Michele Clapton on the jewelry of Game of Thrones and the season finale

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Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton has a new interview with New York Magazine this week, detailing her thoughts behind the choices she’s made for jewelry throughout the series. The designer looks back on all the seasons she’s worked on the show, and also provides a teasing hint about something in this Sunday’s season 6 finale, “The Winds of Winter.”

Costuming duties were taken on by April Ferry for the first handful of episodes this season, but Clapton worked on some of the episodes in season 6. She shares with NY Magazine her take on the characters, expressed through jewelry.

“We use jewelry for Cersei a lot,” she says. “When she’s feeling insecure, like with Margaery, for instance, she wears these big, clunky gold pieces to show that she’s a Lannister and important and has status. “

Discussing Melisandre’s signature choker necklace, Clapton explains, “I wanted something that was so quickly identifiable with her because she’s out of place. […] I wanted her to be really strong, so we came up with that heptagonal piece. When we first designed it, it was supposed to glimmer and flash. It became too much of an issue to do that.” Of course that necklace became a very noticeable part of Melisandre’s shocking reveal in this season’s premiere.

Among the other pieces she discusses, Clapton shares this tidbit about the episode to come, when discussing crowns on Game of Thrones. “I try to make each crown have some relationship to the person wearing it,” she tells NY Magazine. “One of my favorite crowns I’ve ever done is for someone in episode ten.” According to the interviewer, she declined to identify who would be wearing that crown in the season finale.

A new crown in “The Winds of Winter”? Very intriguing!

You can read the rest of the interview over at New York Magazine.

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    1. I think it’s a new crown for Daenerys.
      Otherwise it could be for Cersei after… the heat becomes unbearable.
      I don’t know why I don’t think it’s for anyone in the North.

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    2. I’m wondering if Benjen will take command of the Wall or is he unable to cross it due to anti-wight magic like Coldhands?

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    3. I had thought she left the show for good because she felt there wasn’t anything left for her to accomplish. Did they fire her replacement and ask her to come back? I felt the costumes had been lacking early on in the season.

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    4. Hubo:
      I think it’s a new crown for Daenerys.
      Otherwise it could be for Cersei after… the heat becomes unbearable.
      I don’t know why I don’t think it’s for anyone in the North.

      please no, no more glorifying, she already declares herself a queen dont need another moment like this.

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    5. jentario,

      A Stark, obviously.

      That would be great, but I’m still stuck on deciding who. Becoming Queen in the North fits Sansa’s arc this season, but I would like her to be able to do it without having to marry LF – ora anyone else. I want her to be Elizabeth I. Jon is a deserving, honourable man who is just like Ned and will inspire loyalty, but I think it’s too early for him to be crowned. He potentially has a higher claim to another throne, and I do think if we find out the truth in ToJ, it will be even more affecting/ironic for us as an audience if he is “overlooked” for rule on this occasion.

      Of course, Dany is still a possibility. It would be cool to see what design she has chosen. Or maybe Yara! Ok, it’s a longshot, but if Dany’s supporting her claim, they could have a mini-coronation on her ship with Dany just before they set sail. That might fit with the soaring score.

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    6. Sorry but the show owes us Dany’s dragon crown from the books. I wish it was hers, but could be Sansa’s or Jon’s though I don’t know how Jon would feel about having a crown and if it’s Sansa’s does it mean she’ll have to have some kind of relationship with LF, because of her claim? Hopefully not.

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    7. iridium,

      I wouldn’t mind if then she gets rid of him and becomes Queen in the North and “Protecteress” of the Vale.

      But I don’t see that happening in ep.10… It would be too rush, I guess.

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    8. Caroline,

      So you think the crown might be for Meera Reed? I’m not sure. Even if Bran did get back to Winterfell and claimed his birthright as King in the North this episode, I doubt he has time to marry Meera so she can be crowned as well. That would most likely happen in S7 or S8, if ever. My guess is its a King in the North crown, but for Jon, who might have to be a placeholder for Bran until he gets back.

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    9. I don’t see why Jon would be crowned if Sansa is a trueborn child and even as a daughter, has a stronger claim to Winterfell than Jon ever would, as a bastard.

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    10. Don’t see Tommen getting a new crown. If he dies and is replaced, I don’t think the replacement comes until next season. Daenerys maybe, but why’d she wait this long and not have a crown before? She’s been Queen of Slaver’s Bay for years.

      Northern crown seems to make the most sense. I believe they actually showed the Kings of Winter having their crowns placed on the statues of themselves in the crypts beneath Winterfell in season one, so it would make sense to have an ancestral crown that the living wear somewhere on premises. You can figure Robb never wore it because he never returned to Winterfell to get it. Or maybe some kings just don’t care. Balon never wore the driftwood crown, but Euron already has. Stannis probably never wore a crown because he wanted to behead Joffrey and take his, but Renly made himself his own crown.

