‘Game of Thrones’ Star Lena Headey Said She Wishes Cersei Lannister Got a Better Ending and, Same…

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

There's not enough wine in the world to make us want to relive Cersei and Jaime's death scene during the final season of Game of Thrones. The underwhelming farewell, while possibly fulfilling the Valonqar prophecy, was a disappointing end for two of the epic HBO show's favorite characters. 

Apparently, we're not alone. Actress Lena Headey, who plays the evil Queen Cersei on the show, agrees. She says she has a few qualms with the show.

“I invested as a viewer and I have my favorite characters," Headey recently told The Guardian. "And I’ve got a few of my own gripes. But I haven’t sat down drunkly with David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] yet.”

A drunken ramble with the two GoT showrunners about the final season? You can count us in.

“I will say I wanted a better death," Headey said. “Obviously you dream of your death. You could go in any way on that show. So I was kind of gutted," she said. "But I just think they couldn’t have pleased everyone. No matter what they did, I think there was going to be some big comedown from the climb.”

In case you forgot—which, no harm there because it's quite forgettable—Cersei and Jaime (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) die in each other's arms underneath the crumbling Red Keep as now-murderous Queen Dany and Drogon burn the city of King's Landing to the ground.

So it seems everyone (us included) hoped for some big face-off between Arya and Cersei (who's been on the tiny assassin's kill list since season one), Dany and Cersei (who are both fighting for the same throne) or—most in line with the aforementioned prophecy—Jaime and Cersei (because how poetic would it be to kill your twin sister whom you had an incestuous relationship with but then discovered through a knight named Brienne that love was so much more than power and greed?). 

Whenever we get this deep in our feelings about GoT, though, we have to ask: What Would Cersei Do?

The answer, of course, is always more wine.

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