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  1. Exactly a week from now will mark the one month anniversary since the last episode of 'Game of Thrones' was aired across the globe. While fans have not yet been able to get over the shocker that was the final season of 'GOT', it seems that the makers are not in the mood to let the fans get over the pain and disappointment any time soon. © HBO After HBO submitted the dissatisfactory final episodes from its highly criticised final season of 'Game of Thrones' for Emmy consideration, fans have been left furious. They simply cannot wrap their heads around why the worst episodes from the worst 'GOT' season were sent for the nominations. © HBO According to a TV Guide report, 'GOT' Season 8's only appealing episodes, 'Winterfell' and 'A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms' have been overlooked in favour of the worst-rated episodes under the writing and directing categories. © HBO HBO submitted Miguel Sapochnik's name for 'Game of Thrones' season 8's 'The Long Night', David Nutter for 'The Last of the Starks', and DB Weiss and David Benioff for 'The Iron Throne', in the Best Directing category. Benioff and Weiss' script for the finale - 'The Iron Throne' - was the only submission in the Best Writing category. Fans are fuming at all the possibilities that this presents. so who thought it was a good idea for hbo to submit 8x06 of game of thrones for an emmy nomination in best writing category when this episode is of the most boring season finales to ever exist pic.twitter.com/UkI5dGFPdG — ellie (@odairannies) June 11, 2019 TFW you realize the best episode of #GameOfThrones' last season—"A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," obviously—is submitted for neither Directing nor Writing at the #Emmys. pic.twitter.com/PpSDtxjI4q — Myles McNutt (@Memles) June 10, 2019 you: surely it's been a month and you've run out of new Game of Thrones things to complain about me: THEY DIDN'T SUBMIT A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS FOR OUTSTANDING WRITING OR DIRECTING AT THE EMMYS — Victoria Edel (@victoriaedel) June 10, 2019 The #GameofThrones team submitted their episodes for writing and directing Emmy categories and none of the ones submitted are the best one of the season. Hate to see it. pic.twitter.com/O6pWXPO64H — Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) June 10, 2019
  2. Everyone knows what a disappointment the final episode of the biggest and much-loved TV series was, but was it the worst episode ever? Apparently, yes. The entire eighth season of 'Game of Thrones' has obviously received all the hate that it can get for ruining the entire series by just giving us the most unsatisfying ending while basically abandoning so many story arcs. Yes, a lot of things happening didn't make sense and totally out of character and the last episode turned out to be the worst offender. The finale now has a low rating of 4.4 out of 10 and this is a show that always had almost perfect rating earlier for all the episodes. Yep, fans are mad, and rightly so. Before this season, the lowest rated episode was 'Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken' which I feel was mainly because of the last scene where Ramsay Bolton rapes Sansa Stark on their wedding night while making Theon - or Reek - watch. Comparing this to the finale, the season five episode still had an 8.1 rating. While it's disappointing how the show went from being the best to the worst so quickly, it's really not surprising since no one has held back from expressing what they really thought of the last ever episode of Game of Thrones. The final two episodes of #GameofThrones are the lowest rated of the series: https://t.co/u2W9bSHLeL pic.twitter.com/Rk9Bml4Izj — El monstruo del cine (@godzineblog) May 21, 2019 Good point. Now everyone hates game of thrones, I have to laugh. We make things become objects of adoration for years to then drag them down to the lowest level in a matter of seconds, why do you all forget so fast about the good things it brought to you??? — ð¦ (@7thsenseus) May 22, 2019 But. Game of Thrones actors don't get a say in whether or not the show ended well. They're on the inside. They're seeing friends working hard onscreen and will defend them. I respect their opinion on the viewer outrage, but this IS the lowest ranked finale, and there's reason for it.. — Kyle (@standrkm) May 22, 2019 Peacefully. me going to sleep knowing that episode 6 is the lowest rated episode in game of thrones history pic.twitter.com/gPiq2b9OU3 — maia (@amidalastark) May 21, 2019 Another kinda valid point, I guess. i get that this last season has been underwhelming but y'all are CHILDISH for rating this last run of episodes so low. the previous lowest rated episode was an 8.1, for reference. come on now. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/tfsOuqW3hF — Jeff Zoldy (@jeffzoldy) May 20, 2019
  3. Jason Momoa aka Khal Drogo made his exit from 'Game of Thrones' over 9 years ago but you still feel his presence in spirit. From 'GOT' get-togethers to cheerleading for his 'Khaleesi', Momoa has never once taken a back seat from being an enthu-cutlet for the show. So, it was only obvious for fans to wait for his reaction towards the finale and he did join the party of disappointed fans, but only a bit late. Last night, Momoa went live on social media and got very furious when he saw his beloved Khaleesi dying. Jason Momoa had a very NSFW reaction to Dany's death in the 'Game of Thrones' finale 𤬠(via prideofgypsies | Instagram)pic.twitter.com/xQbV2TzkwT — Fandom (@getFANDOM) May 21, 2019 So he basically spoke for all of us since he was also like 'WTF just happened here'? JASON MOMOA IS SPEAKING FOR ALL GAME OF THRONES FANS pic.twitter.com/CqM3TsQ96n — Queen of the 7 kingdoms (@itsTrueDany) May 20, 2019 Momoa has been Emilia Clarke's biggest fan and they have been the 'moon of my moon' of each other for a very long time now. View this post on Instagram She's with her Khal now... ð ð #daenerystargaryen #khaldrogoandkhaleesi #gameofthrones @prideofgypsies @emilia_clarke A post shared by jennifairy731 (@jennifairy731) on May 20, 2019 at 1:47pm PDT Thanks Khal Drogo for letting our emotions have a voice like yours.
  4. With a rather abrupt ending to 'Game Of Thrones', the series finale has left some rather gaping questions, that have now sadly become dead ends for the show. Here's a list of unanswered questions from the show that we will probably never get the answers to: 1. What Was The Point Of Jon's Heritage? © HBO Was there even a point to Jon being a Targaryen? The R+L=J theory was significant to the plotline at the very beginning and had caused a lot of noise. I remember when I first started watching the show, I was rather obsessed with Jon Snow's parentage. At that point, the mystery wasn't the identity of his parents, because it was safely assumed that Ned Stark was his biological father. The real question was, who was Jon's mother? And this used to be subject of many passionate debates by the fans. But now that we know that he was a true born Targaryen with the highest claim to the Iron Throne, does this information, which by the way is the only reason that David Benioff, D. B. Weiss got rights to produce the show in the first place, not matter at all? In the aftermath of the Queen'sassaination when the Lords gathered around to listen to what Tyrion had to say (who, by the way, is a prisoner at this point) and justified why Bran should be King, why did he not consider Jon and his claim to the Throne? Despite slaying the Queen, he does have a pretty strong claim to the Throne. 2. Varys And His Birds © HBO Firstly, Varys' execution was damn shady. How can the Master Of Whisperers, who is so conniving that he survived the most unfavourable of circumstances, be so naive? Talking to Jon directly out in the open was not a great idea, but it certainly is not something Varys would do. What happened to him? Did he hit his head against the wall that caused him to take dumb but potentially life-destroying decisions? But anyway, when he's summoned for his execution, he drops his ring in a pot and burns this one letter that he was writing, which contained the truth about what was going on. The rest of the letters were enclosed and sent off. What happened to them? Do the Lords not know? Why is there no mention of this? And if he did manage to get the message sent across, why is there no stir in all the Kingdoms of Westeros? 3. Arya's White Horse © Twitter Arya finds a white horse at the end of the penultimate episode. Some argued that there could possibly be biblical notions attached to this White Horse. Arya is then seen riding out of King's Landing. But wait, in the next episode, she's seen in King's Landing again. How does that work? What was the horse for then? To traverse past the dead burnt bodies and not step on them? It doesn't make any sense, but rather sounds preposterous instead. 4. Is Winter Still Coming? © HBO Talking about the long drawn-out catchphrase synonymous to 'GoT', we deserved to know if Winter was finally coming in the end or not. The new council meeting by Bran was set in the background of something that looked more spring-like? So, is Winter finally gone for good? 5. Bran the Broken © HBO If every main character had a purpose for which they were brought on the show, what was Bran's purpose? We've been told that the Three-Eyed Raven knows everything and has immense power but if that's the case, why doesn't Bran use it? Why does he sit quietly observing what he already knows is going to happen. And the case against him for not changing things doesn't work either. Like he has done many times before, why did he not warg into someone and potentially save thousands of lives in King's Landing? This does somehow make him an accomplice to genocide. But in retrospect, this could've possibly been his plan all along? In normal circumstances, no one would make Bran the King. He's a cripple who apparently can't father children and couldn't possibly further the lineage. And in 'Game of Thrones', we've seen the darkest of things being pulled off by characters just get their hands on the throne. Everyone's creepily obsessed with it, case in point, Daenerys. Could it be possible, that Bran schemed it all in his favour because he can clearly control the past and the present? 6. The Honeycomb and the Jackass This might seem a little irrelevant, but hear me out first. One of the series' long-running secrets, Tyrion's story about bringing a honeycomb and a jackass to a brothel, is a legend in its own right. The joke had been teased two times before the finale- when he was a prisoner at the Eyrie, in Season 1, and during a scene in Season 6, where he shared wine with Grey Worm and Missandei. In Season 1, during Tyrion's trial, he attempts to crack the honeycomb joke, which seems so out-of-place because he's a prisoner being tried for his life, why is he being given the liberty to speak at all? Then in the final episode of Season 8, when Tyrion is Hand of the King to Bran and has a Small Council Meeting, he brings up the joke again, and for a moment, we feel like we are finally going to hear the end of it, which would be perfect given how the show was coming to an end. But, no, the camera cuts and we realize how irrelevant this discussion was. This clearly makes a strong case for bad writing. Instead of showing what's relevant for better closure, we get this. A pointless, incomplete joke. 7. Where Are Daario Nahaaris, Meera Reed & Ellaria Sand? © HBO Daario Nahaaris was a Tyroshi mercenary that was once Dany's adviser and lover but was left behind by Dany when she realized forging new alliances in King's Landing will be more fruitful than taking old ones. What is he doing now? What about Meereen? Meera Reed got Bran back safely to Winterfell, protecting him from the White Walkers and then the plot conveniently forgot about her. Ellaria Sand was locked up in the dungeons to die after watching her daughter die. Did she end up dying? Why did we not get closure on these crucial characters? 8. Why Is There Still A Night's Watch? © HBO What does a Night's Watch defend if there are no White Walkers in the first place? Does it need to exist anymore? A question that no one seems to bother about, except Jon, when he was exiled to the Night's Watch. This is probably why he abandoned it and set on an adventure to discover a world further North. If these scenes held no significance to the main narrative, they shouldn't have been included in the first place. Instead, they could've probably been replaced with significant content that would've made Dany's and Jon's actions convincing, leading up to a satisfactory finale with no loopholes.
