The Tattoo Sophie Turner Got Last Year Totally Gave Away the *Game of Thrones* Series Finale

Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead.

It’s a fairly common practice these days for actors to commemorate wrapping a film or TV series by getting a tattoo inspired by their character or time on set, and the Game of Thrones cast is no different. Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams already got matching tattoos in 2016 in honor of the day they both found out they’d been cast on the show, and Emilia Clarke recently shared her dragon ink in honor of Daenerys Targaryen. Last year, Sophie Turner got a second GoT tattoo, and if you look at it closely in light of yesterday’s series finale, it revealed a major spoiler.

In June 2018, Australian tattoo artist Lauren Winzer posted a photo on Instagram of Turner’s forearm inked with a new direwolf tattoo that says “the pack survives.” “Thank you so much for getting this from me @sophiet ! bad ass !” Winzer captioned the post, tagging Turner in the pic for good measure.

The post quickly became flooded with comments from fans anxiously wondering whether the tattoo implied the remaining members of the Stark family, whose emblem is the direwolf, will survive season eight. And it turns out they were right: All living members of the Stark family survived the series finale, which Turner’s tattoo low-key hinted at.

The words “the pack survives” were a running theme throughout Game of Thrones‘ run. “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives,” Sansa’s father Nedd said in season one, and Sansa herself repeated the line in the seventh season. Turner knew Sansa’s fate at the time she had this tattoo done, but it was ambiguous enough to where fans didn’t really know what it meant. Now we do. And it’s good news.

The 24 Absolute Best Bikinis of 2019: Belted, Ruffle, One-Shoulder and More

There is nothing more daunting than shopping for a bikini. The process can take forever because so much has to be considered. The fit! The weird tan lines it may or may not give you! The odds of you wearing it more than once! Unlike other wardrobe staples, for most of us, bikinis aren’t something you wear year-round—realistically, it’s only coming out of the drawer a few weeks a year. So in order to make sure your two-piece is worth the time and effort (and money, obviously), you need to be excited about wearing it time and time again. Luckily, the biggest swim trends of the moment are actually pretty timeless, so you don’t need to be worries about your 2019 investment feeling totally dated by Labor Day.

From retro florals to the Instagram-favorite belted bottoms, here are the absolute best bikinis you can buy right now, broken down by trend.

Kit Harington Says Game of Thrones Fans Were ‘in Denial’ About Dany’s Fate

This post contains spoilers for the finale of Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.

Any time a show ends, especially one as popular as Game of Thrones, at least some of the fans are going to be upset. (Just ask the creators of Lost!) And nobody pays attention to detail and perceived character slights than Thrones fans.

That’s why star Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, was prepared for some of the backlash about what happened to Dany’s character on the show—specifically, how she torched innocent people in King’s Landing and ended up being killed by his hand.

“I think it’s going to divide,” Harington told Entertainment Weekly about fans’ reactions to the finale. “But if you track [Daenerys’] story all the way back, she does some terrible things. She crucifies people. She burns people alive. This has been building. So, we have to say to the audience: ‘You’re in denial about this woman as well. You knew something was wrong. You’re culpable, you cheered her on.'”

“This is the second woman he’s fallen in love with who dies [the first was Ygritte, the Wildling played by his now real-life wife, Rose Leslie] in his arms and he cradles her in the same way,” Harington continued. “That’s an awful thing. In some ways, Jon did the same thing to Ygritte by training the boy who kills her. This destroys Jon to do this.”

He also says he was concerned about the final episodes being perceived as sexist. “One of my worries with this is we have Cersei and Dany, two leading women, who fall,” he said. “The justification is: Just because they’re women, why should they be the goodies? They’re the most interesting characters in the show. And that’s what Thrones has always done. You can’t just say the strong women are going to end up the good people. Dany is not a good person. It’s going to open up discussion but there’s nothing done in this show that isn’t truthful to the characters. And when have you ever seen a woman play a dictator?”

Even so, many fans’ complaints are less about where the characters ended up and more about how we didn’t see why they ended up there.

“It’s like when you finish a book, you’re not happy it’s over are you? You don’t finish a good book and say, ‘I’m happy I finished that’,” Harington has previously said about the show’s ending. “But you have this grief that it’s over, and it’s exactly same with nine years doing this show. No matter how it ended, or how it does end, there’s always this bit of you that’s like, ‘oh’; there’s this loss around it.”

