A New Casting Notice for Game of Thrones Season 8, and Jason Momoa Visits Belfast!

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Former Game of Thrones cast member Jason Momoa’s odyssey through the UK continues this week! The man who was Khal Drogo headed on up to Belfast to visit with his old friends, providing fans with a peek at who is in town these days. But before we take a look at the latest sightings, we have a new casting notice to share with you today.

Our sources have dug up an exclusive tidbit for our readers today, with info on a new season 8 role for a child. Details under the cut!

We’ve learned that Game of Thrones is casting for a sad-eyed young girl (ages 9 – 11) for “one excellent scene with a leading cast member.” This isn’t one of the northern children we’ve come across before though- the notice specifically asks for someone with a neutral southern accent and not a northern accent. That indicates this child is going to pop up somewhere around King’s Landing or thereabouts, as most characters on GoT are now clustered in the North. Cersei and her minions remain in the south however, and Jaime has only just left the capital in the finale, so they’re the best candidates for the ‘leading cast member’ in question. Is the character one of Qyburn- or Varys’- little birds, or a poor urchin of the city? Or someone Jaime encounters on the road?

The role will be shooting December 8th in Northern Ireland, reportedly.


Now, back to the Momoa sightings! He’s been kind enough to cut out the random-sightings-middlemen for us and provide the photos directly, once again with a big photoset of pics posted on his Instagram. Momoa is seen with Kristofer Hivju, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Rory McCann, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and a few friends of his.

It’s not the most surprising grouping, this northern-based lot! I can easily imagine them back together again in season 8. As for Momoa’s presence, as we’ve said before, we have no reason to believe he’s filming anything for the show. He’s been promoting Justice League in the UK, and this is just a social call.

Speaking of sightings- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is also in town! The actor was seen yesterday at his usual gym in Belfast and snapped a photo with a fan there:

Recent survivors of the ski Wingate test! @thisishench

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He’s looking a bit shaggier than usual. Here’s hoping they keep this look for Jaime in the final season, as the character rides north.

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    1. I do not think the leading cast member interacting with this character will be Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. This week it was announced that Nikolaj will be in my country (Brazil) to participate in a Comic-Con (called Comic-Con Experience), and he will be present on December 8, 9 and 10.

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    2. the notice specifically asks for someone with a neutral southern accent and not a northern accent.

      Being in the US when I read that I automatically think of someone talking about grits and fried chicken in a Reba McEntire sounding voice. 😛

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    3. The little southern girl in KL..maybe to is another one little bird of Varys [recruiting informations for Qyburn]or a FM paid by Euron to kill Cercei …becoz he wants the Throne for his ass ..without this mad bitch around …Cercei may has to meet the fate of Fella Flowers in the show …killed while pregnant by Euron …As for Jason he looks so HOT with this British hat ..Nicolai looks SEXY with this beard…Cercei you lucky bitch..lol

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    4. Let’s all agree now, before anyone starts, Momoa being sighted does NOT mean he is making a cameo in S8.

      If he were, he certainly wouldn’t be posting pictures all over social media with the show runners present.

      He’s been in London for some time, which is only a 40min flight to Belfast. He’s simply catching up with ex colleagues and friends.

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    5. Apollo,

      I agree with you, but that’s just too rational of an explanation for the hardcore tin foilies. They don’t like rational thinking or logic. Nothing will stop the incessant speculation no matter how much sense you make 🙂 There will probably be about 100 different “Is Drogo returning for the final season?” articles out there within an hour.

      I heard Syrio Forel was there too, but he was taking a bathroom break at the time they were taking photos 😉 lol j/k

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    6. Apollo,

      Yeah, I agree. I believe he’s in London to promote Justice League. There were other photos with him, and Emilia + Gal Gadot.

      Also, I’m hoping it’s Dany who gets to meet the “sad-eyed” young girl. I was a little disappointed she didn’t have any interaction with the “commonfolk” last season but I understand given the pace.

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    7. The child could just be a random pathetic survivor fleeing or hiding from the advancing army of the dead, presuming they make it south of the Neck. We’ll need to see a fair few such encounters, however brief, if we are to get a sense of the scope of the tragedy, methinks.

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    8. Firannion,

      The child will be the most important survivor of this story..because there wont be bittersweet ending without the sweet part [the Jon/Danny child who is the future and the last hope of Westeros]of the story.

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    9. Artemisia,

      I agree. But, I think they would have specifically asked for a very young child and a very pretty one too, as I’m fairly convinced that Jonerys daughter will be an angelic looking little princess.

      I hope it’s true though. Out of all those fake leaks, I was quite moved by the final scene.

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    10. I’be noticed from recent pictures both Nikolaj and Kit have thicker more ragged beards perhaps it’s to show what a toll the white walker war is taking on them by making them look more war torn.

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    11. Hello, everybody!
      I’m a long time lurker first time poster. I like this site very much so keep up the good work.
      This casting news has reminded me of another back in September:

      “Guard #2 is in his 30’s. They’re looking for an actor that’s tall, and athletic with a military feel. The character is a professional clear-thinking guard who is dependable. The part has two days shooting on November 1st and 2nd in Spain and though it’s a small one-line part, he does interact with leading cast. It’s noted that the role is being cast with a white actor in this instance. But what this casting notice really does is confirm for us that Game of Thrones will be in Spain in November!”

      Does anybody know if there’s been any information about this shooting in Spain in the beginning of November or has the schedule changed?

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    12. Gross. That casting call sounds just like Jonerys orphan child queen with Uncle Tyrion as regent. That is the worst speculation I’ve heard about the ending. Sad as hell and not even very original. Isn’t that how Dune ended? And a zillion other fantasy series? If Jon and Dany are going to die, at least let the ending break the wheel and not be their spawn ruling.

