Emilia Clarke and Sophie Turner Penned Emotional Farewells to ‘Game of Thrones’

Tonight is truly the end of an era: Game of Thrones, one of the most talked-about shows of recent years, is ending after almost a decade. It’s been eight seasons of blood, sweat, and tears (speaking for the characters here) as Westeros’ contenders have fought their way to the Iron Thrones. Although we’re not sure who’s going to wind up on it—that answer will play out in Sunday night’s finale—it’s safe to say that the last episode is going to be an emotional one for the show’s fans. But it’s a big night for the cast, too: After all, they’ve been inhabiting their characters for years—some of them for the duration of the show—and for younger members like Emilia Clarke, who plays Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen, and Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, that means their characters have taken up most of their adult years. Leaving them behind after tonight is a big deal. Both actresses took to Instagram on Sunday to pay tribute to their time with Game of Thrones—and the posts will truly tug at your heartstrings.

“Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me,” Clarke wrote in hers. The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life. This woman has taken up the whole of my heart. I’ve sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice.”

Clarke continued: “Game of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being. I just wish my darling dad was here now to see how far we’ve flown. But to you, dear kind magical fans, I owe you so much thanks, for your steady gaze at what we’ve made and what I’ve done with a character that was already in the hearts of many before I slipped on the platinum wig of dreams. Without you there is no us. And now our watch has ended.”

Turner didn’t spare us any tissues with her post, either. She addressed her character directly in a thank-you note to Stark:

“Sansa, Thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength really is. Thank you teaching me to be kind and patient and to lead with love,” she wrote. “I grew up with you. I fell in love with you at 13 and now 10 years on.. at 23 I leave you behind, but I will never leave behind what you’ve taught me. To the show and the incredible people who make it, thank you for giving me the best life and drama lessons I could have ever asked for. Without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you for giving me this chance all those years ago. And finally to the fans. Thank you for falling in love with these characters and supporting this show right through till the end. I’ll miss this more than anything.”

It’s truly the end of an era, but we can’t wait to see what these two lend their talents to next.

Emilia Clarke and Sophie Turner Wrote Emotional Farewells to ‘Game of Thrones’

Tonight is truly the end of an era: Game of Thrones, one of the most talked-about shows of recent years, is ending after almost a decade. It’s been eight seasons of blood, sweat, and tears (speaking for the characters here) as Westeros’ contenders have fought their way to the Iron Thrones. Although we’re not sure who’s going to wind up on it—that answer will play out in Sunday night’s finale—it’s safe to say that the last episode is going to be an emotional one for the show’s fans. But it’s a big night for the cast, too: After all, they’ve been inhabiting their characters for years—some of them for the duration of the show—and for younger members like Emilia Clarke, who plays Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen, and Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, that means their characters have taken up most of their adult years. Leaving them behind after tonight is a big deal. Both actresses took to Instagram on Sunday to pay tribute to their time with Game of Thrones—and the posts will truly tug at your heartstrings.

“Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me,” Clarke wrote in hers. The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life. This woman has taken up the whole of my heart. I’ve sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice.”

Clarke continued: “Game of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being. I just wish my darling dad was here now to see how far we’ve flown. But to you, dear kind magical fans, I owe you so much thanks, for your steady gaze at what we’ve made and what I’ve done with a character that was already in the hearts of many before I slipped on the platinum wig of dreams. Without you there is no us. And now our watch has ended.”

Turner didn’t spare us any tissues with her post, either. She addressed her character directly in a thank-you note to Stark:

“Sansa, Thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength really is. Thank you teaching me to be kind and patient and to lead with love,” she wrote. “I grew up with you. I fell in love with you at 13 and now 10 years on.. at 23 I leave you behind, but I will never leave behind what you’ve taught me. To the show and the incredible people who make it, thank you for giving me the best life and drama lessons I could have ever asked for. Without you I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you for giving me this chance all those years ago. And finally to the fans. Thank you for falling in love with these characters and supporting this show right through till the end. I’ll miss this more than anything.”

It’s truly the end of an era, but we can’t wait to see what these two lend their talents to next.

