TV Club: The Last Kingdom beautifully explores various forms of faith

Faith, ritual, and religion have permeated many episodes throughout the first season of The Last Kingdom. Such thematic musings are a natural fit for the show not only because they add realism to the period setting, but also because the show’s larger purpose is to explore the inner turmoil of these characters during a time of great change. One of the easiest ways to explore that existential theme is to look at the place of religious values in this society, and how each individual connects to those values and practices them in their day-to-day life. The Last Kingdom is populated with characters from all sorts of backgrounds who hold a variety of occupations, and seeing how each one views their own life through the prism of faith is one of the show’s more rewarding aspects.

I mention this larger musing on faith because “Episode 7” dives into that …

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