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Emmy episode analysis: Maisie Williams (‘Game of Thrones’) keeps winter at bay as Arya Stark in ‘The Long Night’

Emmy episode analysis: Maisie Williams (‘Game of Thrones’) keeps winter at bay as Arya Stark in ‘The Long Night’
A girl may have no name, but Maisie Williams certainly does at the Emmys after bagging her second career nomination for playing heroine Arya Stark in the eighth and final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Like in 2016, when she received her first nom, she’s competing in Best Drama Supporting Actress, and the season’s battle-heavy third hour, “The Long Night,” serves as her submission to Emmy judges.

In the episode, with the ultimate battle between the living and the dead looming, Arya watches from Winterfell’s battlements as the Dothraki charge at the army of the dead in front of the castle. When the dead, however, break through the trenches and start enclosing Winterfell, Arya enters the fray, putting her series-long training into practice.

The brutal campaign takes her all the way through Winterfell’s halls and almost places her at death’s door. Eventually she, the
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‘Game of Thrones’: Unleashing Drogon’s Godzilla Force in the ‘Battle of King’s Landing’

‘Game of Thrones’: Unleashing Drogon’s Godzilla Force in the ‘Battle of King’s Landing’
The horrific sight of Dany (Emilia Clarke) turning into the Mad Queen in Season 8 of “Game of Thrones” and vaporizing King’s Landing atop Drogon became the ultimate expression of destruction for the series. Indeed, the “Battle of King’s Landing” from Episode 5 (“The Bells”) dwarfed all previous annihilation, with the VFX stepping up by taking its cue from London after the Blitz and the fire bombing of Dresden toward the end of World War II.

King’s Landing finally comes crashing down during the firebombing, the Clegane brothers (Rory McCann and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) perish from their battle, and the Red Keep castle collapses on Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). “So, after seven years of building out the physical and sometimes emotional world of ‘Thrones’ through use of visual effects, in ‘The Bells,’ it was time to add an exclamation point,” said Joe Bauer, the lead VFX supervisor.
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Funko unveils new Game of Thrones Pop! Vinyls featuring Daenerys, Jorah and Sansa

Funko has two new additions to its Game of Thrones line with a Pop! Television vinyl figure of Sansa Stark as the Queen of the North, along with a Pop! Moments collectible featuring Daenerys and Jorah during the Battle of Winterfell; take a look here…

See Also: HBO announces Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection

The final season of Game of Thrones featured a cast that included Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Rory McCann, Gwendoline Christie, Pilou Asbaek, Carice Van Houten, Iain Glen, Jerome Flynn, Alfie Allen, Conleth Hill, John Bradley and Vladimir Furdik.

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The Last Watch Reveals Kit Harington Wasn't Ready For That Tragic Scene Between Jon and Dany

The Last Watch Reveals Kit Harington Wasn't Ready For That Tragic Scene Between Jon and Dany
Fans of Game of Thrones are still sorting out their feelings over that . . . ahem, divisive series finale. But viewers aren't the only ones who endured a whirlwind of emotions over the finale's big moments: the cast themselves were deeply affected by the ending to the story they've been playing out for 10 years, and we got to see their reactions thanks to a special behind-the-scenes documentary that aired on Sunday night.

The Last Watch, a HBO documentary that chronicles the final season while paying tribute to its crew members, provided intimate glimpses of the cast's very last table read. You thought you were in your feelings about Daenerys's death at the hands of Jon Snow? Kit Harington was visibly shocked and even had to hold back his tears when he realized what was going down. The actor hadn't read any of the scripts for the final season before the table read,
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"Game of Thrones" - The Final Episode

Take another look at footage from events leading up to the final episode of "Game of Thrones" airing May 19, 2019 on HBO:

"...'Daenerys Targaryen' (Emilia Clarke) follows in her late father's blood-thirsty footsteps...

"...burning the entirety of 'King's Landing' to the ground...

"...resulting in the deaths of 'Cersei Lannister' (Lena Headey)...

"...'Jaime Lannister' (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)...

...'Sandor Clegane' (Rory McCann), 'The Mountain' (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson)...

"...and 'Euron Greyjoy' (Pilou Asbæk).

