Vikings was an unlikely success for The History Channel. It was the first stab so to speak at a scripted dramatic series — historical fiction, not just documentaries — for the channel. The show debuted in and was, in the language of less academic folks, a hit. Fans of the series have become especially devoted to Katheryn Winnick's portrayal of the shieldmaiden Lagertha, called "a potent central figure" by Darren Franich, writing for Entertainment Weekly. The character has been pivotal, with dramatic story arcs that saw her grandchild die in her arms, or killing her traitorous new husband on their wedding day. In retrospect, it's hard to imagine anyone but Winnick bringing this complicated, passionate, strong, but flawed character to life.
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Vikings ' original cast members are back together again. The cast spent nearly an hour reminiscing on their times filming Vikings -- see the biggest reveals below. As Winnick revealed, her character's last line in season 6, episode 7, was familiar to the character. In season 2, episode 1, Ragnar delivers a heartbreaking goodbye to his late daughter, Gyda -- and according to Fimmel, it took just three minutes to memorize.
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Queen, shield-maiden, fierce warrior, grieving mother, and woman scorned, Vikings ' Lagertha lived a brutal life laced with violence and tragedy. The actress who played her, Katheryn Winnick, modeled the character's resilience herself. She was the only original Vikings cast member to appear regularly on all six seasons, and neither the character nor the actress got a peaceful send-off.
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