Vikings Season 4: Episode 17, who are the two new characters we met?

Cinema 15 January, 2017

A few days after the episode 17 of season 4 of Vikings, see who are the two new characters we met?
Enemies or allies? There are some days, History broadcasted episode 17 of season 4 of Vikings, for which we offer our criticism . A chapter in which we met two new characters: Egil (played by Charlie Kelly) and Earl Jorgensen (played by Jack Nolan). So who are they historically and what influence these characters will have on the rest of the season and potentially on Season 5 of Vikings? Egil is presented to Harald Finehair by his brother Halfdan the Black as the son of a count. While the newcomer says he would like to be a count one day, he defines himself as a bastard, indicating that his father can not legitimately recognize him as his son. But above all, this new character has a very distinctive facial deformity that can help us to place it in the story and link to Egill Skallagrímsson . The latter was a poet, a warrior, and a farmer described as morose and ugly. Due to the many illnesses he suffered from: deafness, loss of balance, blindness, chronic cold feet, headaches and lethargy, some researchers think he was suffering from Paget’s disease: a bone disease that can cause Severe pain.
For the moment we have seen very little about Egil and we will have to wait to get confirmation that this is the known historical figure. Now, if they are one and the same person, we may wonder how his arrival will impact those around him. From Egil’s Saga, was born in Iceland Skalla- Kveldulfsson Grim and Bera Yngvarsdottir and it was the little son-of-Kveld Ulfr, also known as the “Night Wolf” , possibly because ” He was also reputed to be furious mad. It is by Egil’s father that an interesting hypothesis arrives: Skalla-Gimr was respected by those around him, but he was above all an enemy of King Harald Fairhair. Egil could he first appear as an ally of Harald Finehaïr, to better avenge him as a punishment for the rancor of his grandfather? The probability is strong and could lead to the end of Harald!
The other character we met was Earl Jorgensen. In the episode, the sons of Ragnar form the Great Pagan Army, which according to historical accounts was probably the first occasion when the Vikings formed a unified front. To reach their goal, Ivar the Boneless and his brothers had to get the help of the greatest possible number of Vikings leaders and that is how Earl Jorgensen appears. He arrives in Kattegat and offers a sword to Lagertha in order to show his allegiance to Ragnar Lothbrok. Historically, there is no mention of a Viking count named Jorgensen from Sweden, as he tells the new Queen of Kattegat. Thus, although the series makes use of many historical figures for his story, it seems that Earl Jorgensen is a pure invention . In fact, it is difficult to say what impact it will have in the future. However, it seems that he could become more of an ally of Lagertha than the sons of Ragnar since we could see that he was threatened with a knife when Ivar and Ubbe tried to knock down Lagertha. Lately, we dévoilions you the promotional photos of episode 18 of season 4 Vikings! What do you think of these new characters?