      A dragon crown would be cool to see, but if Daenerys is ever going to wear that, it seems likely she’ll wait until she’s sitting on the actual Iron Throne.

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    11. It’s either dany or more probably lyanna’s blue crown that would be a special one and with a relationship to the owner.Jon’s is not going to get a crown lol robb never got one

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    12. I love Michele Clapton’s work! She should get credit for many of today’s prom dresses, award season gowns, bridal gowns, and bridesmaid gowns which are obviously influenced by her designs.

      I hope that her favorite crown will be revealed in Bran’s visions and/or the Winterfell crypts as proof of Jon’s parentage.

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    13. Flayed Potatoes,

      Haha awesome

      I wasn’t even thinking of the blue winter roses for Lyanna stark 🙂 good one

      Besides that, I would love to see the crown of winter or a crown for dany.
      King or Queen of the north ? 🙂

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    14. Lex,

      Because this show takes place in medieval times and thats how they did it back then. I just don’t think its going to happen.

      Oh I forgot about the crown of blue winter roses! Yes, and I could see how much fun they would have desiging it, as she mentions in the article

      Yeah, glad that Clapton is back, but is Ferry no longer doing it? Inquiring (and nosy) minds want to know..

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    15. KG:
      iridium,

      The Dirty Stick Hat of the Iron Islands is long overdo for a makeover, I’d say lol

      God yes. That is the weakest, laziest attempt at royal headgear I’ve ever seen – which is totally in keeping with the ironborn culture. But really, I’ve burned better looking bits of driftwood in a beach bonfire. STEP UP YOUR STYLE, IRON ISLANDS. You gotta come correct for people to respect you.

      A dornish Tyrell:
      iridium,

      I wouldn’t mind if then she gets rid of him and becomes Queen in the North and “Protecteress” of the Vale.

      But I don’t see that happening in ep.10… It would be too rush, I guess.

      I think that’s a great idea, and I don’t think that’s too much of a rush! Ep 10 is 68mins long after all 🙂

      Flayed Potatoes:
      THE KIT IN THE NORTH!

      I think it’s either Dany’s crown or a crown of blue winter roses. ?

      Kit in the North! (now I feel like I have to repeat it whenever I see it). But ohhhh, I didn’t even think of the rose crown. That is perfect.

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    16. I always interpreted the ‘crown of blue winter roses’ in a more metaphorical way… Why would she wear a crown anyway? I guess we’ll see.

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    17. Sullied by Knight,

      Agreed.

      I felt like there were some bad costume choices early in the season. Maybe they were from D & D don’t know, but I felt like Euron should’ve had a costume that set him apart from the other Iron Islanders. Grey Worm’s costume was kind of silly too.

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    18. If they didn’t have Robb wearing a crown, I doubt they’d have Jon or Sansa wearing one. I’d guess it’s either Dany or Lyanna, with an outside chance of Cersei.

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    19. Lonely Cat:

      I hope that her favorite crown will be revealed in Bran’s visions and/or the Winterfell crypts as proof of Jon’s parentage.

      Hmm, that’s definitely another possibility I hadn’t considered. It could just be the crowns that the ancient Kings of Winter are actually still wearing in the crypt, and not a crown for a living king at all.

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    20. Lex:
      I don’t see why Jon would be crowned if Sansa is a trueborn child and even as a daughter, has a stronger claim to Winterfell than Jon ever would, as a bastard.

      Probably because she’s never lead anything in her life and deceived not only Jon, but several Northern lords by withholding information on the Knights of the Vale. Not to mention she didn’t exactly inspire loyalty on their recruitment drive. On top of that through all of that recruitment drive they were selling Jon as the leader. He was front and center in every scene and Davos specifically sold Lyanna Mormont on following him. What about that little war council she was so upset about? If she were a leader she wouldn’t have had to have been asked for her opinion. And then there’s the whole issue of male heirs just generally being preferred. If they decide to just legitimize Jon by popular demand or something of that sort, then the issue of birth is entirely out of the way. Problem solved. (and no, legitimized bastards do not always come behind trueborn children, stop taking advice from Roose Bolton.)

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    21. My money’s on Dany finally getting a crown just before she sets sail for Westeros. She is going to be at the height of her powers in the season finale, might as well make it as grand a spectacle as possible by having her don a dragon crown.

      If Robb didn’t wear a crown in the show, I don’t see why either Jon or Sansa would get one. But, if it were Sansa as QitN, I could see her wanting to wear one or LF wanting her to wear one. If it were Jon as KitN, I think he’d decline a crown.

      Of course, it could end up being Ellaria or one of the Sand Snakes wearing a crown. The fan meltdown alone might be worth getting a Dorne scene.