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    13. I approve of the bearded Jaime much more than the clean cut one. I think he has a better outlook on life when he’s sporting a beard lol. Those Momoa pictures seriously made my day. It made me so happy to see his loving praise of his Khaleesi too. 🙂

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    14. Meh, they could do a quick Drogo flashback, or even more easily not. It’s easiest hiding in plain sight, after all. But I don’t think it’s likely. That guy always has the best time, his photos in the past with Rory always make me laugh. 😂

      Please no sad-eyed Dany/Jon spawn, cast in the future, brooding on the top of cliffs or reciting long histories of names. I have no emotional investment in an only surviving Targ alone in the world with her wisened old advisor Tyrion/Varys/Edd/Brienne/Sam whoever. It would be better if they all died before that.

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    15. Yesss! Shaggy Jaime!

      In the books,

      his beard is a good indicator of his relationship with Cersei. When he returns to KL with Brienne, he first shaves his beard off and tries to… uhm, rekindle his romance with Cersei but it just isn’t the same anymore. Jaime begins to see Cersei for what she really is like, and stops shaving – which Cersei dislikes and nags about – and yet Jaime lets his beard grow. The idea is that they’re becoming more dissimilar physically even as they’re becoming more dissimilar mentally.

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    16. Blue: Jaime’s dumped Cersei. Not so lucky after all.

      True, Jaime left, finally and thank goodness. But Cersei had already mentally let him go as her love interest – she was at the point of repeated insults and harsh criticism of him and the way he led his youth. That was something completely new for her. Even when he brought dead Myrcella home, she didn’t chastise him. Instead, she told him that none of what she was doing was worth anything without him. Which lead to the “we are the only two people in the world” bit.

      Apparently, she’s changed her mind and has started to think there might be someone else. Either that, or she feels no further need for him in any way, except to toy with and torment, as she watched Euron do. She fully expected him to stay around and take it. She had no idea the extent of Olenna’s disparaging tirade, nor the effect it had on Jaime.

      Which leads into an aspect of this thread. It was suggested that the sad-eyed child being cast might have an encounter with Cersei. I think that might be highly possible. Maybe Cersei is so shocked at Jaime’s departure, it causes her to rethink her actions a little bit. Maybe she decides to take a walk outside the keep, or comes across the child some other way; maybe the child reminds her of Myrcella, says she’s hungry or frightened and Cersei does something humane for once. Maybe she starts to care a little bit about her subjects.

      Yeah, that’s pretty unlikely for Cersei, but it’s nice to think she might not have lost all her humanity. Or, maybe the child is Jon and Dany’s in either a fast-forward or a vision of Bran’s.

      If the WW get very far south, there will be no shortage of frightened, sad-eyed children. Many of the frightened homeless will descend on Kings Landing, looking for food and protection. I hope the trebuchet isn’t to use against Cersei’s subjects, to keep them away from the city. Then she will truly be a Mad Queen.

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    17. Violator,

      you right that girl might be the daughter of Jon/Danny…at least that part of those called”leaks”..seems true..becoz it based on the S7 hints about Dannys pregnancy

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    18. Blue,

      Blue….she is lucky ..because she always had had him as her sex -relationship toy even and when the other mens who she had love rejected her[Rhaegar]or married and abandoning her[Robert]..If she had hasnt Jaime to complete the empty space..she would have play the role of the housewife

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    19. Pigeon,

      its going to happen..becoz its already confirmed Jon/Danny to have an offspring in the end..This actually will be the sweet part of the bittersweet ending..the bitter part will be all those beloved characters [Tyrion,Sansa,Bran and etc]who will die in the final battle saving the world.

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    20. Artemisia:
      Pigeon,

      “its going to happen..becoz its already confirmed Jon/Danny to have an offspring in the end..”

      Where and when was this “confirmed?”
      I recognize there was lots of foreshadowing in S7 for The Zygote That Was Promised. However, was an “offspring” actually verified?

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    21. Artemisia,

      None of those things were confirmed, you sound like a Dothraki: “it is known, it is known”. No, not at all. In fact Tyrion, Sansa and Bran are among the characters who are least likely to die. And it wasn’t confirmed anywhere yet that “Jon and Daenerys will have a child which will be the sweet part and the bitter part will be that all those beloved characters will die”. That particular “leak” in August was debunked.

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    22. Artemisia,

      PREVIOUSLY ON…

      (From S7e6) Beric to Jon: “You and I won’t find much joy while we’re here.”

      (From S2e5) Pyromancer Hallyne: “The substance burns so hot, it melts flesh like tallow. After the dragons died, wildfire was the key to the Targaryen power.”

      (S7e2) Dany: “Very well. Send a raven north. Tell Jon Snow that his queen invites him to come to Dragonstone and bend the knee.”
      (S7e3) Dany to Jon: “I am the last Targaryen, Jon Snow. Honor the pledge your ancestor made to mine. Bend the knee and I will name you Warden of the North…”
      (S7e4) Dany to Jon: “I will fight for you. I will fight for the North. When you bend the knee.”

      (From S7e6): Tormund to Sandor: “You’re the one they call the dog.”
      Sandor: “F*ck off.”…
      Tormund: “Did you trip into the fire when you were a baby?”
      Sandor: “I didn’t trip, I was pushed.”
      Tormund: “Ever since, you’ve been mean.” Sandor: “F*ck off.”
      Tormund: “I don’t think you’re truly mean. You have sad eyes.”

      (From S7e6) Jorah to Jon: “I forfeited the right to claim this sword. It’s yours. May it serve you well and your children after you.”

      (From S7e6) Tyrion to Dany: “And you’ve been known to lose your temper from time to time. As all our great leaders do.”
      Dany: “When have I lost my temper?”

      (From S7e2) Melisandre, Dany and Missandei:
      Dany “What does your lord expect from me?” Melisandre: “The prince who was promised will bring the dawn.”
      Dany: “I’m afraid I’m not a prince.”
      Missandei: “Your Grace, forgive me, but…your translation is not quite accurate. That noun has no gender in High Valyrian, so the proper translation for that prophecy would be, “The prince or princess who was promised will bring the dawn.”
      ***
      Dany: “…And you believe this prophecy refers to me?”
      Melisandre: “Prophecies are dangerous things.
      I believe you have a role to play. As does another, the King in the North, Jon Snow.”

