Last Kingdom season 5: Will Uhtred kill his uncle to win Bebbanburg? Star drops clue
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The Last Kingdom is now in its fourth season on Netflix and fans are already looking forward to season five. Uhtred (played by Alexander Dreymon) failed in his attempt to claim back his homeland of Bebbanburg – now known as Bamburgh Castle – in season four. Fans are wondering whether Uhtred will return to Bebbanburg to win back his birthright and kill his evil uncle.
WARNING: This story contains potential spoilers for The Last Kingdom
Will Uhtred kill his uncle to win Bebbanburg?
At the start of season four, fans were hopeful as Uhtred finally rallied his men to claim back his birthright.
When they arrived in Bebbanburg, Uhtred found his evil uncle Aelfric (Joseph Millson) and his cousin Wihtgar (Ossian Perret).
Uhtred tries to negotiate with his family as Wihtgar threatens to kill Uhtred’s son – Young Uhtred (Finn Elliot).
Fans were left in tears as Wihtgar shot his bow and arrow, but Father Beocca (Ian Hart) jumped in front of the shot to save Young Uhtred.
With Beocca dead and Uhtred and his friends surrounded, they had no choice but to flee and leave Beocca’s body behind.
Uhtred almost gave up on his legacy following Beocca’s death, but his friends managed to persuade him to fight for his birthright.
Fans are hoping Uhtred will return to Bebbanburg in season five, and Dreymon hinted at what may happen next.
He said: “He’s lived his whole life believing that Bebbanburg was his destiny and when that doesn’t turn out how he expected it to, it turns his world upside down.
“His world view doesn’t make sense anymore. That along with the death of Beocca. It’s difficult to find your purpose again after that.”
Speaking of the Bebbanburg production he added: “It’s strange to see what this version of Bebbanburg looks like after speaking about it for so long, for so many seasons.
“The Production Designer, Dominic, took the life out of it, drained it of colour because he wanted it to represent this dire place influenced by Aelfric’s character.
“The walls are constantly wet, it seems to have a huge plumbing problem going on. It’s so cold, it’s so grey.
“You can’t help but think, ‘really? all those years, you want to come back to this place?’ It just needs a heart, and hopefully it will soon.”
From what Dreymon has said it seems Uhtred may take on his uncle Aelfric in another attempt to win back Bebbanburg.
The series is based on the books called The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell, with Bebbanburg being inspired by Bamburgh Castle.
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In the books, Aelfric died after having his throat slit by Uhtred, so it is definitely possible he will kill his uncle in the series.
Aelfric appears in three novels, first being mentioned in The Last Kingdom, and his last appearance was in The Pagan Lord.
In the books, Uhtred and his friends reach Bebbanburg and successfully make their way through the first gate.
While Uhtred confronted his cousin, Finan emerges with his cousin’s wife Ingulfrid, 11-year-old son (also Uhtred), and Aelfric.
Uhtred killed his uncle and left with his cousin’s wife and son.
Although the plot was changed for season four of the series, it is possible Uhtred will find himself in the same position again.
Fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the storyline, with one saying: “Uhtred of Bebbanburg has so far achieved nothing, what a waste, so annoying.”
Uhtred’s character is based on a real-life Uhtred of Bebbanburg, but the storyline about him having to claim back his birthright is entirely made up.
Uhtred now has another task ahead of him in season five, as he was given King Edward’s (Timothy Innes) son Aethelstan (Caspar Griffiths) to look after.
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