The fifth episode of Game of Thrones season 8, gave us the Last War as the forces of Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) clashed at King’s Landing.
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Compared to The Last of the Starks (episode 4), this episode featured the deaths of many of the main characters along with thousands of innocents as Dany went full Mad Queen. Here’s the main characters who died:
- Varys (Conleth Hill) – Dany warned him against betraying her but he didn’t listen. Varys did his best to spread the word of Jon/Aegon’s (Kit Harington) claim to the Iron Throne. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) decided to tell Dany of the betrayal in the hope she would understand and show mercy. She didn’t and decided to use Varys of an example of what happens to those who betray her. He died by being burnt alive by Drogon.
- Harry Strickland (Marc Rissman) – – The Golden Company looked the part but didn’t last long. Before they even got into combat, Dany broke the gates down and roasted most of them alive with Drogon’s fiery breath. Strickland tried to flee but was cut down by Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson).
- Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) – After Dany decimated the Iron Fleet it wasn’t clear if Euron managed to survive. He popped up a little later when he spotted Jaime trying to evacuate Cersei. He challenged him to a fight and told him that he slept with his sister. It was a fight to the death and although Euron managed to stab Jaime a couple of times, the Kingslayer added another king to his kill sheet. Euron died excitedly screaming how he was the man who killed Jaime Lannister.
- Maester Qyburn (Anton Lesser) – With King’s Landing and the Red Keep in ruins, Qyburn suggested they take refuge in Maegor’s Holdfast – the strongest part of the Red Keep. As they climbed down the tower they were faced with the Hound. Many of Cersei’s bodyguards were killed by falling debris and the Hound made short work of the rest. Cersei commanded the Mountain to stay by her side but he decided to take on his brother instead. Qyburn stepped in to stop him and the Mountain launched him down the stairs, killing him as his head smashed into rubble.
- The Hound (Rory McCann) – We finally got Cleganebowl as the Hound went toe-to-toe with his undead brother as Cersei ran off. The Hound did some damage and managed to swipe away the Mountain’s helmet. He also managed to put his sword through the Mountain but he kept on fighting. After dealing some serious punishment, the Mountain picked up his brother with ease and began to gouge his eyes out. The Hound stabbed him many times, including a dagger through his eye. The Mountain pulled it out and the Hound realised the only way he could kill him. He charged him and the pair of them fell out of the Red Keep into the fire below.
- The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) – We’re presuming that he perished in the fire after the fight with his brother.
- Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) – After nearly dying at Euron’s hands, Jaime made it to the map room where he found Cersei. The pair shared an embrace then tied to get out of the castle to Jaime’s waiting boat. However they found the tunnels blocked and Dany and Drogon brought the castle down onto them.
- Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) – She spent her last minutes in tears after seeing the devastation caused by Dany. She told Jaime she wanted their baby to live and that she didn’t want to die. She’s presumed dead with her brother, crushed and buried by the castle debris.
Watch the teaser trailer for Game of Thrones 8×05 The Bells below:
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