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As Game Of Thrones approaches its final season, George R. R. Martin wishes he had finished the books sooner

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So, this is it! The wait is almost over and the end is near. It’s been nearly 2 years since we last saw a new episode of our favorite series, Game Of Thrones. Now with the trailer for the final season out, we can barely wait for the series to be aired. The adrenaline rush is such that the mere mention of Game Of Thrones sets us into an animated debate as to how the series would progress and eventually end. But then, as much as we are all excited for the 8th season of Game Of Thrones, there is a silent corner in our hearts that is deeply saddened by that very fact — that we no longer will have a new episode to look forward to after this series ends. We are all going through a phase filled with mixed emotions. And, guess what? We aren’t the only ones!

George RR Martin says Daenerys might benefit from reading ‘Fire and Blood’

George R. R. Martin, the author of this amazing world is in the same boat as us, though for a slightly different reason. In a recent interview to Entertainment Weekly, he claimed to “have mixed feelings about that.”

He added, “It’s been an incredible ride. And almost all of it has been great. Obviously, I wished I finished these books sooner so the show hadn’t gotten ahead of me. I never anticipated that.” For the final season, Martin says, “It’s the end for a lot of people. It’s not the end for me. I’m still deeply in it. I better live a long time because I have a lot of work left to do.”

With bated breath and fingers crossed, we hope that the last two books of the series come out soon as well. But when it comes to the perfectionist that George R.R. Martin is, we might as well have a wait of another decade ahead of us before we finally say goodbye to the world of Westeros.






A dreamer who is an instructional designer by the day and reader by the night, Saba is either found hunched over a book with coffee in one hand or doing what she loves the most- writing. The only thing that helps her get through her day in the corporate world is her TBR pile.

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Tormund may have a chance at romance with Brienne yet, says Gwendoline Christie

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Hold your beating hearts fandom, Tormund Giantsbane may have a chance with the ‘big woman’, or Ser Brienne of Tarth, yet. In a recent interview with TV Line, Brienne actor Gwendoline Christie hinted that a romance with Tormund shouldn’t be totally off-the-charts for her character going forward. Of course, we will not see that happen, but the thought alone is warming my heart!

The self-proclaimed Giantsbane has been very taken with Brienne from day 1. But Brienne was always pretty weirded out by his attention, and when a tough rival arrived in the form of Jaime Lannister, Tormund’s chances with her seemed nonexistent. But with Jaime leaving Brienne and then dying by the side of his old lover (and sister) Cersei, Tormund may have a better shot.

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But even then, it won’t be easy for him. so Gwendoline Christie thinks. In her words:

“Yeah, maybe he has a chance, but she would really make him work. I mean, you know, she’s landed her dream job. Also, the story about the giant’s milk might take a little bit of getting over. But maybe not.”

Having said that, Christie is happy with the way her character’s emotional possibilities have been handled in Game of Thrones.

“I never expected people to get behind Brienne of Tarth. I truly didn’t think that she would be embraced because she wasn’t conventionally attractive, and she wasn’t sexy or cute or sassy. I feel like we saw this incredibly unconventional character and we saw her display all the behaviours that we’re taught as women not to display.”

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Tormund, in fact, is one of the only people in the show who found her attractive just as she is. Jaime, on the other hand, has always insulted her because of her perceived lack of beauty and fell in love only much later. Many fans saw Tormund as a much better candidate for Brienne’s heart than Jaime, and Jaime sort of proved everyone right by ditching Brienne like that.

With Tormund journeying beyond the Wall and Brienne in King’s Landing, the romance does not seem very likely at this point. But weren’t there at least some tender words shared between them? Tormund actor Kristofer Hivju recently claimed that some scenes featuring Brienne and Tormund were cut from Season 8. Who knows, a romance may still be budding between the far ends of Westeros.






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Some Tormund-Brienne scenes were cut from Game of Thrones Season 8

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All the Brienne-Tormund shippers in the world, you were not all wrong. There could indeed have been more between the lovable wildling and our lady knight, except those bits got cut on the editing table. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Tormund actor Kristofer Hivju talked about some deleted scenes that he and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had shot together – including one with an improvised monologue from Tormund’s end.

Hivju revealed this in a discussion about deleted scenes along with John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gilly (Hannah Murray) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark) which you can watch here. Hivju’s bit starts from 1:17.

Hivju says the scenes between him and Christie got cut mainly because they exceeded the time limits of the tightly packed Season 8 episode lengths. In his words, “We did a lot of stuff with Tormund and Brienne that they took out because it became too much. Well, you don’t have too much time!”

He even describes one of the scenes that never made to the episodes as they aired. “I remember there was a scene where I added some small monologues.” That may not give out too much, but sure sounds like some sort of intense conversation were going on between Brienne and Tormund in that scene. Add to the fact that Hivju thinks the left-out stuff was “fun”. In his words, “I think they took the right choice in the edit but there is some fun stuff laying around.”

If only some benevolent soul would let us in on those “fun” stuff!






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Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) says he was confused by the Game of Thrones finale

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Turns out Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) didn't like the Game of Thrones ending either

Game of Thrones had been the most popular television series on the face of the Earth, but then it ended. The ending left a lot of the fans in a foul mood, with complaints of bad writing. Apparently, the fans weren’t the only people unhappy with the end. Charles Dance, who played the role of Tywin Lannister recently revealed he disliked the ending of the show, as well. Read on!

Speaking on Good Morning Britain about the series finale, the actor said:

“I was confused. I have watched as much as I can… I wanted to know what was happening to these characters…We come to the big last series, we come to the very end and I thought, ‘Hmm, OK.'”

“There’s little Arya going off on a cruise somewhere, poor Jon’s gone back up north, beyond the wall and then there is Tyrion. And all the people left alive are sort of sat around the table going, ‘So well, what are we going to do now, shall we have a cup of tea or something?’ And I thought, ‘Ah, I don’t know.'”

He also revealed that he would have loved to see Tyrion win the Game of Thrones and that it would have been a brilliant ending. Watch the video below:

Well, do you agree? What do you think about Charles’ opinion on the ending? Talk to us in the comments, don below!






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