      (From S8e1) Dany to Jon: “Promise me you’ll take care of her…”

      ___________________________________
      Season 8, Episode 5:
      “THE DRAGON PRINCESS”

      (Daytime. Interior of Winterfell. Jon is burping Baby Visenya and changing her diaper. He looks strung-out and sleep-deprived. Suddenly, in the hamper, discarded diaper spontaneously erupts in flames.)
      Jon: “A daughter who sh*ts wildfire. Why am I not surprised.”

      (Later: After sundown. An exhausted Jon is trying in vain to calm his crying daughter. She’s cranky but won’t go to sleep. Nothing new. He knows what to expect: he’ll be awake all night. Again.)
      Jon (with a sigh of resignation, tells himself):
      “The Long Night is coming.”

      (Well after midnight. Baby Visenya’s wailing briefly abates to sniffling only when Jon puts her in her high chair and gets down on one knee before her; her eyes begin to close and it looks like she’s finally fallen asleep…but as soon as he gets up to put her to bed, her eyes snap open and she begins howling again, and won’t stop until he resumes his kneeling position.)
      Jon (with a wistful smile, whispers to her lovingly): “You really are your mother’s daughter.”
      (Finally, when the pain in his arthritic knee – from bending it so often – becomes unbearable, Jon has to stand up. The crying starts anew; he attempts to soothe her by telling bedtime stories and singing to her, to no avail. He tries feeding her bite size lemon cakes.)
      Jon: “Here sweetheart. Your Aunt made these just for you.”
      (She spits them out and flings them against the wall.)
      Visenya: “Waah! Waah! WAAAAH!!”

      (Jon cradles the baby and sits in a rocking chair; the swaying motion seems to calm her a bit, and he begins to nod off… He starts dreaming a familiar dream: He is back in Hardhome, and a White Walker wielding an icy spear is coming towards him. He reaches for Longclaw, but when he tries to draw it from its scabbord it is wet and slippery and he cannot grasp it. With the White Walker poised to strike…Jon gasps and is startled awake. He looks down and Visenya is slobbering all over Longclaw’s pommel, and his sword hand is all gooey with saliva.)
      Jon (tenderly): “Little lady shouldn’t be playing with swords.”
      (He gently pries the pommel from Visenya’s mouth.)
      Jon: “I’ll have the blacksmith make one for you special. I promise.”
      (She looks up at him…and starts bawling again, louder and louder.)
      Jon: “Seriously?”
      (The temper tantrum continues. He is at his wits’ end.)

      (Visenya’s godfather knocks on the door, and enters the room.)
      Jon: “Please tell me you’ve come to watch over her.”
      Godfather: “Aye, that’s what I’m doing.”
      Jon: “Thank the gods! I haven’t slept in days.
      …There’s fresh milk in the steam pot on the stove. She likes it boiling. Not warm, not hot. Boiling – or she won’t drink it. The septa and maester are spooked by her – something about the gods flipping a coin when a Targaryen baby’s born – but she’s just grouchy because she’s teething. So please have one of the guards wake me if you need anything. What else…And she…”
      Godfather: “Shut the f*ck up and get some sleep.”
      Jon: “Yes. Good idea. Thank you.”

      (After Jon leaves the room, Visenya’s Godfather goes over to her and picks her up.)

      Godfather: “Now, what are you whinging about, little princess?”
      (Crying immediately stops; a wide smile of recognition lights up the baby’s face, and she begins to laugh and giggle with delight.)
      Visenya: “Doggie!!! Doggie!!! Doggie!!!”

      (Camera pulls back and pans up to the window. A speck of sunlight peaks over the horizon: the first light of dawn.)

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    23. IMO a Jonerys kid would have a northern accent…KL is fucked u guys Bran saw it and it was hinted last season. I could honestly see the new capital being Winterfell. Don’t forget casting call for the northern girl of the same age that honestly sounds more like a Jonerys kid than this one does.

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    24. Guys, there is zero indication this child will be the child of Jon/Dany.. This is one persons fantasy that’s seemingly turning into “confirmed” fact.

      Every child in Westeros is gonna be sad eyed with what they’re faced with. And there are literally millions of kids in Westeros (past, present or future).

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    25. Artemisia,

      Dany being knocked up has been confirmed but not some bad ending where their daughter is child queen after her parents died. I would frankly be ticked. They kill off both main characters and they don’t get their happy ending but it is supposed to be “sweet” because their kid survives as an orphan child ruler raised by Tyrion Lannister. Sorry, but I have no investment in Jonerys spawn and really don’t care if she is the ruler. Why should I care? It is all bitter and no sweet IMO. Not to mention the fact that it is a stupid and trite ending that has been recycled a zillion times.

      innocence:
      Artemisia,

      None of those things were confirmed, you sound like a Dothraki: “it is known, it is known”. No, not at all. In fact Tyrion, Sansa and Bran are among the characters who are least likely to die. And it wasn’t confirmed anywhere yet that “Jon and Daenerys will have a child which will be the sweet part and the bitter part will be that all those beloved characters will die”. That particular “leak” in August was debunked.

      I know that this has supposedly been debunked but I don’t really trust the people who debunked it because I think they are willing to cover for the producers like they did prior to Season 7. I was really annoyed with that one because I went into the season with false hopes that the leaks were still wrong and the season would be better than reported. So I still think that what is floating around the Internet and You Tube may have merit. I’ll be skeptical to any suggestions the leaks are debunked so I’m not burned again.

      There have been some things that debunk the leaks like the construction of the large castles and no Howland Reed cast. However, things like this casting call for a young girl do give me pause and suggest that the leaks might be partially true. The young girl with sad eyes and the description of her scene strongly suggests a scene between Queen Lyanna Targaryen and Tyrion in the Throne Room.

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    26. Apollo:
      Guys, there is zero indication this child will be the child of Jon/Dany.. This is one persons fantasy that’s seemingly turning into “confirmed” fact.

      Every child in Westeros is gonna be sad eyed with what they’re faced with. And there are literally millions of kids in Westeros (past, present or future).