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    22. Jack Bauer 24:
      So in 32 hours GoT will be gone for the better part of a year…

      Yep, such is life -“Shit Happens!” and the long wait for the next season starts once again 😮

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    23. I thought Lyanna’s crown was made of ACTUAL blue roses? Why would she have worn a crown ? Sha wa s not a queen.
      Let’s get delirious : why nor Rickon revived by Melisandre ? In that patriarchal world, a third queen (Sansa) in addition to Daenerys and probably soon Yara would be weird, no ?

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    24. Haven’t some theorized that Torrhen’s crown was given to Lyanna and might be in the crypts of Winterfell? Was that idea ever proven impossible?

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    25. It must be for Danny. She has the resources and time. If there is a queen or king in the north, it will be a surprise. She said it was especially done for the character.

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    26. Lex,

      He may NOT be a bastard, though. He could absolutely be a true born son. We don’t know all the details because Robert Baratheon could spin a story better than the Bush administration.

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    27. It could be Dany as she prepares to set sail and her armies pay allegiance…. or Jon. No crown for Robb but there’s been too much foreshadowing for it not to be Jon who is the King in the North I feel and it adds gravitas if he has a crown.
      Never going to be Sansa. You can call me on that one lol

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    28. iridium,

      Winterfell by right of birth goes to sansa , but winter is coming and it will hit the north first , they need someone who is familiar with the white walkers danger to rule them in those time so i can see why they would choose jon .

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    29. Flayed Potatoes:

      THE KIT IN THE NORTH!

      I think it’s either Dany’s crown or a crown of blue winter roses.

      Oh I love the idea of Lyanna’s crown! Am getting goosebumps just thinking about the ToJ.

      In addition to being beautiful and haunting, the track “The Tower” is giving me serious coronation vibes (1:38 mark). Perhaps the ToJ flashback will be followed by Jon being crowned as KotN. It would certainly be poetic.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF1BKd4fMU4

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    30. Isabelle,

      It’s such a beautiful song. The buildup to that point you mentioned is amazing and from then to the end. It’s my favorite alongside Winds of Winter.

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    31. Flayed Potatoes:

      It’s such a beautiful song. The buildup to that point you mentioned is amazing and from then to the end. It’s my favorite alongside Winds of Winter.

      Isn’t it just? I get chills each and every time it plays.

      Also liked Winter Has Come and Maester. I’m a sucker for anything even remotely close to the Stark theme 🙂

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    32. Hadn’t really thought of it before that Dany has not yet worn a crown on the show since proclaiming herself Queen of Meereen. Seems a bit out of character for the queen of many titles, but since she hasn’t worn one before it doesn’t seem likely she would put one on now just as she prepares to finally leave unless maybe Tyrion has one made for her as a gift as they head to Westeros. No, I don’t think this new crown is for her.

      I also don’t think it’s for anyone in the north. They just went through a brutal battle and know worse battles are coming so not a good time for a fancy crown.

      I think it may be for Tommen. The one we see in the preview is his regular crown but the High Sparrow may very well have had a new one made reflecting the influence they have over him now.

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    33. I’d love to see Dany wearing a dragon crown, but I assumed that the moment of her coronation would have more impact once she takes the 7 kingdoms.
      Now, I don’t think Sansa will be crowned queen in the North, but rather Jon, and I just don’t see him wanting to wear a crown.
      It could be Margaery wearing a more formal crown for the trial, or it could be Cercei naming herself Queen after the events of episode 10

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    34. I’ve been on the blue winter crown hype train myself, unreasonable as it is, because I am SO HYPEEDDDD to see Lyanna Stark finally.

      I know it’s unlikely, but just think if there was a crown in the TOJ – not on her head necessarily, but just around. Wouldn’t it tell Ned and the viewers in just one visual that everything they thought about the story – that Rhaegar kidnapped and raped Lyanna -was totally wrong, without her ever having to say a word? And it would be a lovely nod to Harrenhal. Plus, it would plant the seed that maybe Lyanna was ‘officially’ married to Rhaegar, although it’s questionable if that would ever be recognized.

      HOWEVER

      Most likely is Dany. She’s looking like she’s having some moments of doubt, but then imagine if she pulls herself up, assembles the Greyjoy ships, the Unsullied, the Dothraki, gets her dragons, puts on the Targaryen crown, and sets out for Westeros with the Winter is Coming theme playing.

      CHILLSSSSS

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    35. Isabelle,

      I’m actually listening to Maester right now 😛 A lot of the songs this time sound different and more cinematic. I’m enjoying the change.

      The Stark theme is beautiful and you can mix it in so different ways, as we’ve seen throughout the seasons.

