The fourth episode of Game of Thrones season 8, followed on from the Battle of Winterfell and set events in motion for the end of the show.
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Compared to The Long Night (episode 3), The Last of the Starks (episode 4) was very light on death. However, those that did die had a huge impact on Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) sending her into a rage and possibly playing right into Cersei’s (Lena Headey) hands.
- Rhaegal – Sadly Dany lost another of her children in this episode and it took everyone by surprise. As Daenerys was arriving back to Dragonstone a bolt came out of nowhere and struck Rhaegal in the chest. Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk), aboard his ship The Silence, and the rest of the Iron Fleet were waiting and they all had scorpions. More bolts were fired, narrowly missing Drogon, but another hit Rhaegal through the neck and he plummeted into the sea.
- Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) – Euron’s attack moved on to decimate the rest of Dany’s fleet. Everyone had to jump into the sea and swim to shore to survive. As the survivors pulled themselves out, Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) noticed that Missandei was missing. She’d been captured by Euron who took her back to Cersei as their prisoner. Dany later went to King’s Landing to ask for Cersei’s surrender. She refused and said Missandei would die if Dany didn’t surrender instead. When Dany refused, Cersei told Missandei to say her last words. She chose to shout ‘Dracarys’ indicating to Dany that she should burn the city. Cersei gave the word to the Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) and he decapitated Missandei on the city walls as Grey Worm, Dany and the rest watched on in horror.
Watch the teaser trailer for Game of Thrones 8×04 The Last of the Starks below:
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 will air on the 13th May at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. Need to recap on the story so far? All episodes of Game of Thrones from series 1-7 are now available to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.
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