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Everyone who died in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 ‘The Bells’

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Daenerys Targaryen had promised to bring down the sky upon King’s Landing, and so she did. Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 ‘The Bells’ saw many deaths as the two queens clashed amidst fire and blood, and some of the show’s longest veterans drew their last breath.

Here’s a lowdown on all the deaths, expected and unexpected, that came to pass in episode 5. If you aren’t caught up on the episode yet, be warned, this post contains massive spoilers!

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Lord Varys

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The Master of Whisperers has betrayed many rulers in his lifetime in order to uphold his true loyalty – peace for the Realm of Westeros. His last betrayal cost him his life. Concerned with Daenerys’ increasingly unhinged tendencies, Varys had chosen to put his faith in the last Targaryen available – Jon Snow AKA Aegon Targaryen. He got busted by one he called his friend – Tyrion Lannister. He died just as Dany said he would if he ever betrayed her – burnt alive by Dragonfire.

Euron Greyjoy

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The pirate lord had been overreaching for too long and kinda had this coming. Euron managed to survive Dany’s fury but then chose to challenge Jaime Lannister on his way to Cersei –  which is never a good idea. The two men acted out their rivalry over Cersei in a cave under the Red Keep and for a moment Euron almost seemed to have gotten the upper hand – until Jaime ran past his sword through him. Euron died as he lived, in grandiose delusion, this time believing to have slain the Kingslayer.

The Golden Company and Harry Strickland

All that build-up from Season 7 and the much-hyped Golden Company was just about wiped out in two seconds when Daenerys rained down fire from the sky. Their leader Harry Strickland died while running away, speared from the back by Grey Worm. With overall screentime of just a few minutes in the entire season, there’s not much to mourn in these deaths.

Gregor and Sandor Clegane

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Cleganebowl finally happened, and this is perhaps one of the only storylines that completely lived up to the hype. The Clegane Brothers, bound to each other’s fate by primal hatred clashed in a struggle to death as the Red Keep crashed down around them. It’s a kind of poetic justice that the undead Gregor became human again, if only for a few moments, triggered by the pure and primal hatred his brother inspired in him. This was the first time since his ‘revival’ that he disobeyed Qyburn and Cersei.

Qyburn

The morally corrupt but scientific genius Qyburn had risen from a disgraced maester to Queen Cersei’s Hand. It is fitting that he met his end in the hands of one of his own horrible creations – the undead Mountain. Qyburn may have bent the Mountain to his will but he did not account for the deep and almost primal hate between the Clegane Brothers.

Jaime and Cersei Lannister

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The Lannister twins went from the world as they came into it – together. Jaime had tried to turn a new leaf, far away from the twisted schemes of his sister and lover. But blood does run thicker than water, and the Lannister pride and bond ultimately won out. As they stood trapped in the Red Keep dungeons, Cersei was afraid for the first time, for her and Jaime’s baby, for their future. The Red Keep crashed overhead and Jaime and Cersei met death hand in hand, tragic and defiant in their love and pride.

The people of King’s Landing

For two whole seasons, all of Dany’s advisers had been trying to dissuade her from attacking King’s Landing precisely because of the multitude of people who call it their home. Daenerys had vowed to “break the wheel” that crushed the poor, and to never become “Queen of the Ashes”. In her final, mad fury she reneged on all those promises and brought death and unfathomable destruction to the very people she had claimed to protect from Cersei’s misrule.

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The panic, trauma, and helplessness of them is captured in the heartbreaking montage of Arya running through the streets hand in hand with other residents, trying to avoid the fire overhead and Dothraki blades on the streets. The people of King’s Landing paid the price of Dany’s pain and madness with their lives.

Dany’s Last War has been won, but at a great and terrible cost. What awaits the Dragon Queen now?






Writer, translator, and high fantasy nerd based in Kolkata, India. Would dearly love to own a pet dragon some day, but the black market isn't really helping.

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Game of Thrones was the world’s biggest television show for nearly a decade, so it’s no surprise that the show had way too much talent. We recently talked about the whopping 32 nominations it scored at the Emmy Awards 2019. One notable thing is, three of these nominations weren’t even filed by HBO, but by the actors themselves. Read on!

Season 8 might have had a bad storyline according to a large section of the fanbase, but everybody can agree on one thing — the actors all gave their best, and the acting was brilliant as usual. Needless to say, the headliners made it to the Emmy nominations again, but HBO didn’t nominate the few actors that really stepped up this season. We had reported about how five actors submitted their own nominations directly.

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Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) had entered in the supporting actor category, while Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had entered in the supporting actress category, with Carice Van Houten (Melisandre), going for the guest actress category. The great thing is, three of the five made the cut — Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Carice Van Houten are officially in the race now.

All three had terrific performances, and it is very much possible that they bring in at least one win within the three of them. No doubt they deserve it, especially because they have been voted in despite the submissions being unofficial.

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Game of Thrones is over, but HBO has no plans of slowing down. Immediately after Game of Thrones ended, HBO aired a limited series called Chernobyl, which became an instant hit. Now, the creator of the Game of Thrones universe, George R. R. Martin has praised Chernobyl and expressed his approval for the show to win at the Emmy awards. Read on!

Chernobyl is a mini-series about the nuclear plant disaster in the Ukrainian city of the same name, in 1986, and has been named the best ever miniseries by TV enthusiasts worldwide, except maybe in Russia. George took to Twitter to express his love for the series:

Not only did he praise the show, but also Jared Harris, whose performance in the show has been loved by the fans as much as the series itself. Needless to say, the show is expected to shine in the awards season, as Martin expects.

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

Game of Thrones had the ultimate face-off in Season 8 when the Army of the Dead faced the living folks in Winterfell. The Battle of Winterfell saw a lot of people uniting to take down the Night King, and among them were Tormund Giantsbane, and Gendry (now Baratheon). A new behind the scenes photo from the sets shows the two enjoying a nice game on a Nintendo Switch. Read on!

The picture, posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit, shows Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry, and Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane, still in their costume and the bloody makeup, just sitting down to play. Take a look:

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As we all know, the Battle of Winterfell sequences took a gruesome 55 nights to film, and have been described by the stars as some of the roughest times they have had filming for the show. So it’s no surprise that they would have at least some way to relax on the sets in between takes or appearances.

Nintendo consoles are also famous for being the best for the local multiplayer experience, so that’s probably why these two seem so engrossed in the game. If only we knew which game they were playing!

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