  5. One of the greatest television shows, 'Game of Thrones', ended with one of the worst possible conclusions that the writers of the show could have come up with. According to George RR Martin, writers David Benidoff and D.B. Weiss let the internet gossip get the better of them and forced them to diverge from the books' story in order to make the show more unpredictable and exciting. With the emerging plot holes and unfinished subplots of the show due to random changes in the original story, the risk taken by the show writers failed so miserably that the fans of the series even filed a petition for the eighth and final season of the show be rewritten and remade. ** SPOILERS AHEAD ** In the final 15-20 minutes of the finale, the writers managed to screw up their fanbase even more when in an open house assembly of the most influential people of the Seven Kingdoms got together to “choose” the next ruler of the land. And after Tyrion's half-hearted line about why 'stories are the most powerful weapon in society', they decided to choose Bran Stark, yes, Brandon 'The Broken' Stark as the “King of the Six Kingdoms and the Protector of the Realm” as Sansa decided to name herself the independent Queen of the North. Bran, the boy with the exceptional powers of controlling flying crows and roll up his eyes like the freaking Undertaker, will now be sitting on the Iron Throne (what's left of it, anyway). He was literally the root cause of Hodor dying and the Night King marching South to destroy Winterfell, killing thousands of soldiers, innocent women and children. He then let Theon Greyjoy die right in front of his supernatural eyes and showed absolutely zero efforts towards Daenerys Targaryan's manslaughter over King's Landing as he disappeared from the scenario altogether. Furthermore, when he did in fact become the King, he did not pardon Jon's exile and let him join the Night's Watch and spend his lifetime as a wildling. Anyhow, after the disappointing finale, people on Twitter have taken the task of comparing Bran's rise to the throne to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi: Today Bran sits on Throne on 23rd Modi ji will. #GOTFinale #Namoagain — Kamlesh Dorge (@Dorgekamlesh) May 20, 2019 Bran is like Narendra Modi. Did nothing the whole time. Tells a story everyone believes. Gets choosen because there is no other option.#GameOfThronesFinale — Neeraj Harpude (@Neerajharpude) May 20, 2019 Perhaps Modi will win the six kingdoms and will sit on the Iron Throne after Bran the Broken, as they have decided to choose going forward.#GameOfThronesFinale #GoTS8 #GoT8 #GameOfThrones #ExitPoll2019 #Exitpoll2019 #ExitPoll #exitpollresults #2019Elections #TheFinalEpisode — Vaseem (@BhandariVaseem) May 20, 2019 BRAN has 4 letters so does MODI. Coincidence? I think not. — Jinav Satra (@jinavs) May 20, 2019 Not sure if it was PM Modi or Bran Stark in the #modipressconference 'A man takes no question!' — sushant saklani (@VisheshTippanee) May 17, 2019 bran and modi. we all know that — Sushil Subedi (@xxySus14) May 19, 2019 Remember when everyone trolled Modi for being Bran throughout S8. I guess he knew the endingð. — Harshvardhan Karn (@harshvkarn) May 20, 2019
  6. With less than 48 hours left for the finale of probably one of the most-watched TV shows in history, 'Game Of Thrones', a lot of fans are waiting with bated breath to see how it all comes to an end, however, the drama revolving around the gloomy dullness throughout this season seems to be like a looming threat for the final episode, and people are genuinely concerned. Multiple theories, many deaths and even a petition to remake the final season has been the mood throughout this month. But it seems like we are not alone in grieving over this disappointment, as the writer of the original book series himself, George RR Martin, also expressed that he wasn't too happy with how the show is ending. Twitter “The series has been… not completely faithful. Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons. You know, it's complex. I'm a little sad, actually. I wish we had a few more seasons. It can also be… traumatic. Because sometimes their creative vision and your creative vision don't match, and you get the famous creative differences thing — that leads to a lot of conflict. You get totally extraneous things like the studio or the network weighing in, and they have some particular thing that has nothing to do with the story, but relates to 'well, this character has a very high Q Rating so let's give him a lot more stuff to do”, Martin said in an interview. The cast and crew were also a tad bit upset over some characters being killed off. The actor who plays Varys, Conleth Hill, expressed his dismay on how his character met his end. “I took it very personally. I took it as a person, not as an actor or an artist. I understood the reactions of previous actors who had been in the same position a lot more than I did at the time. You can't help feeling that you failed in some way, that you haven't lived up to some expectation that you didn't know about,” he said. HBO Well, love it or hate it, the ending is sealed and we shall witness the action the coming Monday morning.
