Young widow audition surfaces, with hints at season 6

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An audition from Palestinian actress Leem Lubany for a Game of Thrones season six role has turned up, found by a Redditor. The role fits the description of a casting notice that we shared with readers recently, of a young widow with a troubled past.

The video content should be considered a spoiler, though there is no guarantee that this exact scene will appear in season 6. In an interview a couple weeks ago, new cast member Pilou Asbæk mentioned that he auditioned for the role of Euron Greyjoy with a scene that is not in the show this year. So, we should take this new information with a grain of salt.


The audition video shows a couple short readings. The character is a young Lhazarene woman who became a khaleesi, and then a widow, a member of the dosh khaleen. It’s not entirely clear who she is speaking with, but there are multiple characters involved, and she is accosted by someone toward the end, her mouth covered as she speaks. Jorah and Daario seem like the most likely candidates, since they’re on the hunt for Daenerys and the widow mentions the person’s master having dragons.

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    1. In the first part part of the video, the other Dosh Khaleen talks about a ‘Khalar Vez Ven’ (I’m not good at writing Dothraki, so I made that up 😛 ) , that looks to be a sort of meeting of the Khals. That would be a perfect time for Drogon to arrive and for Dany to show her strength.

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    2. She’s gorgeous indeed .. and a Palestinian too .. just like me .. she was great in Omar .. hope she nails the part ..

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    3. Gorgeous and a good actress too. Hope to see her in S6!
      My take is: Daenerys, Daario and the initial Dothraki tribe head over to VD and infiltrate it quietly, waiting for all the other Khals to come, before giving away the fact that the master with the fire-breathing dragons is not a master, but a Khaleesi! Then all hell will break loose with Drogon being all happy up in the sky. And perhaps Rand V too? Hmm…. she does mention dragonS.
      On a second viewing, I think the young widow is speaking to Daenerys in the second part!

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    4. Seems like in the second part she’s talking with Daario and Jorah? She does seem curious about their “master” aka Dany having dragons.

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    5. Marcus,

      Seems like you’re about to start a political debate .. i would love too, but this is not the place ..

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    6. Karolyne:
      And speaking of leaks, short video of the filming in Navarra.

      https://instagram.com/p/8D4onJABRl/

      Thanks. In the second part, Daenerys is kneeling facing the river, in her tattered clothes from S5E10. The Dothraki are a bit behind her, not surrounding her. Will D land in front of her?
      EDIT: Correction. In the clip Balerion The Cat posted, it is clear the Dothraki take her prisoner. So it’ll be interesting when Drogon shows up.

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    7. In VD the dosh khaleen might declare Dany the Stallion who mounts the World. It’s either Dany or Drogon. But since Dany will have control over Drogon at some point, she’s the one from the prophecy Jorah mentioned -also mentioned in the books – supposed to unite all khalasars in the World. “As swift as the wind he rides” code for flying.

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    8. Nice video! As it was suspected, she is in Dany’s storyline. Funny enough, the thing that cought my attention the most was her flawless pronunciation of the dothraki “kh”, wich is refreshing since I think all the actors in the show pronounce it as “k”. It’s probably because she is palestinian, I think that sound is present in her language.

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    9. She’s a very pretty girl and her reading wasn’t bad. If she had ended her questions about the dragons with upward inflections, it would have been a much stronger reading, but still, it was workable.

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    10. Balerion The Cat,

      Thank you!

      So it seems like she’s a captive. At some point she’ll win the control over them though. I wonder if the scene she’s with the khalasar is supposed to happen after VD or before. If it happens before, she’d have a khalasar already when she arrives in VD and there she might unite more people. If it’s after then she’d be heading back to meereen.

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    11. I kind of like how the off-screen voice correctly pronounces “khaleesi” where the “ee” rhymes with the English “hay” (Latin “e”) and “kh” is actually a velar fricative. Sounds much better than than popularized form “ca-lease-ee”, though I guess that could be considered a Westerosi-accented form of the word. 😉

      (Gotta love conlangs.)

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    12. Nymeria Warrior Queen:
      She’s a very pretty girl and her reading wasn’t bad.If she had ended her questions about the dragons with upward inflections, it would have been a much stronger reading, but still, it was workable.

      Spot on! The number one tip for new actors. Never end with a ‘dwip’, a downward inflection pronunciation. It kills the energy, especially with a question.

