‘The Last Kingdom Season 4: Could Uhtred and Aethelflaed End up Together?

The Last Kingdom is full of interesting characters and two of them are Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) and Aethelflaed (Millie Brady). They have a unique chemistry and it’s hard to deny it. But could they actually end up together? Fans on Reddit recently discussed the situation in detail.

Uhtred and Aethelflaed have a unique chemistry

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Throughout the time that Uhtred and Aethelflaed have known each other, they’ve had a unique bond. Since Aethelflaed was a child, Uhtred has been around protecting her father and they obviously grew fond of each other. Uhtred even goes so far as to rescue her. On one occasion, Aethelflaed kisses Uhtred. When they reunite, Aethelflaed makes it known that she wants Uhtred to kiss her, and he tells her it’s something he’d enjoy, but then later regret.

Could Uhtred and Aethelflaed end up together?

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A fan recently inquired on Reddit why the two can’t and aren’t currently together in the series. “I don’t understand why Uhtred and Aethelflaed can’t be together as Uhtred stated in season 3. He is the rightful heir/lord of Bebbanburg,” a Reddit user inquired.

One Reddit user brought up excellent points that Aethelflaed is still married and her brother would choose her next marriage after that. The two have different religions and it would be pretty difficult to get King Edward (Timothy Innes) to agree to such a match.

“Regardless, if she were widowed, Uhtred would figure her brother the king of Wessex will likely choose her a new husband,” a user pointed out. “And she is the dutiful type to do what her family requires her to. He would not choose Uhtred, since Bebbanburg is too far away to be a useful ally, and because he’s a pagan.”

Uhtred and Aethelflaed are lovers in the books

In the book series that the show is based on, Uhtred and Aethelflaed are actually lovers, which differs from the show, at least so far. That part could be coming in the upcoming season.

“Yes, they are lovers in the books and Uhtred does ask her several times to come with him, but she always refuses,” a Reddit user and reader of the books explained. “She is determined to stay in Mercia and lead/be part of the fight against the Danes. I think part of her determination to do so also comes from the fact that her mother is a Mercian.”

Aethelflaed is ‘married to Mercia’

Another fan brought up the fact that although her marriage to Aethelred (Toby Regbo) is far from happy, Aethelflaed feels she has a duty to her adopted home of Mercia. She’s seen almost as a queen there and she’s determined to do her best for it and its people.

“She’s married to Aethelred on paper, and more importantly she’s married to Mercia in her heart,” a fan explained.

Fans would like to see Uhtred and Aethelflaed together, but there’s a lot keeping them apart right now. Only time will tell if they’ll end up together in the series.