"Daenerys assumes her rightful place on the 'Iron Throne'. With 'Jon Snow' (Kit Harington), 'Arya Stark' (Maisie Williams) and 'Tyrion Lannister' (Peter Dinklage) still alive, who know who will be left standing..."

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Game of Thrones

Network: HBO

Episodes: 73 (hour)

Seasons: Eight

TV show dates: April 17, 2011 -- May 19, 2019

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Alfie Allen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Rory McCann, Aidan Gillen, Liam Cunningham, John Bradley, Carice van Houten, Jerome Flynn, Conleth Hill, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Hannah Murray, Gwendoline Christie, and Kristofer Hivju.

TV show description:      

This medieval fantasy TV show is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. The first is titled A Game of Thrones.

Set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, the series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom's noble families for control of the Iron Throne. As the show opens, additional threats from the
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Sophie Turner Slams ‘Thrones’ Backlash and the ‘Disrespectful’ Petition to Remake Season 8

Sophie Turner Slams ‘Thrones’ Backlash and the ‘Disrespectful’ Petition to Remake Season 8
[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 8.]

The final season of “Game of Thrones” proved to be the most polarizing run of episodes the show has ever seen. Each week a different plot twist or story development provoked outrage from “Thrones” fans, whether it was Arya losing her virginity to Gendry, Missandei being executed by Cersei, or Daenerys burning King’s Landing to the ground. The backlash resulted in an online petition requesting a Season 8 remake. The petition, which blasted “Thrones” creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff as “incompetent writers,” went viral with over 1.2 million signatures and counting. In a post-finale interview with The New York Times, Sophie Turner put the petition on blast.

“All of these petitions and things like that — I think it’s disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season,” Turner said. “Like 50-something night shoots.
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Game of Thrones: This Extremely Out-There Theory Suggests Jaime Is Somehow Still Alive

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Game of Thrones: This Extremely Out-There Theory Suggests Jaime Is Somehow Still Alive
You know the drill. Game of Thrones spoilers below.

Guys, we all saw the Red Keep crumble on top of Cersei and Jaime Lannister at the end of Game of Thrones' penultimate episode, right? I'm only asking because it appears some fans are convinced Jaime didn't die from the weight of crashing pillars and falling stones, and instead survived the ruin to appear in the series finale. Some might call this denying the cold hard facts, but let's dig into this latest theory that assumes Jaime is, in fact, very much alive.

Tumblr user Weeds Are Flowers Too went full Charlie Day freak-out over the real-life details surrounding Jaime's death and came to the conclusion that Jaime hasn't been celebrated enough to be off the show completely. "Why isn't Anyone acknowledging that Jaime Lannister just died??? Why is nobody in the cast thanking Nik for his performance?" the user wrote.
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Game of Thrones: This Extremely Out-There Theory Suggests Jaime Is Somehow Still Alive

You know the drill. Game of Thrones spoilers below.

Guys, we all saw the Red Keep crumble on top of Cersei and Jaime Lannister at the end of Game of Thrones' penultimate episode, right? I'm only asking because it appears some fans are convinced Jaime didn't die from the weight of crashing pillars and falling stones, and instead survived the ruin to appear in the series finale. Some might call this denying the cold hard facts, but let's dig into this latest theory that assumes Jaime is, in fact, very much alive.

Tumblr user Weeds Are Flowers Too went full Charlie Day freak-out over the real-life details surrounding Jaime's death and came to the conclusion that Jaime hasn't been celebrated enough to be off the show completely. "Why isn't Anyone acknowledging that Jaime Lannister just died??? Why is nobody in the cast thanking Nik for his performance?" the user wrote.
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HBO releases official images from Game of Thrones’ series finale

With just four days to go until Game of Thrones comes to an end, HBO has released two images from its series finale which feature Daenerys looking over her army and the ruins of King’s Landing after unleashing her fury on the city in ‘The Bells’ [read our review here], as well as a shot of the last remaining Lannister, Tyrion; take a look here…

See Also: Game of Thrones Season 8: How Is It Going to End?