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    36. No way it will be for Jon. Not that I rule out the whole King in the North thing (although I don’t particularly see it as possible either), but I don’t think he would wear a crown. Robb didn’t, Jon wearing a crown would look presumptuous, and it may not go down well with the rest of the Northmen.
      Sansa is not a possibility either. Not for this episode that is.
      A crown of blue roses… Ok, I have not read the books, so I guess I got spoiled here. ??
      But, I can live with that!?
      Still, the way you people describe it, an actual crown (and not real flowers) does not really sounds like an option. I mean, given the circumstances. Coming across a real crown like that that no one had ever noticed so far would be kind of corny, imo.
      The Iron born are not an option. Not very trendy people.
      Cersei neither, for obvious reasons. Even if she manages to burn her way out and rise to power again,she will be so busy dealing with the small folk who will righteously be pissed, that I don’t think she will have time for crowns. And neither will Margaery, assuming she wilol survive.
      Ellaria has been named, but while I think a crown of snakes would be cool, I really can’t see how she would ever rule Dorne.
      So… that leaves us with Deanerys Stormborn, Mother of Dragons, and her new crown of dragons. Why would she make a new crown at this point in the story, beats me, but nothing else seems plausible enough.

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    37. ash:
      Lex,

      Because this show takes place in medieval times and thats how they did it back then.I just don’t think its going to happen.

      No; legitimate children, including daughters, came before bastards. And that’s been established explicitly to be the case in the Seven Kingdoms.

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    38. A crown for Lyanna Mormont Queen of Awesome. And all hail Kitten in the North! a worthy rival for Ser Pounce 😀

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    39. Probably way out in left field, but what if it’s for HS? During loras’ trial it will be establish that Tommen is a bastard. The HS has convinced Tommen that the faith and the crown are equal in earlier episodes, so once he delegitimizes Tommen, and there is no living Baratheon heir (where is Gendry when ya need him right?) The HS will claim the throne as his own. As this was his game plan all along, his crown will already be ready for him.

      These are the events which tip Cersei over the edge and well… this leads to a bit of an exploding, booming type thing happening with some funky green liquid! 😉

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    40. The image of Jon with mud caked all over his face is my favorite of the episode. He looks so wolfish. Or exactly like my bichon after playing slip’n slide in the rain

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    41. Noneofyourbusiness,

      If Jon becomes KITN, then that signifies to me that Robb’s will is going to turn up in the books. Book spoiler:

      We know Robb named Jon his heir, basically disinheriting Sansa after she was wed to Tyrion.

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    42. All I want to know is if Dany’s dragon necklace, the one the Dosh Khaleen took from her, will ever be made available to the public for purchase. I’d dearly love to have one!

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    43. Why would it be Dany being crowned? She’s already the queen of Mereen and she’s not yet in Westeros to be crowned queen of the 7K. It’s clearly Jon or Sansa… The S6 soundtrack includes the track “coronation” which has a distinct northern feel to it. The melody is quite menacing actually.

      Sue- I noticed that Michelle was back on the credits for the last episode but I was under the impression she’d left this show. Any idea what brought her back?

      I’m intrigued as tbh I’ve been really uninspired by the new costumes this season, so I’m delighted she’s back.

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    44. Flayed Potatoes: or a crown of blue winter roses.

      Oh, Nadia ( a regular poster on this site) would be so happy! She was having all dreamy romantic visions of that rose crown – if they show the tourney, with Rhaegar astonishing the whole crowd to give Lyanna that crown, she, Nadia, will be in ecstasy. For her sake I hope they show that. I was teasing her a bit yesterday on another thread because I just couldn’t see Lyanna wearing it while in hard labor. But during the tourney, yeah, that would be cool.

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    45. Prediction: Cersei will discover that the High Sparrow gave up shoemaking not for spiritual reasons but because he developed an allergy to leather. Expect her to bankroll a Florsheim outlet next door to the Great Sept and install Gregor Clegane as manager. Within hours, H.S. and his minions will arrive to complain, and … well I think you can guess what happens next.

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    46. Thronetender,

      Lol I love it. It will never happen, but I’m just so excited to finally see Lyanna Stark after years and years of TOJ hype and what it means. Crown or no crown!

      I just can’t see either Jon OR Sansa being literally crowned – more just that the North declares.

      Tommen has his usual crown, and I believe Marg has her own. No one left except Dany, which probably makes the most sense.

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    47. Apollo,

      The point is that Dany already believes the Iron Throne IS hers, that she IS the rightful Queen.

      Renly Baratheon wore a crown and he wasn’t the king – he was just claiming to be thus.

      Similarly, Dany claims to be the Queen of Westeros. Makes perfect sense that if she was headed off there she would wear a crown. I’m not saying it will be her, but it makes total sense.

      Coronation was for Euron already.

