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Forces have arrived at Kings Landing for the final battle.
As of May 13th 2019, this is the lowest-rated penultimate epsiode (an episode preceding the finale of a season) out of the entire series, with a rating of 7.1 out of 10. The episode which previously claimed this position was Beyond The Wall (Season 7, Episode 6), with a rating of 9.1 out of 10. In each season, the penultimate episode is highlighted as it usually showcases either a major character death or a big battle, and is commonly upheld in a good light by fans of the show.
Emilia Clarke said in an interview that this episode would be bigger than episode 3 ‘The Long Night’ which was said previously to be the biggest episode due to the long battle sequence
Daenerys and Cersei are both wearing similar shaped red colored dresses, with Dany’s being a deeper blood red color.
This episode ties Miguel Sapochnik, Mark Mylod and Jeremy Podeswa, with each having directed six episodes of the series. David Nutter has directed nine episodes and Alan Taylor directed seven.
Cersei, the mother of two kings, meets her demise in this episode that aired on Mother’s Day 2019. Her father, Tywin, was killed in Game of Thrones: The Children (2014) which aired on Father’s Day 2014.
The shadow of a dragon flying over King’s Landing that Bran sees in a vision in Game of Thrones: The Lion and the Rose (2014) and again in Game of Thrones: Blood of My Blood (2016) is revealed to be a precognition of Daenerys riding Drogon.
With the deaths of Sandor Clegane, Gregor Clegane and Cersei Lannister, now everyone on Arya Stark’s death list is dead.
As of this episode, Tyrion Lannister, Bran Stark, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and Illyrio Mopatis (who only appeared in the first season) are the only characters who appeared in the pilot, Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming (2011), and are still alive.
Qyburn is the sixth consecutive Hand to the Iron Throne to have been murdered, four of whom were murdered by a Lannister: prior to him were Rossart, the final Hand to King Aerys II (“The Mad King”), slain by Jaime Lannister; Jon Arryn, King Robert’s first Hand, poisoned by his wife Lysa; Ned Stark, King Robert’s second Hand, executed on the order of Joffrey Baratheon, Tywin Lannister, Hand to Kings Joffrey and Tommen, shot by his son, Tyrion; and Kevan Lannister, second Hand to Tommen, incinerated when Cersei blew up the Great Sept of Baelor. While Tyrion is alive, he never served as Hand of the King in his own right, but acted in the place of his father, Tywin, who held the title during Joffrey’s entire reign.
Seven major characters die throughout the course of this episode: Varys, Qyburn, Sandor Clegane, Gregor Clegane, Euron Greyjoy, Jaime Lannister, and Cersei Lannister.
In Season Two Episode Eight, the Spice King claims that the death of Daenerys’ dragons would be for the best, as they “will bring to the world nothing but death and misery”. Six seasons later he is proven to be correct, at least as far as Westeros is concerned: without Viserion the Night King and his army may never have passed the Wall and without Drogon King’s Landing would not have been torched.