There’s been many a brutal murder across the seven seasons of ‘Game of Thrones‘ so far, but tonight’s death of a beloved, long-term character, seems to be stinging harder than most.
At the concluding moments of an already jam-packed episode viewers found themselves suddenly taken to the rarely visited Highgarden, the seat of House Tyrell, to find everyone’s favourite acid-tongued matriach Lady Olenna, Queen of Thorns, vastly outnumbered by an incoming Lannister army.
Whilst her defeat at the hands of Jamie Lannister’s army signals the final nail in the coffin of the Tyrell family, with Mace, Margaery and Loras Tyrell getting all blown up at the end of last season, how Lady Olenna eventually met her maker will go down as one of the all-time greatest.
Known for her foul-mouth and witty as hell bants, Olenna spilt so much motherfucking tea in her one scene this week, rinsing Jamie Lannister’s intelligence, calling his dead son a “cunt” and dropping the bombshell that she is in fact said-cunt’s murderer, all before knocking back some poison and peacing the hell out.
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Her admittance that she was in fact the person who poisoned Joffrey all those seasons ago, really brings home how big of an impact Lady Olenna had on the tumultuous politics and happenings of Westeros.
If it were not for her actions a lot of the characters we continue to hold dear (and who will definitely get their brains smooshed out any second now) would be dead or stuck in shitty situations including Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister, both who would potentially never have left Kings Landing, for example.
RIP Lady Olenna, you went out in true form, elegant, dignified and dropping c-bombs. We’ll miss you.
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