‘The Last Kingdom’: What Do Fans Think of Eadith in Season 4?

Season 4 of The Last Kingdom is full of new and interesting characters. Fans have gotten to know Eadith (Stefanie Martini) as the sister of Eardwulf (Jamie Blackley). She seems to get caught up in situations that are beyond her control. Read on to learn what fans think of this new character in season 4.

Eadith has to deal with her scheming brother

Eadith’s fate is tied with Mercia when viewers first meet her. Her brother is Aethelred’s (Toby Regbo) trusted adviser scheming his way to the top. Their family is in disgrace and Eardwulf is determined to get their dignity back. But it goes much farther than that considering he’s willing to tell any lie and kill anyone to achieve his goals. He even makes his own sister sleep with Aethelred to further their family’s success.

What do fans think of Eadith?

Eadith eventually chooses to help Aethelflaed (Millie Brady) escape and get to safety and that’s when fans realize she isn’t a schemer like her brother. Fans really seem to enjoy Eadith as a character in the new season. Reddit is buzzing with viewers discussing her.

“I feel like I’ve been spoiled by a seemingly endless procession of scheming, vile women in medieval-ish dramas. I completely expected Eadith to be the Lady Macbeth figure who would keep pushing her brother to commit more and more heinous acts for power,” a Reddit user admitted. “But nope, fair play to Eadith, as soon as she saw her plans collapsing she immediately wanted to get out.”

Eadith ‘changed over time’

One fan thinks over time, Eadith realized she was on the wrong side of things when she witnessed her brother’s evil acts. She saw him kill a messenger and then Aethelred himself as he lay in bed dying from a head wound.

“She changed over time. She saw that her brother killed the messenger from Edward,” a user explained. “She recognized a different Aethelred after his head injury. Saw her brother murder Aethelred. People act like she just changed because they almost got caught.”

A fan thinks Eadith only told the truth when she had no other way out

Stefanie Martini
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Some fans think Eadith only admitted to the truth of her brother’s evil ways when she was backed into a corner. One fan thinks she should have acted quicker if she really cared about the people of Mercia.

“She basically stated the truth when she was about to get killed or imprisoned for joining fugitives,” a fan said. “If she cared so much for the Mercian people she would’ve told the truth days ago when she saw her brother kill the messenger.”

A lot of fans seem to like Eadith

Numerous fans seem to enjoy Eadith’s dynamic with Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) and his gang and they want to see more of it in the future.

“She’s amazing. I was really missing Hild this season, but I love the addition of another woman to the rowdy boys’ gang,” a user wrote.

Another fan says they’re “pleased” with how Eadith’s character turned out in the end. “I was so pleased that Eadith ended up as cool as she did,” a fan said.

Although not everyone seems to agree, many believe Eadith is a great addition to The Last Kingdom.