      Apollo,

      Lol, I know right? Why are so many people assuming this has to be a child of Jon and Dany’s? Like there’s no other possible explanation for why a 9 year old child would be sad in Westeros during the Long Night. I’m not ruling it out at all, but I’m also not going to just run with it for the hell of it either.

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    27. tvfan12:
      Artemisia,

      “Dany being knocked up has been confirmed but not some bad ending where their daughter is child queen after her parents died…..

      I know that this has supposedly been debunked but I don’t really trust the people who debunked it because I think they are willing to cover for the producers like they did prior to Season 7.I was really annoyed with that one because I went into the season with false hopes that the leaks were still wrong and the season would be better than reported.So I still think that what is floating around the Internet and You Tube may have merit.I’ll be skeptical to any suggestions the leaks are debunked so I’m not burned again.”

      There have been some things that debunk the leaks like the construction of the large castles and no Howland Reed cast.However, things like this casting call for a young girl do give me pause and suggest that the leaks might be partially true….”

      I do not know what “leaks” you are talking about or whether the “leaks” have been “debunked”, but PLEASE do not discuss any “leaks” here – real, fake, confirmed, debunked or otherwise.

      Any script/plot “Leaks” talk is confined to the Forums Section; or you can go to the Reddit Free for All site or the hundreds of other fansites.

      We’re over a year away from S8, but I guess it’s not too soon to implore everyone:

      No Leaks Talk! Please!

      🚱🚱🚱🚱🚱🚱🚱🚱
      🙈🙉🙊

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    28. Ten Bears,

      Sorry. I was responding to the above poster who mentioned the stuff circulating out there. And no, I really steer clear of Reddit, especially the sub you are talking about which is notorious for bullying and doxxing of people who don’t ascribe to certain relationships. I’ll just say that there is some really bad stuff floating around the Internet with regards to Season 8, especially YouTube, the above casting call hints at a certain very disappointing theory about the ending, and I don’t trust EW, Variety, or even WOTW about these things not being true (or at least the fake leaker made an intelligence guess about the ending and got it right) because they were all shifty about Season 7 and I feel burned because I had false hopes going into it.

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    29. tvfan12:
      Artemisia,

      Dany being knocked up has been confirmed but not some bad ending where their daughter is child queen after her parents died.I would frankly be ticked.They kill off both main characters and they don’t get their happy ending but it is supposed to be “sweet” because their kid survives as an orphan child ruler raised by Tyrion Lannister.Sorry, but I have no investment in Jonerys spawn and really don’t care if she is the ruler.Why should I care?It is all bitter and no sweet IMO.Not to mention the fact that it is a stupid and trite ending that has been recycled a zillion times.

      I know that this has supposedly been debunked but I don’t really trust the people who debunked it because I think they are willing to cover for the producers like they did prior to Season 7.I was really annoyed with that one because I went into the season with false hopes that the leaks were still wrong and the season would be better than reported.So I still think that what is floating around the Internet and You Tube may have merit.I’ll be skeptical to any suggestions the leaks are debunked so I’m not burned again.

      There have been some things that debunk the leaks like the construction of the large castles and no Howland Reed cast.However, things like this casting call for a young girl do give me pause and suggest that the leaks might be partially true.The young girl with sad eyes and the description of her scene strongly suggests a scene between Queen Lyanna Targaryen and Tyrion in the Throne Room.

      You now say that leaks cant happen….but you also say that the people who debunked those leaks arent kinda trustful with their informations….confusing as fuck

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    30. innocence,

      There are many hints in S7 who confirms that Danny will stay pregnant …It was 6-7 times foreshadowed in the episodes 5,6 and 7 this season..Where is smoke there is also fire..

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    31. tvfan12,

      It’s cool. I just see words like “confirmed” and “leaks” and think, “Goddamit! Someone stole the scripts again.”

      Speculation is an entertaining exercise. I like reading comments here based on pictures of construction activity or even HBO promo shots, and extrapolating scenes or entire episodes. (I remember how we all tried to sleuth from the photo of Arya sitting at a table what or who she was looking at; whether she was relaxed or animated; where she was; whether she and the folks behind her were listening to a singer or speaker; what we could glean from her attire; and so on. It made it that much more rewarding to watch the actual scene and realize that photo was taken a couple of seconds before Hot Pie’s greeting, “Hello Arry!”)

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    32. Mr Derp:
      tvfan12,

      You don’t trust EW, Variety, or even WOTW, but you trust YouTube?Did I read that right?

      Well. The Internet was right last season and EW was wrong (or lying to protect HBO). Season 7 was exactly how the leaks said it was right down to the garbage scripts with bad dialogue ripped out of Twilight. Jon calls Daenerys Dany and then says he’ll bend a knee if he wasn’t completely naked. Who would have thought that cringeworthy stuff would have been true? It sounded like a badly written fanfiction piece. So no, I’m not ready to discount things. At the very least this casting call confirms some bad speculation out there that Jon and Dany both die and their kid becomes a child ruler with Tyrion as regent. It seems like the most logical explanation from the description, especially the part about a meaty scene with a leading cast member and that it isn’t in the North. It seems to suggest a scene with a leading cast member (Peter Dinklage). Who else could it be? The guy who plays Qyburn isn’t a leading actor.

      Artemisia,

      I’m saying that while I want the stuff floating around the Internet to be wrong because it is bad, I wouldn’t discount it completely. It does seem like the ending is Jon and Dany dead and their child raised by Tyrion as a child queen. What else could that scene be?

      And I will be very disappointed in that speculation is true as the casting suggests as it is a trite and cliqued ending that doesn’t break the wheel in the slightest. It is also bitter. Jon and Dany both die brutal deaths but we are supposed to be happy because their kid survives the war. Sorry, but I’m not the least invested in the Jon accidentally knocks up Dany storyline and I am not invested in the happiness or survival of Jonerys spawn especially at the expense of the main characters never experiencing a moment of peace or happiness. Frankly it is the most disappointing possibility for an ending out there. It would be like if the main story of Harry Potter had been about James and Lily and ended with them being killed by Voldermort but we are supposed to be happy because Harry survives.

