Sunday night’s new episode of “Game of Thrones” certainly proved itself to be shocking. After all, it was the finale! Did you really expect to see anything else?
Within the first half of the episode, it was very clear that we were losing a lot of people in King’s Landing, and one of the most surprising (at least in terms of how they went) was the King in Tommen, played fantastically by Dean-Charles Chapman the past couple of seasons. He was always perhaps a little too innocent for this world, and seeing the amount of bloodshed that came out of his alliance with the High Sparrow, one designed at least with the pretense of peace. Wildfire struck the trial, and it killed the vast majority of people inside. While we didn’t have a precise body count following the explosion, it was clear he lost much of what he valued.
Following this, Tommen decided to take his own life by going out the window.
We will ultimately remember the character fondly, since he was a change of pace in comparison to everyone else in King’s Landing. We knew that he’d probably be going sooner rather than later just because people in this kingdom do not tend to last forever, but it took something drastic for him to get to the point where he determined this was the right answer. What is probably as important as anything is the chaos that his death will cause for the throne. That was as much of a function here as anything else.
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