Just as "Coffeegate" was about to simmer down, "Game of Thrones" is serving up another hot screw up. She died in the arms of her twin brother and lover, Jaime (Nikokaj Coster-Waldau).
Just because Cersei and the Night King are gone does not mean another battle for the throne is off the cards, then, as otherwise, Game of Thrones season 8 would have ended with episode 5. "If Cersei hadn't betrayed her, if Cersei hadn't executed Missandei, if Jon hadn't told her the truth - if all these things had happened in any different way, then I don't think we'd be seeing this side of Daenerys Targaryen", he added. "I don't think she decided ahead of time that she was going to do what she did". The Hound's words about how she didn't want to end up like him seemed to sink in, and while he didn't spell out what that might entail, we know him to be miserable, loveless, and completely consumed by rage. Yet thanks to the show's textured writing and Headey's delivery, Cersei has never been anything less than a fully realized character.
In their final moments together, it's "maybe the first time that Cersei has been at peace", Headey noted. Given Cersei's long list of murderous sins, the character by all rights should be considered GoT's outright villain.
Headey said the ending was especially great for Jaime's arc. She starts to lose control of the situation. Whether it's Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright), whom Las Vegas has been banking on, Sansa (Sophie Turner), whose proven her pragmatism as a leader, or Jon Snow/Aegon Targaryen (Kit Harington), who is reluctant but has a solid claim, the likelihood that Arya will be close to the incoming ruler are quite high. And while things turned into a "moral free for all", with the good guys becoming the bad guys, it was always their intention to see Clegane Bowl come to life. Cersei had said in the past that they came into the world together and would leave together. Cersei asked when she would marry the prince that she was betrothed to, and Maggy told her she wouldn't marry the prince, but instead "the king".
After being collected from his chambers, he was brought to Dany, where she waited with her single remaining dragon, Drogon, and let rip with a "dracarys".