Warning: Contains Spoilers
If there’s one thing we know about Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane, it’s that he loves chopping off heads.
We saw it in the first season of Game of Thrones, when the giant character beheaded his horse in one fell swoop after he lost a jousting match. He would’ve then beheaded two more people – one of which being his own brother, Sandor – if The Hound himself hadn’t stepped in.
In the later seasons, though he’s undergone a strange physical transformation, The Mountain is basically Cersei Lannister’s personal bodyguard, obeying her every command without question. So it should come as no surprise really, that, given the opportunity, he would behead anyone Cersei asked him to.
In case you missed it – spoiler alert! – The Mountain gladly lopped off Missandei’s head in the latest episode of Game of Thrones, titled The Last of the Starks.
Though obviously sad – Missandei was one of the good guys, and everyone wanted her and Grey Worm to live happily ever after – it was quite a spectacle to see her disembodied head fall off the top of the walls around King’s Landing. Cersei sure loves a bit of drama.
Of course, The Mountain isn’t really a thinker, more of a do-er, and just does what Cersei tells him. Upon reflection though, it seems Gregor, played by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, does feel some remorse for what he did.
Taking to Instagram to post a picture of himself with Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei, he wrote:
So sorry. Cersei made me do it. Hope we’re cool!
Nathalie Emmanuel also took to Instagram to bid a fond farewell to her character, saying that ‘right now…. Missandei is sipping a rum on a beach somwhere in sky’.
It’s been one of my greatest joys playing Missandei of Naath… The quiet and kind translator. A brilliant woman who overcame so much suffering and found herself, her voice… and her one and only love. She represented so much for me, personally, that I have no choice but to carry the things she has taught me into my life going forward. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for me to play this part… this life changing part…
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It’s been one of my greatest joys playing Missandei of Naath… The quiet and kind translator. A brilliant woman who overcame so much suffering and found herself, her voice… and her one and only love. She represented so much for me, personally, that I have no choice but to carry the things she has taught me into my life going forward. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for me to play this part… this life changing part… there are too many to list… @emilia_clarke GIRL! I love you… SO much. I’ve loved playing your BFF for the past 7 years. Thank you for being such a wonderful person in my life and a source of light and laughter. The Bad Ass Boss Lady Warrior Goddess club will live on forever 😂🙌🏽 @raleighritchie…. Jacoooob! I literally cannot tell you what sharing the screen with you has meant to me. I found performances I didn’t know I had inside me, simply because you gave me so much to work against. Playing Missandei and Grey Worm’s journey has been so special. I couldn’t have asked for a more generous and supportive co-star… Also… We’ve been out in these streets together boiiii🤣😂 negotiating so much but always having each other’s back. Thank you for all of it… you have been a dear friend at every point. To the entire cast and crew… You will always hold a special place in my heart. The love and energy we shared will be hard to match. I feel like I hit the jackpot meeting and working with you all. I love you. To the fans of the show, and of Missandei… Thank you for all the love and support… It’s been a pleasure playing her for you. I know last night was pretty intense for some of you so I invite you to participate in my fantasy where I like to think that, right now…. Missandei is sipping a rum on a beach somwhere in sky 😂… 🍹🌴 #andnowmywatchhasended #MissandeiofNaath #Dracarys #thankyouforsupportingme #RIPMissandei #isleofbutterflies #🦋 #illbeseeingyou
While Missandei may be gone, Grey Worm is still very much alive and angrier than ever. While some fans are calling out for the much prophesied Cleganebowl, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Grey Worm take vengeance on The Mountain himself…
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.