Jon refuses to 'betray his queen' by rightfully claiming the throne Varys urges Jon would be a better ruler, but after Tyrion reveals Varys' plot, Daenerys executes Varys by dragon fire. Jaime was captured, but Tyrion releases him to try persuading Cersei to surrender the city and escape Westeros together. Drogon destroys the Iron Fleet and most of the city's defenses, allowing Daenerys's army to enter. Cersei deludes herself the Red Keep never falls, but the Westeros forces and Golden Company are quickly overwhelmed. The city signals its surrender by a bells signal Tyrion proposed, but an enraged Daenerys ignores it, leveling the city, burning all. Despite Jon's pacifying efforts, the allied army follows her lead under Grey Worm, slaughtering soldiers and civilians in their path, horrifying Tyrion and Davos as badly. Jaime kills Euron who dared him to a duel but is himself mortally wounded. The Hound convinces Arya to abandon her longtime vendetta against Cersei and save herself; ...
Did You Know?
Tyrion states that "if the city surrenders, they'll ring the bells and raise the gates," yet in Game of Thrones: Blackwater
, Davos states "I've never known bells to mean surrender," and Lord Varys also says the bells ring for "a city under siege," disproving that bells signal Kings Landing's surrender, and subsequently the title of the episode itself. See more
[the Hound knocks off the Mountain's helmet, revealing his horribly disfigured face
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Yeah, that's you. That's what you've always been.