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Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5: Inside all that death and destruction

The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones' final season featured epic action and some major character deaths. Varys, Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Euron Greyjoy, the Hound and the Mountain all perished. Here are a few stills from The Bells.

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The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones' final season featured epic action and some major character deaths. Varys, Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Euron Greyjoy, the Hound and the Mountain all perished. HBO has released post-episode stills from the episode titled The Bells. As the finale approaches, the struggle for the Iron Throne has reached the ultimate stage. It is looking like Daenerys Targaryen vs Jon Snow, but we think the showrunners might end up surprising us and somebody else will be crowned instead (maybe Sansa?) (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Varys always did what needs to be done to bring peace and prosperity in the realm. He lost his life, but did not stray from what he thought was the right thing to do. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Varys tried to convince Jon Snow to be the king, but Jon has sworn fealty to Daenerys Targaryen and refused. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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When he was being executed, Varys faced his impending death bravely and without any ill-will towards Tyrion Lannister, his friend who ratted him out. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Drogon raining fire over King's Landing. On the left side is an explosion caused by wildfire. Huge caches of wildfire were planted on the Mad King Aerys Targaryen's orders. When he saw defeat staring in his face, he wanted to burn down King's Landing instead of letting Robert Baratheon have it. It is fitting that what the father wanted to do, the daughter is finishing. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. Jon, like others, looked horrified by what Daenerys had done. Drogon's fire was not biased. It burnt everyone, combatants and non-combatants alike. It remains to be seen whether Jon will stand up to her. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Daenerys Targaryen is now the Mad Queen. She now does not care who dies, as long as she keeps the throne. We have seen the signs for a long time. All it takes for somebody to get mad is one bad day, Alan Moore wrote in his controversial graphic novel, The Killing Joke, and Daenerys' bad day was when Rhageal, her dragon, and her best friend Missandei, were killed. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Grey Worm killed the commander of the Golden Company, Harry Strickland. The leader of the Unsullied was not looking for being merciful after Missandei was murdered on Cersei Lannister's orders. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Jon Snow, Grey Worm and Davos Seaworth enter the King's Landing gate that Drogon blew up. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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The Lannister twins. They were the original villains of the show, and died an almost heroic death. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Even the Night King did not freak Arya Stark out in the way the destruction Drogon's dragon fire wreaked. For the first time in a while, she looked scared and vulnerable. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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In the last scene of the episode, she encountered this white horse. It likely means something. But what?

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Arya Stark tried to save some civilians like this mother-daughter duo but failed. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Jaime Lannister, injured in a fight, against Euron Greyjoy. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Tyrion Lannister walking through the King's Landing gate blown up by Drogon. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Euron Greyjoy looks at Drogon. Drogon destroyed Euron's Iron Fleet before the battle even began. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Euron Greyjoy, mad even in death. He was feeling proud that he ended up being the one who killed Jaime Lannister. But Jaime died much later. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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The Hound sent away Arya Stark. It was a touching moment that ended this (almost) father-daughter relationship. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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The Hound facing his brother the Mountain in his final battle. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

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Sandor Clegane's life-goal was to kill his brother and exact vengeance from him for scarring half his face. When he found killing his brother a lot more difficult, he grabbed him and jumped to the raging fire below. (Photo: Game of Thrones, HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box office, Inc. All rights reserved)

Game of Thrones Season 8 airs in India on Star World every Tuesday at 10 pm.