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    13. I think she’s speaking with Dany and someone else, maybe Dany pretends to be a servant/handmaiden? That’s why she asks. It’s probably Daario who grabs her. Seems like something he would do.

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    14. The fact he

      is dressed like Ned and not in Black pretty much seems to confirms when he died, he was relieved of his duties! And NOW HIS WATCH IS ENDED!

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    15. Exciting and I must say she looks beautiful.

      “Deader that dead”(I can’t resist it :d ) looks exactly like Ned in that. Next season is going to be epic, but that’s not something new.

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    16. Finally a pic of Kit on Set so people can stop questioning everyone in the cast about Jon being alive.

      He’s no longer a man from the NW too.

      Jon will unite the wildlings and Dany the Dothraki.

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    17. Sansarya,

      You’re right.

      Mel and Davos will probably stay behind, and Jon will go with Widlings, Umbers, Mormonts and others against Boltons and maybe Karstarks? Only Kit, Kristofer, Iwan were spotted in Saintfield. No Carice, Liam, Sophie, Gwendoline.

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    18. Master of Keys,

      Putin: ”We will absolutly not take in consideration peace talks if Asaad is not part of them”
      Obama: ”Screw Asaad! Jon Snow lives!”
      Putin: ”Let him go, the guy is dead, you don’t survive that,…I know from personale experience”
      Obama: ” WOTW just confirmed it! There are pics with him. In full armor!”
      Putin ”By the Motherland”

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    19. These leaks are astounding, and inevitable, I guess.

      Perhaps Mel sacrifices herself to bring back Jon? I’m still thinking Nissa Nissa.

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    20. Simeon,

      I wanted to say how you are wrong, and sexist against guys,… But then I realized you are right.

      But still acting at home, is very different with actoull acting on set, in costume, with directors helping you. Just look at Pedro’s casting video, it is nowhere near as inpresive as it was in the actoull episode.

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    21. Hodor’s Bastard,

      That was my thought too…that Mel would sacrifice herself–in order to be Nissa Nissa but also as penance for burning Shireen and others who she mistakenly burned in service to Stannis, the false Azor Ahai. Although the second thought is my desire to see her give a shit about the lives she took so horribly before she shuffles off her mortal coil and is more likely wishful thinking.

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    22. Mihnea: There is no need of Mell killing herself.

      Oh, I am not suggesting that at all. But maybe R’hllor requires a higher price to be paid for reviving Jon/AA…

      Then again, I think Shireen’s sacrifice will be what works for Jon…instead of the initial intent of blindly helping her father. Mel is probably under wraps…but she may be doomed this season anyway!

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    23. I don’t think she’ll get cast: there is no precedence for it and I’m pretty sure the actors are actually signing something to prevent such leaks.

      On other news, yay Kit is back in Stark amor.

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    24. Dame Pasty: Although the second thought is my desire to see her give a shit about the lives she took so horribly before she shuffles off her mortal coil and is more likely wishful thinking.

      When Mel goes, I’ll be thinking of pastries… 🙂

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    25. Simeon:
      Y’all are letting your other heads do your thinking.She is very beautiful, but her reading in this video is only so-so.

      Sorry, I´ll go with my other head on this one.
      Dismissed.

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    26. Mihnea,

      Everyone is in the same boat, though, when it comes to audition reels. You don’t have a costume, you don’t have a set, and the person with whom you’re reading usually doesn’t give you anything to work with other than the words on the page.

      Sometimes, if you’re actually called in to read, you are given a bit of direction.

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    27. She’s gorgeous, we should demand that HBO makes her the third head of the dragon !!!

      Also, it seems we have a new king beyond the wall and king in the north. Remember what Mel said, she saw Bolton’s banners lying in the ground, still.. a whole army of Boltons? that’s way more than 20 men, who could beat that?

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    28. Just had a crazy idea. Mel can do some awesome glamouring in the books as she does with [ spoiler ] the Lord of Bones and Mance [ / spoiler]. So maybe we did see someone die…only it was not Jon Snow but someone who was glamoured to look like him 😀 How cool would that be 🙂 Unfortunately such a theory would not relieve him from his Lord Commander and Black oath duties

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    29. Mihnea:
      Simeon,

      I wanted to say how you are wrong, and sexist against guys,… But then I realized you are right.

