apparently "more than meets the eye" regarding Floki's fate, according to Vikings' creator. Does what Michael Hirst said about Floki’s fate confirm his demise, though? He does refer to Floki’s “death.” Ubbe could find out in Season 6. Maybe, Floki survived the cave collapse, and he later encountered Kjetill, who made him disappear.
Ubbe getting a shot at a larger storyline is personally reassuring. He has always been a standout. I am curious to learn what Ubbe discovers in Iceland and where that takes him. Did Floki survive and take off somewhere else? Or does collateral info from the Floki investigation lead Ubbe elsewhere? Vikings has a lot to get done in its final season.
There is some historical context for where Floki’s story could end up going. It will be interesting to see how closely Vikings ends up tracking with it. I still cannot believe that Floki is genuinely dead. Vikings did not show his dead body or offer any definitive confirmation. That tends to be a telltale clue when it comes to determining a character’s fate.
Surviving a cave collapse in Viking times seems impossible. However, Floki has a tendency to overcome the odds. How Ubbe will get to whatever truth there is surrounding Floki’s potential demise will be exciting to watch. It sounds like Vikings has a few surprises in store for its sixth and final season.
Find out what Ubbe and Torvi unearth about Floki when Vikings Season 6 premieres Wednesday, December 4, at 9 p.m. ET on History. The two-hour opener is one of this winter’s premieres. Relive Floki's potentially final episodes via Vikings: Season 5 Volume 2 Blu-ray/DVD set, which is out now!
Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.
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