To celebrate Mother’s Day, Game of Thrones unfurled the fiery showdown between ruthless Lannister mom Cersei and the Mother of Dragons. And wow. Our recappers are hard at work on breaking down this bonkers episode. In the meantime, let’s look at what Twitter users thought of “The Bells.”
SPOILERS for Game of Thrones’ “The Bells” ahead.
We said farewell to Cersei and Jaime.
In S1E1, Jaime Lannister pushes Bran Stark out of a window. This is subtle foreshadowing by David Benioff and Dan Weiss for S8E5, where eight seasons of Jaime's character development are similarly thrown out the window. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/OJjjxBaeY3— Master Mirror (@TheKingIsh_) May 13, 2019
imagine being nikolaj coster-waldau and being convinced to take the role of jaime lannister by being told about jaime's arc in a storm of swords and then they never actually adapt that arc. at least he got paid lol.— the cavalry's queer (@glamafonic) May 9, 2019
8 seasons. 8 whole seasons to plan the most mind blowing, out of this world death of Cersei Lanister.— The Hénry Nevoír (@Hxnry_Nevoir) May 13, 2019
You'd think Arya would kill her
You'd think Jaime was going back to kill her
You'd think Drogon would burn her
Cersei was killed by some rocks #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/5puSTESa9M
I need to believe Cersei isn't dead. It makes no sense after all that build up over the years, that she would just die in the arms of the love of her life. The writing cannot possibly be so bad as to allow that.— roxane gay (@rgay) May 13, 2019
Dany made some choices.
if dragon fire can do all this ma’am what the hell have we been doing for the last five seasons????— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) May 13, 2019
The series finale of Veep was truly brilliant and moving. If anyone’s interested in what it looks like to believably craft a female protagonist from frustratedly impotent and power-hungry to vindictive psychopath over seven seasons… check it out. 🤓— Leslye Headland (@LeslyeHeadland) May 13, 2019
Wbicb meant—shocker!—Varys was right.
Varys watching that whole battle like pic.twitter.com/QeIwlAbQLq— alistair chernobyl (@penis_hernandez) May 13, 2019
I'm going point out Varys offered both Martells and Olenna "fire and blood" to get them to join Dany so why he acting brand new she was going to deliver it finally. https://t.co/kLNYdSmTEx— CCC (@ccc_chercar) May 13, 2019
And hey, did you stay tuned for the post-ep explainers from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss? Because it’s basically become Game of Thrones’ “Untucked.”
Weiss and Benioff lean HARD into the post-ep featurettes to explain character motivations they absolutely have not sold with the ep alone. #GameOfThrones— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) May 13, 2019
I was talking to a coworker his week complaining about some character turns and he said oh they explained that in the featurette and I was like, what? I'm supposed to be watching those now for the show to make sense? One more hour, I think they could've turned it with one hour— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) May 13, 2019
It's like we're only getting the odd-numbered episodes from a full-length season— Timmy Williams (@timmyisanerd) May 13, 2019
Lastly, some predictions for next week:
I hope we can all agree that the foundation for Jon being a complete fucking idiot has been WELL ESTABLISHED throughout this show and so his character arc makes total sense!!! If Jon ends Game of Thrones with a SINLGE clue it will be the writers greatest betrayal.— Jordan Crucchiola (@JorCru) May 13, 2019
What's the over/under on the time frame after next week when George R.R. Martin comes out and says that his ending is completely different— Spencer Perry (@TheSpencerPerry) May 13, 2019
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