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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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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

There are quite a few Game of Thrones pairings that are iconic, but the top spot belongs to Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, without a doubt. The actors that played the onscreen couple Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo are great friends in real world. We have seen them reunite quite a lot, but the two are headed for an onscreen reunion, as they’re scheduled to appear on The Graham Norton Show. Read on!

The popular British TV series The Graham Norton Show always has the best guest pairing, and they seem to have totally nailed it this time around. Emilia and Jason will be seen together on the show’s upcoming episode scheduled to air on October 25.

Emilia is currently in the middle of promoting her upcoming film Last Christmas, while Momoa is promoting his upcoming Apple TV+ series See. The two promos seem to have come together beautifully, leading to this reunion. The show will also have Regina King, there to promote her upcoming HBO series Watchmen, and comedian Ross Noble, with Camila Cabello slated to be the performer.

The episode will air on Friday, October at 10.35pm on BBC One, for the British fans of the show. Are you excited to watch the two unite on screen after this long? We sure are. Talk to us in the comments, below!






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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

Game of Thrones has had a lot of strong female characters, but it would be inaccurate to say that it celebrates femininity. One example is Arya Stark, who is seen as a boyish character for most of the show, and as an extension, we all ended up seeing Maisie Williams the same way. In a recent interview, she discussed what it was like to have to hide her feminine side for the role, calling the experience “horrible.” Read on!

In a recent interview with Vogue, Maisie discussed coming of age in the spotlight, and more. Starting off, she talked about “maturing” about two seasons into the production of the show:

“But Arya was still very much like trying to be disguised as a boy and I had really short hair and they constantly covered me in dirt and shaded my nose so it looked really broad and I look like, really manly.”

She continued:

“And they would also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started, and I don’t know, that just felt horrible for six months of the year.”

The only glimpse we got of Arya Stark’s femininity came in the last season of the show, with her and Gendry sharing what was the first and only romantic moment for Arya throughout the show. Maisie also said that she felt ashamed to be a girl for a while, and is enjoying her feminine side a lot more now.

Well, it’s safe to say that the fans love this side of Maisie as well. What do you feel? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn’t on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn't on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards were recently held, and while Game of Thrones didn’t do as well as usual, it was the last Emmy appearance for the show. The show walked away with the Outstanding Drama Emmy, and also had a heartfelt tribute with some of the cast members.

What was surprising, however, was that the winner of the Game of Thrones (or the closest we got to it), Issac Hempstead-Wright, who played Bran Stark, was surprisingly absent from the tribute, but rather in the audience. This perplexed many of the fans:

Well, the logic seems to be that only the nominated actors were on the stage for the tribute, which isn’t a bad thing. However, being that it was the show’s last year at the site, it would’ve been better to have the entire cast on the stage.

What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, blow down below!






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