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Vikings

3.01 Mercenary

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  • TV Version
  • Extended Version
Release: Nov 11, 2015 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
After the History Channel stopped doing real history documentaries and started focussing pseudo-scientific studies (UFOs and the like) as well as pseudo documentaries (Pawn Stars) which they achieve great successes with, they also tried out (mini) series. The Drama series Vikings is one of them and throughout the first two seasons entirely satisfied its audience. In early 2016, audiences will be able to enjoy the forth season.

Just as in the previous season, all episodes were aired in a censored version on American TV. Besides numerous cuts to the plot, there are also several scenes that had to be censored. All sex and nudity was either removed or replaced by alternate, more harmless footage. Regarding violence, there are no differences. At least not in the first 5 episodes.

This is a comparison between the American TV Version aired on the History Channel and the Extended Version.

Both Versions differ in 13 scenes:
8 additional scenes in the Extended Version
3 additional scenes in the TV Version
2 scenes with alternate/extended footage

The Extended Version is 212.16 seconds (3:32 minutes) longer than the TV Version.
5:36 Minutes
Lagertha's conversation with Kalf is longer. Lagertha explains when Kalf's mother died, Lagertha promised her to take care of Kalf but Lagertha sometimes believes it was the other way around. Kalf then sighs.
9.26 sec



8:59 Minutes / 8:48 Minutes
Alternate footage of Ragnar, his sons and Aslaug. There is more dialog about Ragnar's sons in the Extended Version as well.
10.3 sec / 9.94 sec

Extended VersionTV Version



9:03 Minutes
Aslaug and Ivar slightly longer in the TV Version.
1.09 sec



9:15 Minutes
Additional dialog between Ragnar and his wife. Ragnar said he lives for his sons. Aslaug looks down to Ivar and asks if he lived for all of them but Ragnar does not respond. Aslaug explains Ragnar did not have to answer that because he knew he loved his sons.
22.94 sec



13:21 Minutes
An elderly man is sitting in the snow. Then a shot of Siggy buying fish.
25.94 sec



13:57 Minutes
Siggy and Rollo have a few relationship issues. He complains about not receiving any warmth and she wants to know from him what he expected. Finally, she leaves the house. Rolly is angry and destroys the furniture.
78.83 sec



15:24 Minutes
Ragnar asks Athelstan if he would still refuse if Lagertha and he offered to share their bed with him. Athelstan smiles.
14.72 sec



16:34 Minutes
Ragnar claims he could have same haircut monks have. And again, he manages to make Athelstan smile. Ragnar shuts the door and they both go back to "where it is warm". Ragnar follows her boyfriend.
27.69 sec



28:24 Minutes
King Ecbert expresses his happiness about Athelstan being back. He asks him how his sould was doing and Athelstan says she was fine. Ecbert then goes to his desk.
40.96 sec



30:10 Minutes
The TV Version also shows the caravan, lead by Ecbert, Lagertha and Athelstan, moves forward.
17.98 sec



33:44 Minutes / 30:28 Minutes
The scenes with the ships are in a different order plus the TV Version is slightly longer.
6.34 sec / 7.07 sec

Extended VersionTV Version



35:28 Minutes
Now the caravan scene in the Extended Version but shorter.
12.26 sec



32:13 Minutes
The scene with Athelstan and Lagertha starts earlier in the TV Version.
1.18 sec

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