When last we met History’s Vikings, they were in the middle of a bloody civil war between half-brothers Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) and Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen).

Although both were sons of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), Bjorn’s mother was Ragnar’s first wife, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), while Ivar’s was his second, the imperious Queen Aslaugh (Alyssa Sutherland). But Aslaug is dead and Lagertha, who gained control of the Viking capital of Kattegat by her own manipulations, has now been forced to run by Ivar.

In season five, we see Bjorn preparing to fight to retake the city he feels is his, while Lagertha is just trying to survive and regroup. Meanwhile, Ivar is continuing his bloody rampage.

Vikings returns for season five on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 9 p.m. ET.

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