Game of Thrones star Charles Dance rips into 'confusing' final

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Game of Thrones star Charles Dance rips into 'confusing' final

Game of Thrones star Charles Dance rips into 'confusing' final

Game of Thrones star Charles Dance didn’t hold back as he tore into the final episode, saying he was left “confused” by the ending.

Dance, who played Lord Tywin Lannister until his death on the toilet in series four, criticised the decision to have Bran Stark take the Iron Throne over his onscreen son Tyrion Lannister.

“I was confused,” he said of the final ever episode during an interview on Good Morning Britain. “I’ve watched as much as I can because there are characters like Deanerys (Emilia Clarke) – her character and my character never met – so I wanted to know what happened to these people.

“I got to the very end and I thought, ‘hmm, ok’. There’s little Arya (Maisie Williams) going off on a cruise somewhere, poor Jon’s (Kit Harington) gone back up North beyond the wall, and then there’s Tyrion and all the people left alive are sat around the table going, ‘shall we have a cup of tea?’ I thought 'hmm I don't know'.”

In character: Charles Dance as Lord Tywin Lannister (HBO)

Asked if he wanted “Tyrion to come through and be the boss” he replied: “Me personally, yes.”

The final episode, which saw Deanerys burn down King’s Landing before being murdered by her nephew and lover Jon, left fans disappointed, with millions signing a petition to have it rewritten.

Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo, was among those who criticised the ending, saying Dany “deserved better”.

In a sweary Instagram rant he said: “I feel lost. I'm lost. What the f***? Drogon should’ve melted his [Jon’s] ass. Ugh.”

He also questioned Bran’s ascension to the melted Iron Throne, asking: “Who gives a f***?”

Clarke defended her character’s fate, telling Entertainment Weekly that Dany’s destiny was “logical” within the context of the show.

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, also defended writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, branding the petition is “disrespectful”.

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