Curtain Call: Alfie Allen

I’ve been planning this post for years. I remember reading Axechucker’s Curtain Call for Kristian Nairn back in 2016. “Every time I sat down to write this, it felt like a eulogy,” he wrote. “Like I was speaking words of praise and affection for someone who had passed away.” I thought, “That’s how it’ll feel […]

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Curtain Call: Iain Glen

Jorah, son of Jeor, of House Mormont lost his life fighting to protect his one true queen, Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, in the Battle of Winterfell. Game of Thrones has killed many a character over the years, but none has or will ever be harder for me to stomach than this one. Many of you will […]

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Curtain Call: Ben Crompton

What is Edd may never die, but rises again, colder and wight-ier. This week we said goodbye (and then hello, and then goodbye again) to the Night’s Watch most dolorous brother, Eddison Tollett. First introduced in Season Two of Game of Thrones, Ben Crompton’s Edd was a sarcastic, bitter counterpoint to Jon Snow’s perma-glum and Sam Tarly’s cheerful nerdiness. Always on […]

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Curtain Call: Carice Van Houten

“The Long Night” was dark and full of terrors, but Melisandre was instrumental in burning them all away. Whatever your feelings about the mysterious red priestess, she certainly knew how to make an entrance – and an exit. From her stunning introduction in season two on the windswept beaches of Dragonstone, to her poetic death […]

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Curtain Call: Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen’s run as Petyr Baelish serves as an excellent reminder to us all that it takes a truly great actor to play a villain that evokes the kind of emotion that fans felt for Littlefinger. This truth didn’t fully sink in until my elation over Baelish’s execution had settled a bit. I stopped cheering, I shook out […]

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Curtain Call: Paul Kaye

Pour one (or several) out for a fallen friend — not all of the Magnificent Seven and their redshirt wildlings made it back from beyond in the Wall in the appropriately-named episode 6 of season 7, “Beyond The Wall.” Unfortunately, however, our favorite drunken Red Priest of R’hllor was among the casualties, so it’s time to say a fond farewell to Thoros of Myr and the actor who played him, Paul Kaye.

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Curtain Call: Joseph Mawle

He came, he saw, he conquered, he disappeared….He waited 5 seasons, he came back, he saw, he conquered, he disappeared….He briefly returned once more, he briefly saw, he briefly conquered, and he disappeared for good. Uncle Benjen Stark’s tenure on Game of Thrones was (as mentioned) brief, but it was always memorable. This is due in […]

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Curtain Call: Indira Varma

There were undoubtedly many watchers who celebrated Ellaria Sand’s demise on Game of Thrones in “The Queen’s Justice.”  With that said, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone unmoved by the final moments of a character that was often the steadying back-bone to the Sand Snakes’ flailing antics. Confirmed to not be returning to the show, Ellaria […]

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