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The Best Episodes of The Last Kingdom

Every episode of The Last Kingdom ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Last Kingdom!

A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.

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Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Last Kingdom" is "Episode 10", rated 9.6/10 from 5790 user votes. It was directed by Jon East and written by Martha Hillier. "Episode 10" aired on 3/9/2022 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 10".

  • Episode 10
    9.6/10 5,790 votes

    #1 - Episode 10

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-03-09

    Armies converge in an epic, final showdown that determines the fate of a king's dream for England — and Uhtred's hope of securing his family's future.

    Director: Jon East

    Writer: Martha Hillier

  • Episode 10
    9.5/10 4,491 votes

    #2 - Episode 10

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-11-19

    As a climactic battle with the Danes draws near, untested Edward faces dire decisions about the fates of Uhtred, Wessex -- and England.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 9
    9.4/10 3,900 votes

    #3 - Episode 9

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-11-19

    At the end of his days, Alfred takes Uhtred into his confidence about his plans for Edward's uncertain future, but Aelswith charts a different course.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 8
    9.3/10 3,848 votes

    #4 - Episode 8

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-05-04

    Odda defies Alfred to coerce the king into war. Uhtred conspires with Erik to rescue Æthelflæd, forcing a fateful confrontation with Sigefrid.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 8
    9.2/10 4,756 votes

    #5 - Episode 8

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-11-28

    A united King Alfred and Uhtred leave the cover of the marshes and make a rallying call to all Saxon armies.

    Director: Peter Hoar

    Writer: Stephen Butchard

  • Episode 4
    9.2/10 3,721 votes

    #6 - Episode 4

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-04-06

    Dispatched to Northumbria, Uhtred walks a fine line between fealty to Alfred and assisting Ragnar's savage blood feud with Kjartan.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 4
    9.2/10 3,376 votes

    #7 - Episode 4

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 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.

    Director: Sarah O'Gorman

    Writer: Jamie Crichton

  • Episode 10
    9.1/10 3,617 votes

    #8 - Episode 10

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-04-26

    Edward besieges Winchester as he awaits Aethelflaed's reinforcements, but Uhtred isn't convinced that conquest is really Sigtryggr's ultimate aim.

    Director: Edward Bazalgette

    Writer: Martha Hillier

  • Episode 3
    9.0/10 3,740 votes

    #9 - Episode 3

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-03-30

    Hild and Ragnar hunt for Uhtred, who lays plans for escape. Alfred eyes the kingdom of Mercia, and chaos erupts when Guthred's alliance crumbles.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 5
    9.0/10 3,202 votes

    #10 - Episode 5

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-11-19

    A deadly betrayal threatens to splinter Ragnar's army. Uhtred forms a cunning battle plan and finds an unexpected ally in young Edward.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 5
    8.9/10 4,163 votes

    #11 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-11-07

    Uhtred volunteers to attack Danish ships, but challenges Ubba in the process as the Danes threaten Wessex.

    Director: Ben Chanan

    Writer: Stephen Butchard

  • Episode 4
    8.9/10 3,207 votes

    #12 - Episode 4

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 6
    8.9/10 2,631 votes

    #13 - Episode 6

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 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.

    Director: Paul Wilmshurst

    Writer: Alex Straker

  • Episode 7
    8.9/10 2,730 votes

    #14 - Episode 7

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 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.

    Director: Anthony Philipson

    Writer: Alexander Stewart

  • Episode 9
    8.9/10 2,656 votes

    #15 - Episode 9

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 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.

    Director: Jon East

    Writer: Martha Hillier

  • Episode 7
    8.8/10 3,228 votes

    #16 - Episode 7

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-04-27

    Æthelred faces humiliation after his blunder in London backs Alfred into a corner. Her loyalties shifting, Æthelflæd makes a dire appeal to Uhtred.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    8.8/10 3,558 votes

    #17 - Episode 1

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 7
    8.8/10 3,093 votes

    #18 - Episode 7

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 8
    8.8/10 3,166 votes

    #19 - Episode 8

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 3
    8.8/10 3,164 votes

    #20 - Episode 3

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-04-26

    Uhtred suffers an unbearable loss in his attack on Bebbanburg but takes some valuable captives during his retreat south. Aethelflaed prepares for war.

    Director: Sarah O'Gorman

    Writer: Charlotte Wolf

  • Episode 9
    8.8/10 3,001 votes

    #21 - Episode 9

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-04-26

    The Danes under Brida and Sigtryggr sack Winchester, guided by the traitor Eardwulf. Haesten ambushes Uhtred's party and seizes valuable captives.

    Director: Edward Bazalgette

    Writer: Martha Hillier

  • Episode 4
    8.8/10 2,791 votes

    #22 - Episode 4

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 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.

    Director: Paul Wilmshurst

    Writer: James Smythe

  • Episode 6
    8.7/10 3,234 votes

    #23 - Episode 6

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-04-20

    As his distrust of Uhtred deepens, Alfred sends Æthelred to drive Erik and Sigefrid from London, but the young lord harbors ambitions of his own.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    8.7/10 3,094 votes

    #24 - Episode 2

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-04-26

    As Uhtred and his men draw closer to Bebbanburg, prodigal son Wihtgar returns with some tricks up his sleeve. News of Cnut's treachery reaches Wessex.

    Director: Edward Bazalgette

    Writer: Martha Hillier

  • Episode 5
    8.7/10 2,596 votes

    #25 - Episode 5

    Season 5 Episode 5 - Aired 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.

    Director: Paul Wilmshurst

    Writer: Martha Hillier