The penultimate episode of the final season of Game of Thrones finally happened and, well, let’s just say things took a pretty dark turn. Daenerys finally reached King’s Landing to take the Iron Throne but did it in a much more violent way than anyone expected.
While it was definitely entertaining to watch Daenerys and Drogon burn a city down for 30 minutes straight, it was also pretty distracting. There were a lot of important things that happened in the episode that you might have missed. Some visions from the past came true and some actions foreshadowed what might happen in the final episode. Here’s everything you missed from “The Bells,” also known as The Last War.
Varys Met His End The Same Way Ned Stark Did
The episode titled “The Bells” opened with a scene showing Varys writing a letter exposing Jon Snow’s true parentage. The scene is an exact mirror of season one, where Ned Stark wrote a letter to Stannis Baratheon exposing the fact that Joffrey was a Lannister and not the rightful heir to the throne.
Both Varys and Ned were urged by their advisors Tyrion and Littlefinger not to expose the secret. When they failed to listen, those same advisors turned on them. Just like Ned, Varys paid the price with his life.