  7. This article contains heavy spoilers. Proceed with caution! The 5th episode of the World's greatest show aired early morning today and most of us, who need to deduce fair points at the end of the day from it, have already seen it. Well, to be fair it wasn't as bad as the last two episodes, as this one seemed more real and impactful. There were loose ends, of course, but because it was rounding up towards the finale, there were some closure points as well. But alternatively so, the episode lacked a lot of insightful tools we usually look forward to while watching an episode of 'Game of Thrones' and because of that, there were some things that didn't make sense. © HBO Apart from the much-awaited 'Cleganebowl' and the death and destruction in and of King's Landing, everything that was shown was packed in a hurry, like most of this season has been. That's been our only takeaway from most of the episodes in Season 8, which also make us question some major plot-lines and small little logical nuances, missing from the show. For instance, a beautifully narrated story, comes to a drastic end, with little or no effort made towards it. Dany taking over the throne literally fell flat in making a singular impression upon the fans, and that's quite sad. Here are 5 things that didn't make sense in episode 5, season 8 of 'Game of Thrones': (1) Fairly Poor Character Arcs Towards The End The character arcs for certain characters have drastically fallen. What was built on a proper premise with a beautiful storyline, ended with little or no closure whatsoever. For example, Jon's character throughout 'GoT' has been on a rise and he was always shown as someone who will eventually save the day. Right after he was brought back from the dead, till he fought the White Walkers far beyond the wall, his character kept up with pace and adequacy, till it eventually fell flat in season 7. He was practically doing nothing in the last two wars, except sharing some screen-time running about and using his sword sparingly. It was as good as him not being there, which in the books, he really wasn't. He dies in the books, so I am assuming the writers couldn't figure in two years what to actually do with his character, which is partially shameless and mostly callous! © HBO Similarly, Arya's purpose to kill the queen, or Jaime's to fight or save Cersei, was all washed out in vain when the Mad Queen decided to destroy the city, making that the only focus of the entire show, giving their characters little or no purpose towards the end of the most iconic show ever. (2) How Does The Most Important Villain Die Under Dust And Rubble? For almost 7 seasons, we assumed the most important villain was the Night King, up until episode 3 where was he was destroyed, making Cersei the ultimate villain the North would have to face. But no! Cersei barely put up a fight before she died with her lover when the structure crumbled and killed both her and Jaime! I feel it was the most useless death for one of the most important villains in history. Not like we were expecting a grandiose execution or another walk of atonement, but a proper face-off between her and Dany was something that should have naturally happened. Instead, the writers decided to finish off her character crying in the arms of her lover and eventually dying with him. Just didn't go down too well for some of us! © HBO (3) Arya's Entire Build-Up With No Purpose Since season 6, we've been hearing Arya's wish to kill the queen, aka Cersei. She's headed towards King's Landing in season 7, when Hot Pie tells her that the Starks have won back Winterfell from the Boltons. But even so, her eventual goal is to kill the queen. The Red Woman had also predicted she'll shut 'green eyes' and up until now, we thought she'd be killing Cersei. She left Winterfell, with The Hound, for the same purpose, didn't she? So, what happens when she reaches KL? The entire build-up is in vain because Arya's just picking herself up for the next one hour, while Dany is creating havoc in KL. Yes, Arya killed the Night King, so maybe her greater purpose was over and done with, but to keep her alive, not knowing what to do with her character next is quite pointless. If she hasn't exited the show yet, maybe the queen she'd eventually kill is Dany, as Dany has green eyes too and is a threat to the Seven Kingdoms. But the sudden downfall of Arya's character arc was quite disappointing TBH. © HBO (4) The Bigger Purpose For The Battle Was Lost The entire reason Dany was going to fight for the throne was because she was passionate about it, not because she was angry at people in King's Landing, but towards the end, it just seemed like Dany was only causing so much havoc and destruction because she was avenging Missandei's death. The entire plot didn't bank on the build-up over so many years, but was an abrupt decision taken by the Mother of Dragons, and she acted on rage rather than patience and kindness. The same goes for Greyworm, who attacked the Lannister army after the bells were rung, in an absolute rage to avenge his lover's death. Seems like the battle was only this chaotic and destructive because both of them were pissed off about losing Missandei, which defeated the actual, bigger purpose- winning over the civilians of King's Landing with kindness and nothing more, while taking over the throne, simultaneously. © HBO (5) The Dany-Goes-Mad-Arc Was Poorly Handled It seems it was a long-term plan to have Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragon's lose her sh*t in the end. It was always foreshadowed in the show when references were made to her 'Mad' father and somewhere the writers tried to tell us she may meet the same fate. But even so, her character arc was beautifully built. She was constantly portrayed as a folk hero, the 'breaker of chains', the ender of slavery, the kindest ruler to exist, throughout the earlier seasons and it was a slow build up for sure. We only get to see Dany change characters towards the end of season 7. Nay, beginning of season 8 rather, when she finds out Jon is the true heir to the throne. © HBO The character transition was a little too abrupt and poorly handled and didn't give the audience enough time to digest the madness she was turning into. Yes, agreed that her want for the throne made her go absolutely bonkers, but she'd been wanting the throne for far too long. Why was she suddenly shown as absolutely crazy for it, towards the end? The progression could be handled a bit more tastefully. © HBO While I am pretty sure what happens next, because let's face it, the writers have made the plot fairly predictable with their lazy writing, I don't think there's enough time left for complete and absolute closure we've been waiting for since episode 1 of this season! Unless of course, if they surprise us with an episode 7! Well, I am sure that's not happening, so let's just digest this mighty episode and wait for the next one, next week.
  8. Ahead of its highly-anticipated finale, popular TV show 'Game of Thrones' had fans at the edge of their seats, clearing their schedule to catch the pilot episode. However, amid all the excitement and, contrary to popular perception, Season 8 has undeniably failed to live up to what its past instalments had managed to accomplish. The unpredictability of the show, that had once captured the imagination of the viewers is long gone, making way for predictable and obvious content. But, that's not all. There have been editing errors and the script writing has proved to be so poor, that it makes us wonder what 'GoT' would've been like if it wasn't for George RR Martin's books. Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame have both been on our screens in the last month. They still have nothing on the Champions League. ð pic.twitter.com/IBvNFZnDHF — Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) May 8, 2019 While one of the biggest TV shows continues to fall short on the expectations of fans, a spectacular show by the football clubs in the UEFA Champions League has proved to be a much-needed saviour. The Champions League season gave us the spirited Ajax side that gunned down European heavyweights including the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Juventus. Then, we saw Tottenham Hotspur eliminating Premier League champions Manchester City in the quarterfinals. But, just when we thought we'd seen it all. The Champions League football surprised us again with memorable semifinal ties. How's champions league got more plot twists than Game of Thrones and Endgame combined. — MUUSE (@MuuseAbas) May 8, 2019 The first leg of the semifinals restored some sanity with Barcelona securing a 3-0 win over Liverpool and Ajax coming out on top again to register a 1-0 triumph over Spurs. But, if you didn't see the second-leg ties, we reckon you should pick up a chair and hit yourself in the face with it (pun intended). ððð Inside the dressing room at full-time with our Reds... pic.twitter.com/n8BePcDHfY — Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 7, 2019 ð @Alissonbecker ð pic.twitter.com/vRogUSl13r — Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 8, 2019 In a series of epic comebacks and crazy emotional goals, Liverpool stunned Lionel Messi-led Barcelona after thumping four goals at home (without Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah at their disposal). A day later, Spurs emulated Liverpool's effort as Lucas Moura's sensational hat-trick washed away young Ajax's hopes of reaching the Champions League final. ABSOLUTE SCENES after the final whistle. The emotion from Mauricio Pochettino–a manager who hasn't had the luxury of any player transfers in two windows–says it all (via @btsportfootball) pic.twitter.com/EzldZHhjar — Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) May 8, 2019 For some, it might seem ordinary to watch a football team winning on the back of a good performance, but for the crazy football enthusiasts like us, this was bigger, better and more entertaining than the abrupt the demise of the 'Night King'. The sheer emotions of the footballers and managers from both the winning and losing sides highlighted what football means to us. It's interesting that Champions League is turning out to be more interesting than Game of Thrones. That shit took 2 years to write. — Mayank Agarwal (@mayankquitenow) May 9, 2019 To put things in perspective, for the first time since 2013, the Champions League final will be without Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. Also, this season's final will be played between two teams who haven't won the title for over 29 years. So, thank you Champions League for the unbelievable season and mind-numbing semifinals, for what it's worth, our life wouldn't have been the same without it.