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    48. I reckon the crown will be for Dany and her heading to Westeros. It would be awesome to see her in a dragon crown!

      Tommen might get a new one but seems unlikely. If anything would the faith believe in the material value of a crown, why I presume it’s not Marg as part of her charade.

      Jon/Sansa have just been through a battle and their army will have depleted resources plus I think they will be looking to other goals and won’t have had the time to make a crown. Unless they take one from the Winterfell crypts. But then who would it be; the bastard Jon or the trueborn but female Sansa?

      If Cersei’s big plan is indeed planned and not spontaneous, yes she could end up in a crown but she already has one. She wore it in Season 1 and I presume she would still have it.

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    49. This interview with Isaac prior to the season had an interesting tidbit, which could make more sense after the finale:

      Speaking to Yahoo Singapore, English actor Isaac Hempstead Wright, 17, who plays Stark, hinted that his character may play the role of kingmaker in the never-ending quest for the Iron Throne. With his “extraordinary enabling capabilities”, he may even cause an “earthquake” in Westeros, said Hempstead Wright.

      https://sg.news.yahoo.com/expect-lots-of-magic-from-bran-stark-in-game-of-104708484.html

      Hmm……

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    50. It can’t be North. They’re not used for fancy crowns and not after brutal battle. They will choose their leader but not crown. Robb never wear one. Either Daeny or KL. Maybe Lyanna. Also crown seems to have unique design to it.

      Whether Jon will be King or just general. He has has chance to be KitN. The guy was already a myth before the battle greatest swordsman who ever walked and now after battle he’ll be basically legend in the North. Not sure where Ramsey would hear this. They value loyalty, honor, bravery more than anything. The guy went charging against army, arrows raining on him, then cavalry and he made it alive. Stuff like this is what songs are made of.

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    51. ash,

      I love jewelry, but I don’t wear much. That necklace would be perfect. It’s such a statement piece, one really wouldn’t need much of anything else.

      I’d love to see Daenery’s Dragon Crown, but what I’d love even more is to see her with the Dragon Crown on her head, while wearing black and red.

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    52. Anyone thinks too that Jon will have to choose between Mel and Davos and he’ll choose her. I just don’t see Mel being done with Jon yet. Also it would make his reunion with Arya all that more interesting.

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    53. Halfman,

      The word kingmaker doesn’t necessarily mean a literal king. It just means someone with great influence in determining who will become the leader.

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    54. “And staying with the show gives her an opportunity to design the most important look of all: the crown for the victor in the game of thrones.”

      So there will be one then?

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    55. Halfman,

      I agree that in the current story Bran is more likely to use his influence to help Jon. But I think as he becomes more powerful and more aware of Dany and the dragons he could very well end up supporting her to lead them against the white walkers.

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    56. Nadia:
      Thronetender,

      Lol I love it. It will never happen, but I’m just so excited to finally see Lyanna Stark after years and years of TOJ hype and what it means. Crown or no crown!

      I just can’t see either Jon OR Sansa being literally crowned – more just that the North declares.

      Tommen has his usual crown, and I believe Marg has her own. No one left except Dany, which probably makes the most sense.

      You’re forgetting Ellaria Sand.

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    57. Halfman,

      Well to be fair to you he hasn’t had a full-fledged vision of Dany and her dragons; he’s only had glimpses. But at the very least he’s aware of her existence

      Video is of his visions in Blood of My Blood in which he sees Dany at 0:09

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    58. Jay Targ,

      This was an interview for season 6. Dany is already a queen. To me, this seems to imply that Isaac believes R+L=J makes Jon the rightful king. Whether that is just his interpretation or it is what he was told, that is the question.

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    59. Jack Bauer 24,

      Lena -lol!

      Off topic about Brexit. I consider myself to be reasonably intelligent. I watch the news and read current events every day. But it wasn’t until yesterday afternoon that it suddenly dawned on me that Brexit was short for Britain exit. Duh! I just thought it was the name of whoever had started the movement to leave EU. Not my proudest moment!

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    60. Tyrion Pimpslap,

      Yeah I’m fine with the interview part of it, I was just refuting the specific point that Halfman made in which he stated that Bran has not seen Dany in his visions.

      Though since you brought up the interview; I believe that it is just Isaac’s interpretation. I doubt the show runners have told any of the actors what the endgame is. Unless Isaac was specifically referring to this season in which he may play a role in Jon being crowned KitN. Or maybe we get Bran’s reaction to R+L=J next episode and learn about what he plans to do with such information (which goes to your point about him potentially believing Jon is the rightful king). But other than that, I doubt he was told anything about future plot points beyond this season by the show runners.

