Why Didn't Cersei Use the Wildfire on Game of Thrones?

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It's far too late in the game to avoid a major character death, and "The Bells" delivered that with Lord Varys being killed off.

"I think the important thing is that Jaime had a chance at freedom [with Brienne] and finally liberated himself from Cersei, which I think the audience will be thrilled about", Headey said.

"It's the most authentic connection she's ever had", she continued. "The more we talked about it the more it seemed like the flawless end for her", she sighed to Entertainment Weekly, explaining that she changed her mind after discussing the final moments with co-star Coster-Waldau.

But when she talked over the scene with Coster-Waldau, 48, she changed her mind.

Daenerys, of course, has now gone full "Mad Queen", and we catch a glimpse of her in the Episode 6 trailer looking out over her newly acquired kingdom - the one she basically burned to the ground in a fit of rage, which many of us saw coming, as she flew Drogon back and forth literally scorching the earth. "There's a sense of loss that nothing like this will ever happen again". Because now she'll have to rule by fear, exactly the way Cersei did during her reign, and that's not what the "Breaker of Chains" wanted (although as many fans pointed out Sunday night, she hanged masters in Meereen).

She most likely meant to deploy her remaining stores of wildfire to disrupt an invasion if and when the castle walls were breached by Dany's troops.

She came around to the idea of dying in her brother-lover Jaime's arms, however, explaining, "The more we talked about it the more it seemed like the flawless end for her".

But after she discussed the scene at length with Coster-Waldau, Headey decided "it seemed like the flawless end for her". No, she had much more to do after that after seeing Missandei executed. Ultimately they belong together'. Viewers watched Arya Stark seemingly escape death through rubble collapsing and dragon fire, a feat that was slightly unbelievable itself. "There was a great sense of grief and an enormous amount of gratitude going on". But at least they were buried together.

Asked about her favorite Cersei scenes across her long list of standout moments, Headey chose a few.

Ramsay Bolton warned us, "If you think this has a happy ending you haven't been paying attention".

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