WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 episode "The Bells," which premiered Sunday on HBO.
Game of Thrones actor Lena Headey has described Cersei's controversial ending in Season 8's fifth episode "The Bells" as "perfect" following the character's demise with Jaime Lannister as King's Landing collapsed on them.
Cersei's actions finally caught up with her as the capital fell and she tried to escape with Jaime in the closing moments of the Last War.
"The more we talked about it the more it seemed like the perfect end for her," Headey told Entertainment Weekly. "They came into the world together and now they leave together."
Given his brief flirtation with Brienne, Jaime's return to Cersei caught many fans by surprise, he still returned to his sister's side for the end of the Battle of King's Landing.
"I think the important thing is that Jaime had a chance at freedom [with Brienne] and finally liberated himself from Cersei, which I think the audience will be thrilled about," Headey added.
While Cersei similarly seemed to move on with with Euron Greyjoy, Headey said that the Lannisters' final moments showed where their true passions lie.
"I think the biggest surprise is he came back for her. Cersei realizes just how she loves him and just how much he loves her. It's the most authentic connection she's ever had." Headey said. "Ultimately they belong together."
Airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO, Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.