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Kit Harington reveals why Jon Snow really killed Daenerys Targaryen

Game of Thrones brought us a tragic end that involved both of its lead characters, and we saw Jon Snow murder Daenerys Targaryen, and neither got to see themselves rule the Seven Kingdoms. Now, as we all know, this move from Jon Snow came as a surprise to many, and a kit Harington has finally revealed why Jon did it. Read on!

As we had reported, the Game of Thrones series disc sets are here, and they come with a lot of special features including behind the scenes bits. In one such bit, Kit Harington broke down what went through Jon’s head in the moment when he visited the Throne Room to find Daenerys there.

Speaking of what pushed Jon to kill Daenerys, Entertainment Weekly reports that Kit said:

“He doesn’t know he’s going to betray her until right at the end. In Jon’s head, it’s a number of [reasons: Dany] doesn’t factor in anyone else’s decisions and it also means [Dany] is going to kill my sisters, so it becomes [my] family vs. her.”

This actually answers a key question. It proves that Jon Snow was a Stark after all, and not a Targaryen, as his ultimate move was about the safety of the family he has always known.

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Here’s the real reason Jon Snow killed Daenerys; the show writers wanted to wrap everything up as quickly as possible because they wanted to get on with writing the Star Wars movies. So they made unbelievably lazy and non-credible choices.
Skip ahead three movies: Luke Skywalker kills his sister with a light saber to end the franchise, so the writers can get on with the new Harry Potter movies they were promised.
You can probably predict what happens next: Harry kills Hermione with his wand so the writers can get on with writing the next Pirates of the Caribbean movies….

Liliana Solorzano
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I knew all along it was not a good idea for her and John to “become friends” but I’m a Stark all the way.

Robert Westphal
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Robert Westphal

The real unsung hero of westeros is Eddard Stark. The most honorable man that John snow ever knew was Pappa Stark. It was that man who instilled the sense of honor and duty above all else in John. It was that sense of duty to the realms of men that pushed John into bringing down the would be tyrant that was Deanerys. As such, John will start the eighth kingdom of Westeros in the true north and the realms of men will get to rebuild. The story books will restart and in thousands of years the name John Snow the… Read more »

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Mama's Baby

To be fair it was very much expressed onscreen that he did it for his sisters. Tyrion’s last attempt at making Jon understand the threat Daenerys was going to be, entailed his sisters. Arya and Sansa never would’ve bent to Daeberys so that would mean they’re imminent death. No way was Jon going to let that happen.

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I think he killed her because he saw she had become more ruthless … and that went against his better morality

Marcus Reeses
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Wrong, Jon Snow was not a stark. He was a Targaryen. The dragons even knew he was Targaryen. Danys dragon would have killed Snow when he killed their mother, but instead the dragon felt the pain of their mother being killed by danys nephew,(Jon Snow). The first time Danys dragon sniffed Jon Snow, he knew Jon was a part of them.

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I think he kills her because she thinks only she knows what is good and right and nobody else does. Just like her father, she went mad and burned the whole city. Her father would have done that if Jaime hadn’t killed him. So I guess all the inbred Targaryens are crazy.

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John Bradley played the character of Samwell Tarly in Game of Thrones for eight seasons, nearly a decade. In a show full of mavericks, geniuses, warriors and dragons, Samwell’s character was perhaps one of the sanest on the show.

Recently while speaking with Giles Paley-Phillips and comedian Jim Daly on the Blank Podcast, he shed some light about his portrayal of Samwell. Bradley said:

“I got into this trap with Sam, I set myself traps, because he had a traumatic childhood and suffered a lot – and it manifested through a stammer and a twitch sometimes”.

John Bradley says Samwell role gave him a stammer

Bradley also spoke about how the character of Samwell began affecting his performances outside of Thrones. He added:

Towards the end of that journey, that stammer would turn up in non-Sam acting and I’d do auditions when I’d stammer because it just seemed like the default place that I went to when I acted”.

Bradley found himself so much into the character that, at times his co-stars had to politely push him to speak quicker. He recalled an incident with Kit Harington:

In one scene I came in first with Kit Harington and in the nicest way he said to me “can you come in a bit quicker?” so I can react a bit quicker and I was like “I can’t, I just can’t.

As lovely as the crew were, they assumed it was because I had forgotten my lines. It took me a while to get out of it and it went away over time.” 

Well, John Bradley sure seems like a perfectionist doesn’t he? It almost seems fitting that he played the most studious character of them all in a show full of larger than life characters.

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Emilia Clarke reveals she had a hard time with Daenerys’ final Dothraki speech

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Emilia Clarke reveals she had a hard time with Daenerys’ final Dothraki speech

Game of Thrones behind the scenes bits have been floating around on the Internet these days, since the disc sets for the full series hit the shelves. A new bit now has Emilia Clarke discussing how her final speech in Dothraki was “hell”. Read on!

Entertainment Tonight recently reported about the “Duty is the Death of Love” featurette from disc sets, and Emilia discussed her last speech as Daenerys:

“I knew that speech was going to be really important, and I spent a huge amount of time learning it. And for the first time in my whole Game of Thrones career, I got that word perfect.”

She continued to talk about how it was difficult to remember the language:

“I’m being so brutally honest here — I was in hell learning that speech. This pretend language was literally eating me up. I couldn’t do it. And then, magic happened. I woke up in the morning, went on, and it all came out. I was probably fighting not what I was fighting, but what Dany was doing.”

Well, it definitely must have been hard, watching her character give everything up that quick. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Kristofer Hivju wants a Tormund and Brienne spin-off

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Kristofer Hivju wants a Tormund and Brienne spin-off

Game of Thrones has had a lot good on screen pairings through the run of the show, but there have also been a few ships that never became pairs. One of them was Tormund and Brienne, the subject of many a memes, but sadly we didn’t see enough of it on the show. Kristofer Hivju, however, is all for a Tormund-Brienne spin-off. Read on!

Hivju, who played Tormund, was recently at the UK disc set release event in London, and did a Q&A session, reports Fandom. When asked what he thinks about a Tormund-Brienne spin-off, he replied:

“I’m up for it.”

He added that he would like it to be a rom-com set at Castle Black, with the pair:

“…trying to run it together; it’s 19 minutes per episode.”

He’s clearly thought it through. Now that he’s said it, it honestly wouldn’t be the worst thing to follow up the timeline of the show. He then talked about how Khal Drogo was his favourite character:

“[My favourite scene] was Jason Momoa’s speech in the tent before he kills Daenerys’s brother. He’s just ranting and he’s going all the way.”

Well, we would definitely love that spin-off, and we bet it would fly well with the fans. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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