Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Game of Thrones” season seven.
“Spoils of War” could go down in “Game of Thrones” history as one of the best episodes of all time, and much of that hype was due to the emotional conflict fans felt while watching Jaime and Bronn go up against Daenerys and Drogon.
“I spent weeks on that sequence,” Jerome Flynn, who plays Bronn, told HBO. “But I was on the edge of my seat, the adrenaline was running — they really nailed it.”
Both sides of the battle had characters we’ve come to love and this came to a head when Bronn was tasked with taking down Daenerys and her dragon. According to Flynn, some fans have been peeved with him because Bronn managed to strike Drogon in the shoulder with the gigantic scorpio.
“Although since the day the battle aired, I’ve been a little unpopular, I have to say,” Flynn said. “My postman won’t speak to me, because I shot the dragon.”
But while Flynn’s postman and others might be upset with the actor, there were plenty of fans online cheering Ser Bronn of the Blackwater.
Unfortunately, both Jaime and Bronn were absent in both the teaser and new photos released for the next “Game of Thrones” episode. We’ll have to wait until Sunday to learn Bronn’s fate, but rest assured the fandom will always find a new reason to love and cherish the series’ best sellsword.
Read HBO’s full interview with Flynn on the “Making of ‘Game of Thrones'” site.
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I have watched Bronn laugh at “Dickon” at least 50 times
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) August 8, 2017
Bronn has always been the most consistently likeable character, I think.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 7, 2017
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