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    61. Will be Jon for me : his legitimity will lie in the northern families acknowledging his qualities (and regretting) and granting him the title. Just as they did for Robb !
      And can’t help thinking Gendry will soon be back. He is the true heir + he is a blacksmith (nothing is a coincidence in ASoIaF ; same thing for Dorne, by the way = it WILL count), so I’m convinced he can – or will be able to – forge Valyrian Steel, indispenseable to kill WW. And who knows, maybe end up King eventually (Daenerys has no chance of ruling the 7K imo), married to Queen Arya ?

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    62. I’ve been predicting all year that Olenna Tyrell will appear in Dorne, and it might finally happen tomorrow night, mayhaps at the coronation of Ellaria Sand?

      Ugh, just typing the word Dorne almost put me to sleep.

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    63. spacechampion,

      I’m not sure where all this anti whight Magic stuff came from. It could be a book point, but I don’t remember where it’s been specifically mentioned in the show. Last I checked there was a reanimated corpse that almost killed Mormont in castle black. Which is on the other side of the wall. So the magic or reanimation between the reanimated human and the Night King had no problem working through the wall. You would think the magic in the wall would prevent that from happening.

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    64. Halfman,

      Why would he make dany queen..
      She is already a queen on her own..
      You do realise that can play in a great number of ways. .
      For instance-
      Bran tells dany about RLJ which she acknowledges so all the westerosi accept him and she crowns him ..

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    65. Tyrion Pimpslap:
      This interview with Isaac prior to the season had an interesting tidbit, which could make more sense after the finale:

      https://sg.news.yahoo.com/expect-lots-of-magic-from-bran-stark-in-game-of-104708484.html

      Hmm……

      I’ve wondered about this a few days ago. When I read that before, I thought he might be referring to the Night King. But now that we’re in the season finale, it doesn’t seem like it. Considering that his scene this ep would involve the TOJ, could he have seen that Jon was legit and has a chance (slim it may be) to claim the throne? Or maybe, Isaac just assumed that being a son, even if a bastard, of a former prince could make someone a king. Or maybe, we’re reading too much into what he said in an interview. LOL.

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    66. dragonbringer,

      I’m going with Dany. That dragon crown would look so awesome. She’d probably be presented with it before she sails for Westeros. Gosh, the feels would be off the roof! 🙂

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    67. Sam,

      Yeah I would like that as well..

      Am already picturing her in black and red targaryen armor with this crown when she flies towards westeros.

      I just don’t want rise my hope to end up disappointed.. For instance that dragon necklace was a nice surprise.

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    68. dragonbringer,

      I know what you mean. A poster on another thread was saying she wouldn’t be leaving Meereen this episode. Ugh. No. Just no. But then, this is GOT, so yeah better not to set my expectations too high.

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    69. Sam,

      Oh she is definitely leaving this episode..

      Am reading that thread as we speak ..LOL dany becoming prisoner and taken to westeros..

      Let’s see six books and six seasons in the making of that moment when she sets sail to conquer but no you see she will be prisoner. Lol.

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    70. Sam,

      I just don’t think the show will have crowning in meereen.

      I can see them do this at dragonstone next season where they can send raven to the Lords and ladies of westeros..

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    71. Sam,

      My handle on the clip in the preview showing Tyrion talking to Dany about her now being in the great game points to him giving a pep talk right before finally vamoosing from Meereen. Maybe we’ll see her fleet setting sail over the horizon to stirring choral music ala the great scene when Arya sailed off for Braavos and her destiny. I get goosebumps just thinking about that scene. 😉

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    72. Catspaw Assassin:
      Sam,

      My handle on the clip in the preview showing Tyrion talking to Dany about her now being in the great game points to him giving a pep talk right before finally vamoosing from Meereen. Maybe we’ll seen her fleet setting sail over the horizon to stirring music ala the great scene when Arya sailed off for Braavos and her destiny. I get goosebumps just thinking about that scene.

      Yes, I expect that to be the final scene. And we’ll all be like… finally!!! I hope the show doesn’t let us down tomorrow, although it rarely does for me. 🙂

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    73. Sam,

      I’ll say one thing for the Meereen scenes this year: Missandei got a lot of dialogue, some of it even clever, compared to last season when she spoke maybe ten words in all.

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    74. Is there any significance in that countdown to season finale with picture of davos hands on the background of dragonstone and telling 1 day to go.

      We also had dany’s and drogon’s hands on the backgound pf meereen leading us to the countdown of season premiere ..

      Starts at meereen and ends at dragonstone..
      It’s probably nothing and just hyping but its something to ponder upon.

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    75. I think it will be

      Lyanna it will signify that R&L were married and that Jon is their true born son and rightful heir to the throne. [\spoiler]

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    76. Sam,

      😉 Nathalie Emmanuel probably thanks her lucky stars every morning that she gets to A) work with Peter Dinklage, and B) work in a warm climate.

