Game of Thrones' Series Finale Promo Shows a Ruined King's Landing

The castle came down on top of them, presumably crushing them to death.

Game of Thrones' eighth and final seasons' penultimate episode, titled The Bells, was full of important character deaths.

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill have written the final six episodes which have been directed by David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik, with Benioff and Weiss helming the series finale. He'll get caught up on everything that's happened and you know he's not going to take it well. This is a showdown of epic proportions.

Basically, their plan is for Daenerys to go mad, Jon (or someone else has to kill her), and then history repeats itself.

Looks like we're onto the next villain seated on the Iron Throne. Tyrion's loyalty may have as well.

Of course, this ignores the possibility that Jaime could survive the battle of King's Landing and he and Brienne could patch things up and resume where they left off. Arya witnesses the wreckage as she trieds to escape.

As last week's episode suggested, Daenerys is the one likely to tear King's Landing to the ground. Jon Snow arrives in Dragonstone and Varys greets him on his way up to see Daenerys. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss gave her and Coster-Waldau "these lovely frames and lovely messages" (though, in terms of props from the show, the actress says she's "still coveting Ser Donto's fool's hat from season 3"). Every time a Targaryen is born, the gods flip a coin.

"I don't want it, I never have", Jon Snow replies. Jaime tells her nothing else matters, only them. But if her goal is to claim the Throne, she may put the liberation of her people at risk. After The Mountain chopped off Missandei's head in the previous episode, we saw that all the members of Daenerys's army were visibly upset. Eventually, Jon ordered his troops to fall back. Varys is taken under custody. Varys is burnt alive by Drogon. He is escorted to his execution. Varys isn't scared of dying. "Jaime talked about dying in the arms of the woman he loved, and this is it", Benioff said.

Jon Snow and Daenerys have a discussion about Sansa. In the Chamber of the Painted Table, the Queen of Thorns reminds Daenerys: "You are a dragon, be a dragon!" They kiss but the passion is gone. Even Aerys II Targaryen, dubbed the Mad King, threatened to use it to destroy King's Landing after losing the war against Robert Baratheon.

Tyrion is trying to protect the innocent in the city and save them from unnecessary bloodshed. Jaime kills him, but not before Euron wounds him gravely.

At King's Landing, Cersei let the people through the gates to use as human shields. Oh, and if you thought all the Dothraki died, think again.

However, she had a vision first which appeared to show herself approaching the Iron Throne. Regardless of his loyalty to Daenerys, nothing can match his love for his brother. The two had a bloody fight with lots and lots of punching and stabbing, but it was Jamie who won the fight by stabbing Euron in the tummy.

Arya and The Hound arrive.

Cersei's guards rushed him but he killed them easily.

Has the ending to Game of Thrones been right in front of us all along? In a back and forth match, which began with the Hound de-helmeting The Mountain to reveal that he was, in fact, Darth Vader, the former realised that the only way to kill the latter was to tackle him off the crumbling edge of the Red Keep and into a fiery precipice.

Jaime and Cersei Share One Last EmbraceCersei and Jaime have one last embrace. The Golden Company waits to attack but Dany and Drogon strike them from behind. Harry is killed by Grey Worm. All of the awful things Cersei has done have largely been done for her children, so in her final moments she could do nothing but hope for her unborn child to somehow survive. Cersei is informed that the Iron Fleet is burning. Cersei is certain that the Red Keep will remain intact. This one feels very much like that because it may just turn Tyrion in a new direction.

We see Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) walking through ash and rubble, a look of shock and disbelief on his face.

  • Salvatore Jensen