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Game of Thrones S8 Episode 5, the bells ring in death and destruction

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 was aptly dubbed ‘The Bells,’ and it was a doozy for the millions of fans who have been watching the final season with great interest.

The fifth episode is one filled with death and destruction as Daenerys’ anger took the best of her. It seems the Dragon Queen could not handle life’s disappointments after Missandei’s and Rhaegal‘s death. And as Jon Snow’s lineage is no longer a secret, (thanks to Varys the Master of Whisperers) Daenerys is saddened and thirsty for revenge setting the Capital alight.

Here are the biggest deaths, as they played out in episode 5.

1.Together In Life, Together in Death

Cersei could be blamed for the death and destruction that went down in Kings Landing; after all, she ordered for Missandei’s execution. Maybe if she was open to negotiation with Daenerys, the outcome may have been different. However, the episode is not a hypothetical; is in now the true end of many beloved characters.

As one of the biggest villains of the show, Cersei Lannister is not only despised for her personality but also her interactions with various characters. Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, the Queen Mother has always plotted and schemed her way to the Iron Throne, and sadly her end came with that of her twin brother and lover Jamie Lannister.  As Drogon’s fire consumes the city, Cersei and Ser Jaimie are trapped together in the Red Keep. Their end is not as brutal as many others, but their death is predestined.

2. The Brothers Face off

Fearsome warrior Ser Gregor Clegane is a knight of House Clegane, and the older brother of Sandor Clegane who goes by the name The Hound. The two share a very complicated relationship since Gregor burnt The Hound’s face when he was just a child. With lots of unresolved issues and sibling rivalry brewing between the two, Clegane is eager to end the life of the man who caused him so much pain.

Sandor Cleagane is determined to conquer The Mountain.

After many years off fighting their battles, Ser Gregor serving Cersei Lannister in Kings Landing while Clegane roamed the Seven Kingdoms, the two brothers face off in an epic battle. As Clegane draws his sword against his brother, it becomes clear that the biblical story of Cain and Abel plays out; but in this case, both brothers die.

3. What is Dead May Never Die, Euron Greyjoy

Euron Greyjoy has been a villainous character since he first appeared on Game of Thrones. Threatening the lives of his family Theon and his sister Yara, his drive for power sees him in bed with Cersei, in the hopes that he could soon seat on the Iron Throne.

However, after his brave stunt of killing Rhageal ( Daenerys beloved dragon) which sent the dragon’s lifeless body plunging into the sea, he soon realizes that there is no crossing the Dragon Queen. Well connected and ruthless in nature, not even the mercenaries for hire from the Golden Company can keep him from the wrath of the Dragon Queen.

After surviving the horrendous flames of Drogon, his twisted fate sees Euron die at the hands of Ser Jaimie Lannister.

The big star of the show was Drogon, who avenged the deaths of Missandei and Rhaegal, and Twitter had lots to say about the episode’s epic battle and shocking deaths.

As Arya walks away from the disastrous battle, it is clear that the young Stark will have a tale to tell.

This episode’s end has left many things up in the air, which means the season finale has many loose ends to tie up.

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