Last night's episode of 'Game of Thrones' is the worst-reviewed in the history of the show
Warning: This article contains numerous spoilers from Sunday night's Game of Thrones.
The latest episode of Game of Thrones has proved ridiculously divisive amongst fans.
Spoilers ahead for those who haven't caught up to speed, but after vanquishing the Night's King on the field of battle, the cast has now completely turned on each other. Daenerys has gone the same way as her father the Mad King; destroying King's Landing with her remaining dragon and killing a slew of characters, such as Varys, Jaime, and Cersei, and many others.
However, the reaction to the episode from the audience has been polarising, and many have taken to social media to share their displeasure with the writing of the final season in general, and episode five in particular. Indeed, if a certain popular review site is to be believed, then last night's episode could well represent the low point of the whole series.
Do you agree? Check out this emotional scene and decide for yourself...
According to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 'The Bells' is the lowest-rated episode in the show's history to date. It currently holds a score of 50 per cent, and the site's own summary of the critical consensus reads: "too much plot in too little time muddles the story and may leave some viewers – and maybe Cersei – feeling its conclusions are a little unearned."
Rotten Tomatoes users themselves had even more choice words about the direction that the show had taken. For example, critic Ed Power wrote: "Not for the first time on Game of Thrones recently smart people were behaving stupidly for no other reason than that the story demanded it. We can only hope the series does better by those few characters left standing in next week's grand denouement."
Meanwhile, Atlantic journalist David Sims wrote: "In general, this episode was beautifully executed and really well-acted, with a lot of clean action and intelligent cross-cutting between set pieces. But it felt so hollow to me, the narratives stakes entirely obliterated, once Daenerys made her move."
Check out this duel between Gregor and Sandor Clegane:
Indeed, on Twitter the reaction of fans to the episode wasn't much better. Check out this article we penned all about how some fans even think that it's retroactively ruined the entire show.