Uhtred and Brida’s fates in the Last Kingdom were intertwined from the very beginning.
Despite starting the series as childhood friends and later lovers, the pair became fierce enemies as each season progressed.
But how did their rivalry originate and why does Brida hate Uhtred so much in the fifth season of The Last Kingdom?
*WARNING: Vandals ahead for The Last Kingdom season 5*
The Last Kingdom season 5 release date and plot preview
Season 5 of The Last Kingdom will air on Netflix on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
The new season of The Last Kingdom continues Uhtred’s story but it’s been several years since season 4’s bloody war and the climactic battle at Winchester.
King Edward still reigned, but his ambitions to unify the Saxon Kingdoms faced significant challenges due to a new invasion of Denmark and a revolt among the Saxons.
As Edward tries to bring about peace, Uhtred learns that his quest to unify England may be closely related to his personal destiny.
Why does Brida hate Uhtred in The Last Kingdom?
Uhtred and Brida’s rivalry has been building since season 1.
While the pair started out as childhood friends and later became lovers as they grew up, their respective loyalty to Young Ragnar in Brida’s case and Alfred in Uhtred’s case meant was that they eventually drifted apart when they were on opposite sides of the Dane and Saxon division.
Throughout the intervening years, the pair faced off against each other in multiple confrontations with Uhtred infuriating Brida most of all when he let her be a prisoner instead of giving her an honorable death in season 4.
This eventually culminates in the final season of season 4 when Brida tries to kill Uhtred but he manages to fend off her attack and let her go.
In response, Brida vows to one day undo Uhtred.
As season 5 begins, Uhtred’s narration explains that Brida is rumored to be dead, but he believes otherwise.
It is revealed that she has actually been living in Iceland, raising her children and gathering followers for an attack on England so she can finally get her revenge.
What happens between them in season 5?
Brida and Uhtred’s deteriorating relationship finally begins to show up in season 5 when Brida is killed.
After spending most of season 5 on the trail, Brida finally died in episode 7 after she was defeated in a one-on-one fight with Uhtred.
Knowing she was beaten up and had nothing left to live for, Brida begged for death, just like she did in season 4.
Uhtred hesitates about killing her while he reminisces about their long past together.
In the end, he says he wants to help Brida and still maybe have a future where they can be friends again.
Brida seemed to accept the idea but was suddenly shot by Stiorra, who was hiding in the bushes nearby, and she died in Uhtred’s arms.
Season 5 of The Last Kingdom is available to stream on Netflix now after being released on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
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