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    33. tvfan12,

      “….At the very least this casting call confirms some bad speculation out there that Jon and Dany both die and their kid becomes a child ruler with Tyrion as regent.”
      ————————————-

      WHAT???? How does this casting call “confirm” that Jon and Dany die, and their kid becomes a child ruler with Tyrion as regent? What’d I miss???

      Let me go back and read the casting description again…

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    34. Mr Derp,

      One where at least Jon or Dany was still alive? Jon preferably and still at Winterfell with his family. Or if they are going to kill off both Jon and Dany, I’d prefer that the wheel being broken rather than some glorious Targaryen restoration with a minority queen/ king shepherded by Tyrion (currently one of the most hated men in Westeros). At least make the political situation realistic rather than a fantasy. The brutal medieval world of Westeros is suddenly going to be okay with the orphaned infant child of two Targaryens who have never even been anointed or crowned as their new ruler? Why don’t we just make things more patently saccharine and unrealistic? Any orphan child should be raised at Winterfell and not ruling anything and the show can come up with a more imaginative political solution.

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    35. tvfan12,

      Excerpted from the article above:

      “…casting for a sad-eyed young girl (ages 9 – 11) for “one excellent scene with a leading cast member.” This isn’t one of the northern children we’ve come across before though- the notice specifically asks for someone with a neutral southern accent and not a northern accent. That indicates this child is going to pop up somewhere around King’s Landing or thereabouts, as most characters on GoT are now clustered in the North.”

      I am intrigued. Please explain how “this casting call confirms some bad speculation out there that Jon and Dany both die and their kid becomes a child ruler with Tyrion as regent.”

      (I’m not being dismissive. I am the King of Tinfoil, so no theory is too far-fetched for me.)

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    36. Ten Bears,

      Okay. What do you think that the child who has a scene with a leading actor in the south is then? If the leading actor was out of it, then I would suggest just a random refugee child but the “leading actor” suggests one of the A level cast and the only speculation that fits is Tyrion with Jonerys spawn after the war.

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    37. Mr Derp,

      How about the one I suggested at 7:49 am?
      Tweak at will.

      [Seriously, that was just a goof on all of the “Dany or Jon must die for the ending to be bittersweet” assumptions.)

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    38. Edward,

      The randos on the Internet are the ones who got it right and I spent the off-season being comforted because EW told me the stuff floating around the Internet was wrong only to totally learn that all of it was right. “Thank you Dany. I would bend a knee but…” That was real dialogue on the show and not someone’s fictional story. Unfortunately something as trite as Jonerys child as a child queen is the best we can expect given the last season.

      And if it isn’t Jonerys daughter after mom and dad died, then what is your speculation for the girl?

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    39. Ten Bears,

      The leading actor and the fact that the girl should have a southern accent are what concern me. Unless you think that Cersei would have a random scene with a girl, the most logical role is for Jonerys daughter and since it is with only one actor, Peter Dinklage seems the most logical castmember she would be sharing a scene with. I guess that it could be Dany with her daughter after the war but Tyrion seems more likely.

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    40. tvfan12,

      Your negative, preconceived notions on the upcoming season is really unwarranted. The truth is that the security around the filming of this season is much more regulated than season 7 and any before that. By this time last year we knew the full outline of the seventh season. That has not happened yet and I hope it does not. All we’ve gotten so far are vague casting descriptions and set pictures. If you want to believe theorists and crackpots than that’s on you. The truth is that they have absolutely no proof to substantiate their “leaks”. And until I see a shred of proof otherwise, I’m going to maintain that any leaks at this point are false.

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    41. tvfan12: Unfortunately something as trite as Jonerys child as a child queen is the best we can expect given the last season.

      tvfan12,

      If your expectations are really that low and the “leaks” give you so much grief, then why are you still watching? Why do that to yourself?

      If I watch a show and then it starts to suck, guess what? I stop watching. (American Horror Story 7 would be a perfect example for me, ymmv)

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    42. tvfan12,

      Calmn down, dear.

      “One scene with a leading character” narrows it down to… let’s see. Cersei, Euron, Jaime, Davos, Mel, Varys, Dany, even Missy or Grey Worm, Jon, Sansa, Arya, even Brienne. Perhaps Qyburn, or Sandor…

      The pulling of hairs and rending of shirts about the Jon/Dany “spawn” ten years into the future seems a bit premature to me. The casting dept is looking for a 9 – 11 yr old, but the reqirements are so vague that the only thing we know is that she’s not northern.

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    43. tvfan12,

      i dont say …but i do expect a bittersweet ending in the all stuff….I dont want Jon or Danny or both to die..but we dont know what will happen at the end..I hope the directors follows the Georges promised ala LOTR ending..where the main main characters not die but their lives and their personal believes got changed.This is what actually George promise to us ..The directors should to follow that..otherwise the show will become a show based on the fanfic and the end will be disappointing as fuck.

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    44. tvfan12:
      Ten Bears,

      The leading actor and the fact that the girl should have a southern accent are what concern me.Unless you think that Cersei would have a random scene with a girl, the most logical role is for Jonerys daughter and since it is with only one actor, Peter Dinklage seems the most logical castmember she would be sharing a scene with.I guess that it could be Dany with her daughter after the war but Tyrion seems more likely.

      Why jump to the conclusion that this casting is for the final scene of the final episode? The ‘leading character’ could be any one of Our Heroes on the road crossing paths with a young refugee with a terrible tale to tell. (Brienne strikes me as a sympathetic choice for such an encounter.) The audience will need to know that the army of the dead is moving relentlessly southward and sweeping a handful of survivors before it, without endless costly CGI-heavy scenes of them storming castles, holdfasts and towns. (There will be big battle/carnage scenes like that, but I’m thinking maybe two, or a montage of three.) A smattering of first-person witness reports would be the sensible, economical way to do it. You’re overthinking this.