      But still acting at home, is very different with actoull acting on set, in costume, with directors helping you. Just look at Pedro’s casting video, it is nowhere near as inpresive as it was in the actoull episode.

      Sexist against guys…? First time I’ve ever been accused of that, considering I am a guy…LOL

      And I completely get how it’s not anywhere the same reading as compared to being on set… just that I didn’t see anything in her performance that “wowed” me. She didn’t do anything wrong, but nothing amazing either. (But I’m also not a casting director either, so maybe there are things they look for that wouldn’t be obvious to a layman?) I’ll have to check out Pedro’s video — I’ve never watched that one.

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    30. *faints* Jon fookin’…..what Stark? Targ? Depending on when this is being shot for…..he could already “know” the big identity secret.

      My head is swimming. I’ve got the vapors!!

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    31. Al Swearengen: Reply

      Al Swearengen:
      I think I might be in love, she’s absolutely stunning. If only she was auditioning for Arianne Martell,

      Mihnea:
      Simeon,

      I wanted to say how you are wrong, and sexist against guys,… But then I realized you are right.

      But still acting at home, is very different with actoull acting on set, in costume, with directors helping you. Just look at Pedro’s casting video, it is nowhere near as inpresive as it was in the actoull episode.

      As far asa I saw, the only veeery imprssve casting video is the ne with jason momoa

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    32. Mihnea:
      What is Hype may never Die!!
      We do not Hype!
      House Baratheon: H.I.P. (Hype in Peace)
      Hype is Coming!!
      Familly, Duty, Hype.
      Hear us Hype!
      Growing Hype.
      As High as Hype!
      Fire and Hype! (a.k.a. Tennisball and Hype).
      The Hype Remembers!
      The Night is Dark and Full of Hype!

      And my favorite… Our Hypes are Sharp!

      Oh, and I guess for House Martell you can go with Unhyped, unliked, unwanted.

      H.Stark:
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3249408/EXCLUSIVE-SPOILER-ALERT-Kit-Harington-spotted-filming-Game-Thrones-set-Belfast-Jon-Snow-alive.html

      The secret lasted 3 months.

      “What are you totally talking about, that article is completely fabricated! You can’t spot a bad photoshopjob if it hit you in the face!” – Maisie… >.>

      Pigeon:
      She would have made a beautiful Lyanna.

      She doesn’t exactly look much Northern, does she?

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    33. Its Dany the Dosh Khaleen are talking to at the beginning of the vid no doubt. otherwise why would they tell her to never run or explain to her about life as a Dosh Khaleen. Also, she tells them “i will never run from dothraki”; I can only imagine Dany saying that to them. I think Dany will play them by pretending that she became a servant after Drogo died to the dragon’s master. The khals may know about the dragons being owned by Dany since people all across Essos and now many people in Westeros seem to know about this. The Dothraki khals ride all across Essos so there is no way they dont know who she is unless D&D choose to go the unreasonable way. The dosh khaleen are stuck in Vas Dothrak so they may very well not have heard of Dany being the mother of dragons. Dany is probably waiting for all Khals to come to make her big reveal as mother of dragons.

      great news about Kit. I’m actually most interested in seeing how his personality will turn out to be after hes brought back. aka is he still Mr. Nice Guy?

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    34. Seriously, Anguissette, you beat me on Khalmoot while I was typing! xD

      Bareeq:
      Its Dany the Dosh Khaleen are talking to at the beginning of the vid no doubt. otherwise why would they tell her to never run or explain to her about life as a Dosh Khaleen. Also, she tells them “i will never run from dothraki”; I can only imagine Dany saying that to them. I think Dany will play them by pretending that she became a servant after Drogo died to the dragon’s master. The khals may know about the dragons being owned by Dany since people all across Essos and now many people in Westeros seem to know about this. The Dothraki khals ride all across Essos so there is no way they dont know who she is unless D&D choose to go the unreasonable way.The dosh khaleen are stuck in Vas Dothrak so they may very well not have heard of Dany being the mother of dragons. Dany is probably waiting for all Khals to come to make her big reveal as mother of dragons.

      Agreed, and the second bit is the same Dosh Khaleen with Jorah and Daario apparently. Remember, this widow-role is only for two episodes, so Vaes Dothrak isn’t going to be lasting too long before we see Dany and Daario in front of that Khalasar which is now pretty much confirmed to be heading back to Meereen.