  9. The third last episode of 'Game of Thrones' aired last Monday and we're pretty disappointed. With Rotten Tomatoes rating it as the second worst episode ever, it's certain we're not the only ones who thought it could have been written better. For one, there were too many loose ends from the last episode which confused us all the way to Seven Heaven's and back. But apart from that, this recent episode was so disjointed, it seemed like the writers got too lazy to even cover up the gaps, which made us go what the F? (c)HBO Maybe the makers are low on budget or have given up on this show overall, but whatever it is, they're really not serving the fans or making George RR Martin very happy with the end. We just hope the last two episodes of the show are a saving grace and we get to salvage whatever little hope we lost. (c)HBO But while watching this episode, several questions arose out of plain curiosity and they're not the kinda questions which will be answered later on. We pray they are, but these questions are inherent callous flaws in the plot and writing, and we're trying to stitch them up as much as we can to make the story a little more malleable. Here are 10 unanswered questions from season 8, episode 4 of 'Game of Thrones': 1. What Does Dany Even Whisper To Jorah At The Funeral Pyre? Well, most definitely not Dracarys! But this one we can let go because what she whispered to him was definitive of Jorah and Dany's personal equation off-set. In real life, Emilia Clarke (Dany) and Iain Glen (Jorah) are very good friends and since Emilia has spent a considerable amount of screen time with Iain, it was sad for them to shoot their last scene together. So, in order to say the perfect goodbye, Emilia made up her own lines for Iain and whispered them into his ear. No one, I believe, even those who were on the sets were privy to what she said and it's only between the two of them. (c)HBO Iain told a popular international entertainment recently, in an interview that the lines she said to him were "something entirely sincere and true to the moment and something that I'll never forget... it's something no one will ever know but the two of us. And that's a memory to hold onto.” So, in case you're wondering why we weren't privy to what she said to Jorah, it's because they wanted to keep it a secret! 2. Where The Hell Will Gendry Go? After Dany makes Gendry the Lord of Storm's End because he's a Baratheon bastard and a good strategical alliance for her, he asks Arya to be his wife, AKA the Lady of Storm's End. But Arya turns him down saying she isn't a lady and that's the last we see of Gendry. So, the most open-ended question right now is where the f**k is Gendry! We didn't see him with his bag, baggage and hammer head out anywhere. We believe he's not going to miss the opportunity to be a Lord and might have already left for Storm's End, putting his character arc to an end. We just hope he doesn't die, while putting his house in order. He's the only Baratheon left after all. (c)HBO 3. Who Is The New Prince Of Dorne? It was strange Varys made an offhand comment, during the war council meeting, while discussing what allies Dany has for the last war, mentioning "The new Prince of Dorne pledges his allegiance". Now, who the hell is the new prince of Dorne? Last we remember, in season 6 Ellaria Sand killed Doran Martell and her daughters killed his son Trystane, to take over Dorne. In Season 7, Cersei kills Ellaria and her daughter making us believe Dorne has no ruler at all. So, now that Varys has mentioned that the southernmost island has a new prince, we wonder who it is. (c)HBO The new prince, we assume, could be Quentyn Martell, the older brother of Trystane. Although Quentyn hasn't appeared in the series, he's a main character in RR Martin's 'A Dance With Dragons', where he went to Meeren to marry Dany, before he was killed by dragon fire. Although 'Game of Thrones' is not following Martin's novels, as some characters alive on the show are dead in the book already and vice-versa, we can't think of anyone other than Quentyn as the prince of Dorne and I hope they reveal his identity sooner than later. Hopefully, they should in the next episode. 4. Why Didn't Jon Say Bye To Ghost? This wasn't cool at all. Jon didn't say bye to his most loyal, faithful companion and that's killing us slowly and steadily inside. It was a heartbreaking scene when Jon requests Tormund to take Ghost with him and the rest of the Wildlings far North and keep him with them. We're not sure why Ghost couldn't come to King's Landing and help Jon out. Maybe the climatic conditions are not suitable for dire wolves far South? (c)HBO But even so, Jon left without even petting him or saying bye to him and Ghost seemed rather upset about it. And why shouldn't he be? He's been by Jon's side every fight, even when Jon died in between, he sat next to his body, protecting it. We assume either Jon was too heartbroken himself to bid his friend goodbye or because Jon's a half-Stark now, he feels guilty petting his wolf and keeping him with him, since he's also a Targaryen, and they pet dragons, not wolves? The Starks were widely criticised earlier for poor pet ownership throughout the series and after this, we're not too happy how things ended with all the dire wolves in the show. 5. What Are Arya And The Hound Planning? When The Hound and Arya are seen leaving Winterfell together, they both unanimously decide to not come back ever. They're both heading towards King's Landing and through their cryptic conversation, we figure they have a common goal for sure, and we reckon it's to kill The Mountain aka Ser Gregor Clegane, aka The Hound's brother. Since he's on Arya's 'list' and he's The Hound's number one enemy, it'll be a two vs. one battle, where The Hound may sacrifice himself to save Arya's life and she will ultimately kill The Mountain. This is a presumable theory, let's see what really happens. (c)HBO 6. Why Did Rhaegal Die So Easily? Well, because Dany was stupid enough to fly her injured dragon into battle where the dragon couldn't predict or prevent himself from being hurt by the scorpion bolts released by Euron's troops. If you see, Rhaegal's wings are still damaged and he can barely pick flight like Drogon. So, in all probability, he was weak enough to pre-empt the attack on him. It was one of the saddest scenes in the series, that's for sure. (c)HBO 7. Why Didn't Dany See Euron's Fleet While Flying? We're not sure how Daenerys missed Euron's fleet flying above the waters around Dragonstone. It would have been the best and the most practical vantage point for her to attack the fleet with dragon fire, preventing Euron from destroying her fleet in return and Missandei's capture. Makes us think either she did this purposely and we're not sure why or she genuinely missed them and couldn't see them because of cloud cover. Sounds improbable though but the writers should have given us a better explanation. (c)HBO 8. Which Advisor Will Betray Dany? Yes, it's a given one of Dany's advisors', either Tyrion or Varys will betray Dany and she will have him executed. Confessing his feelings privately to Tyrion, it's clear Varys doesn't trust Dany to rule the Seven Kingdoms at all and he seems poised to betray her. Varys has always been in support of the realm and its people rather than serving a particular king or queen and that's why you see him change loyalties throughout the show. Now, he doesn't trust Dany to be a befitting queen and assumes she will turn out to be the 'Mad Queen' after all, just like her father. Instead, he is instant on Jon pressing his claim for the throne and wants to see him rule the realm rather than Dany. Will Dany get a whiff of his intentions and have him executed for doubting her ability to rule? (c)HBO 9. Why The F*c* Did Jaime Leave Brienne? Jaime turned out to be your quintessential fuckboi after all. Maybe not a fuckboi but he definitely isn't over his sister or is pretty mad at her and he left Brienne in the middle of the night to go save Cersei's life or maybe kill her instead. Aww, how sweet. But that's a terrible thing to do to Brienne, don't you think? Jaime has only been with one woman all his life and finally, after leaving her for betraying him, he realises he's still in love with her and rides South to go fight her war? Or kill her maybe? who knows! (c)HBO 10. Why Was There A Starbucks Coffee Cup In One Of The Scenes? Well, it's not like 'GoT' uses product placement in their episodes ever, so clearly, this was a sheer mistake and HBO admitted to it too. The episode before this was too dark to see and this episode had a visible coffee cup! Clearly, the writers aren't inspired anymore or are being callous with production and execution to even give a damn about how the episode churns out. We sure hope it's not the latter and these guys make up for their silly mistakes in the next two episodes. For now, the show's been pretty 'dark' and full of errors'! (c)MensXP/HBO There are other unanswered questions like Sansa revealing Jon's secret to Tyrion deliberately or Missandei's demise and why she utters the word 'Dracarys' but I guess we will only know the answers to those in the next couple of episodes. For now, let's hope the fifth episode picks off well and all these unanswered questions are finally answered!
  10. After watching 'The Last Of The Starks', most people were left with mixed feelings of disappointment and shock of an unsatiated progression. The time crunch that the series faces with only less than three hours to tie all the loose ends and troubling questions that fans have is worrisome. © HBO On top of that, Missandei's death has direct implications for Daenerys' actions going forward. The last episode saw the loss of the two of Daenerys' trusted long-standing advisors: Jorah Mormont, who dies protecting Dany © HBO And Missandei, who was executed in a scene that strikingly resembled Ned Stark's death back in season 1. © HBO Now here's the thing, Daenerys is rapidly growing restless in her quest to sit on the Iron Throne. Instead of letting her army rest and recuperate, she couldn't wait to attack head-on which clearly did not work in her favour at all, considering only one her babies is alive now and ships have been drowned which is a considerably huge loss. Now, Cersei's proved that she's a monster for executing Missandei despite Tyrion's compelling and moving proposal. However, it's her last words that are majorly impactful: "dracarys," the High Valyrian command Daenerys otherwise uses to order dragonfire. This is the provocation that will drive Dany to drown King's Landing in a lake of fire next episode. Clearly, Daenerys is very, very mad and won't think straight in whatever she plans for Westerosi next. While the last episode was the first time Dany pronounced out loud how she's destined to sit on the Iron Throne and that she wouldn't let anyone come in the way, one needs to keep in mind, that destiny can be a tricky thing. Given the clear lack of moral conscience she has been showing lately, including trampling over her advisors, Dany seems to be fated to follow her father's footsteps and become the Mad Queen, the very thing she swore to never become. So what side does she fall on? Is this her end? What do you guys think?
