‘Queen of the South’ Fans Upset Over Fan Favorite Character’s Death

Ever since Teresa Mendoza moved her headquarters to New Orleans, there’s been an ominous gray cloud hanging over her head. She’s won a few battles along the way, but she also lost valuable allies, including Javier and Marcel. It’s only grown worse and still, something doesn’t feel right.

Viewers have been rooting for her from the first episode, and with the knowledge that Queen of the South is ending with season 5, it’s a guarantee that beloved characters will die. And it happened in the May 12 episode.

Six episodes into the season and the intensity and danger have not let up. It’s true that this is a fictional TV show, but someone who fans love lost their life, and it’s upsetting everyone.

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 6]

'Queen of the South' Season 5 Episode 6 with Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza
‘Queen of the South’ Season 5 Episode 6 with Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza | USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

Boaz plays everyone, including the Queen of the South

Though he made his grand entrance years ago and murdered his own brother, Boaz continuously proves himself to be a wild card. Teresa chose him over Marcel and then sent King George to Miami to spy on him. But Boaz is no slouch.

He played along with George’s ruse, all the while knowing that Jefa doesn’t fully trust him. His ambitions to put Teresa in the dirt and take over the cartel are classic Boaz.

He wormed his way out of responsibility for Lafayette, deceitfully set up a fake story about the Haitians, and manipulated George. Though Pote, James, and Teresa know that he’s a loose cannon, he’s alive. Guess who paid the price?

'Queen of the South' Season 5 Episode 5 with Ryan O'Nan as King George
‘Queen of the South’ Season 5 Episode 5 with Ryan O’Nan as King George | USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

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King George dies and fans want revenge

King George got stuck in Miami indefinitely and viewers watched him snort cocaine with Boaz’s crew, felt the tension as Boaz questioned him with slick comments, and worried for him during the shoot-out with the Haitians. Things got worse when George decided to snatch Boaz’s cousin’s keys.

After updating Teresa on the Miami happenings, George laughed and said her yacht would arrive soon, and they’d make plans to pop champagne. That was foreboding.

She warned him to be careful, but George unlocked Boaz’s vault and figured out he was doing Teresa dirty. He got caught, and Boaz shot him dead. Hearts are aching!

Fans are shocked and upset that George paid with his life. Twitter users collectively shouted, “Nooooooooooooo!” and are calling for Boaz’s head. Revenge must be served cold.

There are also mourners on the Queen of the South Instagram page. “I knew this was going to happen but it hurt to watch 💔😢😢 King George 💔,” wrote one commenter. “You didn’t have to kill king George off 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢,” added another.

And there are plenty of remarks similar to this: “Why George!!! 😢 I screamed when Boaz killed him!!!!”

Brace for war in the next episode

An episode 7 preview reveals that Teresa knows something is off in Miami. Though she’s been jet-setting around Europe to close deals and make new enemies, her attention shifts back to Boaz and George. It’s no accident, as Boaz kidnaps Kelly Anne and threatens Teresa.

Viewers should prepare to see Pote and Teresa go into war mode after Boaz’s transgressions. “I’m going to kill you,” she says. Let’s hope she does it.