Twitter’s Predicting How ‘Game of Thrones’ Will End, and the Theories Are So Funny

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

The Game of Thrones finale is quickly approaching—it’s a matter of hours now!—and fans are waiting to see how everything will finally wrap up after eight nail-biting seasons (and that’s to say nothing of last week’s episode, which left everyone in a tizzy). It’s been close to a decade of twists, turns, favorite characters getting killed off, and some extremely convincing fan theoriessome of which have gone very wrong.

Now, as everyone eagerly anticipates the start of Sunday’s 80-minute finale, Twitter users are taking to the platform to offer some predictions about how the series will end. Sure, we might now know that Sansa Stark’s fate is going to make us feel all sorts of ways, but Game of Thrones fans are keeping things a little more light-hearted by offering up some really funny predictions.

“Game of Thrones ends with Jon Snow going full Cady Heron and just breaking off pieces of the iron throne to give out to everyone,” a fan predicted.

There was this meta theory: “Game of Thrones finale is gonna end with the screen going black, and then Tony Soprano snapping out of it and finishing his dinner.”

One fan just wants Tormund to live his best life: “The only satisfying conclusion to Game of Thrones is if it ends with a Tormund bottle episode, where he’s up north, just chilling and getting over Brienne, really starting to take care of himself.”

“The finale of Game of Thrones is just one hour of Daenerys trying to rebuild King’s Landing with ramen noodles and sandpaper,” another fan predicted.

Another user is looking out for the dragons: “Spoiler: The dragon gets into her dream college and everyone cheers.”

There’s this pretty ideal ending: “My GOT ending: Brienne and Sansa marry, jointly take the Iron Throne.”

“Game of Thrones ends with Bob Newhart waking up next to Suzanne Pleshette,” one user wrote. “‘Honey you won’t believe the dream I just had,’ he says, launching into a convoluted recollection of rape and dragons that ends with Suzanne asking for a divorce.”

One offered some deadpan British humor: “I reckon I know how Game Of Thrones finishes. It’s with the end credits and some music.”

And then there’s this voice of reason, who offers the most convincing theory of them all: “the writers creating the script for the finale knowing full well they about to fuck everyone up.”

All the Game of Thrones Deaths From All 8 Seasons

This post is dark and full of spoilers. You have been warned.

On Sunday night, the world will say goodbye to Game of Thrones, arguably one of the most beloved shows in television history. And, yeah, it’s upsetting we will all have to find something new to do on Sundays, but at least our Mondays will no longer be ruined by an impending sense of doom over which of our favorite characters will make it out alive and why the hell Dany toasted an entire town of innocents.

But really, the show has been preparing us for the sadness and loss of our faves from the very start. Right from season one, fans learned nothing and nobody was precious or sacred in the world of GoT. That included children, women, direwolves, the elderly, and the show’s main character, Ned freaking Stark.

Because this show has been running for the better part of a decade, though, it’s easy to forget all the notable people who’ve come and gone to meet the gods. So before we head into what’s sure to be the most emotionally draining episode of Game of Thrones yet, let’s take one more look at the characters we’ve already said goodbye to—a few in some seriously grisly ways. RIP.

Season One

Jon Arryn
Episode: 1
Cause of death: The audience never even got to know Jon Arryn, the former hand of King Robert Baratheon. However, we do quickly learn that he was poisoned to death, kicking off the entire mess with the Lannister vs. Stark battle that would rage on for years to come.

Mycah
Episode: 2
Cause of death: Poor Mycah, the butcher’s boy, was only trying to play with his pal, Arya. But when Prince Joffrey got involved things went haywire fast. Mycah was later killed by The Hound, Joffrey’s protector, for fighting the young prince. It’s the reason The Hound landed his name on Arya’s kill list…for a time at least.

Viserys Targaryen
Episode: 6
Cause of death: Viserys is one of those characters that just had it coming from the very start. As the worst brother in the world, no one was really that sad when Khal Drogo, his sister Daenerys’ husband, poured molten gold over his head. “A crown for a king.”

Robert Baratheon
Episode: 7
Cause of death: Robert Baratheon drank too much wine, went out for a hunt, and got attacked by a wild boar. Little did we know then, but it was actually Cersei who ordered Robert’s squire (and her henchman/cousin/lover), Lancel, to keep giving Robert wine, so it’d dull his senses and slow him down during the hunt.

