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GoT cast bids emotional adieu as show ends
It is tough to sum up eight years and 73 episodes in a post or two about a show that has gone on to become a cultural phenomenon, but Game of Thrones stars tried to do just that after the finale, which has left many fans fuming and heartbroken at how their ‘Watch’ ended.
Actors Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Gwendoline Christie, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley and Liam Cunningham took to social media to say an emotional goodbye to millions of fans and revealed how their characters in the HBO series will continue to guide them in their journey — both personal and professional — ahead.
Clarke, who has come to be known as Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen, said it was hard for her to find right words to describe what the show has meant for her. “‘Game of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being. I just wish my darling dad was here now to see how far we’ve flown.
Turner, whose character arc as Sansa Stark has been one of the most satisfying, credited her screen ego for teaching her “resilience, bravery and what true strength really is”.
Bradley, who played fan favourite Samwell Tarly, called the season finale of “GoT” as a “final step of a long and wonderful journey”.
Anderson, who essayed the role of Grey Worm, described the show as “the craziest school trip ever”.
Cunningham, who played Davos Seaworth, thanked his fans for all the support on Twitter and called the journey “utterly extraordinary”.
Gwendoline Christie shared a picture with Harington in which she poses with a faux shock on her face and captioned: “BEING TOLD THE ENDING TO @gameofthrones”. The actor played Ser Brienne of Tarth in the series.
Kristofer ‘Tormund Giantsbane’ Hivju posted a photo on Instagram with his on-screen love interest Christie and real-life partner, wife Gry Molvaer Hivju. “Definitely a win win situation… Homage to Gwendoline Christie for her brilliant performance as the warrior, the knight and the beautiful human being Brienne Of Tarth #GOTafterparty With my wife @grymolvaerhivju,” Hivju captioned.
The final season has been termed as one of the worst by fans, who even petitioned HBO to remake it with more “competent writers”.
The final and eighth season was criticised by fans for sudden changes in character arcs and poor portrayal of its female characters, mostly Daenerys’. The show has been a target of jokes and memes for forgetting a coffee cup in a crucial scene and a water bottle in the final episode. (PTI)