Warning: Major spoilers from Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 5.
Queen Cersei: Destroyer of Septs, Lover of Elephants, and Mother of Dead Children is no more.
The Battle for King’s Landing has come and gone, taking with it the Clegane brothers, Euron Greyjoy, Varys, practically all of Dany’s credibility, and both of the long-time problematic Lannister twins.
Crushed by a whole bunch of rocks (yep), Cersei and Jaime Lannister met their end on Sunday, just a week before Game of Thrones‘ big finale. While plenty of fans called it, reactions to the major development have been no less impassioned.
For starters, the death of the series’ Biggest Bad to a bunch of debris (?!) couldn’t feel more anticlimactic.
Not to mention, the shocking conclusion devastated Jaime’s multi-season redemption arc.
However frustrating, the scene was still beautifully acted by the incomparable Lena Headey, whom many fans have been thanking and celebrating via social media.
Looks like we’re onto the next villain seated on the Iron Throne. Happy Mother’s Day, Dany.