Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead
So…what was that on Game of Thrones?
Basically, a lot happened Sunday night and it left a bad taste in many fans’ mouths. A whole lot of characters died and if you ask some fans, a whole lot of character development and seasons’ worth of world-building died as well.
In the penultimate episode of the entire series, now-Mad Queen-level Dany (Emilia Clarke) orders Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) to destroy King’s Landing. Arya (Maisie Williams) almost-kills Cersei (Lena Headey). Not to mention, Dany had Varys (Conleth Hill) offed before the events at King’s Landing. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) begs her to call off the plan if the bells ring at King’s Landing, but to put it lightly, she’s not here for that. When the time comes, she uses Drogon to burn everything and she’s seemingly pleased. In the midst of coming up with a plan, Euron (Pilou Asbæk) stabs Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), followed by Jaime stabbing Euron, fatally. Arya almost-dies like 500 times and somehow makes it out. Cersei and Jaime have the softest deaths ever, perishing to little fanfare.
Here are best Black Twitter reactions to Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5:
— The Big Bag Wolf (@KidFury) May 13, 2019
Arya on her 8th life at this point. #GameOfThrones
— Matthew A. Cherry ???? (@MatthewACherry) May 13, 2019
— ethan ????️???? (@thebeachb0y) May 13, 2019
— John (@john_wildermuth) May 12, 2019
— Blip. Bloop. Blam. (@callmekinsey) May 13, 2019
— ghettoleaf (@tobewoeful) May 13, 2019
I need to believe Cersei isn’t dead. It makes no sense after all that build up over the years, that she would just die in the arms of the love of her life. The writing cannot possibly be so bad as to allow that.
— roxane gay (@rgay) May 13, 2019
— sb (@areeeeuf) May 13, 2019
*The Hound and The Mountain about to fight
Cersei : pic.twitter.com/84XKmwxQYm
— A for Adordz???? (@itzcuzGh) May 13, 2019
— ????????♂️ TRIXXXIE MATTARELL ????????♂️ (@yummygiammy) May 13, 2019
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 13, 2019
Trade offs. The GRRM linked seasons/books would’ve luxuriated for like a season on Dany’s depression and isolation. D&D gave her some bad makeup and settled for explaining the rest after the show. More time for Cleganebowl (which was bad!)
— Dad (@fivefifths) May 13, 2019
tyrion: when you hear the bells, it means they surrender
— valyrian. (@e1aci) May 13, 2019
— erin (@erinblogan) May 13, 2019
— X (@XLNB) May 13, 2019
Who needs character development when you have fire?
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) May 13, 2019