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    45. Edward,

      My negative and preconceived notions about Season 8 have to do with how bad Season 7 was. It was Walking Dead bad. I am not pumped for the finale and think that Tyrion as regent with Jonerys daughter as a child queen is about the level we can expect based on the last season. It is about as trite and unoriginal an ending as one could think.

      talvikorppi,

      I think it has to be one of the big five actors. An agent would be angry if he/she sent an actress for an audition with the expectation that she would be doing a scene with Peter Dinklage or Emilia Clarke and it turns out leading actor was the guy who plays Grey Worm.

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    46. tvfan12,

      I’m not sure about what the agents’ rules are, but I’d think a well-known fan favoirite billed in the opening credits, such as Rory McCann (the Hound/Sandor) or Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont) would qualify as main cast for a one-scene bit-part player. Hell, even John Bradley (Sam) is main cast from that perspective. So it’d be silly to restrict this bit-part character’s interaction to just the obvious ones, Jon/Dany/Cersei/Arya/Tyrion, or however you choose to define “the main five”.

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    47. As long as we are speculating about this child, could it be Cersei’s? We know she’s pregnant (more pregnant than Dany at this point, anyway 🙂 ). She’s “southern” and you may have sad eyes, too, if you have Tyrion (major cast member) telling you all about your mad momma. Again, speculation.

      Other than that, I don’t know and I know I won’t remember, either.

      Carry on..

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    48. Another, more reasonable bit of speculating could be that this girl will be a surviving member of House Frey…and the main cast member she shares a scene with is Jaime once he enters the Riverlands. She’d have an interesting story to tell the man, considering where he is heading (Winterfell) and who is there (Arya).

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    49. Wolfish:
      Erica,

      Now, this is the sort of speculation I can get on board with.

      Thanks.
      I was re-watching Ep. 1 of S7; hence, the inspiration.

      BTW, have ya got’ny ale? (Yes. Now watching Ep. 2 and guess which scene is on?)

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    50. Erica,

      Good thinking! That seems quite plausible. And it gets me wondering what interactions Jaime might end up having with Arya, if any. Maybe she can become his left-handed water dancing master.

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    51. Firannion:
      Erica,

      Good thinking! That seems quite plausible. And it gets me wondering what interactions Jaime might end up having with Arya, if any. Maybe she can become his left-handed water dancing master.

      Ahhh..the Grasshopper Syrio becomes the Master Syrio and he gets to live on. Just so. 🙂

      Remember, too, Jaime thinks Bran is a “dolt.” That will be interesting, too, regardless of casting speculations. Will he call Arya off? I think he would…or he’d try. Bran may, in some way, be thankful for what Jaime did to him. Again…interesting.

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    52. Edward,

      So did you enjoy Season 7? I didn’t. I thought it was horrible. And I went into it really hoping for the best only to be disappointed by the garbage that was given to us. So I’m expecting a garbage season again because that is what we got last season. A Targaryen brat as child queen with Tyrion as regent is the sort of bad ending that the show will go for. I’d actually love a leak to prove me wrong but I am resigned to the show being bad. As long as the only thing I have to go on is awful Season 7 and the little tidbits that confirm the “darkest timeline,” I will continue to be pessimistic. I’d prefer to be pessimistic to being optimistic and then being incredibly disappointed. At least you are prepared for the worst.

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    53. Mr Derp,

      “If I watch a show and then it starts to suck, guess what? I stop watching. (American Horror Story 7 would be a perfect example for me, ymmv).”
      —————-

      For me: “The Blacklist” after midway through Season 2.

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    54. tvfan12,

      “….I know that this has supposedly been debunked but I don’t really trust the people who debunked it because I think they are willing to cover for the producers like they did prior to Season 7. I was really annoyed with that one because I went into the season with false hopes that the leaks were still wrong and the season would be better than reported. So I still think that what is floating around the Internet and You Tube may have merit. I’ll be skeptical to any suggestions the leaks are debunked so I’m not burned again.”

      ————————-

      This is…extraordinary. Some unsourced bunk by a nameless someone, floating around the Internet and YouTube, is accorded veracity by virtue of a lack of trust in the unnamed people who debunked it because those debunkers may be in cahoots with the producers.

      I’m going to have to ponder this….

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    55. Ten Bears,

      I hate it. I really truly hate it. I just think that that is the most likely reason why they need a 9-year-old girl with a neutral accent for a scene with a leading actor. I also think that based on the garbage they shoveled out in Season 7 that such a depressing and trite ending is what we should brace ourselves for. It wouldn’t shock me if a 10-year-old actress puts that she is playing a Targaryen in GOT on her online CV. But I would desperately love someone to leak something that proves this wrong – just that it doesn’t end with Jon and Dany’s orphan child as a child queen while Tyrion rules.

      Ten Bears,

      Unsourced randos on the Internet were right about last season unfortunately right down to the horrid scripts pages that sounded like a teen wrote them one afternoon on her Tumblr page. And I was burned by dismissing that garbage and thinking the season was going to be way better than it was. So I will just assume that the season is going to be as bad as last season until we get some real information suggesting otherwise.

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    56. Erica:
      Another, more reasonable bit of speculating could be that this girl will be a surviving member of House Frey…and the main cast member she shares a scene with is Jaime once he enters the Riverlands. She’d have an interesting story to tell the man, considering where he is heading (Winterfell) and who is there (Arya).

      I really like this idea!

      Of course, we know from Dragonstone that there is a Lannister Army in the Riverlands (presumably they weren’t part of the forces Jaime took to Highgarden in The Queen’s Justice).

      I quite like the idea of Jaime picking up as much of the Lannister forces as he can on his way to Winterfell. Unless Cersei sends out ravens to all castles in the Seven Kingdoms declaring him a traitor (something I don’t see her doing for a number of reasons) he is someone the Lannister forces would follow without question.

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    57. Alba Stark:

      I quite like the idea of Jaime picking up as much of the Lannister forces as he can on his way to Winterfell. Unless Cersei sends out ravens to all castles in the Seven Kingdoms declaring him a traitor (something I don’t see her doing for a number of reasons) he is someone the Lannister forces would follow without question.