Syrio Forel
Episode: 8
Cause of death: Arya’s beloved water-dancing coach died protecting his little protege from Lannister soldiers. Although fans didn’t see his death onscreen it had a lasting impact on Arya, who continued to use his line “not today” for seasons to come.

Ned Stark
Episode: 9
Cause of death: Perhaps the most shocking death in the entire series, Ned was beheaded by executioner Ilyn Payne at the order of the newly crowned King Joffrey. The reason? He confessed to “treason” against the crown for telling Stannis Baratheon about his real claim the throne, since Joffrey wasn’t really Robert’s son.

Khal Drogo
Episode: 10
Cause of death: The short answer: Daenerys Targaryen smothered him by putting a pillow over his face. The long answer: Drogo was wounded during a fight with another Khal, dismissed it as a cut, but the wound began to get infected. It got so bad, Drogo was about to die, so Dany tried to save him by asking the witch/slave Mirri Maz Duur to perform blood magic. Not only did it require killing a horse, but also—to Dany’s dismay—her unborn child. The magic does end up saving Drogo, but he’s basically a vegetable, so Dany kills him out of mercy.

Season Two

Renly Baratheon
Episode: 5
Cause of death: Renly made it surprisingly far in the war for the throne. And he probably would have made it even further if his brother, Stannis, hadn’t turned to Melisandre’s black magic. Renly was officially killed by a shadow creature, but it sure did have the face of Stannis.

All the Game of Thrones Deaths We’ve Somehow Made It Through

This post is dark and full of spoilers. You have been warned.

On Sunday night, the world will say goodbye to Game of Thrones, arguably one of the most beloved shows in television history. And, yeah, it’s upsetting we will all have to find something new to do on Sundays, but at least our Mondays will no longer be ruined by an impending sense of doom over which of our favorite characters will make it out alive and why the hell Dany toasted an entire town of innocents.

But really, the show has been preparing us for the sadness and loss of our faves from the very start. Right from season one, fans learned nothing and nobody was precious or sacred in the world of GoT. That included children, women, direwolves, the elderly, and the show’s main character, Ned freaking Stark.

Because this show has been running for the better part of a decade, though, it’s easy to forget all the notable people who’ve come and gone to meet the gods. So before we head into what’s sure to be the most emotionally draining episode of Game of Thrones yet, let’s take one more look at the characters we’ve already said goodbye to—a few in some seriously grisly ways. RIP.

Season One

Jon Arryn
Episode: 1
Cause of death: The audience never even got to know Jon Arryn, the former hand of King Robert Baratheon. However, we do quickly learn that he was poisoned to death, kicking off the entire mess with the Lannister vs. Stark battle that would rage on for years to come.

Mycah
Episode: 2
Cause of death: Poor Mycah, the butcher’s boy, was only trying to play with his pal, Arya. But when Prince Joffrey got involved things went haywire fast. Mycah was later killed by The Hound, Joffrey’s protector, for fighting the young prince. It’s the reason The Hound landed his name on Arya’s kill list…for a time at least.

Viserys Targaryen
Episode: 6
Cause of death: Viserys is one of those characters that just had it coming from the very start. As the worst brother in the world, no one was really that sad when Khal Drogo, his sister Daenerys’ husband, poured molten gold over his head. “A crown for a king.”

Robert Baratheon
Episode: 7
Cause of death: Robert Baratheon drank too much wine, went out for a hunt, and got attacked by a wild boar. Little did we know then, but it was actually Cersei who ordered Robert’s squire (and her henchman/cousin/lover), Lancel, to keep giving Robert wine, so it’d dull his senses and slow him down during the hunt.

Syrio Forel
Episode: 8
Cause of death: Arya’s beloved water-dancing coach died protecting his little protege from Lannister soldiers. Although fans didn’t see his death onscreen it had a lasting impact on Arya, who continued to use his line “not today” for seasons to come.

