Cersei’s Death on Game of Thrones Is a Travesty and Twitter Has Thoughts
Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5, “The Bells,” below.
Look, I’m just gonna get straight to the point: The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones was a mess. Daenerys went mad, “Dracarys”-d Varys’s ass, then burned King’s Landing to the ground despite the King’s Guard surrendering. The Hound and the Mountain engaged in an utterly pointless round of Cleganebowl before falling to their deaths. And Arya did … nothing, which is perhaps the most stunning development of all. (Jon also did nothing, which is comically on brand for him.)
But right now, we’re here to talk about how dirty Game of Thrones did Cersei in her final moments.
First of all, I did not buy those tears for a second. There’s more iron in Cersei’s blood than the entirety of the Iron Fleet. Period.
Then Jaime showed up and ran into her arms, blowing the valonqar theories to hell and enraging everyone:
Then, of all the ways to take Cersei down, you go with a building collapse? In what world? I can see that for Jaime, but for Cersei? No ma’am.
Naturally, some people hoped their eyes deceived them:
And let’s not forget the wig, perhaps the biggest disservice to this character over the last three seasons:
Also, a reminder that Cersei spent the last three seasons staring off into the distance, drinking wine, and looking smug. It was boring, and Lena Headey deserves far better. Frankly, I miss these days:
In conclusion: That was bad.
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