‘The Last Kingdom’: Fans React to Season 4, Episode 3

Season 4 of The Last Kingdom is shaping up to be the best season yet. Episode 3 held a terrible loss that fans are still reeling from. Read on to learn how fans are reacting to the episode. There are spoilers ahead, so continue on only if you’re caught up.

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Uhtred deals with a personal loss

Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) finally finds the right circumstance to try and take back Bebbanburg from his Uncle Aelfric (Joseph Millson). Unfortunately, he doesn’t know that his cousin Wihtgar (Ossian Perret) is alive and back home. He brought men to garrison Bebbanburg and Uhtred has no idea. He goes through with his plan to get inside and take it, but Wihtgar kills his father before Uhtred has the chance.

The hardest part of the whole thing was Father Beocca’s (Ian Hart) death at the hands of Wihtgar. He tries to get the cousins to make peace, but Wihtgar doesn’t want to hear it. Beocca is then hit and killed by an arrow meant for Uhtred’s son after moving in the way when Wihtgar pulled the trigger, saving Young Uhtred (Finn Elliot).

Uhtred is beyond devastated and he tells Finan (Mark Rowley) as much. Fans weren’t ready for this unexpected loss or how Uhtred would handle it.

Fans weighed in on the situation on Reddit and they didn’t hold back. “’Without Beocca I have no home.’ I feel that,” a Reddit user admitted.

Another fan says they actually cried during that scene. It’s clear Uhtred suffered a great loss. “I’m a manly man and all. As much as anyone can be. But that part made me cry no lie,” said the fan.

One fan says Uhtred’s reaction to his loss really got to them. “Beocca’s death was sad, but I guess it was needed to make the loss more dramatic. Uhtred’s reaction to his death was painful and stabbed my heart,” a fan wrote.

Uhtred and Finan have a unique bond

Alexander Dreymon
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Throughout the episode, it was clear that Uhtred and Finan are the best of friends. Finan really steps up for Uhtred during this time and fans really seem to admire that.

“Despite everything that happened, this episode really showed how bonded Finan and Uhtred are. You could really see the admiration Finan has for him when he was talking to his son,” a user said.

Fans seem to agree that Uhtred and Finan are best friends who need each other and are always there for one another. “Totally agree. You can see how much closer Finan and Uhtred are. They have been through so much together,” said another fan.

One fan thinks everyone needs someone like Finan in their lives. “Everyone needs a friend like Finan,” someone wrote.

King Alfred is missed by fans

Numerous viewers explained how much they miss King Alfred (David Dawson) this season. Even though he’s gone, it’s like he’s looming over everyone in a way.

“Man do I miss Alfred’s presence in this show,” a fan wrote.

One fan says it works for the story because no one can replace Alfred even though everyone wants Edward (Timothy Innes) to be the same man as his father. He never will be because it’s an impossible task.

“Impossible to replace the presence he brought to the show,” a fan agreed. “Works out well for the story in a way, since his presence is impossible to replace in the storyline too. Edward, at least so far, is a pale imitation and Wessex’s neighbors are reacting as such.”

Another fan thinks Edward is well aware that he isn’t the man his father was. It’s weighing on him already and it’s sad to see.

“And he knows it,” a fan wrote. “It’s difficult taking over a kingdom in a time of turmoil when so inexperienced. Especially when you’re taking over from Alfred the Great and those around you looking out for their own self-interest.”

Season 4 of The Last Kingdom has been full of twists and turns so far. Keep checking back for the latest information on the all-new season.