Ned Stark
Episode: 9
Cause of death: Perhaps the most shocking death in the entire series, Ned was beheaded by executioner Ilyn Payne at the order of the newly crowned King Joffrey. The reason? He confessed to “treason” against the crown for telling Stannis Baratheon about his real claim the throne, since Joffrey wasn’t really Robert’s son.

Khal Drogo
Episode: 10
Cause of death: The short answer: Daenerys Targaryen smothered him by putting a pillow over his face. The long answer: Drogo was wounded during a fight with another Khal, dismissed it as a cut, but the wound began to get infected. It got so bad, Drogo was about to die, so Dany tried to save him by asking the witch/slave Mirri Maz Duur to perform blood magic. Not only did it require killing a horse, but also—to Dany’s dismay—her unborn child. The magic does end up saving Drogo, but he’s like a shell of the person he was, so Dany kills him out of mercy.

Season Two

Renly Baratheon
Episode: 5
Cause of death: Renly made it surprisingly far in the war for the throne. And he probably would have made it even further if his brother, Stannis, hadn’t turned to Melisandre’s black magic. Renly was officially killed by a shadow creature, but it sure did have the face of Stannis.

Jordyn Woods Is Reportedly Fully Moved Out of Kylie Jenner’s Mansion

Back in February, Jordyn Woods was thrust into the media spotlight when Khloé Kardashian’s now-ex-boyfriend and father of her child Tristan Thompson kissed her as she left a party at his house. Woods, who before all this was Kylie Jenner‘s best friend, took a lot of vitriol as a result: The internet blew up with memes and angry tweets, and Woods’ relationship with the Kardashian-Jenner family took a turn.

Three months have come and gone since then, and it seems as though the drama has finally come to an end. All signs point to the fact that Jordyn and Kylie, who once lived together in Jenner’s Hidden Hills, California home (as documented on the reality show Life of Kylie), are no longer as close as they once were. In fact, Woods is fully moved out of Jenner’s home. According to TMZ, Woods swung by Jenner’s about a week and a half ago to pick up her things.

The outlet also reports that the two women are still amicable—and have been, it seems: They reportedly got lunch together in March. But they’re each doing their own thing now: Yesterday Kylie and her boyfriend Travis Scott got matching tattoos Stormi tattoos on their right arms.

And for Woods? She posted on Saturday night that she’s found a new place of her own—and she’s busy furnishing it.

Sophie Turner Hints At Sansa Stark’s Fate Ahead of GOT Series Finale

In a new Sunday Times magazine article, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner touched on mental health, her relationship with her now-husband Joe Jonas, and the series finale of GoT, which airs Sunday (May 19) on HBO. Specifically, she dropped a rare hint about how everything will wrap up for her character, Sansa Stark—and to be honest, it’s hard to know what to make of it.

Fans are still in shock from last week’s episode, which had a massive twist that left viewers reeling and wondering how it will all end (no spoilers here about all that, but feel free to read more on that here). As the end of the series approaches, Turner told the UK-based paper that the ending of the 8-year long television show was “satisfying” for her. However, there’s a huge “but” in there for the rest of us.

Stark’s long been considered a contender to take the throne—as is Daenerys, Jon Snow, and Arya. And while she’s definitely not giving anything away with her statement on the ending, it does leave us wondering. “It’s a great ending, from my perspective, it’s very satisfying,” she told The Sunday Times magazine. “But I think a lot of people will be upset too.”

We might not know exactly what’s happening, but at least one person outside of the cast does: Turner told the outlet that she spilled the beans to Jonas—much to his chagrin.

“I’ve just told Joe. But he’s so mad at me—he loves the show!” she said. “Well, I have to tell someone, otherwise I’ll burst.”

This isn’t the first time Turner’s dropped hints about tonight’s episode. She told 60 Minutes earlier this year that “some people will be satisfied, others not so much.”

Luckily, we only have to wait a few more hours to find out exactly what’s going to go down in Westeros.

Sophie Turner Says ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Are Going to Be ‘Upset’ About Sansa Stark’s Fate

In a new Sunday Times magazine article, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner touched on mental health, her relationship with her now-husband Joe Jonas, and the series finale of GoT, which airs Sunday (May 19) on HBO. Specifically, she dropped a rare hint about how everything will wrap up for her character, Sansa Stark—and to be honest, it’s hard to know what to make of it.

