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‘GoT’s Emilia Clarke & Kit Harington Mourned Upon Discovering Characters’ Fates
By Izza Sofia, 21 May 2019
Both Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington got emotional after learning about the outcomes of their characters in the season finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones, which—major spoilers ahead—saw ‘Daenerys Targaryen’ being stabbed in the heart by ‘Jon Snow’ in the midst of a kiss.
In the last scene of the final episode, ‘Daenerys’ gets pierced in the heart by ‘Jon Snow’, who decides to kill her after her murder of thousands of people in a battle at ‘King’s Landing’.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Clarke said she “completely flipped out” after she received the scripts for season eight back in October 2017, and even tried to defend her character. She admitted to reading the script seven times, and had to “physically prepare the space” upon learning about the devastating end of ‘Daenerys’.
Disappointed by the plot twist, Clarke said she broke down and decided to go for a long walk to digest it all.
Kit Harington, whose iconic character placed the dagger through his lover’s heart, hadn’t read the script at the time, and decided to do so only when en route to Belfast, where the final season was shot. Once Harington did his homework, he too mourned about the conclusion.
While it is hard to come to terms with ‘Daenerys’s death, fans are even less satisfied with how the final season turned out. Many unhappy viewers have signed a petition to “remake” the final installment as its writers “have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent when they have no source material to fall back on.”
[via Independent, opening image via HBO]
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