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Here's Where Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 'The Last of the Starks' Falls in Our Ranking

It was a tough episode for the Mother of Dragons

Lance Cartelli

In this week's episode of Game of Thrones, things went from bad to much, much worse for Daenerys Targaryen.

Fresh after the Battle of Winterfell victory in "The Long Night," Daenerys -- who was still mourning the loss of Jorah Mormont -- was dealt heartbreaking blows to her depleted forces. In an ambush, Euron Greyjoy and the Iron Fleet destroyed Dany's ships and shot down Rhaegal, leaving her with only one dragon.

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Game of Thrones Complete Coverage | 'The Last of the Starks' Episode Review

The very bad news for the Mother of Dragons didn't stop there. The second major death of "The Last of the Starks" is Dany's adviser and dear friend Missandei, who is decapitated by the Mountain on Cersei's order. But in her final words, Missandei yells, "Dracarys!" -- sending Daenerys the message to burn down King's Landing.

And that might not even be the worst of it for the burgeoning mad queen. The secret about the true identity of Jon Snow, aka Aegon Targaryen, and his claim to the throne is out, and that can't be good for Jon and Dany's already rocky relationship.

With just two episodes left in the final season, the end is coming into focus. And this episode did a sufficient job of setting up the Last War and the looming battle between the dueling queens of Westeros, but it was far from the best entry of the final season.

PHOTOS: Where does 'The Last of the Starks' fall in our ranking?