Release: Jul 20, 2014 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: DaxRider123 - 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 2015, audiences will be able to enjoy the third 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 nudity was deleted and some of the violence was toned down here and there. Still, the second season is pretty uninhibited and also appears to be a little heavier in terms of violence compared to season 1.
This is a comparison between the American TV Version aired on the History Channel and the Extended Version.
Both Versions differ in 9 scenes:
7 additional scenes in the Extended Version
1 additional scenes in the TV Version
1 scenes with alternative/extended footage
Overall, the Extended Version is 125.72 seconds (2:06 minutes) longer than the TV Version.
The TV Version includes a short recap of the previous episode.
Aslaug tells Ubbe to look for his brother whom he soon finds inside the house. Aslaug picks up the young boy.
TV Version: Ragnar is shown a little longer while eating.
Aslaug says that Ragnar does not seem to be hungry. He asks her why that what the problem about that is and she responds that there is no problem.
Ragnar and his folk sit together and have some fun. Aslaug is not amused when she enters the room. Apparently she is a little jealous of her husband and the young slave he has his way with.
Ragnar wakes up the old seer. The latter asks who the intruder is that woke him up. It takes him a few seconds to realize that it is Ragnar. Then he wants to know why Ragnar is here.
10:19 minutes / 9:24 minutes
When Ragnar wants to know the future of his sons, the TV Version at first shows a different shot.
8.48 sec. / 9.56 sec.
Along with his family, Ragnar goes to teh door. He says goodbye to his son.
Some more skinny-dipping.
During the raid, the naked swimmer is hit by an arrow.