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Maggy the Frog’s prophecy finally came true in Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 ‘The Bells’ finally fulfilled an old prophecy and with it the journey of a major character. Yet, some part of it didn’t really come off as expected.

The prophecy in question was made by Maggy the Frog, a witch who stayed in Lannisport. It was made to none other than Cersei Lannister, and it predicted that she would be queen and rule over all. But all of her three children will die and all that she gained will be taken from her by another queen, who will be “younger, [and] more beautiful.”

Over the seasons we see Cersei’s children die one by one. And when it looked like she is pregnant again and may finally defy the prophecy, Daenerys Targaryen (who is younger and described as almost inhumanly beautiful) came in to reduce her city to ashes. Cersei and her unborn child died, crushed under the collapsing Red Keep.

But in the books, there was also another part of that prophecy that gave the exact circumstances of her death – which was very different from the death she got in Season 8 Episode 5. Yes, we are talking about the Valonqar Prophecy.

In Season 5 Episode 1, a 15-year-old Cersei visits Maggy to know her fortune, and the witch tells her, “Queen you shall be… until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.” In George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows, there was another part of this prophecy – “And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”

Valonqar is High Valyrian for ‘little brother’, and book Cersei interpreted it to mean Tyrion. There has been endless theorizing on whether Tyrion will finally kill her, or if it would Jaime, who’s her twin born minutes after her.

But here’s the thing. The scene featuring Maggy’s prophecy in the show never mentioned the Valonqar part, nor the manner of Cersei’s death.

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Despite that, there have always been speculations if the show will follow the book’s course, and many previous scenes were taken to be foreshadowing of this. When Jaime Lannister left Brienne of Tarth last episode many fans thought he was going to fulfil the Valonqar prophecy.

But all that theorizing came crashing down along with the Red Keep as Jaime and Cersei stood helpless in the dungeons, not in hate but in love. Guess Game of Thrones managed to keep this one bit consistent after all!

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

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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