See Also: Game of Thrones sets ratings high and Rotten Tomatoes low with ‘The Bells’

The final season of Game of Thrones features a cast that includes Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Rory McCann, Gwendoline Christie, Pilou Asbaek, Carice Van Houten, Iain Glen, Jerome Flynn, Alfie Allen, Conleth Hill, John Bradley and Vladimir Furdik.

The post HBO releases
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Review: Game of Thrones S8 E5 – The Bells

Warning: Full Spoilers For Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 ‘The Bells’ Ahead

Game of Thrones is such a consistently high quality production that no episode can really be said to be bad. However, that also comes with the Catch-22 situation that when an episode shows flaws, those failings are magnified; they can hit viewers harder, almost feeling like a betrayal. For this reason, The Bells has, ironically, been the most incendiary episode to date, eliciting confusion, anger and frustration from fans. These reactions are completely justified because despite this episode’s excellent presentation, the story essentially felt like a compilation of unfulfilled expectations:

Going into the episode, we expected an epic battle in the vein of some of the show’s greatest outings. What we got was a short, one-sided fight, followed by a poorly explained heel turn. In the first 20 minutes of the episode, we experienced powerful, nuanced character performances,
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Game Of Thrones Fans Think The Hound Should Win Father Of The Year

As sad as it may be, the truth is undeniable. The eighth and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones has been full of disappointing moments. Aside from pacing issues – the general consensus is that things feel rather rushed and hurried – fans and critics alike have criticized this season’s plot, dialogue, and character motivations. Last week’s episode, “The Bells,” drew ire from the community at large, especially in regards to Dany’s decision to burn the Red Keep to the ground, and the underwhelming deaths of both Jamie and Cersei Lannister.

The series’ penultimate episode was so hated, in fact, that not only is it currently the second lowest-rated on IMDb – beaten out by “The Last of the Starks,” which aired the week before – but it currently holds the record for the worst Rotten Tomatoes score in the show’s history. Needless to say, there’s plenty of criticism to go around,
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The Game of Thrones Cast's Behind-the-Scenes Season 8 Photos Are Just as Bloody as the Show

Season eight of Game of Thrones has brought us brutal murders, rejected proposals, and a whole lot of treason, but under all that blood and those bleach-blond wigs, the cast is really one big happy family. Throughout the final season of the show, our favorite cast members have been sharing behind-the-scenes photos from the set, and each and every photo warms our hearts - yep, even with enemies Rory McCann and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. Check out the cast's season eight Instagram photos from the set ahead, and get ready to gush over Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lena Headey's friendship, Sophie Turner napping on set, Jacob Anderson and Nathalie Emmanuel dancing together, and so much more.

Related: 70+ Must-See Photos of the Game of Thrones Cast Out of Character
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Game of Thrones Season 8: Cleganebowl and the Mountain Explained

David Crow May 13, 2019

We examine the long and sordid history that led to Cleganebowl on Game of Thrones, and why it felt therapeutic.

This Game of Thrones article contains major spoilers for Season 8 episode 5, “The Bells.”

Last night’s Game of Thrones was a bitter pill for many to swallow. While there have been hints and teases going back to the very first season that Daenerys Targaryen would do what she did and live up to her House words—Fire and Blood—that doesn’t mean fans had to like it when the moment came. It really is the opposite of fan service when one of our perceived heroes has a tragic fall to darkness at the eleventh hour of a television series. Meanwhile Cersei Lannister, who we thought was the last big bad of the series, died not with any beloved character plunging in the knife, but as a
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Promo for Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Finale

After the shocking events of last night’s penultimate episode, HBO has now released a promo for the finale of its epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, which we have for you here; check it out…

See Also: Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 Review – ‘The Bells’

The final season of Game of Thrones features a cast that includes Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Rory McCann, Gwendoline Christie, Pilou Asbaek, Carice Van Houten, Iain Glen, Jerome Flynn, Alfie Allen, Conleth Hill, John Bradley and Vladimir Furdik.

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"Game of Thrones" - Series Finale

Take a look at new footage, plus images from events leading up to the Season 8 final episode of "Game of Thrones" airing May 19, 2019 on HBO:

"...'Daenerys Targaryen' (Emilia Clarke) follows in her late father's blood-thirsty footsteps...

