Release: Mar 21, 2017 - Author: Tony Montana - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version and the Extended Version.
10 differences, among them
- 4 additional scenes
- 1 extended scene
- 2 scenes with alternate footage
- 1 additional scene in the TV Version
- Length difference: 157.5 sec resp. 2 min 37.5 sec (plus recap & end credits)
After the History Channel stopped producing real history documentaries and started focussing on pseudo-scientific studies (UFOs and such) as well as pseudo documentaries (Pawn Stars) which they are very successful with by the way, they also tried out actual TV shows. The drama series Vikings is one of them. In March 2016, season 5 was green-lit.
With season, the number of each has risen. While previous seasons had 10 episodes resp. season 1 had only 9 episodes, season 4 consists of 20 episodes. But the season had been split up: The episodes 1-10 aired from Febraury 2016 till April 2016 and the final 10 episodes aired from November 2016 till Febraury 2017. Similar to the previous seasons, season 4 was censored in the US.
Time index refers to the Extended Version
Recap exclusively in the TV Version. The black screen is a little longer as well.
TV Version 91,4 sec longer
Additional footage of Bjorn and Aslaug. With the beginning of their conversation, the versions are back in sync.
Alternate Footage / Recut
The TV Version shows Floki in chains. Children are throwing food at him. Helga tries to chase them away (23.3 sec).
The Extended Version contains a scene with Bjorn and Lagertha instead. They discuss how to proceed. Also, Lagertha is happy about how Bjorn handled the issue with Floki (44 sec).
Additional Scene / Recut
Now the scene with Floki and the children in the Extended Version (no screenshots).
Except, the scene is not over yet. After Helga unsuccessfully tried to chase the children away, Bjorn shows up and makes the children go away. He then faces Floki. Floki expresses his lack of understanding regarding Bjorn decision. Bjorn leaves without saying a single word.
Additional Scene / Recut
Now a very long which is missing in the TV Version at this point.
At first, we see Ragnar and Floki looking at each other without saying a word. More footage of them follows until Bjorn shows up. He sits next to his father. Bjorn tells Ragnar he would leave soon in order to figure out whether or not could make it in the wilderness all by himself. Ragnar wants to know where exactly Bjorn was headed and the latter explains he already had a place in mind. Ragnar recommends to leave soon because winter was coming. Ragnar also says it was another stupid decision Bjorn had made. Ragnar then asks why Bjorn was really leaving and Bjorn explains he was leaving because Ragnar believed he (Bjorn) could not make it on his own. Bjorn stands up and leaves and Ragnar focuses on Floki again. One might also say that their starring contest continues. At some point, Ragnar gets up and approaches Floki. Floki wants to know if Ragnar was going to kill him. Ragnar says Floki had betrayed him but Floki does not see it that way because all he intended to do was protecting Ragnar from a false god. Ragnar tells Floki to stop hiding behind the gods. He adds that Floki had killed Athelstan out of jealousy and he wants Floki to finally admit it. Floki justifies his actions with the will of the gods and says he would do it again. Ragnar turns away and leaves but Floki asks again if Ragnar was going to kill him. Ragnar turns around, looks at Floki contemptuously, turns away from him again and walks away in silence. In other words, he leaves Floki in the dark about his future.
249.2 sec resp. 4 min 9.2 sec
Alternate footage is being used here. In the TV Version, Eirik simply nods (2 sec).
In the Extended Version, he walks away but Rollo is not done yet. He thanks Eirik, then he hugs him. Finally, Eirik leaves the room (25.5 sec).
Additional Scene TV Version / Recut
Now the scene with Ragnar and Floki resp. Ragnar and Bjorn in the TV Version (please see 32:36). (no screenshots)
TV Version 249.3 sec resp. 4 min 9.3 sec longer
The finale of Rollo is longer…
…resp. only the Extended Version contains further footage of Rollo and the French.
End credits only in the Extended Version.