  11. HBO and 'Game of Thrones' actually made everyone's day yesterday when a single Starbucks cup appeared out of nowhere in a scene and became the most-talked-about cameo of the year. © HBO But, obviously that's not the first mistake the show has made and it probably won't be the last (yes, I know only two episodes are left but I think HBO is capable of pulling that off). Yes, it's a huge show with more people working on it than you can count, little mistakes are bound to happen. But then again, we can look at it in a different way as well - so many people are working on this show, there should be an equal amount of people to just pay great attention to all the minute details. Whatever the case may be, it's still funny to see stuff like this, so here's a bunch of hilarious accidents like the coffee cup or just straight up continuity errors: 1. Queen Of Wigs © HBO How many different wigs does a Khaleesi need? At least two, apparently, in just one scene. Yes, a lot of elaborate braided hairstyles will probably be hard to keep constant, but it does kinda affect the continuity, especially to people who pay attention to everything. 2. Sansa Is A Targaryen For A Hot Second © HBO Back in the first season, the opening credits did show the Targaryen sigil right next to Sophie Turner's name. Well, Sansa was a Lannister at one point, and now she's also a Targaryen. 3. Daenaerys Was Also A Lannister And Not A Targaryen At One Point © HBO Well, similar mistake, again. This time, it was the Lannister sigil that showed up next to Emilia Clarke's name. Well, looks like she should add another thing to her already essay-length name. 4. That One E-Mail Notification Apparently, you can hear someone receiving an e-mail in the scene where Margaery Tyrell visits the orphanage back in Season three. I honestly couldn't hear anything even after putting my ear literally on my laptop's speaker. But, enough people have heard it so, it is a legit thing. 5. Where Is Catelyn Stark's Hand? Kinda a minor little problem, but hey, it's still a mistake. 6. Melisandre's Necklace © HBO In season six, it's revealed that Melisandre's necklace is this magical thing that works as an anti-ageing serum for her. As soon as the red woman removes it, she turns wrinkly and old. But, a lot of people recalled that the continuity error with it since she was seen at least once without her necklace while taking a bath. 7. Stannis' Charger © HBO Yes, even though they live in a world with no electricity, they still need to charge stuff. 8. Jon Snow's Rubber Sword © HBO Okay fine, I agree it would be hard to carry around a large metal sword while shooting for long periods but someone should've made sure there wasn't a flaccid sword flopping around in the real scene. 9. Shireen Baratheon's Hair © HBO Back in season one when Ned Stark's head was still attached to his body, he found out about Cersei and Jamie's incestuous relationship basically because of the colour of the hair of all the Baratheon and Lannister children. Apparently, all real Baratheon children had black hair but Shireen is obviously a Baratheon with almost Lannister-like blonde hair. 10. Where Is Grenn's Sword? Bro, are you picking up the sword or not? Or did you just throw it a second after picking it up? 11. Dead Bodies Disappearing Yes, we've seen dead people walking around on this show but this obviously wasn't the case in this scene. 12. A Poor Knight Not Being Able To Handle The Sword So sad, everyone's doing it so swiftly and flawlessly while you're just struggling and hoping no one notices.
  12. The article contains spoilers, proceed with caution! Our favourite travelling duo was spotted once again in Season 8, episode 4 of 'Game of Thrones', riding South together and we might know, through their conversation, who may die next. After turning down Gendry's proposal of being the Lady of Storm End, Arya meets The Hound, who is on his way out of Winterfell and she joins him and they continue their journey to King's Landing. Now, there are mainly two reasons why Arya and The Hound may both be heading South. For The Hound, it's been speculated far too long that there will be an eventual battle between him and his elder brother The Mountain aka Ser Gregor Clegane. So much so, their eventual battle has been dubbed 'Cleganebowl' by the fans and it's bound to happen. Otherwise why else have they kept The Hound alive still? © HBO Apart from The Hound's work in Winterfell, Arya also has names to strike off from her list and one of them also seems to be that of The Mountain. Besides, before heading to Winterfell initially, she was actually going to King's Landing to kill the queen, aka Cersei Lannister, so maybe now that her job is done in Winterfell, she's going to take care of her OG plan? All we know, for now, is that both Arya and The Hound together agreed upon never setting foot in Winterfell again, and that could either mean one of them is dying or is actually done with his or her character arc. © HBO After taking The Hound off her list, The Mountain takes the top spot on Arya's list for killing and torturing people at Harrenhal, while Arya was imprisoned there. In fact, he happens to be the three remaining targets that Arya names to the Waif in Season 6, including Walder Frey and Cercei, out of which she's already killed Frey. Which means two of her targets are still alive and both are in King's Landing, so she knows what to do next. Our only assumption is, since Arya and The Mountain share an enemy, it could be a two vs one fight, for all you know. Both of them will get into a fight with The Mountain and in order to protect Arya, The Hound will sacrifice himself, before she successfully kills his brother. © HBO Well, we're making this assumption from a conversation between The Hound and Arya where he asks her if she will leave him to die again if he gets hurt, foreshadowing towards the fact that maybe these two will stick up for each other in a big fight. Apart from that, Arya may kill Cersei since it's been predicted by the Red Woman that she will kill someone with green eyes and Cersei has green eyes. The only thing is, Cersei's fortune teller form her childhood told her that one of her 'little brothers' will kill her. There's a theory for that too, but we're not quite sure how Cersei's death will unfold. © HBO For now, we do know The Hound and Arya are back on the road again, on a long and lonesome highway!
  13. It looks like 'Game Of Thrones' is saving the major deaths for episode 5 in the last running season of the show. In the past 8 seasons, only the wittiest or the luckiest have been able to survive the gruesome bloodshed, that started following the death of Ned Stark in Season 1. The Battle Of Winterfell, in the fourth episode of Season 8, promised a brutal fight that, however, did not result in as many deaths as were expected. The following episode, 'The Last of the Starks' also came with a set of shocking deaths, namely Missandei and the mighty dragon Rhaegal. The latter denting the Dragon Queen's army considerably. After the battle with the Undead against the Night King, Dany's forces are not just depleted in number now but are also deprived of the stamina to fight another major war. © HBO All of this leads to Varys discussing with Tyrion as to how the numbers of Cersei's army are now distressingly even with that of Dany's. However, with the possible death of Rheagal, one of Dany's surviving two dragons, does it change things? The preview of Episode of Season 8 hints towards a possible surprise. The episode is obviously going to be a showdown between Dany and Cersei and the battle for the (ugly looking) Iron Throne that symbolizes the power of the Seven Kingdoms. But if you look at the preview closely, you might notice that everyone's looking into the void at something that surprises them. Here, take a look: Do you see it? And, if you replay the audio a couple of times, you'll notice that there are two distinct screeching dragon sounds in the background. Yep, clearly, this means they see something they did not expect at all. Also, when Cersei asks Euron if he's “certain” about Rhaegal's death, he tells her that he saw him sink beneath the waves. Which means no one actually checked to see if there was actually a body. Could it be that Rhaegal is not really dead?
  14. It's Monday morning and people have only one thing to talk about - Game of Thrones, of course! I don't know what exactly happened in the episode, but I still know there was one huge new discovery that happened today. Who knew Winterfell had Starbucks? I sure didn't. HBO I mean, even Wakanda doesn't have a Starbucks, but Winterfell has one. In the latest episode, in one shot, an actual Starbucks coffee cup is left there accidentally and it's honestly the most hilarious thing ever. Even the biggest show in the world right now has such errors? Especially when it probably went through a lot of rounds of editing. It's hard to believe that no one, not a single person in production, noticed it. Whatever the case may be, I would personally like to thank HBO for being lazy and for honestly making my morning today. And yes, it seemed like a joke at first, but we went and checked - it's real. Anyone who wants to check for themselves, just skip to 14:48. Moreover, I bet Starbucks is loving this free advertisement. A product placement they didn't even have to spend on. Or maybe, they did. Let's start a conspiracy theory: maybe Starbucks paid for this 'accidental' promotion? And, we all know how the internet works. After everyone spotted it, some jokes also started pouring in. Jane Sno prefers Starbucks over wine. Oh yes that was definitely a Starbucks cup in #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/l6V9G3udzN — Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 6, 2019 Exactly. The fact that there was a Starbucks cup in tonight's Game of Thrones that no producers or editors noticed throughout multiple cuts merely 1 week after the DP yelled that the show's not too dark to see is truly *chef's kiss* — Jen D'Angelo (@jenlikespizza) May 6, 2019 Please laugh. I CANT BELIVE A FUCKING STARBUCKS CUP IS IN THE SHOT! I HAVE TO LAUGH #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/u6NDuu3Qau — ððððð (@Emiliaofstark) May 6, 2019 Winterfell is very modern now, okay. You're telling me they had TWO YEARS to put together a decent show and they couldn't even spot the goddamn Starbucks cup in Winterfell??!?! #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/8opg7nyydv — Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 2019 Well, when you put it that way. They really took 2 years to make 6 episodes and left a Starbucks cup in a scene #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/90Li696AmM — Allison Minick (@Allison_Minick) May 6, 2019 Gotcu. starbucks exists in the gotcu (game of thrones cinematic universe) https://t.co/Hms8aUcOYn — ð¥ð®ðð¢ð¥ð (@lesbiancatras) May 6, 2019 Need at least 4-5 cups for her name. That Winterfell starbucks cashier ain't ready to write Dany's name on her coffee cup #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/N4ktWH1NlJ — Joseph (@TheGeneralSYD) May 6, 2019
  15. The last episode of 'Game Of Thrones' was full of darkness and terror, just like the cinematography of the battle of Winterfell. With the Night King meeting his destined death at the hands of the newly crowned hero Arya Stark, today's episode had a lot riding on it in terms of content and key checkpoints for the finale. Now many feel it was boring but then they have so many story lines to end and very little time left, so therefore it was all about building up for the upcoming war. © HBO Now with one dragon presumably dead or gone out of the two and Missandei dying at Cersei's hand, Khaleesi is only burning in rage. The preview of the next episode is interesting in parts and while it does not give out a lot, it still gives out enough to fathom what is coming. It shows a glimpse of fear on Cersei's face, nervousness on Tyrion's face and a "WTF just happened" look on Euron Greyjoy's face. The only sound we hear properly is the screeching arrival of the dragon. Now will Drogon spit fire and burn this dude? Who knows! © HBO Now Dany is vengeful at the moment and she might just kill for the catch and Cersei's head. Varys and Tyrion are at loggerheads because of the options available in front of them and with Tyrion swearing his loyalty to Khaleesi, Varys is exploring options. 12th May is when we get to witness the crazy war so until then, let the assumptions flow.