      Very true, but I’d rather see Jaime arrive alone at the Twins first to make peace with Edmure. I’d love a scene between those two, where a) the question of what happened to Edmure was resolved and b) a very different sort of conversation than the last one between them took place. Jaime heading north with a combined Tully and Lannister army would be poetic. (He could pick up the latter on his way out. Including a certain ginger-haired singer, lol.)

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    58. Erica,

      > Remember, too, Jaime thinks Bran is a “dolt.”

      Actually, I think he was speaking about Jon, who just blew up the pact between Cersei and Daenerys (and thus blew up Jaime’s hope of getting on the same side as Brienne and Tyrion again)

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    59. tvfan12,

      > “Thank you Dany. I would bend a knee but…”

      I won’t say I was overall happy with the dialogue in S7 (though there has been lazy dialogue before too) but the way I understood this was that he would bend the knee but couldn’t do that due to his bruises. Probably I was too naive.

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    60. I don’t know why anyone would think this sad eyed child is Jon & Dany’s kid. It says filming in December. That seems awfully early for filming a scene that would surely come at the end of the series since it just began filming season 8 in October. The show isn’t slated to come back until 2019. I think if we are to see any Targ offspring the filming for that role will be taking place sometime in 2018, not December of 2017.

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    61. fdr:
      Erica,

      > Remember, too, Jaime thinks Bran is a “dolt.”

      Actually, I think he was speaking about Jon, who just blew up the pact between Cersei and Daenerys (and thus blew up Jaime’s hope of getting on the same side as Brienne and Tyrion again)

      Come to think of it, you are probably right. Afterall, what does Jaime know about Bran at this point? I assumed a bit much there, I think. Either way, it should make for a good scene when/if Jaime gets to Winterfell and learns what Bran has become. I just hope it’s not glossed over for the sake of time.

      fdr:
      tvfan12,

      >“Thank you Dany. I would bend a knee but…”

      I won’t say I was overall happy with the dialogue in S7 (though there has been lazy dialogue before too) but the way I understood this was that he would bend the knee but couldn’t do that due to his bruises. Probably I was too naive.

      If you were too naive, then so was I as I saw that the same way you did. Cheers.

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    62. Wolfish:
      Alba Stark:

      Very true, but I’d rather see Jaime arrive alone at the Twins first to make peace with Edmure. I’d love a scene between those two, where a) the question of what happened to Edmure was resolved and b) a very different sort of conversation than the last one between them took place. Jaime heading north with a combined Tully and Lannister army would be poetic. (He could pick up the latter on his way out. Including a certain ginger-haired singer, lol.)

      Agree – this would also be a great scenario, and a fab way to to resolve the links between Jaime and House Tully we’ve seen since he interacted with Catelyn as Robb’s prisoner.

      Maybe they could reinvent Ed as a sort of Tom of Sevenstreams singer?

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    63. Alba Stark,

      Yes!!!

      GW,

      For spoiler coding, you need an opening AND a closing code, and no spaces in it. You can’t just copy-and-paste from the coding at the top of the page; you need to delete all the spaces inside the brackets. So your comment should be written:

      tinfoil hat… [ spoiler ] the young girl is the Hound’s daughter [ /spoiler ]

      But you need to remove all the spaces inside the brackets.

      Hope that’s clear.

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    64. fdr,

      I thought it was odd and emasculating to have Jon pledging himself to Dany after being injured and while naked and laid up in bed. If they were going to have him kneel, could they at least give Jon a bit of seriousness and dignity rather than making it some sappy YA romance scene? And randomly calling his sworn queen some nickname is completely weird and OOC for someone as formal as Jon.

      aboleyn,

      Just to add some context to what was already pointed out, watch the video associated with Season 6 – 18 hours at the Paint Hall. They were filming multiple scenes from different episodes.

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    65. tvfan12:

      Wolfish:

      Hm, interesting how differently we viewers can see the same scene. I didn’t see it as “emasculating” at all. I think the scene, Jon figuratively “bending the knee”, was so powerful just because it wasn’t some epic pomp and circumstance occasion but very intimate, both rulers laid bare psychologically (and half so physically as regards Jon), devoid of usual ceremony and trappings of power. That made this alliance seem more powerful and deeper to me than any sword-waving, shouting scene.

      (As to Jon’s semi-naked state… It’s kind of important that Dany saw and continues to see his scars from when he gave his life for the cause he believes in.)

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    66. talvikorppi,

      Jon was laid up in bed, naked, and emasculated while Dany remained strong and powerful. She isn’t stripped of anything. It wasn’t an alliance of equal partners; it was a scene where Jon was subjugated to Dany. He wasn’t a ruler or her equal or anything important. He was a man stripped of everything, including his clothing, and forced to pledge himself to Queen Daenerys the Great. It is a Queen-servant relationship. Kit totally plays Jon as being subservient to Dany; I believe that is how he was directed to play Jon in Season 7. Jon isn’t a ruler. He isn’t a leader. He is very much her docile servant and follower. That is how the scene plays out to me.

      As for Jon’s “scars”, why do they matter to Dany again? Dany herself birthed dragons and walked through fire. Why does a servant (and that is what Jon is) who comes back from the dead impress her? Why does she care about his scars? There was no explanation on the show as to why this would impress Dany.

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    67. Wolfish,

      I had read the spoilers which were out awhile before the season started and that dialogue was one we had a hard time believing wasn’t fake lol. When everything fell in line we thought ok let’ s see how they pull this off but it was every bit as cringe as we imagined it would be 🙂

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    68. tvfan12,

      Face it though, we will be just as disappointed seeing the ending unfold as we dreaded it would the same as if we were surprised by the ending but didn’t like it.

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    69. GW: tinfoil hat..The young girl is The Hounds daughter [ / spoiler]

      Sad-eyed young girl?

      Tormund to Sandor (S7e6): “I don’t think you’re truly mean. You have sad eyes.”

