Hell, the eponymous trial scene was awesome in its own right;
- Ragnar's speech to the assembled;
: It is true I killed Knut, sadly your brother, but I only did so after he attempted to rape my wife. (to the freeholders) I ask all of you, free men
; what would you have done? Would you have just stood by, and encouraged the culprit
? (laughs) No. I don't think you would. (to Haraldson) And even had I known at the time he was your brother, I still would have carried out the same sentence.
- Of course, he didn't really kill Knut, that was Lagertha's doing. But still, this was a good speech.
- Lagertha gets a remarkably understated one while threatening the Earl in front of witnesses, this woman has balls of steel.
Svein: (continuing from the above) Do you honestly expect us to believe your story?
Lagertha: I can confirm it.
Haraldson: You are the wife of Ragnar Lodbrok?
Lagertha: I am, lord.
Haraldson: How remarkable you managed to be there at the same time. Your husband is lying. And you are so under his thumb that he has persuaded you to lie for him.
- And Rollo saving the day with his testimony, despite all prior signs pointing him to betraying Ragnar.
Haraldson: Now then, who killed my brother?
Rollo: Ragnar Lodbrok killed him.
Haraldson: (triumphantly) In cold blood?
: No, lord
. For a good
reason. What Ragnar Lodbrok has sworn is true, your bastard brother was caught raping a Saxon woman when he tried to rape Ragnar's lawful wife, Lagertha, the Shieldmaiden. So, unfortunately... You cannot punish him.