Vikings fans have only a handful of episodes of the History show left to come.
While the final episodes are surely going to be endlessly exciting and utterly thrilling, they will most likely hold some heartbreak as well.
Vikings has been through five seasons and killed off a large number of characters throughout the journey.
But as the journey comes to an end, it looks like one more huge force is going to be killed off in the final episodes.
Fans of the show on Reddit have begun pointing out an apparent leaked screenshot of the show’s final season.
The image in question shows an emotional funeral pyre scene.
In classic Viking fashion, the death is being commemorated with a large boat adorned with many decorations and countless flowers.
But a recent post on Reddit has pointed out this could be the end of none other than the Shield Maiden Lagertha (played by Katheryn Winnick).
The image, posted by user AfefKastalli, also had a caption which read: “I think this is Lagertha’s funeral, not Bjorn’s.
“Just because her shields are on the side of the boat. I’m so not ready.”
On closer inspection, the boat can be seen to hold what looks like Lagertha’s famous shield, which she has used in a number of wars.
Fans on Reddit began theorising when Lagertha could die in the upcoming episodes, which one suggesting it would happen just before her directorial debut on the show.
They wrote: “Her death will come before episode eight of season six. Mark my words lol.
“Only saying that because she directs episode eight and yes I know she can be alive but I doubt it.”(sic)
Another fan pointed out: “And it is clearly Lagertha cause Bjorn has his own shield.”(sic)
Meanwhile it looks like Hvitserk (Marco Ilso) is set to see a lot of battles in the upcoming season.
In an image posted on actor Marco’s Instagram profile, Hvitserk can be seen gearing up for an intense conflict.
Set with weapons and a warrior’s garb, could this be the beginning of his final battle in the show?
And if so, will he survive?
Vikings season 6 is due to arrive on History and Amazon Prime Video later on this year.