      S8 casting news, excerpted from article above: “We’ve learned that Game of Thrones is casting for a sad-eyed young girl (ages 9 – 11) for ‘one excellent scene with a leading cast member.’”

      The Hound’s daughter confirmed!

      [sarcasm]

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    70. Allan Veríssimo:
      I do not think the leading cast member interacting with this character will be Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. This week it was announced that Nikolaj will be in my country (Brazil) to participate in a Comic-Con (called Comic-Con Experience), and he will be present on December 8, 9 and 10.

      Agree I think this is Kings Landing and either a little bird or a character interacting with Cersei as being alone with Qyburn and the Mountain she needs some sort of story whilst the real war goes down in the North.

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    71. Milutin:
      Hello, everybody!
      I’m a long time lurker first time poster. I like this site very much so keep up the good work.
      This casting news has reminded me of another back in September:

      “Guard #2 is in his 30’s. They’re looking for an actor that’s tall, and athletic with a military feel. The character is a professional clear-thinking guard who is dependable. The part has two days shooting on November 1st and 2nd in Spain and though it’s a small one-line part, he does interact with leading cast. It’s noted that the role is being cast with a white actor in this instance. But what this casting notice really does is confirm for us that Game of Thrones will be in Spain in November!”

      Does anybody know if there’s been any information about this shooting in Spain in the beginning of November or has the schedule changed?

      As far as I know all shooting so far has been in Northern Ireland, I’m not aware of any in Spain but they have another seven months still to go so plenty of time for that.

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    72. It’s fine to have a different opinion but it’s clear the show runners are heading towards the ending given by George RR Martin and secondly do you really believe S7 was worse than S5 or S2? For me there are a number of good episodes only let down by the Beyond the Wall and perhaps Eastwatch.

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    73. tvfan12,

      I didn’t see anyone say that you couldn’t express your opinions, tell you to shut up or bully you, but I did see someone recommend that you follow your own advice, which was to drop HBO and stop watching a show that you clearly hate.

      Can you specifically point out where you were bullied, told to shut up, or that you couldn’t express your opinions?

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    74. Mr Derp,

      I think Mr. tvfan12 has invoked the ire of some commenters by precipitously and repeatedly condemning S8 based on a supposed ending that he or she read about on YouTube, i.e., that the daughter of Dany and Jon will end up as queen with Tyrion as her regent. For example, on 11/15/17, 9:58 pm, he reiterated:

      “And yes I will complain if the TV series ends with something as garbage as Jon and Dany’s spoiled brat daughter from “oops sex” as a child queen with Uncle Tyrion as her regent. That is one of the stupidest endings I’ve ever heard of. I expect better of the showrunners.”

      To be frank, before S7 when alot of (mostly unfamiliar) commenters were positing that Jon would impregnate Dany – I didn’t realize they were “leak-embracers” posing as unsullied fans – I thought this was too corny; I was about to post a snarky critique of what I was going to call a silly “Infant That Was Promised” ending.

      Still, as far as I know, there have not been bona fide “leaks” of S8 scripts…yet. And extrapolating “confirmation” of the anonymous YouTube child queen & regent Tyrion fan theory, based on the casting of a sad-eyed young girl age 9-11 for “one excellent scene with a leading cast member” is kind of a stretch. (Then again, the support for some of my theories is so flimsy you can see right through the tinfoil.)

      For instance…
      tvfan12 wrote:
      “At the very least this casting call confirms some bad speculation out there that Jon and Dany both die and their kid becomes a child ruler with Tyrion as regent.”
      ————————————-
      On 11/10/17 at 12:05, I replied:

      WHAT???? How does this casting call “confirm” that Jon and Dany die, and their kid becomes a child ruler with Tyrion as regent? What’d I miss???

      Also, on 11/11/17 at 2:52 am, I asked him/her:

      “You’ve really latched onto this “Tyrion as regent with Jonerys daughter as a child queen” scenario. Why???”
      —————————

      More than one other poster, eg “Artemisio”, agreed with his/her “child queen” scenario. I think the problem was that the language used by tvfan12 in prematurely bashing the showrunners and condemning S8, rubbed people the wrong way – and he/she took it personally when some commenters disagreed with him/her.

      I was going to see if I could recruit tvfan12 to advance my Sandor Ahai theory. 😎

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    75. Ten Bears,

      …. or my 11/13/17, 6:43 pm reply to GW:

      GW wrote: “…tinfoil hat..The young girl is The Hounds daughter [ / spoiler]
      ………………….
      Ten Bears reply:

      “Sad-eyed young girl?

      Tormund to Sandor (S7e6): “I don’t think you’re truly mean. You have sad eyes.”

      S8 casting news, excerpted from article above: “We’ve learned that Game of Thrones is casting for a sad-eyed young girl (ages 9 – 11) for ‘one excellent scene with a leading cast member.’”

      The Hound’s daughter confirmed!

      [sarcasm]”

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    76. By the way…

      Isn’t Jason Mamoa the best GoT fanboy?
      I think it’s great that he’s remained a diehard fan of the show, and his in-character Instagram and twitter exchanges with Emilia Clarke aka “Moon of My Life” have been touching.

      I may go see “Justice League” just because he’s in it as Aquaman. Oh, and because…Gal Gadot!!!

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    77. tvfan12,

      Tvfan….what an annoying poster you are. If you don’t like GOT, stop watching it, stop posting about and stop irritating everyone on this board. Bitch, bitch, bitch….. is a broken record.

      For me, the leaks of S7 took away much of the surprise and joy of the season. Had I not known what to expect, it would have been more exciting. Nonetheless, there were phenomenal scenes. And yeah, men and women who first fall in love talk as lame as Dany and Jon did. The story is massive, emotional, engaging and why we are all still talking about it and prowling the filming news. I’m willing to admit how much I love this show and how great is the production. Sure, GRR’s magic touch isn’t there on the script, but we have his characters that we love so much. I say thanks to HBO and the David’s for this historical show, and that next up we get six full length movies (or close to it) to finish.

      Will you be crying when it’s over? I know I will!

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