"Games of Thrones" spoiler alert! Don't read further if you haven't seen "The Spoils of War" episode.
First of all, if you are not on board the “Game of Thrones” bandwagon, what exactly are you doing with your life?
Second, “The Spoils of War” may be the best episode ever when it comes to epic battle scenes. This past week’s show was all about “fire and blood,” thanks to Daenerys Targaryen and her dragon, Drogon, who descended from the sky like a vengeful demon.
The “loot train attack” scene ended in a cliffhanger sequence that turned out to be totally badass. However, there is at least one person who seemingly lost the love of most of his fanbase.
One of the most interesting and beloved characters of the show (or a villain, depending on which side you are on) Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, the sellsword currently in service of Jamie Lannister as his right-hand man (pun intended), had fans turn on him faster than Shae turned on Tyrion Lannister.
His arguably unforgivable sin: He shot down one of Dany’s dragons.
Jerome Flynn, the actor who portrays Bronn on the hit show, told HBO’s “Making Game of Thrones” that ever since he speared the dragon out of the sky, he has not been greeted favorably, most notably, by his mailman.
“I was surprised when watching [the battle sequence],” he said in the interview. “I spent weeks on that sequence, but I was on the edge of my seat, the adrenaline was running — they really nailed it. Although since the day the battle aired, I’ve been a little unpopular, I have to say. My postman won’t speak to me because I shot the dragon.”
In fact, the actor said he did actually get to shoot the crossbow-dragon-killer thing.
“Yes, I shot that thing, so it was real. It was all part of the sequence and training. The armorers on this show are just geniuses, and they try to make everything as authentic as possible. It’s probably the coolest weapon I’m going to get to play with,” he added.
However, Flynn seemed to have forgotten one very important thing: Many of Bronn’s fans are also Drogon’s fans. So he didn't just shoot down Dany’s favorite dragon, he also happily claimed he had fun killing it.
Horror, horror, horror!
His mailman’s reaction is totally understandable.
Asked if people should be concerned about Bronn’s well-being at the end of the episode, Flynn replied, “I think it depends on if you care for him. If you’re really angry he's been shooting at Drogon, then maybe not.”
We’ll let fans ponder on that one.
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