Lena Headey 'Game Of Thrones' Death: Reaction

Lena Headey 'Game Of Thrones' Death: Reaction

The video above contains SPOILERS for the final season of Game of Thrones, and also the third season of Cagney & Lacey for some weird reason.

During the fifth episode of season 8, in a fit of vengeful rage, Daenerys Targaryen and her dragon, Drogon, burned King's Landing to the ground in her quest to rule the Seven Kingdoms. She's destroyed every good alliance, connection, love in her life - she was always destined to be alone. This was a gambit by Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), forcing Daenerys to kill innocent bystanders if she attempts to take the city - and that's precisely what happened.

This scene is particularly interesting in light of Varys and Tyrion's exchange last episode after Tyrion told him the truth about Jon's parentage. I think the important thing is that Jaime had a chance at freedom [with Brienne] and finally liberated himself from Cersei, which I think the audience will be thrilled about.

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"I think the biggest surprise is he came back for her", she said, referencing Jamie's swift exit from Winterfell after sleeping with Brienne. She's very much alone and that's a unsafe thing for someone who's got so much power. As a result of her attack, Cersei did fall to the rubble, after getting one final embrace from Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) before they died.

It was an oddly poignant moment following the exhausting battle-heavy episode, and naturally, fans are trying to work out the symbolism of the white horse.

He went on to say that he thinks, ultimately, they will be happy. In a startling candid interview with EW, Varys actor Conleth Hill expressed all sorts of dismay over his character's death in the episode. Now knowing George RR Martin shared unfinished books The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring's major plot points with the Game of Thrones showrunners, the TV show will end with the same person on the Iron Throne as he intends for the books. If Arya is riding a white horse, this could spell bad things for her character. He backed Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) to free the realm from the instability of the Lannisters, but then grew concerned by her temper and moods.