*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
There’s no shortage of death on Game of Thrones. In episode three’s Battle of Winterell alone, Ser Jorah, Theon Greyjoy, Lyanna Mormont, Edd Tollett, Beric Dondarrion, the Dothraki, the Night King and the White Walkers (we weren’t sad about that one) all died. But there was one untimely demise in episode four that really hit fans hard and one GoT star is speaking out to apologize.
Suffice it to say, fans were not happy when Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) right hand woman, Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), was beheaded by Cersei’s (Lena Headey) undead bodyguard, Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson). At Cersei’s behest, he stepped forward and chopped Missandei’s head off in one fell swoop. It was gruesome, but thankfully Björnsson isn’t.
Björnsson, 30, shared an Instagram photo of himself and Emmanuel, also 30, posing in front of a Christmas tree (?) to memorialize her character. I mean, of all things…