The Mountain Issues a Statement After *That* ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 4 Scene

*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…

“So Sorry,” he captioned the pic above. “Cersei made me do it. Hope we’re cool! @nathalieemmanuel.” He added a nervous smiling face for good measure.

So are they cool? Emmanuel hasn’t quite responded yet, but it’s safe to assume she knows Cersei is to blame. After all, Cersei is the one who refused to bend the knee to Daenerys and save her unborn child/nephew. Had she just gone with it, Missandei would still be alive…But when has Cersei ever just gone with it?

TBD on how many more public apologies Björnsson will have to issue before Game of Thrones season eight wraps.