Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4: Dragon scene leaves fans outraged

'Was this necessary?'

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 06 May 2019 11:40
Dragon Rhaegal Death Scene - Game Of Thrones

Game of Thrones viewers were left grieving after one of the show’s longest standing characters died during an “outrageous” scene in latest episode.

*Spoilers below – you have been warned*

Having mourned the losses in the big Battle of Winterfell, Daenerys Targaryen led a fleet towards King’s Landing to take on Cersei Lannister. While Dany rode overhead with her two surviving children, other characters including Tyrion, Grey Worm and Varys rode in the ships below.

All was going well – until a giant arrow flies in out of nowhere and hits one of Daenerys’ dragons, taking him out and sending him plummeting to the sea below.

The person responsible? Euron Greyjoy. But which one did Cersei’s new lover kill?

It was Rhaegal - the dragon that’s been ridden by Jon Snow in the past few episodes. This means that, after the Night King killed Viserion, the sole surviving dragon on the series is Drogon.

“I saw it sink beneath the waves,” Euron tells Cersei, who replies: “It must have been glorious.”

Fans were left questioning why Dany decided it’d be a good idea to head to King’s Landing essentially “defenceless” – a decision that led to the death of Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel).

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