      The scenario will be basically be:
      – Dany is taken by the Khalasar, pretends to be somebody of minor importance, gets taken to Vaes Dothrak.
      – D&J track her through the magical Ring.
      – Dany arrives in Vaes Dothrak, meets with this young widow and learns of this Khal Evezen, aka KhalMoot.
      – D&J arrive in Vaes Dothrak ala Jaime and Bronn. Planning to take Dany home ala Myrcella.
      – Dany’s like “nope, I love Trys..shot”, “Imma show these fools my dragon”.
      – The KhalMoot happens.
      – Drogon arrives, the Khals bow before Dany and Drogon.
      – Dany and Daario lead her Khalasar while Jorah heads back to Meereen solo.

      The sudden realization of the comparison to Jaime and Bronn in Dorne worries me though.

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    35. Some really interesting revelations here in this video (if it’s indeed legit)!

      Here’s my guess (though it got mothballed on a previous post a few days back lol): It’s possible that Dany is taken prisoner back to VD and this ceremony sounds like a meeting of the Khalasaars to determine her fate: to join the DK or death.

      I’m guessing that the Khals will choose the latter and that Drogon will appear at the crucial moment to toast some Khals which will cause them to follow Dany. The DK will pronounce Drogon as the stallion who mounts the world and Dany will release the DK from their captive state. 🙂

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    36. Apollo,

      I hope that doesn’t happen because I don’t want Drogon showing up from nowhere to save her again. I hope when he shows up she has (no idea how though) some kind of control over the situation.

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    37. Bareeq:
      Its Dany the Dosh Khaleen are talking to at the beginning of the vid no doubt. otherwise why would they tell her to never run or explain to her about life as a Dosh Khaleen. Also, she tells them “i will never run from dothraki”; I can only imagine Dany saying that to them. I think Dany will play them by pretending that she became a servant after Drogo died to the dragon’s master. The khals may know about the dragons being owned by Dany since people all across Essos and now many people in Westeros seem to know about this. The Dothraki khals ride all across Essos so there is no way they dont know who she is unless D&D choose to go the unreasonable way.The dosh khaleen are stuck in Vas Dothrak so they may very well not have heard of Dany being the mother of dragons. Dany is probably waiting for all Khals to come to make her big reveal as mother of dragons.

      great news about Kit. I’m actually most interested in seeing how his personality will turn out to be after hes brought back. aka is he still Mr. Nice Guy?

      Completely agree about the Dany stuff.

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    38. Karolyne:
      Apollo,

      From the way the Dothraki are manhandling her in one of the videos of filming, it doesn’t look likes she’s in control at the initial stages at least. Besides the Dothraki dont take orders from women, even if she is known to be the mother of Dragons (without dragons I might add). It’s clear they’ll take her back to VD to be judged in some way and I’d rather Drogon saves her as this is the only way that makes any sense-I really can’t see Daario and Jorah getting past hundreds of Dothraki unnoticed.

      Khal toast is coming I hope

      I hope that doesn’t happen because I don’t want Drogon showing up from nowhere to save her again. I hope when he shows up she has (no idea how though) some kind of control over the situation.

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    39. Morgan:
      Finally we have hard evidence of

      on set.

      https://instagram.com/p/8ELpNbph8C/

      I literally don’t care about anything else this season other than him being alive. Everything else I find out is just bonuses.
      And did anyone notice the body Dany was knelt beside? Could it be Daario or Jorah perhaps? Maybe a death of one of them?

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    40. Apollo,

      I just don’t like the idea of Drogon saving her again because we’ve seen that just a few episodes ago even though I know the most logic scene will be Drogon saving her. I think the problem was how they made him save her in the fighting pits scene.

      But I’m always opened to a new bbq lol and the khal is certainly being burned because no way he’d give any sort of power to her, not even when seeing Drogon. The dothraki are proud people. So yeah, you’ll be bbqed dude.

      As for Jorah and Daario I yeah, It doesn’t make any sense that they could do anything against an entire khalsar so I hope whatever they do is something minor.

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    41. Karolyne,

      They could make it work if, both in the books and the show, Daenerys finally takes control of Drogon. So it wouldn’t be Drogon saving her again as much as Daenerys saving herself by finally becoming the master of her dragons —or at least Drogon, anyway.

