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Game of Thrones is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire book series written by George R.R. Martin and they started with the same characters and plotlines but as the seasons passed by, it became difficult for the show creators to keep things same. The small changes that they had made in the initial seasons, turned out to have a big impact later in the series. It was something like the Butterfly Effect and as of now, there are some huge differences in the story that we watch on the TV show and the one in the books. There are times when the show confirms certain theories and there are other times when the show dispels major theories.

The same thing has applied to the latest Game of Thrones episode, Blood of my Blood. In this Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, ‘Blood of my Blood’, Benjen Stark returned to the show. Benjen is Ned Stark’s brother and a brother of the Night’s Watch and he has not been seen since season 1, when he had gone beyond the Wall on a ranging mission. Later in the show, only his horse returned to the Wall and it was assumed that he was dead.

In the latest episode, Benjen Stark saved Meera and Bran from the Wights when they were alone in the jungle and the Wights were fast approaching. Later he revealed what happened to him after he went on the mission and it is one amazing story. The fans noticed that Benjen Stark had characteristics similar to that of Coldhands, who is a character in the books but was omitted from the TV show. Now Dan Weiss has confirmed one thing, that Benjen Stark was actually the show’s take on ‘Coldhands’.

Coldhands is a character who looked like an undead brother of the Night’s Watch, riding an elk and he met Samwell and Gilly and escorted them to Castle Black (in A Storm of Swords). He was also the same guy who escorted Bran, Meera, Jojen, Hodor and Summer to the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave. But these things were left out of the show. Now Benjen Stark is back and according to the producers, his and Coldhands identity is the same.

However, there is an important thing to remember that the same thing does not apply to the books. In the past George R.R. Martin had said that Coldhands and Benjen Stark are not the same people. So now we are seeing another example where the books and the TV show have diverged. Now that the show is way past the books, the show creators seem to be taking more liberties while scripting the story.

Take a look at the tweet below, which shows what George R.R. Martin said when he was asked if Benjen and Coldhands are the same people.






22 year old. Law student. Cancerian. Epicure. Unicorn and mermaid believer. Doing this for my love for dragons and Khaleesi. Oh, And Jon. And Tyrion. And Cersei. And always remember, there is no justice in this world unless we make it.

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George R. R. Martin promises to finish The Winds of Winter before writing for House of the Dragon

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George R. R. Martin promises to finish The Winds of Winter before writing for House of the Dragon

Game of Thrones might be over, but the franchise is alive and kicking. We still have at least two books left to come, and HBO has just announced he first prequel to the series, named House of the Dragon. The key factor is that both the books, and this show, require George R. R. Martin to write, and the prequel announcement was concerning fans about the fate of The Winds of Winter. George however has cleared those doubts by revealing he’ll be finishing The Winds of Winter before staring with the prequel. Read on!

George took to his Not a Blog to discuss the prequel, knowing fully well fans were concerned that it might lead to a further delay in The Winds of Winter coming out. George wrote, giving an insight into the development of the prequel:

“Ryan Condal has already done a considerable amount of writing on House of the Dragon, but a lot of work remains ahead of us. There’s a writer’s room to be assembled, episodes to be broken down and scripted, a cast and crew to be assembled, budgets and production details to be worked out. As yet, we don’t even know where we will be shooting… though I expect we will revisit at least some of the countries David & Dan used for GAME OF THRONES (Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta, and Spain).”

He continued:

“I expect to be involved in all of this to some extent… and, who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of Game of Thrones.”

George made sure to give a little disclaimer, however:

“But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered Winds of Winter. Winter is still coming, and Winds remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write episodes of House.”

He also discussed the sad fate of the other Game of Thrones prequel, The Long Night, which was cancelled, and noted that he didn’t think that the cancellation had anything to do with House of the Dragon, saying HBO had enough room for multiple Game of Thrones successor shows. He also expressed his sympathies towards Jane Goldman and others who worked on the show.

In any case, it looks like we might get The Winds of Winter in 2020, at least. What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Emilia Clarke poses with Jason Momoa and Kit Harington in the best birthday snap ever

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Emilia Clarke poses with Jason Momoa and Kit Harington in the best birthday snap ever

Game of Thrones stars have the best get together, but the latest one is definitely our new favourite. The mother of dragons, Emilia Clarke turned 33 recently, and had a birthday bash fitting for a Khaleesi. The best part of the birthday for us fans is a picture that she posted a picture that is by all means iconic, featuring both her onscreen love interests from Game of Thrones. Read on!

Emilia took to Instagram to share moments from what seems like the best birthday party ever, but without a doubt, the crown jewel of the birthday snaps is Emilia’s picture with Jason Momoa, a.k.a. Khal Drogo, and Kit Harington, a.k.a. Jon Snow, calling it a “Momoa sandwich” in the hashtags. Check it out:

Well, if only we had gotten this moment on Game of Thrones! Jason Momoa left an adorable comment on the picture, saying “Happy birthday love. So stoked I got to see you 😍”. The picture comes right after Emilia and Jason’s recent reunion on The Graham Norton Show.

Emilia also posted more pictures from her birthday party. Take a look:

The Khaleesi sure knows how to party. There’s a good chance more Game of Thrones stars were present, but we do not have any pictures at the moment.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

There are quite a few Game of Thrones pairings that are iconic, but the top spot belongs to Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, without a doubt. The actors that played the onscreen couple Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo are great friends in real world. We have seen them reunite quite a lot, but the two are headed for an onscreen reunion, as they’re scheduled to appear on The Graham Norton Show. Read on!

The popular British TV series The Graham Norton Show always has the best guest pairing, and they seem to have totally nailed it this time around. Emilia and Jason will be seen together on the show’s upcoming episode scheduled to air on October 25.

Emilia is currently in the middle of promoting her upcoming film Last Christmas, while Momoa is promoting his upcoming Apple TV+ series See. The two promos seem to have come together beautifully, leading to this reunion. The show will also have Regina King, there to promote her upcoming HBO series Watchmen, and comedian Ross Noble, with Camila Cabello slated to be the performer.

The episode will air on Friday, October at 10.35pm on BBC One, for the British fans of the show. Are you excited to watch the two unite on screen after this long? We sure are. Talk to us in the comments, below!






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