One of the TV shows I have enjoyed lately is Vikings. It was a bit of dialogue in season 4.02, episode 7 that inspired me to write this blog post. The episode title is The Great Army.
The dialogue is between Rollo, a brother of Ragnar (the main character) and Floki, a boat builder and Ragnar’s close friend. To give a bit of a background if you haven’t seen it: Rollo betrayed Ragnar and sided against his own people in a battle between the Vikings and the Franks. The Franks offered him a deal: help us defeat Ragnar and we give you some lands and the hand of our princess in marriage. Having always been a bit jealous of Ragnar, he accepted. However, years later, still feeling like a Viking, he joined Ragnar’s son Bjorn on his voyage to raid in the West Mediterranean sea.
The exchange happened on their way back north, as Rollo parted ways with them upon reaching Frankia.
What is “us” is changing.
I thought it was strangely relevant, you know, with all this talk of immigration on both sides of the Atlantic.
Floki on the left, Rollo on the right.
Have a great week.