If there is something that the Game Of Thrones writers do the most is shock fans by killing off certain characters. In the most recent episode “Beyond the wall” audiences had to say goodbye to a character no one ever thought would get killed off, Viserion one of Daenerys dragons. During a rescue scene where Daenerys was coming to the aid of Jon Snow and others who traveled to find white walkers, the Night King took advantage of the situation and killed Viserion. Turning him to the dark side.
“The whole path of the show in someway had been trying to map out all the episode end points and with this one it was the dragon opening its blue eye and realizing the Night King has gotten his own weapon of mass destruction” co-creator David Benoff commented during a inside the episode interview.
“We knew that killing the dragon was going to have an enormous emotional impact because over the seasons and season of the show its really been emphasized what they are to Dany” Co-creator D.B Weiss said “We knew that the Night King would see and seize the opportunity. I like to think that when the dragon dies that it’s kind of a one two punch.”
Daenerys has mentioned many times in the show to Jon Snow that the dragons are her children and the only ones she will ever have, which makes it a devastating death for her the most. “Its a heartbreak, not only losing it but having that being given to the other side” Said Emilia Clarke . “My dragon could not have died for nothing, so this is important. For the first time, your starting to see her defenses broken.”
Hopefully Daenerys Targaryen can avenge the death of Viserion. The season finale of Game Of Thrones airs August 27th at 9pm.