Well, at least there was one happy moment in the finale for Jon: He’s reunited with his direwolf, Ghost.

Abby Gardner is a contributing writer at Glamour. You can follow her pop culture musings on Twitter @abbygardner or in her weekly newsletter, We Have Notes.

All the Plot Holes in the Game of Thrones Finale

This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.

Like many Game of Thrones fans, I’m both sad to see the show end after eight epic seasons and a bit bummed out about how it all unfolded.

I’m not alone in feeling that over the course of the last two seasons—and particularly the last two episodes—the storytelling often felt rushed. Because of that, we didn’t get to see characters develop in the way we’ve seen in the early days of the show. For example, I don’t have a problem with Dany eventually becoming some version of the Mad Queen, but why couldn’t we see that story evolve? Instead, it was just explained in dialogue by Jon and Tyrion. Dany deserves better.

Naturally, fans finished the finale with a lot of questions. (I know I have many about Bran.) After all, this is a show that offers up such rich text for analysis in the age of Twitter and Reddit. So let’s break down some of the plot holes that may forever go left unanswered, shall we?

If the Night King and his Army of the Dead no longer exist as a threat to humanity, what’s the point of the Night’s Watch now? And what’s left of the Wall? Jon is back with Tormund, Ghost, and the Wildlings when the show ends—but what is his job?

For many seasons, Game of Thrones was building toward the reveal that Jon Snow was not the bastard son of Ned Stark. Instead, he’s the offspring of Ned’s sister Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen. Not only did this give him the ability to ride dragons, but also a rightful claim to the Iron Throne. Jon’s reluctant hero schtick is totally consistent, but the fact that everyone just glosses over this and is totally fine with Bran as king is pretty weird.

Arya Stark grew up in front of our eyes on the show, becoming an assassin of the highest order and saver of humanity. But now, I guess, she just wants to travel? Fans felt let down that all her training with the Faceless Men seemed for naught.

Speaking of the youngest Stark daughter, the show really hit us over the head with white horse symbolism in the penultimate episode—what with the little girl dying with her white horse toy and Arya literally riding off on one after forming some sort of connection with it. But after the finale, that all seemed to mean…nothing.

Even though theories were running rampant that Jaime and Cersei Lannister might somehow have survived that building collapse in the last episode, we soon learned they were indeed dead after Tyrion uncovers them in the rubble. But the Internet had some questions about said rubble. Like, how were they not buried deeper or more damaged by the stones? It sure looks like they could have saved themselves.

Before she meets her death at Jon’s hand, Dany is looking sharp in a new leather look and her incredible braids. But now that Missandei is dead, who is doing that intricate hair work?

After years of speculation about the Azor Ahai or the “Prince that Was Promised”— Dany, Jon, or Arya were all considered contenders—the prophecy apparently didn’t matter all that much.

“Bran Stark, WYD?” could have been the overarching theme of this show in its later seasons. Bran’s powers as the Three-Eyed Raven were left rather ambiguous, and we never learned exactly what he was up to when his eyes rolled back in his head and he left to “warg” around. Was he setting up events so that all would align to make him king? Was he protecting his family? Is he actually evil? We may never know now.

The Hidden Message in Sansa’s Hairstyle During the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale

This post contains spoilers for the finale of Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.

Listen, I’m one of the many people with a lot of notes on the Game of Thrones finale—well, and the past two seasons, really. But one thing this show has almost always gotten right is the hairstyles, and that remained true through the last moments of HBO’s epic series.

Over the course of eight seasons, the incredible stylists on the show have woven hidden meanings into the hairstyles of characters like Cersei and Daenerys. Perhaps the character who had one of the most dramatic character arcs on the show is Sansa Stark, and the changes she underwent were often reflected in her hair.

Through her hair, Sansa emulated women in her life, from her mother Catelyn’s simple yet beautiful braids to the more elaborate styles worn by Cersei during the early seasons in King’s Landing. “Sansa’s hair is constantly reflecting the people she’s learning from, or mimicking, or inspired by at the time,” Sophie Turner explained to Refinery29 in 2017. “When she’s Cersei’s prisoner, and she’s kind of absorbing all her manipulative techniques, it’s reflected in her hairstyle, and when she’s finding the spirit of Margaery in herself, she wears her hair like Margaery.”