      [Though because of global warming, Iceland will probably resemble Malta by the time winter has come.]

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    77. Lol at how many people said Lyanna.

      First of all, that blue winter rose crown would’ve been wilted by the time she had Jon. And second of all, the image of Lyanna in her bed of blood wearing any sort of crown is a bit silly.

      My money is on Dany I think. Robb never had a crown in the show, so I don’t see the Northerners just putting one together last minute for Jon (or Sansa). Dany has her 3 dragon heads crown in the books, but for some reason the show hasn’t given her one. They’ve probably been waiting for the right time, though I figured they would wait wait until she landed in Westeros. Unless Tyrion or someone had one commissioned while she was on her Dothraki adventure.

      I would’ve said Cersei, but I don’t think she expects Tommen to die, no matter what her plans are for Wildfire.

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    78. MoaMoon:
      I think it will be

      Lyanna it will signify that R&L were married and that Jon is their true born son and rightful heir to the throne. [\spoiler]

      The TOJ flashback will show her bloody and have given birth to Jon. Where would a crowning fit this flashback?

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    79. dragonbringer:
      Sam,

      Oh she is definitely leaving this episode..

      Am reading that thread as we speak ..LOL dany becoming prisoner and taken to westeros..

      Let’s see six books and six seasons in the making of that moment when she sets sail to conquer but no you see she will be prisoner.Lol.

      Who would take her prisoner and take her to Westeros?

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    80. hodor:
      Lyanna’s “crown” of blue flowers was a wreath, not an actual crown. Why is this even a thing?

      Because it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Rhaegar had a real crown of jewel roses made for her in the time between Harrenhal and when they ran off together.

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    81. Catspaw Assassin,

      Unpopular opinion I know, but I don’t think Dinklage is as good as he is frequently made out to be. I mean, he’s okay, just not that great. His mannerisms and voice inflections are annoying at times and his accent comes and goes. I just don’t think he’s at a level that would cause other actors to be thanking their stars for getting to do a couple scenes with him.

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    82. I have no idea who that crown could be for

      Possibilities

      Dany-while she was away, Tyrion was bored and had a crown made-fit for a dragon queen
      Euron-he wore driftwood for the ceremony but at this point he drops the act and dons a Valyrian crown with krakens and shark teeth or something equally sinister.
      Cersei-she’s actually been hiding a crown under her bed for years just in case someone realized she was meant to rule the world-it has Lannister lions
      Lyanna Stark–Her true love made her a crown of roses with blue gems so she’d always remember the tourney where they met-and that day they got married?
      Jon-a crown from the crypts-a King of Winter crown for the Kit in the North.

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    83. I know we see Tommen with regular crown in the promo, but it is possible that shortly afterwards he gets a new crown with seven crystals to show respect to the Faith.

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    84. Lord of Coffee,

      ut it wasn’t until yesterday afternoon that it suddenly dawned on me that Brexit was short for Britain exit.

      Oh that makes me feel so good, that Im not the only one who has those brain freeze moments! Thanks for that 🙂

      Lord of Coffee,

      Well, different strokes and all that; he didn’t get much to do this season (tho the scene of him unchaining the dragons was incredible) so he didn’t have much to work with. But I’ve seen him do so much in this series that puts him among the top actors Ive seen on screen. I also understand tho how you feel – there are some actors people rave over that I just don’t get the hype for.

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    85. Is it my browser, or is this article no longer showing up on the Watchers main page? Weird.

      So was Clapton brought on just for the last two episodes? What happened to Ferry?

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    86. dragonbringer,

      Why would Bran told her this? He has to tell Jon and who knows if or when he’ll meet her. He’s heading for Winterfell after Castle Black or at least it’s logical. From then he’ll probably work with Jon. Also why would Daeny believe him? Why would even Jon accept crown or wanting to rule?

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    87. taim,

      Dude u can hate her as much as u want but Dany needs a crown. Shes one of the few only monarch on GOT without an actual crown which is ridiculous. Renly, Robert and his “kids”, Euron and even the freaking Night’s King have/had crowns. Only Stannis and Robb didnt have crowns on the show. Considering that shes practically the Queen of a region now, giving her no crown has been a huge oversight on the producers’ part.

      Having said that, I think the new crown in episode 10 will be for Jon or Sansa. For some reason, I cant see them giving it to Dany at this point. Its almost too late by now. She might get one next season once she reaches Westeros if shes lucky.

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    88. Jack Bauer 24,

      Euron..

      Geralt of Rivia,

      I said its one way that can happen..

      We will be having dany in south as queen ..
      Bran will know the truth about jon and know about dany too …will he not tell her about this..
      Why would jon even accept crown if bran makes him king..