  16. If you missed the last episode of 'Game of Thrones', then are you really a fan, bro? The last episode 'The Long Night' was nerve-wrecking, to say the least. There were dragons, Wights and their Walkers, the Night King, the unsullied, the Dorthraki and of course, a confusing yet unexpected ending! Yes, Arya did immerge as the true hero towards the end, the 'Last Hero' if you may. But let's face it, seven days is just too long to sit and wait for what's going to happen next in GoT and we do believe the last episode wasn't the end of the White Walkers. Why, you ask? (c)HBO Well, the show creators have hinted that we may see the White Walkers again! I know, right? When asked they directly didn't reveal anything but they also didn't deny the possibility of them coming back. Take a look: When Jimmy asked Benioff and Weiss if the White Walkers were gone, the two couldn't give a straight answer. They either said 'yes', 'no' or even 'possibly', which you can see is the most popular answer from the questions asked to them. So what does this really mean? Will the 'actual' villains return? Will there be a plot twist towards the end? Will the Night King resurrect? Well, we don't know and I am sure they couldn't answer straight up either, unless they want to lose their job for revealing what happens. But since they said "we're not gonna answer that" when they were asked if the zombies are coming back, we've got an inkling that maybe they do? (c)HBO Well, we want the next episode to come rather quickly so we can actually see what happens! But this will be an interesting twist, if it does come true. What do you think?
  17. The third episode of the final season of 'Game Of Thrones' was full of surprises. The abrupt death of the Night King and his army of the undead, who have been hyped for so long, is still hard to process. © HBO While the Night King and the White Walkers have been the greatest threat inside the 'Game Of Thrones' world, the conflict central to the storyline is, however, the politics over the Iron Throne, and as it turns out, the Night King doesn't prove to be the prime enemy in this narrative. © HBO However, look at it this way. Cersei Lannister is sitting on the Iron Throne right now. She's had to manipulate, betray and even sacrifice her way to the top. But is she a fitting Queen for the Westerosi? She's already put the throne in debt by getting the Golden Company's army. In all these seasons, she's given little to no importance to the people around her, including her own brother Jaime. And if you look at the death count, you'll realize that the lives of all the major characters are still intact. Theon and Ser Jorah, Beric and Edd were the main characters that died. The people that survived included Brienne, Podrick, Tormund, and Grey Worm, who all seemed truly doomed at various moments. All named characters hiding in the crypts appeared to survive, as did both dragons and Jon's direwolf, Ghost. It was much less death than expected, in terms of the major characters. The only war that matters now, lies South, where Cersei is definitely in no mood to give her throne up. The Mad Queen is a more appropriate villain, a kind whose ulterior motives can at least be attempted to understand by the audience. Her surprising twists in the past have never failed to surprise us. She clearly has something up her sleeve that could shock us along with her enemies.
  18. Finally, perhaps the most awaited episode ever, of any TVseries so far, is out. The longest ever episode of 'Game of Thrones', at an hour and 22 minutes, had fans gearing up for the longest battle scene ever filmed in the history of television. Well, before we start discussing it in subsequent articles, here is a sneaky bunch of 'spoilers without context' pictures for you to enjoy, that is, only if you have watched the episode. © Getty Images © Getty Images © Getty Images © Getty Images © Getty Images © Getty Images © Dharma Productions The only thing we're wondering right now is, what next? Seriously!
  19. The third episode in the final season of 'Game Of Thrones' is coming in less than 48 hours and while we gear up for the insane Battle of Winterfell to begin, let's just have a quick look at what all are we expecting to witness: 1. A lot of deaths, obviously. The mental preparation to see some of our favourites going down will be tough but catharsis is a rule for all major plot lines, and hence on the radar for this week are the Brienne of Tarth, Ser Jorah, Greyworm, Gendry and well, Theon. © HBO 2. A tiny scene from the promo showed us Jon Snow shouting the "Night King is coming" followed by a hysterical Arya Stark running from the crypts. Now, you sure as hell are aware of the theory that the crypts might not be the safest place since the dead Starks are kind of buried there. So prepare for some spook maybe? 3. Now, the teaser showed nothing about where the mighty Night King maybe, so this episode will (hopefully) answer that if not lay out his evil plans for us. There's a very interesting theory that this battle is a façade and probably the King is flying down South to madam Cersei to conquer hell himself. That will be crazy, if true. 4. The moment when Khaleesi says "the dead are here" could either mean the creepy crypt theory coming to life (pun intended) or the White Walkers breaking down the walls of Winterfell. 5. This episode may or may not show us how exactly Bran will use himself as bait to lure out the Night King. The boy is loved and hated in equal measures for his love of sarcasm and dropping one-liners but him mostly just keeping secrets to himself! © HBO This Monday morning, prepare for no blues but only gory red and also for your mind to be blown away.
  20. George RR Martin's acclaimed novel titled 'The Song Of Ice & Fire' when adapted into a show, almost ten years ago by HBO, left an overpowering impact on the viewers. Within the first two seasons, everyone was discussing the show, it's intriguing characters, the complicated relationships, deceit, wars, a very compelling plot and everything else the show brought to the table. The thing is, 'GoT' is not just your run of the mill epic-fantasy show but a lot more. It dissects the very fabric of society we live in, the people we interact with, the relationships we harbour and the battles we fight. If you look into it with more depth, you'll know how it seeps into a trajectory which is very familiar with today's modern world. Of course, there are no brothers having *** with their sisters (we hope not) and you may not see dragons flying about, but there are some firm life lessons you can take back from the show and apply them to your own life. © HBO One of the most stringent and important lessons the show gives us on a platter is the skill to be a good leader. If you see how the show is streamlined, it isn't much without apt leadership skills at display. Be it through a demonstration of power, strength, wisdom or union, leadership is the essence of 'Game Of Thrones' and through this article, I will point out 5 fantastic leadership lessons you can learn from the show, to apply in your personal life. (1) Always Listen To Advisors Well, of course, you probably won't have advisors because you're not the Protector Of The Realm TBH but it's always wise to seek counsel from someone who is more experienced and wiser. Whether it's the work front or personal life, if you're leading something fiercely, don't act upon your ego and heed advice when you need it best. When Tywin Lannister became the hand of the king to Tommen Baratheon, he asked him what makes a good king. After certain answers that Tywin wasn't happy with, Tywin told him a good king is someone who listens to his advisors and heeds their advice until he comes of age. Of course, he was saying that to manipulate him but there is a very deep lesson in there somewhere. So, if you're in a momentary fix with work, and if that's acting up on your leadership qualities, don't shy away from seeking help when required. © HBO (2) Always Know Your Weaknesses "A wise king knows what he knows and what he doesn't." These words were said by Tywin Lannister to his daughter Cersei, who'd come to him to ask him to bestow more responsibilities upon her as she had more to contribute than her brothers. Her father certainly thought otherwise, only because she was not smart enough to recognise her weakness. If you've noticed Cercei's rule, she's instilled more fear in people than respect for her and that's only because she's refused to realise her weaknesses over time. As a good leader, you must have enough faith in yourself to acknowledge what you're good at and what you're willing to improve, in order to bring clarity to your own thought process. If you do recognise something you're weak at, you're going to be more empathetic towards it, in order to understand graver problems that may lie ahead. A good leader who knows his weaknesses can turn them into strengths by acknowledging and addressing them. © HBO (3) Knowledge Is True Power Yes, strength does conjure power but when you have the knowledge, it lets you use your strength wisely and in a timely manner. Have you ever heard of the saying 'strike when the iron is hot?'. Well, it's something like that. I don't mean become an opportunist but gathering knowledge and using it when you really should, is a good aspect of leadership. If you see how Tyrion Lannister, or Varys or even Littlefinger displayed their leadership skills in the show, you'll know exactly what I mean. Both Littefinger and Varys rose from modest origins and made their way into the small council by displaying a sheer thirst for understanding everything and using it at the right time. They're not perfect examples of great leaders but they used one of the skills fairly well. Tyrion, on the other hand, always was the smart witty one, who used knowledge to the greatest advantage and became the hand of the queen, eventually. Another good example from the show is Samwell Tarly, who was forced to become a part of the Night's Watch, but his interest lay in reading books and applying that knowledge in resolving conflicts, and he did so fairly well in the show. You might be street smart, which is also an essential skill to lead but if you gather enough knowledge over time, it makes you wiser, resilient and unlike Jon Snow, you know things! © HBO (4) Always Plan Ahead By planning ahead I don't mean foresee an undeniable future, by planning ahead I mean always look at the many possibilities and go through them until you trust your instincts and chose the right one to follow. One always needs good leadership skills to study the situation thoroughly and take appropriate action, which can also help in the future too. That's what makes Jon Snow an excellent leader. He always led by example and examples told him about the foreseeable future, and he would apply those learnings to his present. For instance, when he witnessed the Night King's army, he immediately took action because he knew what was coming for the world. He went beyond the wall to persuade the wildlings to join him in the fight, even though he lost his life for it. He went to the south and bend the knee, just so Daenerys Targaryen could help him fight. He initiated a meeting between all the leaders to warn them against the dead and persuade them to fight together, even though a few backed out. He planned ahead because he saw some important shortcomings he obviously couldn't overcome alone. Always be wary of every situation, while you lead! © HBO (5) Be Fair In Your Judgements Fairness is an important quality every leader should practice. Having just democratic leadership skills can take you where you really want to be. If you think about the welfare of everyone you're working with or for those who work under you, you're already a good leader. Daenerys inspires both loyalty and respect from those who follow her. And why shouldn't she? She is a fair leader after all. She gives everyone free-will to follow her and never demands people to accept her as a leader. When she freed slaves from the 3 cities of Slaver's Bay, now known as the Bay of Dragons, she never forced anyone to follow her lead. She gave them a just and fair choice and they all decided to make her their queen, only because she acted fair, unlike their previous 'masters'. Her use of power and her dragons was minimal when it came to earning the respect of her people. If you're leading a team, always be fair in judging their demeanour, behaviour, practices and their work and then make a fair assessment out of that. If you're a fair leader, you'll earn more respect than someone who uses power to lead. © HBO There are many more leadership skills we can all learn from 'Game Of Thrones'. Hopefully, your accent to leadership isn't as cut-throat as the show, but whatever it is you're leading, if you apply the above-mentioned skills, you're sure to ace your endeavour in every way possible!