"...burning the entirety of 'King's Landing' to the ground...

"...resulting in the deaths of 'Cersei Lannister' (Lena Headey)...

"...'Jaime Lannister' (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)...

...'Sandor Clegane' (Rory McCann), 'The Mountain' (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson)...

"...and 'Euron Greyjoy' (Pilou Asbæk).

"Daenerys assumes her rightful place on the 'Iron Throne'. With 'Jon Snow' (Kit Harington), 'Arya Stark' (Maisie Williams) and 'Tyrion Lannister' (Peter Dinklage) still alive, who know who will be left standing..."

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Penultimate Episode’s Fatal Battle Royale Reveals It Ain’t Ever Over Until It’s Over

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Penultimate Episode’s Fatal Battle Royale Reveals It Ain’t Ever Over Until It’s Over
Spoiler Alert: This article contains details of tonight’s penultimate episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth & final season.

If you thought the swords on Game of Thrones were being fundamentally sheathed after the long and dark battle of Winterfell a few weeks ago, tonight’s expanded second-to-last “The Bells” episode of the HBO blockbuster burned down the house or at least the armada of the Iron Fleet and most of King’s Landing.

Harking to the best of World War II films, the long near silence of the carnage to come is broken about halfway through tonight’s 82-minute finale when, like a Spitfire mixed with a flying fortress over the English Channel, a fully armored Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) and her remaining dragon Drogan come screaming through the clouds like angels of death to obliterate the pirate fleet of Cersei Lannister’s (Lena Headey) latest lover and main line of offense,
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Promo images for Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5

We’ve already seen a promo for the penultimate episode of Games of Thrones season 8, and now HBO has released a batch of promo images featuring Jon Snow, Davos Seaworth, Tyrion Lannister, Varys, Daenerys Targaryen, Harry Strickland and the Golden Company, Euron Greyjoy, Cersei Lannister, and Grey Worm; check them out here…

See Also: Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 Review – ‘The Last of the Starks’

The final season of Game of Thrones features a cast that includes Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Rory McCann, Gwendoline Christie, Pilou Asbaek, Carice Van Houten, Iain Glen, Jerome Flynn, Alfie Allen, Conleth Hill, John Bradley and Vladimir Furdik.

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Game of Thrones director reveals why Jon didn’t properly say goodbye to Ghost

David Nutter, director of the latest episode of Game of Thrones, has revealed the reason why Jon didn’t go over and pet Ghost when saying his goodbyes.

As ever, the latest episode of Game of Thrones provided numerous talking points and fascinating moments. One scene, however, has caused a few fans to be upset with Jon, who didn’t go over to pet his beloved wolf Ghost when saying his goodbyes.

Why was this? Well, according to episode director David Nutter, this was because Ghost is a difficult CGI creation and they didn’t think they could pull it off without detracting from the scene. Speaking to Huffington Post, Nutter said:

“Since the direwolves are kind of CG creations, we felt it best to keep it as simple as possible. And I think that it played out much more powerfully that way.”

Real wolves are used to create direwolves
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‘Game Of Thrones’ Chastized by Jessica Chastain & Ava DuVernay Over Rape & Racial Insensitivity

‘Game Of Thrones’ Chastized by Jessica Chastain & Ava DuVernay Over Rape & Racial Insensitivity
Jessica Chastain and Ava DuVernay are taking HBO to task for what they say is the premium cabler’s insensitivity to rape and race on the blockbuster Game of Thrones.

Following Sunday’s “The Last of the Starks” episode, Chastain on Monday criticized the show for using the rape and torture that Sophie Turner’s character, Sansa Stark, endured throughout the series as the reasons for her strength.

Rape is not a tool to make a character stronger. A woman doesn’t need to be victimized in order to become a butterfly. The #littlebird was always a Phoenix. Her prevailing strength is solely because of her. And her alone.#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/TVIyt8LYxI

— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) May 7, 2019

Throughout GoT‘s run, the Sansa character has gone through several transformations, from the princess of Winterfell asking to be wed to Prince Joffrey, to the strategic ruler of her family’s house.
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