Viking Wolf Ending Explained – what happened to Thale?

February 4, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
Lori C. 9
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We discuss the ending of the Netflix film Viking Wolf, which will contain spoilers, and explain what happened to Thale.

Viking Wolf starts by introducing the viewer to a Norse legend in which pillaging Vikings stole an angry-looking puppy from a church in Normandy (today’s France). The dog was some sort of demon hybrid that mauled its capturers before running off into the woods to spread its evil curse.

We then cut to contemporary times and meet our main character, Thale (Elli Rhiannon Müller Osborne), a teenager who just moved from the city to a small town with her police officer mom, Liv (played excellently by Liv Mjönes), stepdad Arthur (Vidar Magnussen) and younger sister, Jenny (Mia Fosshaug Laubacher).

Thale is a typical teen who steals beer from the fridge and goes to the local bay to hang out with her crush, Jonas (Sjur Vatne Brean). As the new girl in town, she’s on the receiving end of some ruthless bullying from peers. When Thale witnesses a brutal attack on Jonas and one of their classmates, she tries helping but gets injured in the process. 

As Liv is investigating the attack, things keep getting stranger. It appears the girl was killed by an animal, but what sort of animal could be so vicious? A visit from a strange man named Lars, claiming to be a werewolf hunter, puts the police on edge, while an animal expert called in to analyze the injuries confirms some type of wolf was indeed responsible for the teen’s death.

Meanwhile, Thale is dealing with some post-traumatic stress symptoms following her attack, but she’s also going through some bizarre changes, including heightened senses and hallucinations. 

Viking Wolf Ending Explained

After receiving confirmation that a killer wolf is on the loose, Liv puts together a hunting party to go and take care of the beast. The hunt starts going sideways when they come across the dismembered body of yet another victim claimed by the monster. Making matters worse, the werewolf makes an appearance and tears most of the hunters apart.

Liv herself only makes it out alive because she has the presence of mind to use the silver bullet Lars the werewolf hunter gifted her, thus slaying the creature. She then seeks out Lars, who gives her information on werewolves, including how a human can’t be saved once they’re infected (which complicates things for Liv as her daughter is changing). 

Thale’s makeover

Since witnessing the attack on her classmate, Thale’s been getting close to her crush. Unfortunately, the relationship between her and Jonas ends minutes after they share a kiss.

As the two are enjoying a romantic night under the moonlight, our protagonist gets the inexplicable urge to tear him apart. Following the murder, the young woman notices her facial features turning animalistic, so she decides to skip town without saying goodbye to anyone. Seeing the full moon while on the bus triggers a full metamorphosis, and Thale fully transforms into a flesh-eating werewolf. 

As a werewolf, Thale goes home but hesitates to attack her little sister, suggesting there’s still some humanity left in her. After the attack on her family fails, wolf-Thale heads downtown and tears apart her bully and some other poor passersby. Jenny tries catching up with her sister and signs some words of encouragement to her.

Does Liv kill Thale?

Meanwhile, Liv, now aware of her child’s extreme makeover, is hesitant to kill her, so she decides to use a tranquilizer instead. The tranquilizer doesn’t work, which forces Liv, Jenny, and the animal expert to seek cover.

For some unknown reason, Lars shows up in a truck and drives himself into the store Liv and the rest were hiding in, resulting in the old werewolf hunter getting injured and ultimately eaten alive by Thale. Eventually, Jenny uses another tranquilizer arrow on her wolf-sister, and this time the beast is knocked unconscious. 

At the very end, we see Liv enter the room where wolf-Thale is still unconscious and tied to the table. She makes the difficult decision to put her own daughter down. The final scene has the now-bereft mother entering Thale’s room and placing the silver bullet used to kill her on the nightstand. 

What did you think of the ending of the Netflix Film Viking Wolf? Comment below.

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9 thoughts on “Viking Wolf Ending Explained – what happened to Thale?

  • February 4, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    Wrong! The bullet at end is still intact In it’s casing as clearly shown meaning it was never fired.

  • February 4, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    There is no proof she killed her. The bullet placed on the table at the end was not spent, which means she never shot it….showing she did not use the bullet setting things up for the “did she didn’t she” moment. Based on the bullet not being shot one would think she did NOT shoot her.

  • February 5, 2023 at 1:24 am

    This may not be the final final ending as look for the Stepdad possibly turning as the Curse of the “Viking Wolf” continues lol

  • February 5, 2023 at 4:15 am

    That couldn’t be the bullet that killed Thale since it wasn’t fired and the casing is still on it.

  • February 5, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    But wasn’t the mother bitten as well? So she would be infected too. And yes, the bullet was intact.

  • February 5, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    So we are expecting Viking Wolf 2??? Maybe the sequel will come out this year or 2024???!
    This was an ok movie.
    I would like to see part 2

  • February 7, 2023 at 2:55 am

    That is the wrong conclusion, that bullet is intact and was never used

  • February 7, 2023 at 9:23 am

    The mother was bitten but it was on her wrist with the cast, so no skin was broken.

  • February 7, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    The mother was bitten on the left arm and the cast on her left arm thus protected her. Furthermore the silver bullets would not be damaged if they shot the werewolf; remember the first werewolf in the movie that they took the silver bullet out of. That bullet was fine as the pathologist explained since it only seemed to cause a chemical reaction that killed the beast.

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