'Vikings' Season 6B: Does Ubbe Find the Golden Land in the Final Season?
Season 6B of Vikings finally premiered on Amazon Prime Video on December 30, and a lot of questions were answered. Did Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) find the Golden Land? We have all the details you need to know about this son of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel).
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from ‘Vikings’]
Ubbe wants to find the Golden Land, but there’s conflict
Fans know that Ubbe has had his mind set on finding the Golden Land since he first heard about it. He comes to Iceland to look for Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård), and that’s where he meets someone named Othere (Ray Stevenson). The wanderer, whose real name he later says is Athelstan, tells them all about a land to the west, which he calls a “Golden Land.” Although Ubbe originally wants to kill Othere, he doesn’t when his wife, Torvi (Georgia Hirst), convinces him not to.
However, the wanderer later confesses that he is actually a monk from England by the name of Athelstan. He says he took a wanderer’s name and became the man, Othere. He relays that the man was very ill and died soon after, but fans saw a scene of the man killing the real wanderer.
When it’s finally time to set out from Iceland, Ubbe and the others discover Greenland, which is far from Green. They decide to establish a settlement there, but the land is harsh, and when a whale washes up on the shores, a fight breaks out when Kjetill (Adam Copeland) claims it came on his property. People are killed, and Ubbe, Torvi, Othere, and the others get in the boats and sail out of there to safety. But in their haste, they forget necessary supplies, such as adequate food and water.
Ubbe questions Othere and how he could fight in such a way back in Greenland. He learns that he was trained to fight in Byzantium to serve in the emperor’s personal guard, as he only chooses Vikings for that purpose. He reveals he took Athelstan’s identity as a Christian monk. This all doesn’t make Ubbe feel good about following Othere to find the Golden Land. Later, Othere even says he told him he was a Viking so Ubbe would “know” him and “place” him, so it’s really a mystery when it comes to this character and who he really is. Ubbe tolerates Othere, but just barely, since he’s sick of all the lying. But he hopes Othere can still help them find the Golden Land.
Ubbe finds the Golden Land
Although they manage to catch some rain during a storm, things don’t improve for the Vikings. Without proper food and water, people start to get sick, and even die. When a storm comes, Asa, Torvi’s daughter, gets swept overboard just after she sees Jormungandr, a sea serpent.
But when it seems like they won’t make it, they finally find the Golden Land. The rich land is plentiful with food and water, but they’re not alone. The Vikings encounter Native Americans that they exchange gifts with. They even discover that their leader, Pekitaulet (Carmen Moore), can speak their language, and they soon learn why that is.
They find Floki
It turns out Floki, who’s been missing since season 5B, found his way to the Golden Land by boat, and the Native Americans helped restore him to health. When the Vikings are taken to Floki in episode 19, it’s a happy reunion for Ubbe and Floki.
But the happiness doesn’t last. When one of the Vikings, Naad (Ian Lloyd Anderson) goes searching for gold, he kills one of the Native Americans, the leader’s son, named We’Jitu (Phillip Lewitski). Ubbe decides to blood eagle the Naad, but at the last minute, decides to slit his throat instead.
Ubbe stays there in the Golden Land with Floki, and the last scene fans get to see is the two of them talking on the beach. Ubbe asks if Floki has any advice, but the man he once knew has changed so much.
“Advice? Floki asks. “Always take stones out of your shoe. That’s good advice.”
“Did we do the right thing coming here?” Ubbe asks.
“What do you think?” Floki asks him back.
“I’m not sure we had a choice,” Ubbe explains. Floki says he’s not sure about anything anymore.
“Are the gods here? Have you seen them?” Ubbe continues.
“Don’t bother me with that,” he replies. “What business is that of mine?”
Ubbe says there’s still “so many thing” he needs to know. “You don’t need to know anything,” Floki assures him. “It’s not important. Let the past go.”
They talk about Ragnar, and Floki says Ubbe looks like him. “I don’t care what you say. I love you Floki,” Ubbe tells him.
The series ends with the two sitting on the beach staring at the water. Vikings may be over now, but fans can still rewatch the series to see it all again.
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