The 5th season of Game of Thrones has come and gone, leaving a trail of destruction and misery in its wake. To say that this season tested the patience and limits of its audience would be an understatement, as it often felt like each subsequent episode was trying to one-up the last in terms of what terrible predicaments it could throw its characters into. Sexual violence, child murder, and seemingly invincible villains were the status quo for season 5, resulting in arguably the most depressing season to date. These are the moments that stood out as the worst of the worst.
10. Ser Barristan Falls In A Street Brawl
While Barristan Selmy’s death felt like a calculated move to simply have something significant happen during the season’s slow-paced early episodes, it was still sad to see the old knight meet an unceremonious end at the hands of the Sons of the Harpy. To be fair, Barristan had kind of run out of things to do for awhile and eliminating him from the picture made Daenerys more vulnerable, but considering how endangered old, wizened characters seem to be on this show, Ser Barristan’s exit felt like a significant, yet largely unnecessary loss.http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/i/2015/05/04/serbarristan.jpg Source: ew.com