The Worst Episodes of The Last Kingdom: Disastrous Battles and Dull Plot Twists.

Ah, The Last Kingdom. A show that’s got it all: heroic deeds, epic battles, politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty, and a whole lot of identity searching. It’s like Game of Thrones, but without the dragons (and the gratuitous nudity). But let’s be real, not every episode is a winner. Some just fall flat, leaving you wondering why you wasted an hour of your life. Fear not, fellow TV enthusiasts, for I have compiled a list of the worst episodes of The Last Kingdom. So sit back, relax, and prepare to cringe as we delve into the depths of bad TV.
Episode 1

Episode 1

Season 3 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2018-11-19

His health failing and fearing for his legacy, Alfred sends Uhtred to confront a new threat: fierce Danish warrior Bloodhair and his sorceress, Skade.

Episode 1

Episode 1

Season 5 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2022-03-09

Ill omens and border raids make Uhtred extra-vigilant at his northern outpost. King Sigtryggr is visited by his notorious brother Rognvaldr.

Episode 3

Episode 3

Season 5 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2022-03-09

In the aftermath of the tragic battle for Eoferwic, Sigtryggr is forced to make a painful choice. Edward learns of Aethelhelm’s intrigues in Mercia.

Episode 2

Episode 2

Season 5 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2022-03-09

A betrayal at Eoferwic sends Sigtryggr in search of aid, while Uhtred begs Aethelflaed for military support she cannot give. Edward meets a new ally.

Episode 5

Episode 5

Season 5 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2022-03-09

Aethelhelm’s subterfuge successfully foments war tensions between Edward and Sigtryggr, but his thugs make a crucial mistake in attacking a pilgrimage.

Episode 6

Episode 6

Season 5 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2022-03-09

The forces of Edward and Sigtryggr march toward battle as Uhtred races to reveal the truth of Aethelhelm’s scheming and avert a ruinous war.

Episode 2

Episode 2

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2015-10-17

Caught between his scheming uncle Ælfric and pitiless Viking warlord Ubba, Uhtred goes on the run and seeks out Alfred, the man who would be king.

Episode 3

Episode 3

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2015-10-24

Uhtred allies himself with newly crowned Alfred, but his commitment to the nascent king jeopardizes his bond with Brida.

Episode 6

Episode 6

Season 4 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2020-04-26

Eardwulf and his men pursue Uhtred’s party as it flees through a countryside ravaged by disease. Tensions rise between Edward and the Mercians.

Episode 7

Episode 7

Season 4 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2020-04-26

Aelfwynn suffers from the sickness sweeping the land. Edward proposes an unexpected path forward for Mercia. Brida is freed by Cnut’s kinsman.

Episode 6

Episode 6

Season 3 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2018-11-19

Edward makes a kingly decision. Alfred lays plans for his son’s future reign. Aethelwold faces a treacherous task. Uhtred and Brida search out a seer.

Episode 4

Episode 4

Season 4 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2020-04-26

Hoping to be joined by Edward’s troops, Aethelflaed and Uhtred ally with the Welsh to face Cnut’s thousand-warrior army at the Battle of Tettenhall.

Episode 4

Episode 4

Season 5 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2022-03-09

Rivals secretly advance competing successors upon the death of a Mercian ruler. Brida finds solace in the faith of her prisoner, Father Pyrlig.

Episode 9

Episode 9

Season 5 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2022-03-09

Edward marches his troops north while Uhtred recruits a small force to infiltrate Bebbanburg. King Constantin arrives to meet his new bride, Aelfwynn.

Episode 1

Episode 1

Season 2 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2017-03-16

Sent north by Alfred to ransom enslaved king Guthred, Beocca seeks help from Uhtred, who makes a new allegiance in his quest for vengeance.

Episode 2

Episode 2

Season 3 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2018-11-19

Falling afoul of Alfred, Uhtred flees north to his brother, Ragnar. His eye on the throne, Aethelwold begins assembling an alliance to strike Wessex.

Episode 4

Episode 4

Season 3 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2018-11-19

Uhtred turns his attention to Aethelflaed’s plight. Alfred forces Edward to face his duty. Ragnar’s army marches but traitors emerge from within.

Episode 7

Episode 7

Season 3 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2018-11-19

A message from Uhtred and the machinations of Skade exploit divisions among the Danes. His health failing, Alfred wrestles with Aethelwold’s fate.

Episode 8

Episode 8

Season 3 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2018-11-19

Uhtred risks returning to Wessex to fulfill his vow to Brida. As the royal wedding approaches, Aethelwold spreads discord from the shadows.

Episode 7

Episode 7

Season 5 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2022-03-09

Edward offers a role to Stiorra that would restore her to power. Aethelhelm meets with a Saxon enemy. Uhtred has a long-overdue reckoning with Brida.