  21. With the biggest revelation that just came out, something that binds the show's fundamental plot line, just blew our mind. Aegon Targaryen, the sixth of his name, King of the Andals and the first men, Lord of seven kingdoms and protector of the realm, risen from the dead to proclaim his throne just officially set foot on the show, and we've got major goosebumps. But what the heck, we're still gonna call him Jon Snow. © HBO Jon's a dedicated man, who lists his priorities firmly and never lets anything get in the way of them. Well, almost. He still has a heart that loves fiercely and even with the daunting choices he has to make, his love for Dany is pure and real. Dany and Jon officially met in season 7 of 'Game of Thrones', where Jon made his journey to the south to meet the Dragon lady. Things unfolded quite quickly and before you knew it, they were making sweet love on their way to Winterfell. Daenerys is as smitten with Jon as he is with her. In fact, in the latest episode Dany tells Sansa how all she wanted was to take back the throne all her life, but now she's fighting Jon's war instead because she loves him dearly. © HBO Their love is pure, clean and strong and we truly hope the recent developments don't deter the compassion and respect the two hold for each other. If anything, Jon and Dany's story is the strongest in the series and we might have learnt a thing or two from their meaningful relationship and that's what this article is about. © HBO Here are 3 main learnings from Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen and Daenerys Targaryen's relationship in 'Game of Thrones'. Maybe you can use them to strengthen your bond with your loved one. (1) Effective Communication Is Important One thing that stands out between both Jon and Dany is their love to communicate everything effectively. Whether they're discussing strategies or a thing or two about love, they're straight up about how they feel and always counter each other's decision healthily. If you've noticed, Dany always seeks Jon's councils in pertinent matters, especially when it comes to making important decisions. He's always sought her advice on matters he might be a little confused about. The best way to build or re-build an association is to communicate effectively and build a narrative suited for your purpose. For example, Jon didn't take long to tell Dany the truth about who he was even though he knew it could potentially destroy his dynamic with her, on a permanent basis. Maybe they'll find a way around this, maybe they won't, but they're sure of how they feel for each other which might act as a saving grace, thanks to their excellent communication skills. © HBO (2) Sometimes Sacrifice Is Inevitable If you've truly been in love and have struggled to keep it alive you'll know what I mean by sacrifices then. Let's face it, sometimes love isn't easy, especially if you've fought for it in the past and failed miserably. That's what Dany and Jon did earlier. They met people they fell in love with and couldn't be with them in the longer run, so they decided to strive harder. While Dany joined the Dothraki to be with Khal Drogo, Jon couldn't give up his Night's Watch responsibility to be with Ygritte. But when the two come together, they both realise how important sacrifices are in love, in order to keep it alive. While Jon gives up his title as the King of the North, when he bends the knee for Dany, Dany too gives up her lifelong dream of marching to King's Landing and taking over the throne. Instead, she's in the North helping Jon prepare for a bigger war. That's what sacrifices enable you to do. Show empathy where it's required most and give up on something for a greater good. © HBO (3) The Ability To Keep Calm During Conflict This isn't just pertinent for people in power but for every relationship. The only helpful resolve comes through calmness and nothing more. If Jon and Dany were disagreeing on matters that affect the Seven Kingdoms then they'd be on loggerheads most times, instead of leading a war. While both have had a different approach to conflicts, there are times when they've intervened in the other's working and told them what they're doing is wrong. Especially Jon, who has always openly told Dany what he feels, when she asks him for his council. When Dany wanted Jaime executed, while he was in Winterfell, Jon didn't agree with her and she ultimately took his advice on the matter. Even after disclosing who he really is to Dany, we didn't see them get in to a brawl, knowing fully well that he's the true and rightful heir to the throne. To make love a stronger bond, you need to have adequate tools for it to work and avoiding conflict with a sense of calm is one of them, which these two display with ease. © HBO Jon and Dany display other learnings throughout their time together. For instance, sometimes you need to keep your ego aside to balance an equation, or how it's important to maintain balance between family and love. Though GoT happened a million years ago, there are some important lessons primarily from relationships in the show you can take back home with you and Jon and Daenerys' equation is probably one of them.
  22. 'Game Of Thrones' always pays great emphasis to the soundtrack, the songs and the music that become a part of the show somewhere or the other. Usually, the themes and end credit songs are something to always look forward to as they tell us a lot abbot the standing structure and theme of the particular episode citing incidents of historical importance. Just like how Podrick's song did in episode 2 of season 8: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. © HBO The episode is all about bidding final goodbyes in Winterfell before the eventual fate is faced the next morning, or so the mighty men and women seem to believe. While Arya wants her last night in the arms of the man she fancies, Sansa warms up to Theon after he chooses to fight against the dead. Greyworm and Missandei are making grand future plans to visit Naath after the war is over and a bunch of people are sitting around the fire warming their emotions and indulging in some worthy banter and storytelling. Jaime knights Brienne of Tarth, while Tyrion fills everyone's cups with ale, requesting someone to sing a song. The quiet and unassuming Podrick Payne steps up to the occasion and belts out an old time classic called 'Jenny's Song'. © HBO The song is taken directly from George RR Martin's book: The Song of Ice and Fire and it connects to the larger scheme of things in the storyline. The song is primarily thought to be about 'Jenny of the Oldstones', a girl Duncan Targaryen was madly in love with. Duncan happens to be Daenerys's uncle and the Mad King's elder brother, making him the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. Well, what does this piece of information have to do with what's going on right now? A lot apparently! The song directly relates to Duncan's love for Jenny, Rhaegar's love for Lyanna and Jon and Dany's love for each other. Just like how Duncan left his throne for Jenny, the assumption that Jon or Dany might do the same for one another, now that Jon is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne and Dany is well aware of that fact, bringing the Azor Ahai prophecy to light as well. The song plays on many levels, talking about making great sacrifices for the one true love, as it has always happened in history and might take shape in the present as well through the only two Targaryens left. © HBO So, if Duncan gave up his throne for love, will Dany do the same for Jon is the question, and that's what the song highlights. The song though has only presented the readers with one important line in the book: "High in the halls of kings who are gone, Jenny would dance with her ghosts". This reference goes back to 'Summerhall', a Targaryen castle, where a great fire broke out and killed Aegon Targaryen V and Duncan, Jenny's Prince. So, when the line reads "Jenny would dance with her ghosts", it means she'd be dancing with Duncan and Aegon V. © HBO But the version in the episode, the one that Pod sings to show off his vocal skills goes something like this: " The ones she had lost and the ones she had found, And the ones who had love her the most. The ones who'd been gone for so very long, She couldn't remember their names. They spun her around on the damp old stone, Spun away all her sorrow and pain. And she never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. Never wanted to leave. While the last lines repeat, we see a montage of Sam, Gilly and little Sam, Greyworm and Missandei and Theon and Sansa, characters that may not survive the war between the living and the dead. © HBO Well, Jon has forfeited love for duty in the past, when he gave up his love for Ygritte and sided with the Night's Watch because that was the right thing to do according to him and here he is, once again put up to a test and we're wondering if he'll forfeit his love once again for Dany! Well, only time will tell, that's all I can say. For now, the assumption that the song has something very significant to do with what lies ahead is very overpowering, because it talks about love from a long time ago, weaving its way into a love that's very much a part of the present. While we're not sure who gives up on their destiny of love first, we do know that perhaps both won't make it alive to the throne and whoever does make it, the sacrifices they made to get to the throne will haunt them for life. © HBO For now, to digest this heavy piece of information, give Jenny's Song a hear. It's performed by Florence and the Machine and it goes by the name 'Jenny of Oldstones'.
