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It was far from the moment we were expecting.
Instead of murdering his twin sister as many fans theorised he would, a mortally-wounded (thanks to Euron Greyjoy) Jaime took Cersei down to the crypts. Tyrion Lannister had left a boat at the cyrpt’s exit, for his brother and sister to ride off into the sunset in, to start a new life.
“I want our baby to live,” Cersei told Jaime as they entered the crypt. “I don’t want to die… not like this.”
But within seconds, the walls of the crypt came crashing down around them.
With their arms wrapped around each other, Jaime and Cersei left the world exactly as they entered it – together.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about her character's death, Lena Headey described the fateful moment as "perfect".
"I wanted her to have some big piece or fight with somebody," she admitted.
"But the more [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime, and herself] talked about it the more it seemed like the perfect end for her," she added.
"They came into the world together and now they leave together."
But I'll be completely honest – Cersei's death felt... wrong.
In fact, it was far from "perfect".