But tonight Sansa stood up for herself and her kingdom by refusing to bend the knee to her brother, Bran, and securing freedom for the North with her as the queen. In the closing moments of the show, we see Sansa make her way through the lords of Winterfell to be crowned and her hair is noticeably down—simple and without braids.

She is no longer modeling herself after others. Instead she has truly come into her own as Sansa Stark, the Queen in the North.

It’s a truly memorable moment for a character who has grown from a petulant child to a true leader, after suffering as much as almost any character on a show filled with agonizing pain. Fans on social media were equally moved.

“She never wears her hair down. Sansa has always used her hair to look like the people she’s trying to emulate, as well as trying to communicate non-verbally,” one fan tweeted. “By wearing her hair down, I feel like she’s showing that she’s her own person and she can speak for herself now.”

All hail the Queen in the North—long may she reign.

Abby Gardner is a contributing writer at Glamour. You can follow her pop culture musings on Twitter @abbygardner or in her weekly newsletter, We Have Notes.

The Hidden Message in Sansa Stark’s Hairstyle During the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale

This post contains spoilers for the finale of Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.

Listen, I’m one of the many people with a lot of notes on the Game of Thrones finale—well, and the past two seasons, really. But one thing this show has almost always gotten right is the hairstyles and that remained true through the last moments of HBO’s epic series.

Over the course of eight seasons, the incredible stylists on the show have woven hidden meanings into the hairstyles of characters like Cersei and Daenerys. Perhaps the character who had one of the most dramatic character arcs on the show is Sansa Stark, and the changes she underwent were often reflected in her hair.

Sansa’s hair often reflected the women she was emulating during certain moments of her life, from her mother Catelyn’s simple, yet beautiful braids to the more elaborate styles worn by Cersei during the early seasons in King’s Landing. “Sansa’s hair is constantly reflecting the people she’s learning from, or mimicking, or inspired by at the time,” Sophie Turner explained to Refinery29 in 2017. “When she’s Cersei’s prisoner, and she’s kind of absorbing all her manipulative techniques, it’s reflected in her hairstyle, and when she’s finding the spirit of Margaery in herself, she wears her hair like Margaery.”

But tonight, Sansa stood up for herself and her kingdom by refusing to bend the knee to her brother, Bran, and securing freedom for the North with her as the queen. In the closing moments of the show, we see Sansa make her way through the lords of Winterfell to be crowned and her hair is noticeably down—simple and without braids.

She is no longer modeling herself after others. Instead she has truly come into her own as Sansa Stark, the Queen in the North.

It’s a truly memorable moment for a character who has grown from a petulant child to a true leader, after suffering as much as almost any character on a show filled with agonizing pain. Fans on social media were equally moved.

“She never wears her hair down. Sansa has always used her hair to look like the people she’s trying to emulate, as well as trying to communicate non-verbally,” one fan tweeted. “By wearing her hair down, I feel like she’s showing that she’s her own person and she can speak for herself now.”

All hail the Queen in the North—long may she reign.

Abby Gardner is a contributing writer at Glamour. You can follow her pop culture musings on Twitter @abbygardner or in her weekly newsletter, We Have Notes.

People Are Not Happy With Arya’s Ending on Game of Thrones

Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead.

The Game of Thrones series finale was an emotional rollercoaster, filled with so many twists and turns we didn’t see coming. Bran Stark was anointed head of the six kingdoms, while Sansa became queen of the separated North. Dany died. There was a mysterious water bottle in one of the shots. Fans will be processing what went down for weeks, if not months.

And they probably won’t get over what happened to Arya any time soon. In an interesting turn of events, she was tapped to lead the exploration of unknown territories in Westeros. We’re not sure what her intentions are on this journey, but the move is reminiscent of colonialism.

Several fans are confused as to why Arya, who’s so good at combat, was given this ending. Remember, people: She killed the effing Night King. It seems like her talents are better suited for a more intense mission.

The Twitter reactions, below, echo that sentiment. Check them out for yourself, below:

Hands down, Arya’s biggest moment on GoT this season was the Night King takedown. Maisie Williams revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly she wasn’t sure how fans were going to react to it.

