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Last night’s episode was a doozy! If you’ve got your breath back enough to have a laugh, check out the funniest Twitter reactions!
The wait is over! Game of Thrones has returned and the good people of Twitter dot com are freaking out, and rightfully so. Here are ten of the most hilarious reactions people had to last night’s episode.
There is only a month to go until the Game of Thrones’ Season 8 premiere, and there are countless theories, teasers, clues and speculation about what’s to come.
But of course, since this is Game of Thrones we’re talking about, there’s nothing hinting that a happy ending is in store!
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Here’s everything so look forward to for Game of Thrones Season Finale!
This season might break you.
Actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “There are moments you’re just broken down as a human and just want to cry.”
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And we thought the series up to now was hard to swallow, but it seems like this season finale will end with a bit of heartbreak for all of us watching!
2. Jon Snow will learn the truth about his lineage.
In a Twitter post by James Hibberd, Entertainment Weekly’s Editor, Kit Harrington is quoted revealing that the ice and fire power couple (Daenerys and Jon) will learn the shocking truth about one another.
We’ll just have to see if dating your Aunt/Nephew is a deal breaker for either of them. And speaking of deal breakers, there’s Jaimie Lannister, who left Cersei Lannister in order to uphold his promise in aiding the North in the battle against the White Walkers.
3. Jaimie Lannister finally breaking away from Cersei Lannister.
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While some fans may see this as his breakup with his sister (which will always be a cringeworthy topic for everyone), actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau feels differently. In an interview with Indie Wire Coster-Walder says:
I think that you never finish with your family even if you want to…for Jaimie…[h]e’ll never be able to not have Cersei be a part of what makes him what he is.
Chances are Jaimie and Cersei will cross paths again, as to what their relationship will be at that point is still a big question. A lot of paths crossing will be taking place in Season 8 as well.
4. Allies and Enemies will finally share screen time.
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Director David Nutter has revealed that “there’s one scene where there’s so many of them together it feels like you’re watching a superhero movie.” Does this mean that new alliances will be formed? Will petty disputes finally be put to the side? Or perhaps there will be more drama!
(I’d put my money on the drama.)
5. Another intense battle like “Battle of the Bastards” will take place.
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Emmy winner Miguel Sapochnik, who directed the episode “Battle of the Bastards”, as well as the episode “Hardhome”, was brought in to create a nonstop battle between the show’s heroes and the Army of the Dead.
According to Entertainment Weekly in their First Look at Season 8, the battle is described as “unprecedented and relentless”
6. We Will Find Out Who Will Claim The Iron Throne.
Hyping up the premiere, HBO put out the Ad Campaign #ForTheThrone. It’s been the question that everyone alludes back to for the end of the series, both for the show and the book. More recently, HBO shared a post on Instagram giving every main character a few seconds of time on the throne.
No clues have been given as to who will win in the end. Unfortunately we will have to sit, watch, and find out for ourselves.
7. Your favorite characters will probably die.
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At this point we have to accept this one, whether we like it or not. It’s what this series has been built on: tragic, and shocking, character deaths.
Every character is in danger. For crying out loud, even Sansa might be getting battle armor!
And let’s not forget Arya’s quest for revenge! That may either end in success or death for the young Stark.
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So remember to keep spare boxes of Kleenex close by, and a good glass of wine helps too.
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Then there’s the even more pressing question that’s on every fans mind! Even more important than who claims the Iron Throne! Is Tormund alive?!
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Ok, maybe that’s just me and it’s not the “big question” that everyone wants answered. But that question and many more will be answered starting April 14th!
Winter is almost here.
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Game of Thrones currently stands as one of the most popular shows in the world. The penultimate season brought in an average of ten million viewers across seven episodes, with the final episode, The Dragon and the Wolf, garnering over twelve million viewers. Hype for the eighth and final season is astronomical by this point, with fans all across the world eager to see how the grand saga will reach its conclusion. But as the war prepares to rage with Jon Snow, Arya Stark, and Daenerys Targaryen up against the forces of the Night King, a different kind of battle has been waging in real life: the fight to bring to life the final season and make it a worthy finale to one of the most successful series of all time.
As revealed in this article from Entertainment Weekly, bringing the epic TV series to its conclusion has not been easy. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have revealed that their battle scenes will be the most elaborate sequences yet, while Miguel Sapochnik, one of the directors for the season, has revealed he will be staging the epic battle of Winterfell, where our heroes will be going against the unstoppable undead armies of the Night King. Sapochnik estimates the length of the sequence will surpass the similarly elaborate Helm’s Deep siege from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and it seems the crew is feeling the pressure that comes with creating such a set piece. The crew had been working eleven weeks at night in the rural countryside, enduring freezing weather conditions, general exhaustion, and gruelling hours.
Still, the sequence in question should be worth it. According to the article, Bryan Cogman says:
‘This final face-off between the Army of the Dead and the army of the living is completely unprecedented and relentless and a mixture of genres even within the battle. There are sequences built within sequences built within sequences. David and Dan [wrote] an amazing puzzle and Miguel came in and took it apart and put it together again. It’s been exhausting but I think it will blow everybody away.’
The producers hope the effort will be worth it, but that doesn’t make their jobs any easier. For sequences this elaborate, any small mistake can disrupt the entire operation, as showcased when the shoot was forced to pause when a police helicopter buzzed the set. Or when a crew member among the seven hundred and fifty extras fainted from remaining still for too long, forcing medics to be called in.
The individual actors have been suffering too. Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark, has been absent from battle scenes in the past due to her character’s training plot but now, she takes the plunge. Williams was forced to undergo a full year’s training ahead of time and has found the shoots ‘physically draining’. Iain Glen reveals the crew don’t get to bed until seven in the morning and he himself only gets a few hours before he’s back at it the next day. Other actors have been quoted as saying they hope they never have to do anything like this again.
But amidst all this chaos, all this news sound incredibly exciting. A battle sequence to surpass Helm’s Deep? All the characters we’ve loved finally coming together? And of course, the ultra kept secret of the show’s finale. Cast and crew have been utterly mum about it, naturally, but the article quotes Weiss as saying that he expects much fan debate if it was ‘A or an A+ finale’. Hopefully, the behind the scenes madness will be well worth to bring home the epic fantasy saga to its much speculated conclusion. We also hope the actors get some much needed rest!
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