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

Haesten (Jeppe Beck Laursen) is a Dane that plays both sides of the coin in the hit series The Last Kingdom. Fans seem to have strong opinions about him. Read on to learn what fans think of Haesten in season 4. There are spoilers ahead for the new season of The Last Kingdom.

Who is Haesten?

Jeppe Beck Laursen as Haesten in 'The Last Kingdom'
Jeppe Beck Laursen as Haesten in ‘The Last Kingdom’ | Adrienn Szabo/Netflix

Haesten is a Dane that has been known to be loyal to both the Saxons and the Danes at times. He plays both sides, trying to see who can give him a better deal. He’s manipulative and only looking out for himself. In season 4, Haesten plays the Danes against the Saxons when he tells Eardwulf (Jamie Blackley) that Cnut (Magnus Bruun) is leaving for Ireland when in actuality he is going to strike in Mercia and take Aethelred’s (Toby Regbo) lands.

It’s never quite obvious where Haesten’s loyalties really lie, except with himself. He’ll do whatever he needs to get out of tough situations and he’s a good talker at times. He even gives over Cnut’s sons to Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) so he can go free with his family. He gives up Cnut’s secret as well about how he manipulated Aethelwold (Harry McEntire) into killing Young Ragnar (Tobias Santelmann), which ends in Cnut’s death.

What do fans think of Haesten in season 4?

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Fans really seem to enjoy Haesten when he’s on their television screens. Someone recently posted to Reddit explaining how much they enjoy Haesten as a character in the series. He brings comedic relief, even when things are falling apart all around him.

“I know Haesten has a lot of bad qualities and that most people probably don’t like him. But he’s become one of my favorite characters in the show,” a Reddit user wrote.

Fans describe Haesten as a “troll” and one fan says they “love to hate” him. “Love to hate this guy. Definitely feels like a fitting character,” a fan said about Haesten.

“He’s such a troll and that’s why we love him,” another fan expressed.

Fans appreciate Jeppe Beck Laursen as Haesten

Fans praise Jeppe Beck Laursen for his portrayal of the one-of-a-kind Haesten. “Haesten has always been one of my favorite characters on the show. Such a scoundrel and so well played by Laursen,” a fan wrote.

One fan thinks Haesten is just “the comedic version of Uhtred.” He’s always onto the next thing and it seems like he’s constantly moving. “He is the comedic version of Uthred. Another great warrior that is tossed around from one place to another by destiny. But is also a troll,” a fan wrote.

Fans are surprised he’s still alive

Some fans are honestly surprised that Haesten is still alive on the show and that no one has killed him off yet. He’s always betraying someone and it’s hard to believe that he’s still alive at times, but he always somehow comes out unscathed.

“I’m surprised he’s still alive but he is a funny character,” another fan said about Haesten.

Haesten is a very unique character in The Last Kingdom. Fans find him quite funny, but they also recognize him for the scoundrel he is. He definitely brings a lighter side to the brutality in the show and fans look forward to seeing him on-screen.