Fans are still mourning the death of Ragnar Lothbrok and have been speculating about the fate of the King in Vikings Season 5.
In Season 4 episode 15, titled All His Angels, King Aelle tortured Ragnar before throwing him into a pit filled with poisonous snakes. Travis Fimmel’s character died, or at least viewers have seen him dead. However, fans still hoping that Ragnar will come alive from the bottom of that pit.
Another fans’ theory is that Ragnar will return as a ghost in Vikings Season 5 like Athelstan’s appearance in Ecbert and Ragnar’s visions earlier this season. This theory stemmed from Fimmel earlier interview wherein he said Vikings Season 5 is his favorite.
What can Fimmel say about these theories?
Unfortunately, Fimmel debunks all of these speculations. The actor stresses that Ragnar is not coming back in Vikings Season 5.
“I’m not returning. It sort of doesn’t make sense. My character is an atheist, so I’m not going to be coming up in any ghost, religious ghostly images or anything,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Show creator Michael Hirst, however, hints that the beloved character may still appear in other characters’ dreams. He adds Ragnar will live on in his sons, who will be the center of the forthcoming season.
“This isn’t the end of Ragnar Lothbrok. Ragnar will live on in his fame. He will live on because he was the most famous Viking of the time. But he also, of course, will live on through his sons,” Hirst says.
Season 4 Episode 16 will focus on the friction between Ivar and his step-mother, Lagertha, after the latter killed Aslaug. Will the brothers avenge the death of their parents?
Meanwhile, other cast members of the historical drama TV series already bid their goodbye to Ragnar. Katheryn Winnick, who played Lagertha, retweeted a scene with Ragnar in Season 3. Clive Standen, who portrays Rollo, says on Twitter that he cried when watching Ragnar’s death scene.
Vikings returns on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on History Channel.