'Game of Thrones' Series Finale Preview: The Last Power Struggle


The creators of Game of Thrones made a very deliberate choice to not only have Missandei be the one captured by Euron Greyjoy - though she was, presumably, already on a skiff headed for shore when the fleet was attacked - but grant her a death that felt, at best, undeserved, and at worst, like a deliberate insult to the character and everything she represents. The ruthless and uncompromising survivalist died while embracing her brother and lover Jaime Lannister, crushed by the collapse of a building that was the symbol of her power.

"It's maybe the first time that Cersei has been at peace".

"I think he knows that they belong together, they came into this world together, that they need to go out of this world together", Weiss surmised. The actress didn't think it was in Cersei's character to give in so quickly. She starts to lose control of the situation. After looking particularly angry and flustered on last week's episode, she decided it was time to absolutely decimate the whole of King's Landing as well. She's destroyed every good alliance, connection, love in her life - she was always destined to be alone.

Headey said the ending was especially great for Jaime's arc. "And then she sees the Red Keep, which is, to her, the home that her family built when they first came over to this country 300 years ago", he said. When they discover the passage is blocked, he comforts Cersei as they wait for the inevitable.

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After surviving the Battle of Winterfell but losing half her armies, Daenerys insisted on traveling back to Dragonstone, her ancestral seat. The Hound's words about how she didn't want to end up like him seemed to sink in, and while he didn't spell out what that might entail, we know him to be miserable, loveless, and completely consumed by rage. "And he's all, 'What's happening to me?' We kept cuddling going, 'I love you.' It was weird".

Lena Headey previously told EW she didn't agree with the decision in the Season 8 premiere for Cersei to have sex with Euron.

Let's skip to the third question next: Cersei asked if she and the king would have children, and Maggy said the king would have 20 children, but Cersei would only have three.