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    42. Luka Nieto:
      Karolyne,

      They could make it work if, both in the books and the show, Daenerys finally takes control of Drogon. So it wouldn’t be Drogon saving her again as much as Daenerys saving herself by finally becoming the master of her dragons —or at least Drogon, anyway.

      That’s true. If she’s commanding him it would look so badass. I think that will happen at some point, and it would be amazing if it happened in Vaes Dotraki because Drogon was named after Drogo, and there’s all this connection between him and the dothraki, and not to mention it seems like both in the books and in the show the Dosh Khaleen will probably prophecy something big about Dany/Drogon. If he’s already taking orders from her, awesome, it would fit.

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    43. It is a real pity that Danys last scene in S5 wasn’t the same as the books as that alone would’ve been sufficient to bend the Khalasaar to her will. My feeling is that Drogon will only appear or hang around if he knows Dany is under threat (which is pretty much all the time if she’s with the Dothraki), so in the short term at least, a few tense scenes with them and a couple of “Dracarys” from Dany should be enough for some Khal flambé and to give the illusion she’s in control of Drogon.

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    44. Another couple of points (at the risk of being super pedantic)… The young widow being Lhazarene: aren’t the lamb men considered the lowest of the low to the Dothraki? So I’m kinda surprised one was taken as a Khaleesi. And secondly- am I the only one who thinks this actress is dreadful? Pretty yes, but I just am not feeling anything from that audition reel. In any case it’s clear she’s not got the job now..

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    45. Karolyne: and it would be amazing if it happened in Vaes Dotraki because Drogon was named after Drogo, and there’s all this connection between him and the dothraki,

      Huh! I just realized how symbolic it will be that Drogon, named after a Dothraki, will show himself to Dothraki at VAES DOTHRAK (I hope). Now that’s some crazy symbolism, right there!

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    46. I don’t know. She’s kind of stiff and bland. Maybe she was told to play the part that way but she looks like someone drug her to the audition and forced her to do this – like she’s bored and wants to go home.

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    47. I am amazed that no one is willing to give dothraki a chance against drogon.We all saw few harpys managed to wound him pretty bad.I am sure thousands of dothraki could do much more than that.Dany convincing dothraki wont be as simple as that.

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    48. Piyush Sharma: I am amazed that no one is willing to give dothraki a chance against drogon.

      For the same reason that infantry was always more effective against artillery than cavarly was: horses are imminently more sensible than humans and run away from explosive fiery things. One dragon would pretty much route cavalry not so much by killing horses and riders but by causing a stampede by the horses. (This happened more than once in human history following the introduction of machine guns and rapid fire artillery.) Even the Dothraki mastering their horses would not be able to fight much: you cannot reign in (literally!) a terrified horse AND shoot arrows at the same time.

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    49. Karolyne:
      In VD the dosh khaleen might declare Dany the Stallion who mounts the World. It’s either Dany or Drogon. But since Dany will have control over Drogon at some point, she’s the one from the prophecy Jorah mentioned -also mentioned in the books – supposed to unite all khalasars in the World. “As swift as the wind he rides” code for flying.

      Nar I have a wacky theory Rheago actually turnes up,

      Drawing Viserys blood, eating the horse heart and then “sacrificing” him was all a blood magic event you see?

      The stunted Dragon was Viserys etc

      Pretty wacky

      The audition for this girl though IMO is obviously one of the other widowed Khaleesis of the Dosh Khaleen who presumably befriends Dany and starts to show her the ropes etc

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    50. Luka Nieto,

      The show kinda got rid of the looks thing for the Starks, though. Ned’s a blond, Jon looks like a Martell, and Arya has the opposite of a “long face,” having one of the roundest faces I’ve ever seen. This woman could be Jon’s sister, which would work for Jon’s mother. She also has the long face.

      …and yeah I know she won’t be Lyanna lol. Hope whoever they pick is as striking.

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    51. Piyush Sharma:
      I am amazed that no one is willing to give dothraki a chance against drogon.We all saw few harpys managed to wound him pretty bad.I am sure thousands of dothraki could do much more than that.Dany convincing dothraki wont be as simple as that.

      We’ll have to hope that Drogon has learnt not to land whilst attacking and that no-one knows the ‘Dragonrend’ shout.

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