      I just don’t see why the halfman was so eager to jump kingmaker not queenmaker and it cant be dany when the post he was replying to did not mention anything about dany ( I would have understand if he had said sansa because there seems tobe debate going will it be QITN or KITN)…

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    89. It could be Rhaegar left his crown with Lyanna so she could give it to their child should he not survive the battle.

      Or Rhaegar had a crown made for his new Queen – a replica as others mentioned of the blue ice roses. Would be gorgeous! Could be this crown is in Lyanna’s crypt in Winterfell and if not proof but evidence of their marriage. (But I think Jon’s story is to be a Bastard – his deeds makes him a king, not his name…that is breaking the wheel).

      As to that…I can’t see Jon wearing a crown and Daeny would have had one by now, surely. And since her goal is the Seven Kingdoms, I’d think she’d wait for that coronation.

      Perhaps Cersei crowns herself?

      The article says someone wears a crown not a “crowning” or am I mistaken? That is two different things. Part of ToJ flashback could show Rhaegar or Llyanna wearing a crown?

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    90. Pigeon:
      Lyanna Mormont, obviously. Queen of the Sass.

      OMG a bear claw crown!!

      PhantomG:
      iridium,

      Winterfell by right of birth goes to sansa , but winter is coming and it will hit the north first , they need someone who is familiar with the white walkers danger to rule them in those time so i can see why they would choose jon .

      I understand all of that, but up until this point only Lyanna Mormont has taken that threat seriously. The other northern houses seemingly either don’t believe or don’t care. I am consistently wrong about these things, and in this case I’d love to be wrong, because Jon is so deserving of the position, but the only way I can see Jon being crowned is if Howland Reed shows up and confirms R+L=J. Then we could get a wolf/dragon crown, which would be AMAZING.

      Sansa being crowned would also fit with the prophecy of Cersei being brought down by a younger/more beautiful Queen. At this stage we’ve all been thinking the prophecy refers to Margaery or Dany, so having Sansa in the mix as well would add a layer of mystery. And let’s face it, she has many, many reasons to hate Cersei.

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    91. PhantomG,

      That could only happen, though, if Sansa gave up her claim to Winterfell and Jon accepted it. Which could happen, but only if Sansa decides to become Lady of the Vale of Arryn instead.

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    92. aabe:
      I know we see Tommen with regular crown in the promo, but it is possible that shortly afterwards he gets a new crown with seven crystals to show respect to the Faith.

      This seems plausible: that Tommen the Blessed will announce that henceforth the right of crowning the true king will be the exclusive prerogative of the High Sparrow, whereupon a re-coronation ceremony with a new, Faith-of-the-Seven-specific crown will be held. Then, just in the HS’s moment of triumph of consolidating his power, all green hell breaks loose.

      The fly in the ointment here, show-wise, is that such an important announcement/ceremony would not likely be the sideshow at a trial, but rather an event in itself.

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    93. R'hllorys I of the Great Empire of the Dawn: Dany needs a crown. Shes one of the few only monarch on GOT without an actual crown which is ridiculous. Renly, Robert and his “kids”, Euron and even the freaking Night’s King have/had crowns.

      Well, maybe Dany’s next superpower to be revealed will be the ability to grow points out of her skull like the Night’s King! It would be the perfect sort of crown for someone who flies around on dragons and would constantly have to fret about a regular detachable headpiece falling off in midair and falling into the sea. Even Jorah wouldn’t be able to find it for her then.

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    94. VisceralVarys:
      It could be Rhaegar left his crown with Lyanna so she could give it to their child should he not survive the battle.

      Or Rhaegar had a crown made for his new Queen – a replica as others mentioned of the blue ice roses. Would be gorgeous! Could be this crown is in Lyanna’s crypt in Winterfell and if not proof but evidence of their marriage. (But I think Jon’s story is to be a Bastard – his deeds makes him a king, not his name…that is breaking the wheel).

      As to that…I can’t see Jon wearing a crown and Daeny would have had one by now, surely. And since her goal is the Seven Kingdoms, I’d think she’d wait for that coronation.

      Perhaps Cersei crowns herself?

      The article says someone wears a crown not a “crowning” or am I mistaken? That is two different things. Part of ToJ flashback could show Rhaegar or Llyanna wearing a crown?

      VisceralVarys,

      Remember back at Castle Black when Maester Aemon learned of Daenerys and told Sam that a Targaryen alone in the world is a terrible thing, just before Jon entered the library? We could see a similar sequence in the finale. First, we see Daenerys receiving a crown from the Red Priestesses in Meereen as they commission her to fight the great game as

      the Prince that was Promised,

      then we see

      Lyanna dying in her bed of blood with either the original wreath of blue winter roses or a real crown that Rhaegar gave her nearby — to indicate that baby Jon is the Prince that was Promised

      . This sets up the next

      Dance of Dragons

      for Season 7.

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