RAGNAROK season 3 on Netflix is the final season. Once again the season has six 45-minute episodes, so in that sense, it’s just like the two previous seasons. However, the final episode is bound to raise many questions. Read our full Ragnarok season 3 review here!
RAGNAROK season 3 is on Netflix and we’ve known for quite some time that this would be the final season. Personally, I tend to enjoy these series with three seasons, and a planned-out arc for the characters. All the events from season 1 and season 2 have led to this epic final battle where the Gods will fight the Giants.
While the Gods fight for humanity, balance, and the well-being of everyone, the Giants fight for money and power. This is something we’ve already seen happen in many ways during the first two seasons, but it gets even darker with season 3. We’ve watched all six episodes of this final season and especially the series finale is bound to raise many questions.
Continue reading our Ragnarok season 3 review below. Find the final season on Netflix from August 24, 2023.
Amazing character arcs
Without giving any spoilers, I do want to mention that the wild and intense character arcs become even more apparent during the end credits. We see the actors evolve as their respective characters through the seasons. I had almost forgotten just how geeky Magne was in season 1. Here in season 3, he’s a burly and bearded man.
To be fair, with Ragnarok, there was already a fairly big development from season 1 to season 2. Especially for Magne, who found out he was actually a reincarnation of Thor. Yes, as in the God of Thunder from Norse mythology. Well, and Marvel, obviously, but that did come much later.
And what exactly are you supposed to do, when you discover that you’re really Thor? All while living in a small town in Norway, and having difficulty enough getting through High School? For Magne, it was never easy, but he did take on the task assigned to him.
In Ragnarok season 3, Magne encounters some new challenges as the hammer wields power over him that he never expected. It turns out the kind-hearted Magne isn’t immune to the allure of absolute power and becomes a real dirtbag for a while.
Along with Magne, we follow his friends with his brother Laurits who is the reincarnation of Loki (half God and half Giant). Laurits has been a fascinating character since season 1 and continues to evolve here in season 3. I felt so much for him and his pain. He’s a mother now after giving birth to the worm that will become the Midgard serpent.
The series ending of Ragnarok
For me, this final season isn’t the strongest of the series. In fact, it felt surprisingly forced at times. If the intention was always to make three seasons, then I’m not sure why season 3 is lacking so much in storytelling, when this is exactly where the first two seasons worked so well.
We all know that it’s been leading up to a final huge battle. However, we also know that Magne (or Thor) has been focused on trying diplomatic solutions. His mother is a loving woman who has clearly instilled this in him.
Without being specific and giving away spoilers, I do have to point out that the final season of Ragnarok comes full circle when it comes to a certain trope. It seems like anyone gay is particularly vulnerable, and if they describe a loving relationship and a happy loving partner, then you can expect them to die shortly thereafter.
Not all of them, of course, but it does get quite crazy. Sort of like you should never say “I’ll be right back” in a horror movie, you should never speak of same-sex love in Ragnarok or you’ll be at risk of suffering death.
The final episode of Ragnarok season 3
I have loved this Netflix series, and no doubt, being a Scandinavian does make it even more personal and approachable for me. I grew up knowing about Thor from both Marvel comic books and through the legends of Norse Mythology.
Episode 6 of Ragnarok is either absolutely brilliant or just way too out of touch with the rest of the series. To be honest, I’m still on the fence about this.
Part of me loved the final episode of Ragnarok season 3, but another part of me felt it was too different from the rest of the series. At least in terms of style and storytelling.
And then there’s the other part of me who find it absolutely brilliant. Again, it makes the story come full circle, but it also isn’t direct enough in its approach. Not for me, anyway.
If Ragnarok is ending the way I feel episode 6 is telling me, then it is an amazing development. But it doesn’t take the step fully. People will have too many questions when the answers should be definitive for this twist to work.
Ragnarok season 3 is out on Netflix on August 24, 2023.
Creators & writers: Adam Price and Emilie Lebech Kaae
Director: Mogens Hagedorn
Cast: David Stakston, Jonas Strand Gravli, Theresa Frostad Eggesbø, Herman Tømmeraas, Danu Sunth, Henriette Steenstrup, Synnøve Macody Lund, Odd-Magnus Williamsson, Bjørn Sundqvist, Vebjørn Enger, Billie Barker, Benjamin Helstad, Ruben Rosbach, Ida Nilsen, Jesper Malm, Fridtjov Såheim, Espen Sigurdsen
Everything has led to this. As an epic final battle of gods against giants draws near, Magne’s fortitude will face its ultimate trial.
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