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The Last Kingdom season five has been given the go-ahead for Netflix and fans cannot wait to see what happens next. The character Eadith (played by Stefanie Martini) was introduced in season four, and she has become one of the most popular characters. Fans are wondering whether Eadith will become Uhtred’s (Alexander Dreymon) love interest.
Will Eadith become Uhtred’s next love interest?
In the series, which is based on The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell, Eadith was the mistress of Aethelred (Toby Regbo).
She agreed to act as his woman as part of a plan to overthrow him and claim back her family’s reputation.
However, in the end, she decided to help Uhtred and his friends save Winchester from a Dane attack.
Towards the end of the series, she started to take a liking to Uhtred’s best friend Finan (Mark Rowley).
After the Winchester battle, Finan helped Eadith dress her wounds, and he looked at her lovingly.
Fans have said they hope Finan and Eadith’s relationship develops in the series, which is also based on Anglo-Saxon history.
However, they fear Eadith may have other relationship plans, as in the books she actually forms a relationship with Uhtred.
Throughout the books, she went on a mission with Uhtred to find a sword called Ice-Spite.
Fans are hoping the series takes a different turn as they enjoyed the fact Eadith did not show any interest in Uhtred romantically.
Uhtred is known for attracting many women in the series, and it was refreshing for viewers to see Eadith stand independently.
Marioscrd said on Reddit: “So as some know Uhtred in the books gets into a relationship with Eadith and they later on marry if I’m not wrong.
“Sadly she dies from sickness and he then marries again some other girl.
“Am I the only one who would like him not to get into any other relationships in the show after season four?
“I mean he does say in the books that he loved Gisela the most so I think it would be nicer if he respected that and kept her close to him, in his memory. I also hope that Eadith gets with Finan instead.”
Some fans are worried Finan’s heart will be broken in the series as Eadith chooses Uhtred over him.
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Belleywilliams said: “Full disclaimer I haven’t read the books. But knowing Uhtred marries Eadith makes me worry about what they’re doing on the show.
“Because the relationship they’re developing between her and Finan looks to be going in a romantic direction, I really hope the TV show doesn’t turn it into a messy love triangle where Finan and Uhtred’s relationship is destroyed.”
However, some fans think it would be nice for Uhtred to end up with Eadith as he has not had much luck with holding down relationships.
Alessia1255 said: “I liked that Uhtred and Eadith were together through five books because it was nice to finally see him find at least a little bit of happiness.
“No disrespect to Gisela, but he’s about 35 when she dies and to live the rest of his life alone without someone to be with is a very long time. As it is, he’s 54 when he meets Eadith.”
Still, plenty of fans hope to see Eadith and Finan fall in love in season five.
Throughout season four Eadith had told Uhtred and his friends she enjoyed being around men who did not mistreat her, and they respected her.
Takenbysirens said: “It’s refreshing to see that she didn’t become another one of Uhtred’s love interests. I’m also excited with the idea of Finan and Eadith together.”
Fans have also taken Twitter to share their thoughts on Eadith and Finan’s relationship.
One fan said: “Finan is the best part of The Last Kingdom and I need them to explore his background more next season. Also give him and Eadith more cute scenes.”
The Last Kingdom is available to watch on Netflix now
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