'Game of Thrones' Director Talks Crazy Season 4 Finale and Shocking Death

PHOTO: Peter Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in "Game of Thrones" on HBO.PlayHelen Sloan/HBO
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"GOT" fans said goodbye Sunday night to another big character in Tywin Lannister, as he was killed at the hands of his son Tyrion (Peter Dinklage).

People magazine grabbed the episode's director, Alex Graves, to chat about saying goodbye to Charles Dance, who played Tywin on the show, and the send off he gave the very popular actor.

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"It was a big thing because everyone's crazy about Charles and crazy about Tywin," Graves said. "I had a big speech about Charles with [creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and we all applauded him and celebrated him and he was very touched. And there [was the] usual joking around but it was really pleasant."

Graves said the death of Tywin is really going to affect the direction of the show.

"It's going to shuffle the chess game dramatically," he said. "The whole episode really resets the show and takes it into a territory that no finale ever has. The truth is it's the big turning point in the middle of the book series where we really turn left and head towards new ground."

Graves also touched upon the other shocker from Sunday night: that the Mother of Dragons Daenerys had to make a tough choice.

"The dragons are killing people and can't really be controlled, so she has to seal the dragons away, in theory, forever," Graves said. "It really ends with her completely destroyed, and [she's] lost everything she's got just so she can try to rule. “Given the Targaryen blood, you begin to see a little bit of madness and that's about the future of her character."