“I immediately thought that everybody would hate it, that Arya doesn’t deserve it,” she said. “The hardest thing in any series is when you build up a villain that’s so impossible to defeat and then you defeat them. It has to be intelligently done because otherwise people are like, ‘Well, [the villain] couldn’t have been that bad when some 100-pound girl comes in and stabs him.’ You gotta make it cool. And then I told my boyfriend and he was like, ‘Mmm, should be Jon though, really, shouldn’t it?’”

The answer to that is, obviously, no. Arya earned that Night King kill—and every other great thing that happened to her this season, too.

Scarlett Johansson Just Revealed She’s Engaged to Colin Jost of ‘SNL’

Send your love and congratulations Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s way today, because the actor’s publicist just confirmed to the Associated Press that the couple are engaged.

The rep says that no date has been set yet for a wedding, and given how private the couple is—by Hollywood standards, at least—we likely won’t hear many more details until the big day. Aside from walking the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame red carpets together and a few cameos from ScarJo on Saturday Night Live, where Jost is a head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor, they rarely address their relationship in the public eye.

It’s seems to be going well, though; one of the few times Jost has talked about his relationship with Johansson, he told E! News at the Emmys she’s “pretty cool.”

“It’s hard to have a lot of complaints,” he added. “She’s pretty awesome.”

We know their relationship started some time before May 2017, which is when they were spotted engaging in PDA at a Saturday Night Live wrap party. A source told E! News at the time that they were “hooking up” and it had “been going on for a bit” by that point.

This will be the first wedding for Jost, 36. Johansson, 34, has been married twice before, to actor Ryan Reynolds in 2008 and journalist Romain Dauriac in 2013. She and Dauriac have a daughter, Rose, together.

“Scarlett and Colin are in love and share many of the same interests and the same sense of humor,” a source told People recently, adding, “Scarlett is very happy.”

Wedding planning is just one more thing Johansson and Jost have to add to their already busy plates. Jost is deep in the trenches with SNL while Johansson has four projects in the works, according to IMDb. You can still catch her in Avengers: Endgame now.

Scarlett Johansson Just Revealed She’s Engaged to SNL’s Colin Jost

Send your love and congratulations Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s way today, because the actress’ publicist just confirmed to The Associated Press the couple is engaged.

The rep says that no date has been set yet for a wedding, and given how private the couple is—by Hollywood standards, at least—we likely won’t hear many more details until the big day. Aside from walking the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame red carpets together and a few cameos from ScarJo on Saturday Night Live, where Jost is a head writer and Weekend Update anchor, they rarely address their relationship in the public eye.

It’s seems to be going well, though; one of the few times Jost has talked about his relationship with Johansson, he told E! News at the Emmys she’s “pretty cool.”

“It’s hard to have a lot of complaints,” he added. “She’s pretty awesome.”

We know their relationship started some time before May 2017, which is when they were spotted engaging in PDA at a Saturday Night Live wrap party. A source told E! News at the time that they were “hooking up” and it had “been going on for a bit” by that point.

This will be the first wedding for Jost, 36. Johansson, 34, has been married twice before, to actor Ryan Reynolds in 2008 and journalist Romain Dauriac in 2013. She and Dauriac have a daughter, Rose, together.

“Scarlett and Colin are in love and share many of the same interests and the same sense of humor,” a source told People recently, adding, “Scarlett is very happy.”

Wedding planning is just one more thing Johansson and Jost have to add to their already-busy plates. Jost is deep in the trenches with SNL while Johansson has four projects in the works, according to IMDB. You can still catch her in Avengers: Endgame now.

14 Father’s Day Gifts Dads Actually Want

Does the dad in your life want to craft his own beer? Splash whiskey over frozen cube-shaped rocks? Such are the questions we ask ourselves as the Father’s Day gift guides begin to filter into our feeds each year. The condition of his current grill tools is suddenly called into question, and we find ourselves once again debating the appeal of mail-order steak. If only we could all agree to treat this thing like Mother’s Day: flowers, chocolate, and/or brunch and our work here is done. But not on Father’s Day—his gifts need to be stylish or clever or smart or useful, the sort of thing that won’t seem frivolous to a guy who spends his days talking about insurance deductibles, whole-house generators, and which car seats can fit three-across in a hybrid. Yes, this is a holiday where the shopping bar is high, but we have to try. On that note, allow us to present our 2019 Father’s Day gift guide, in which we stick to items that give him the best present of all: Not having to pretend to love your gift.