  23. The latest episode of 'Game of Thrones'' was a mixed bag of predictable yet gorgeously shot scenes, and the prepping up for the battle towards the end of the episode kind of takes you on a journey filled with mixed emotions. Now, social media is a funny Pandora's Box of jokes and memes and these hilarious ones on today's episode, sum up how we feel. #GameofThrones Jaime when Bran said “the things we do for love” pic.twitter.com/TIxEp5A8Ds — Annalisa Nicole (@annalisa_nicole) April 22, 2019 My thoughts on tonight's Game of Thrones: - Good episode but next week is going to be CRAZY. - Arya a freak! She been reading 50 Faces of Grey. - Jon Snow picking literally the worst time to tell Daenerys that she's in love with her nephew. - Hot Pie gonna end up on the Throne. pic.twitter.com/PEenoTZQDW — Tyler (@TyIerJTY) April 22, 2019 Now, first things first, Arya and Gendry finally found some action and everyone went 'WHOAAAAA'. Arya Memory almost ruined #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/F07MIrv6N0 — hehehe (@AndileXhoba) April 22, 2019 They sure did #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/LTNq19UqYN — Susanela (@_Susanela) April 22, 2019 The Ghost of Ned Stark wanting a word with Gendry. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/23VuDAre8S — Jeffrey Walizer Jr (@JWalizerJr) April 22, 2019 Then lets talk about Bran and him being a steak offering for the Night King. Bran being dropped outside of Winterfell as a peace offering for the Night King #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/zMgRGVNNQE — anak mading (@dapihes) April 22, 2019 Jon: My name, My Real name is Aegon Targaryen Dany: Who told you? Jon: Bran *Next episode*#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/LTQzxi0hwM — Tony Stark ðº (@_Lone_Ranger21) April 22, 2019 That silent moment between the new lovers when Khaleesi finds out Jon Snow is her nephew in reality. AWKWARD. #gameofthrones Jon: *tells daenerys his true identity* Daenerys: pic.twitter.com/RfwfDiarf5 — sg (@SarahGawo) April 22, 2019 Jon tryna tell dany that he is aegon targaryen #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/eki8lpynSP — mels ðâ¨ðð° (@princessmelssss) April 22, 2019 And then that insanely proud moment of seeing Brienne being knighted? Priceless! Congratulations to Brienne of Tarth for breaking through the stone ceiling. #GamefThrones pic.twitter.com/XUydV5Z0cP — shauna (@goldengateblond) April 22, 2019 Me holding back my tears knowing this is gonna be last time everyone alive together but still looking forward to next ep #GamefThrones pic.twitter.com/zkam1p03oX — Sebastian (@SebJuodaky) April 22, 2019 However, we are aware of the gruesome fact that most people are going to start dying from the next episode onwards and we can't wait. Catharsis much? Sums up episode 2 #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/c8jL1lv9GS — Caligula (@NotEvilCaligula) April 22, 2019
  24. 'Games of Thrones' is literally everywhere now. It's everywhere on social media, it's taken over our YouTube sub boxes and it's all over the news portals too. It's clearly a great time to be 'Game of Thrones' fan. But what about those people who don't really care about the show? What if you don't care who gets killed and who sits on the Iron Throne? Yes, it's totally cool to be someone who doesn't care about 'Game of Thrones'. So, what to do when it's the only show everyone seems to be talking about and you want to watch something different? Well, don't worry! We've got you covered. Here are five other shows you can watch if you don't care about 'Game of Thrones' - 1. Vikings © History Channel 'Vikings' is a great show to watch if you don't really like 'Game of Thrones', but want to watch something with conquests and sword fights. The plot of 'Vikings' isn't as complicated to understand as, say, 'Game of Thrones', but there's still a lot to look forward to. It tells the tale of a Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok on his journey to becoming a Scandinavian king. The story is set in a medieval era, and the show does a phenomenal job of representing it with costumes and sets. Also, the cast has done a commendable job and the character development is on point too. Where to watch: Netflix 2. Outlander © Netflix 'Outlander' is yet another period drama, which should definitely be on your watch list. It's based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, and it follows a World War II nurse who finds a portal (yes, a portal to travel in time) to 1743 Scotland. It's a show which combines historic action and drama with some interesting tidbits of time travel. Unlike the 'Game of Thrones' series, the books are a quick read, which makes this show all the more interesting. If you end up missing something on the show or you feel like getting a better understanding of the things happening on the show, then it's very easy to catch up. Where to watch: Netflix 3. Westworld © HBO 'Westworld', when it came out back in 2016, was one of the most-discussed shows. Literally, it was everywhere. In case you don't know, it's a sci-fi series set in a futuristic theme park where celebrities and wealthy people show up to bring their wild west fantasies to life. We're two seasons in, and the show just keeps on getting more interesting. Guess what? It looks like it's only going to get crazier from here since it looks the life-like host robots are up to something. The show is due for the third season, but it's not coming anytime soon. So, you still have a lot of time to catch up. Where to watch: Hotstar 4. The 100 © Netflix What do 'Game of Thrones' and 'The 100' have in common? They both are shows in which no one is safe. So, if you're planning on watching this show, then make sure that you don't get attached to any of the characters. That, however, is the fun part. 'The 100' is based on the Kass Morgan young adult series, but it's no longer following the original storyline and has now become a thing of its own. The show is about a nuclear apocalypse, where the remaining bunch of people are living in a space station. When the station's life support starts showing the signs of failure, they send 100 young prisoners to determine alternate safe shelters. Where to watch: Netflix 5. Frontier © Netflix Honestly, you can watch this show just for Jason Momoa. As Khal Drogo, he got killed off fairly quickly in 'Game of Thrones' and you can get your Khal Drogo fix from this show. 'Frontier' is essentially a show about the 18th-century North American fur trade, where the protagonist takes on Hudson's Bay Company. Where to watch: Netflix
  25. Thanks to 'Game Of Thrones', Fantasy TV shows have proven to be a massive success. Now that the show has seen massive success, we've seen other studios also invest in future fantasy tv shows that will hit their respective distribution platforms. It will be a sad moment when 'Game Of Thrones' ends; it will be the end of a franchise that has been the most successful TV show in history. Even though HBO is working on a prequel series of GOT, it still won't be able to garner as much excitement as the current season. © New Line Cinema Having said that, we do have a bunch of new fantasy TV series that are in the works as we speak. One of them being a Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) TV series that will release on Amazon Prime. It's said to take place in the mid to late second age when the ring of power is first forged. It is the period when we see Sauron rise to power and may end where Peter Jackson movies start off. 'The Lord Of The Rings' by J.R.R Tolkien is often considered to be the father of modern epic fantasy books and it will be exciting to see Sauron's origins on our TV screens. The movie adaptations by Peter Jackson were a huge success and ushered in an era where fantasy movies and TV shows became a part of pop culture. The Amazon LOTR tv series is said to begin shooting in August and way get to see the first season on Amazon Prime in early 2020. © CD Projekt Red The second fantasy TV series we're most excited about is Netflix's 'The Witcher' adaptation. The show will be a drama series based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's 'The Witcher', a collection of eight novels. Henry Cavill will play the iconic character 'Geralt of Rivia' while Freya Allan will play the character of Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, and Anna Shaffer as Triss Marigold. © Netflix The novels have already been adapted into a series of video games by CD Projekt Red and have now garnered a cult-like following for the franchise. Andrzej Sapkowski has obviously created a very rich and memorable world that has dark undertones, drama and action. If the upcoming TV series is anything like the game, expect ***, battles, betrayal, prophecies, romance and magic as the primary theme of the series similar to GOT. 'The Witcher' TV series is expected to release later this year and we couldn't be more excited for this show. It's a great time to be a fantasy fan as our favourite franchises are being brought to life in the form of TV series or movies. Being a fantasy series, we can't expect any of the shows to be completely faithful; however, it's still exciting to see these two amazing worlds brought back to life.
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