Ragnarok picks up directly after the events of the previous episode. Magne (David Stakson) holds the ashes that used to be the Old Woman (Eli Anne Linnestad) in his hands and he’s furious. He’s never been a planner so he runs off for a confrontation with Ran (Synnøve Macody Lund). That goes about as well as expected.
MVP Iman (Danu Sunth) intervenes stopping Magne from potential arrest. After that confrontation Magne dreams of the spirit world and is visited by Isolde (Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin). Throwing Magne even further off balance is the revelation of Laurits (Jonas Strand Gravli) parentage and his new power.
The death of the old woman also serves to activate another God, Wotan (Bjørn Sundquist) becoming Odin. This gives our team a lot more information and provides Magne a new mission – to forge a hammer worthy of a God.
This is where things get interesting both the audience and Magne find themselves questioning Laurits’ loyalty. Even without his link to Loki it is easy to question his intentions. Magne confronts him but Laurits “reveals” he is a double agent and offers up access to the Jutul’s home.
That is of course exactly what Magne believes as he needs after Isolde’s message. This leads to the brothers breaking into the house in search of the Eternal Flame. The way Ragnarok weaves all these things into this confrontation is incredible. The brothers are interrupted by Vidar coming home early, the Giant is devastated showing again that they struggle with emotions.
The fight ends with the death of Vidar as well as the death of Magne’s innocence which sets things on a whole new course.
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