We discuss predictions for the Netflix and Crunchyroll anime series Vinland Saga Season 2 Episode 2 and include the release date and where to watch online.
The season premiere of Vinland Saga Season 2 surprised fans by introducing them to a new character while still managing to hook them with a compelling narrative. In the end, it paid off, as Einar (Shunsuke Takeuchi) story led viewers straight to Thorfinn (Yuto Uemura). Even though it’s clearly been a while since the events of the first season took place, it barely feels like any time has passed at all. It will be interesting to learn what Thorfinn has been up to and how his and Einar’s stories will intertwine from here.
- The episode opens with a young man named Einar training in the forest. His mother and sister, Lotta, tease him, but Einar feels an obligation to protect the village after how badly it had been raided in the past.
- The village is raided. Einar and his family attempt to escape, but his mother is shot in the back.
- Einar and Lotta are caught, but Lotta is killed after attempting to stab one of her captors.
- Einar is sold into slavery but does not fully realize the nature of his situation until he watches a woman get thrown overboard the boat he is on. He makes a promise to himself, refusing to die.
- After making it to land and being groomed for sale, Einar attempts to make a run for it. He is soon caught after breaking into a cottage and made an example of in front of the other slaves. Here the slave traders encourage them to accept their fate, as they will not make it on their own.
- A man name Leif comes to the slave market in search of a young blond man named Thorfinn. The slave traders mistake him for Einar, but when Leif denies him, they attempt to sell Einar instead. However, Leif is not interested in purchasing slaves, only in finding his family member.
- As Einar watches Leif leave, a large blond man approaches, requesting to inspect him. He then offers Einar a position working on his farm.
- As they walk the farm, Einar’s new owner calls over a young man named Thorfinn.
- Einar immediately recognizes him as the man Leif was searching for back at the market.
Vinland Saga Season 2 Episode 2 Release Date and Time
Episode 2 is scheduled to release on both Netflix and Crunchyroll on Monday, January 16th, 2023. The release time is 11:30 a.m. ET. Episode 2 is titled “Ketil’s Farm” and will have a run time of approximately 23 minutes.
Where to watch online
Viewers worldwide can catch Vinland Saga season 2, episode 2 with a subscription to Netflix or Crunchyroll on the date mentioned above.
Although Vinland Saga is based on actual historical figures, it isn’t a direct interpretation of their stories. While that makes the story less easy to predict, the previews for episode two have given us at least a little to work with. We should have enough to make a few good guesses.
- From what it looks like, Ketil seems to be a pretty reasonable owner. I imagine there will be a bit of a learning curve for Einar, though, and that will likely be how he and Thorfinn become close.
- There was a woman in the preview that seemed to catch someone’s eye. If I had to guess, since we seem to be focusing on Einar, he’ll be the one to develop feelings. Given her appearance, though, I would not be surprised to find out that she is related to Ketil in some way, making her untouchable.