“Game Of Thrones” Season 8 Episode 4: Twitter Reacts
Spoiler Alert: Twitter weighs in the latest episode of GoT.
The last season of Game of Thrones pushes on as the HBO series’ unveiled its latest episode complete with a myriad of plot twists that had Twitter talking so much that Sunday night, all ten of the top trending items in the United States were Game Of Thrones related subjects.
The most significant pieces of Sunday night’s plot centered on the death of two significant characters with writers ridding fans of Rhaegal, one of Daenery’s two remaining dragons and Missandei, who is captured during Euron’s ambush on Dany’s fleet. She is forced to become Cersei’s prisoner and in the final scene, Cersei orders the Mountain to behead her while Dany and Grey Worm must look on.
Naturally, the wide-ranging sentiment to Missandei’s death has been largely negative especially since it signals Dany’s inevitable transition into the “Mad Queen,” marking a major character shift while others cite a perceived lack of creativity on GoT’s writers’ part.
Cersei told Missandei to speak her last words. So Missandei looked her queen and the love of her life dead in the face, filled her lungs with air, and said "Clap ALL of these n—as"
— Andray (@andraydomise) May 6, 2019
missandei and grey worm should have just moved to Atlanta man #GameofThrones
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 6, 2019
Dany lost another one of her dragons
Jaimie left Brienne
Ghost didnt get a final pat on the head
Saying goodbye to Sam, Gilly, Tormund, and Ghost
Varys threatened to kill Dany
Missandei died in front of Greyworm
— Theresa (@realTheresaL) May 6, 2019
— Maryam ⎊ (@atmaryamm) May 6, 2019
Me on the phone with the Game of Thrones writers after watching Arya reject Gendry, Jon getting rid of Ghost, Jaime leaving Brienne for Cersei, Rhaegal and Missandei getting killed and Dany starting to go mad all in the same episode #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/BgFB7MhXmk
— Damilare Eluwole (@mikedyrated) May 6, 2019
cersei didn’t get a single tear out of missandei. all they got was “dracarys” what a strong fucking woman. she has been through so much only to be killed this way. nobody come near me i’m so sad. #missandei #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/fI2twh6I1F
— GOT updates (@afuadajo) May 6, 2019
missandei, a former slave, woc, dying in chains is actually disgusting. and its all to send dany mad. 7 years of proving she's not her father just to tear it all down in 3 episodes. I'm tired. #GameofThrones #Dracarys
— dracarys 𖤐 (@gaywitchbiitch) May 6, 2019
Missandei's story is what happens when the writers can not imagine a world where Black characters are fully developed so…not surprised
— ❄Mikki Kendall❄ (@Karnythia) May 6, 2019
*the creators of GoT explaining why they felt the need to kill off Missandei.
— ron stoppable (@MEELFADHIISO) May 6, 2019
Per usual, show creators shared an Inside The Episode clip following the viewing, detailing the thought process behind Episode 4, inlcuding the development of Jaime and Brienne’s relationship and a hint toward’s Dany’s fate with Euron Greyjoy and the Scorpions.