Fans are still in shock from last week’s episode, which had a massive twist that left viewers reeling and wondering how it will all end (no spoilers here about all that, but feel free to read more on that here). As the end of the series approaches, Turner told the UK-based paper that the ending of the 8-year long television show was “satisfying” for her. However, there’s a huge “but” in there for the rest of us.

Stark’s long been considered a contender to take the throne—as is Daenerys, Jon Snow, and Arya. And while she’s definitely not giving anything away with her statement on the ending, it does leave us wondering. “It’s a great ending, from my perspective, it’s very satisfying,” she told The Sunday Times magazine. “But I think a lot of people will be upset too.”

We might not know exactly what’s happening, but at least one person outside of the cast does: Turner told the outlet that she spilled the beans to Jonas—much to his chagrin.

“I’ve just told Joe. But he’s so mad at me—he loves the show!” she said. “Well, I have to tell someone, otherwise I’ll burst.”

This isn’t the first time Turner’s dropped hints about tonight’s episode. She told 60 Minutes earlier this year that “some people will be satisfied, others not so much.”

Luckily, we only have to wait a few more hours to find out exactly what’s going to go down in Westeros.

Sophie Turner Says ‘Game of Thrones’ Are Going to Be ‘Upset’ About Sansa Stark’s Fate

In a new Sunday Times magazine article, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner touched on mental health, her relationship with her now husband Joe Jonas, and the series finale of GoT, which airs Sunday (May 19) on HBO. Specifically, she dropped a rare hint about how everything will wrap up for her character, Sansa Stark—and to be honest, it’s hard to know what to make of it.

Fans are still in shock from last week’s episode, which had a massive twist that left viewers reeling and wondering how it will all end (no spoilers here about all that, but feel free to read more on that here). As the end of the series approaches, Turner told the UK-based paper that the ending of the 8-year-long television show was “satisfying” for her. However, there’s a huge “but” in there for the rest of us.

Sansa has long been considered a contender to take the throne—as is Daenerys, Jon Snow, and Arya. And while Turner’s definitely not giving anything away with her statement on the ending, it does leave us wondering. “It’s a great ending, from my perspective, it’s very satisfying,” she told The Sunday Times magazine. “But I think a lot of people will be upset too.”

We might not know exactly what’s happening, but at least one person outside of the cast does: Turner told the outlet that she spilled the beans to Jonas—much to his chagrin.

“I’ve just told Joe. But he’s so mad at me—he loves the show!” she said. “Well, I have to tell someone, otherwise I’ll burst.”

This isn’t the first time Turner has dropped hints about tonight’s episode. She told 60 Minutes earlier this year that “some people will be satisfied, others not so much.”

Luckily, we only have to wait a few more hours to find out exactly what’s going to go down in Westeros.

SNL’s Leslie Jones Unloads on the Alabama Senators Who Voted to Criminalize Abortion

Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones took on Alabama’s new anti-abortion law last night during the show’s “Weekend Update” segment—and she didn’t hold back on condemning it.

Jones joined co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che decked out as a handmaid from The Handmaid’s Tale in a red robe and bonnet. After joking that her name is now “Ofjost,” she then ripped off her costume to display a black T-shirt that had “mine” written on it along with an arrow pointing down. What followed was a powerful, yet comical, take on the newly passed Alabama legislation that makes performing an abortion at any stage of a pregnancy a felony.

“You can’t control women. Because, I don’t know if y’all heard, but women are the same as humans. And I’m Leslie ‘Dracarys’ Jones!” she said. “I mean, why do all of these weird-ass men care what women do with their bodies?”

She then showed a photo of all 25 of the white male Senators who voted for the legislation and said, “This looks like the mugshots of everyone arrested at a massage parlor,” Jones said. “And if any of them had lips, I would tell them to kiss my entire ass.”

Jones then went on to say, “The fact that nine states are doing this means this really is a war on women.” She then made it clear that anyone feeling alone or scared is not alone.

She concluded her compelling bit on the segment with a “Dracarys” command, which is what Emilia Clarke’s character Daenerys uses on her dragons to release fire.

Watch the entire segment below: