The Last Kingdom season five is coming to Netflix and fans are curious to know what happens next. At the end of season four Uhtred of Bebbanburg (played by Alexander Dreymon) saw a potential change in his destiny. Fans believe his friends Sihtric (Arnas Fedaravicius) and Finan (Mark Rowley) may abandon Uhtred in season five.
Will Sihtric and Finan abandon Uhtred in Last Kingdom?
Fans have fallen in love with Team Uhtred since the bond between the main characters grew stronger.
The band of brothers is made up of Uhtred, Sihtric, Finan and Osferth (Ewan Mitchell) and they have all remained loyal to each other.
However, some fans have pointed out how Uhtred’s friends are hardly ever rewarded for their sacrifice and loyalty.
The Last Kingdom Instagram account shared a photo of Sihtric and Finan taking a rest, and one fan said: “Can you please have more of these two in the next season!”
Not only do they feel Sihtric and Finan deserve more screen time, but they also feel his friends deserve more reward.
In season four Uhtred gave up his short stint as Lord of Mercia so his lover Aethelflaed (Millie Brady) could take over as ruler.
This was a chance for Sihtric and Finan to gain an official title, but it was taken away from them when Uhtred gives up his role.
Anbrrmd said on Reddit: “I really love the show but one thing is bothering me. Why do Finan and Sihtric never seem bothered about the lack of reward they receive considering their efforts? Especially in season four when Uhtred gives up his position as Lord of Mercia.”
However fans were quick to point out Uhtred did give them something worth more than silver – and that is reputation.
MickDundee1 said: “I think it’s because really they’re all kind of misfits who would otherwise be lost, they believe in him and he gives them something to live for.”
Some fans have also pointed out Uhtred saved both Finan and Sihtric’s lives, so they want to remain loyal to him.
Uhtred was forced into slavery and this is when he came across Finan, and they both managed to escape with some help.
Regarding Sihtric, Uhtred gave him a chance to serve him after he saw Sihtric’s father had cast him aside.
However, anbrrmd continued to say on Reddit: “While I do agree, I think their emotions while celebrating Uhtred being named as Lord of Mercia showed they were excited at the prospect of land and more silver.”
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Uhtred had tested Sihtric’s loyalty in the earlier seasons, but they now share an unbreakable bond.
Speaking about Uhtred’s relationship with his men, actor Fedaravicius said: “What’s really strong about Uhtred is that he’s honest and sometimes he lacks faith in his plan.
“He has his team members to breathe energy, faith and fire into that plan.”
His co-star Rowley said Finan’s relationship with Uhtred is like a brotherly bond.
He said: “Although Finan is one of the guys who has a laugh, a classic lad, he does hide a lot and I think Uhtred himself has moments where he acts a bit of a lad as well.
“Uhtred is quite sensitive underneath and Finan is the exact same. They see those qualities in each other, and I think they both respect each other as well which is really key.
“If something did happen to Uhtred, I think Finan would be there to take his place and help the men and potentially help his family.”
With this in mind, it seems Finan and Sihtric’s desire for reward goes beyond material things like land and silver.
Instead, they value the fact they have both found someone who trusts them and will fight for them no matter what.
Fans are looking forward to seeing more of the growing bond between Team Uhtred in season five.
The Last Kingdom is on Netflix now