I mostly agree, but the spirit of Ragnar is still in the show, as we saw him talking to Bjorn in the final seconds of this season’s alleged, unsatisfying, finale.
I can’t imagine that anyone likes the psychotic Ivar. The citizens of Kattegat turned against him. His wife turned against him. It looks like Lagertha is back in full blonde-and-buff-and-ShieldMaiden song next season. Remember the Norse creed: That which does not kill us makes us stronger. I am dying to see Lagertha (or, if need be, one of her sons as a stand-in) dispatch Ivar. It need not be cruel, because cruelty is ignoble. It needs to be swift and just. No “eagle.” Just a beheading.
And where is Floki?
ADDENDUM: The real problem with Vikings is the same problem that every other Michael Hirst-written series has had: it’s written by Michael Hirst, who is accountable to no one. There’s no writing staff, no hovering show runner(s). There’s no one to say “This is stupid” or “That doesn’t make sense,” or “Why did you write Floki into a corner for the next year?” Newspapers and magazines had credibility because they had editors and fact-checkers looking over the writers’ shoulders. The internet doesn’t and neither does Hirst. You see the result.