Vinland Saga Season 2 Episode 11 Recap
Although though fans witnessed Canute’s (Kensho Ono’s) situation improve last week, it appears that his brother and sanity are suffering as a result. It would be intriguing to see what new depths he will sink to maintain his throne as his country expands. When Canute battles his principles, Thorfinn (Yuto Uemura) appears to be faring much better. He and Einar (Shunsuke Takeuchi), who is nearing release, must now determine what to do with their lives. Even a future reunion between Canute and Thorfinn is conceivable.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Episode 11 Recap
Lady Estrid is shown fretting as she watches Canute hone his sword-fighting techniques by sparring with Wulf in the opening scene of the episode. She recalls a period when Canute could not stand to be near a blade while Gunnar reassures her not to worry.
How Is Canute Able to Beat Wulf in Their Match?
Wulf starts to press harder as Canute pulls back in their duel. When Canute complains that Wulf started attacking him more violently because Estrid was watching, Wulf chastises him for his propensity to retreat when he becomes tired. Even though Wulf promises he won’t be duped, he becomes sidetracked when Canute claims Estrid is already engaged in conversation with another man. Canute throws his shield and utilizes the resulting diversion to draw his sword on Wulf as he turns to look. Then Wulf gives in, giving Canute the victory.
What New Issues Does Canute Face After Becoming King of Denmark?
Canute has a new problem to deal with now that he is the King of Denmark: raising money. He has been able to extract money from England for the time being, but the English people appear to be becoming tired of him, so he needs to find a means to get money from within to support his army.
Instead of destroying his soldiers, Canute chooses to engage in severe actions like requisitioning land for the crown in order to increase his wealth. He worries that without military might, he won’t be able to keep England or accomplish anything.
How does Ketil encounter Lief Ericson?
Ketil upset that he couldn’t visit King Harald before he passed away, requests Thorgil to put him in touch with Canute. Ketil seeks to gain Canute’s support and gain his favor by attending this meeting. Olmari goes away, and Ketil discovers him in a fight in town as he is ready to see Canute. Another man apologizes for his son’s behavior before giving his identity to Belief Ericson as Ketil tries to defuse the issue with money.
How Does Lief Learn About Thorfinn?
Having cleared up their misunderstanding, Ketil and Olmar share a meal. Then Thorfinn, Leif’s adopted son, introduces himself. Ketil is taken aback by this and is immediately brought back to Thorfinn’s time on his farm. Leif starts to wonder if Ketil’s Thorfinn is the person he has been looking for after posing a series of inquiries regarding Thorfinn’s appearance and background.
What Does Olmar Ask of Canute?
Canute welcomes Ketil, Thorgil, and Olmar and accepts their gifts with enthusiasm. Olmar abruptly gets to his feet and requests Canute for a position in his army. Canute says he is willing to see what Olmar is capable of despite Ketil reprimanding him and offers to let him practice on the pig they are planning to prepare for supper.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Episode 11 Ending Explained
Canute nonetheless assures Olmar that he will take Olmar’s enrolment into consideration despite his utter embarrassment. Thorgil counsels him not to further humiliate their family during supper.
Olmar is so stupid and naïve that Wulf and Canute think that even though he doesn’t want to train him, he would be easy to manipulate. Canute then decides that the first requisition will be for Ketil’s farm.
Although we were aware that Canute had altered, viewers now see just how much. I never would have predicted Canute would become into a brutal ruler and warrior in season one, but watching him go through this metamorphosis has been as amusing as it was shocking. His character might have altered the course of the entire season and Thorfinn’s future in just two episodes. The sensitive teenager of the past is a far cry from this.