Warning: Do not read until you have watched S8E5 “The Bells.”
Game of Thrones fans are abuzz with reactions to a shocking penultimate episode.
Explosive scenes saw Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) exacting revenge on King’s Landing which significantly turned her from a heroic role into one much darker, indeed harking to the Mad Queen lineage.
Others including Jon Snow and Tyrion were shocked by her revenge while Cersei watched her kingdom burn in disbelief.
Producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff defended the move.
“I don’t think she decided ahead of time that she was going to do what she did. She sees the Red Keep which is, to her, the home her family built when they first came over to this country 300 years ago. It’s in that moment on the walls of Kings Landing where she’s looking a that symbol of everything that was taken from her, when she makes the decision to make this personal,” said D.B. Weiss.
The final episode screens 11am next Monday on FOX Showcase.