The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones was always going to have fans feeling a lot of feelings. Undoubtedly, the show wasn’t always going to deliver an ending season that made everyone happy. But many fans were expecting the series to pay off all that it had been building up in a more satisfying way and were shocked to find the ending of the series heading in some unexpected directions. While there is still one episode left, many fans were upset about a lot of what happened in “The Bells” and left feeling confused or disappointed.
Here are 10 things that had fans the most upset and confused in the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones.View article on one page
10JAIME’S SUDDEN TURN
Jaime has at times been one of the most fascinating characters on the show. He is definitely a man who has committed many crimes, but he has had a redemption arc that was nuanced and compelling. Many fans were shocked that he would throw away the relationship filled with respect that he had built with Brienne over the seasons to run back into Cersei’s arms.
Fans had speculated that Jamie might be instrumental in defeating Cersei, but instead, his character development over the seasons seemed to fly out the window. He seemed to not care at all about the innocent people, even though saving people was a driving force in his decision to kill the Mad King all those years ago.
9THE FIGHT BETWEEN EURON AND JAIME
While this might have been more of a minor moment, many fans felt this was a strange duel to include in this episode. Euron is not a likable character and having a fight that seemed more centered around who Cersei loved best was a weird choice.
Clearly, Euron was a one-off lover that Cersei needed in order to get an army. The duel seemed cheap and didn’t even pay off any character moments that had been built up for Jaime and Cersei over the years. Many fans felt this fight was just a measuring contest.
8GREY WORM AND THE UNSULLIED GOING ALONG WITH DAENERYS
Many fans have rightfully called out Game of Thrones for having problems with representation and killing off many of its characters who were people of color, including Missandei last episode. So, while it’s understandable that Grey Worm would be heartbroken over her death, it seemed strange that he would so willingly support Daenerys and her choice to attack innocent people even after the surrender had been called. Grey Worm is loyal, but many fans were hoping he would get a more heroic moment than this.
7ARYA SEEMING LESS CAPABLE THAN IN OTHER EPISODES
Luckily, Arya is still alive which means her story isn’t over and she might be instrumental once again. While her choice to forego revenge in order to save her own life can be viewed as a smart one and interesting for the character, Arya did seem to almost take a step backward in character development. She seemed less capable and pulled together in this episode, almost childlike compared to the Arya who killed the Night King earlier this season.