The penultimate episode of the popular HBO series 'Game of Thrones' has left its fans divided following its premiere on Sunday night. With many still confused on what to think about the fantasy juggernaut, the viewers' frustration is clearly reflected in the episode's ratings.
The episode, which comes right before the series finale, has become the worst rated one in the show's entire history.
The episode titled 'The Bells' received a 49 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of Tuesday afternoon, followed by season five's episode titled 'Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken', which stood at 54 percent.
This is the second consecutive episode which has received poor ratings in the show's latest season, with the last being episode four titled 'The Last Of The Starks', which was rated at 57 percent.
Reports state that the poor rating of the show's latest episode has brought down the overall rating of the season to an average of 74 percent, making it the lowest ranking season as well.
Season one is the next lowest-rated season of the series, however, it is still Certified Fresh at 91 percent. Season four continues to stand as the most well-rated one with 97 percent approval rating.
Multiple viewers, after the release of the latest episode, took to Twitter to vent their frustration after Daenerys Targaryen wreaked havoc on King's Landing despite the city surrendering.
Daenerys' character has been a fan favourite over the years and viewers were shocked to see her become the Mad Queen as she bruned the city to the ground, including the innocent civilians and children.
Some viewers claimed that the show's writers were throwing Daenerys out of the window as she inexplicably followed her father's footsteps. Others said that they were disappointed with the arc of her character.
One Twitter user wrote: "For like the 87th time, it's not where the plot went, it's HOW THEY GOT THERE. Dany can go crazy! Arya can give up revenge! But my got let these plotlines BREATHE. I mean but also tossing Jamie's entire redemption arc out the window was not great. OK, OK, I'm done now!"
While another added: "I just wanna understand what was the point of Dany's arc? You want a mad Targaryen you had Viserys right there. Why would they let her grow from an abused girl, free slaves, help people for 7 seasons just to ruin her character in 2 eps? Disgusting."