The same happened in the latest episode of the series with Bronn and Daenerys. "Since the day the battle aired, I've been a little unpopular, I have to say", he explained. He was able to land his shot and Drogon flew down to the ground where Dany tried to remove the bolt from her dragon's chest/shoulder area.
Speaking in a recent interview, the Game of Thrones crew member said: "I think Nikolaj delivered one of his best performances in the show so far". It was a stunning and awesome scene (this behind-the-scenes video tells you how they did it), which culminated in Bronn (played by Jerome Flynn) shooting Drogon down with huge arrow shot out of a cannon-type contraption.
"You've got all this extraordinary excellence around you - people who have been training for months to get every little piece of their puzzle right; stuntmen, armorers, everyone. And suddenly you're set free, and it's the ultimate boy's playground with a lot of adrenaline thrown in".
The actor took his pick when asked who is more important to Bronn, Tyrion or Jaime.
While Bronn is now being paid by Jaime for his loyalty, he's a character that has in the past worked for Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), and shared a close bond with him. And one fan's observation makes sense out of Tyrion's failures. "It's probably the coolest weapon I'm going to get to play with", he added. "He sees him as an underdog like himself".
"Yes, I shot that thing, so it was real", he said. "You don't want to see the dragon get killed, but you don't want to see Bronn get killed".
The photos for episode five - called Eastwatch - released by HBO kept Jaime's future ambiguous as well with one shot of Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) sitting alone on the side of their bed and looking downcast.