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‘The Last of the Starks’ learn a truth that can change everything in Season 8

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The Dead are gone, but the Living may prove tougher to deal with. In a nutshell that is the defining tune of Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 ‘The Last of the Starks’. And the Starks are proving to be tough nuts to crack. This episode, Sansa and Arya learn a truth that could derail the existing political equations. Before you proceed further, SPOILER ALERT!

The Great War dealt with, questions of conflicting loyalties arise again. A lot of characters are in a very uncomfortable place in that regard, none more than Jon Snow.

The Stark sisters finally learn the truth that has been revealed to Jon in the first episode – that he is not Ned Stark’s son after all, but Lyanna’s, and Rhaegar Targaryen is his true father. That makes him the direct male heir of the Targaryen line, the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.

The scene plays out in the Godswood, where Arya and Sansa have brought Jon in to discuss his loyalty to Daenerys Targaryen and remind him that he needs to stand beside his family. Instead, Jon chooses to let them know that he is not technically a Stark, with a little help from Bran the Three-Eyed Raven.

'The Last of the Starks' learn a truth that can change everything in Season 8

The scene is important in a lot of ways, not least because it explores the twisted and conflicting position Jon is in at the moment. His loyalty to both Daenerys and the Stark sisters are heavily tested, and for the moment the Starks win out.

Only, there are two problems.

1) In trying to stay true to his sisters, Jon has to ignore Dany’s request of not letting the secret out.

2) The secret, of course, doesn’t stop there but spreads to Dany’s own advisers as well. At least one of them (Varys) is saying it aloud that Jon Snow might be a better choice to rule the realm than Dany.

In an earlier scene, Daenerys comes to Jon’s room in an attempt to smooth out the tensions between them. Jon assures her that he doesn’t want the throne but Dany points out he may not have a choice – he did not want to be King in the North either but had to concede to people’s will. Daenerys begs him not to share the secret with anyone, particularly his sisters. Her exact words: “You won’t be able to control it or what it does to people. No matter how many times you bend the knee.”

'The Last of the Starks' learn a truth that can change everything in Season 8

And Jon goes and does exactly that.

In the space of one episode, the secret then spreads to Tyrion via Sansa, and then to Varys. This actively puts Daenerys herself and her rule in danger, as both of her advisers have been concerned about her impulsive tendencies for a while now. Varys spells out what Tyrion still doesn’t want to admit to himself – “People are drawn to him.” And of course, there’s also the matter that Jon is a male heir and therefore much more acceptable to the conservative lords and ladies of Westeros.

Daenerys is proved to be right – Sansa does want to supplant her and put Jon in the Throne. What she still doesn’t know that her own advisers are starting to want that as well.

Was Jon right to tell Sansa and Arya the truth? What do you think? Tell us in the comments!






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Yes, Aegon was all right, at least his Stark part had to do what is right!

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Varys was just amazing in this episode. He is totally right. And Sansa went and told ASAP because LIttlefinger taught her well. She knows she doesn’t want Dany on the throne.

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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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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

Game of Thrones has had a lot of strong female characters, but it would be inaccurate to say that it celebrates femininity. One example is Arya Stark, who is seen as a boyish character for most of the show, and as an extension, we all ended up seeing Maisie Williams the same way. In a recent interview, she discussed what it was like to have to hide her feminine side for the role, calling the experience “horrible.” Read on!

In a recent interview with Vogue, Maisie discussed coming of age in the spotlight, and more. Starting off, she talked about “maturing” about two seasons into the production of the show:

“But Arya was still very much like trying to be disguised as a boy and I had really short hair and they constantly covered me in dirt and shaded my nose so it looked really broad and I look like, really manly.”

She continued:

“And they would also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started, and I don’t know, that just felt horrible for six months of the year.”

The only glimpse we got of Arya Stark’s femininity came in the last season of the show, with her and Gendry sharing what was the first and only romantic moment for Arya throughout the show. Maisie also said that she felt ashamed to be a girl for a while, and is enjoying her feminine side a lot more now.

Well, it’s safe to say that the fans love this side of Maisie as well. What do you feel? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn’t on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

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The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards were recently held, and while Game of Thrones didn’t do as well as usual, it was the last Emmy appearance for the show. The show walked away with the Outstanding Drama Emmy, and also had a heartfelt tribute with some of the cast members.

What was surprising, however, was that the winner of the Game of Thrones (or the closest we got to it), Issac Hempstead-Wright, who played Bran Stark, was surprisingly absent from the tribute, but rather in the audience. This perplexed many of the fans:

Well, the logic seems to be that only the nominated actors were on the stage for the tribute, which isn’t a bad thing. However, being that it was the show’s last year at the site, it would’ve been better to have the entire cast on the stage.

What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, blow down below!






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