*Warning: Season 8 spoilers ahead*
As if watching Sir Jaime walk away from Brienne of Tarth wasn’t heartbreaking enough, episode four of the final season of Game of Thrones delivered yet another blow to viewers when Missandei came to an untimely end.
The dragon queen’s confidante has been a fan favorite since she first appeared in season three of the hit HBO show. And we audibly cheered when at the start of season eight, Missandei and Grey Worm made plans to leave Westeros after the war was won and return to the beaches of Naath. Alas, this happily-ever-after was never to be (classic GoT).
Actress Nathalie Emmanuel was heartbroken about Missandei’s fate, but not entirely surprised. “There’s like a cruel inevitability in this show where anybody who finds that happiness is going to have to watch that taken away from them,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “So I thought either Grey Worm or Missandei, that one would be taken from another.”