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Jaime Lannister was the MVP of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 and here’s why

Image: Helen Sloan / HBO Let’s review Jaime Lannister’s journey in Game of Thrones Season 8’s second episode. He wriggled out of what surely would have been execution-by-dragonfire with a little help from his friends, Sansa and Brienne (and Tyrion I guess). He spilled the beans about sister Cersei’s painfully obvious betrayal. He squared his grim history with Bran. He ate crow and pledged to serve at Brienne’s side. SEE ALSO: ‘Game of Thrones’ episode 3 promo brings the war to Winterfell And finally: he raised a middle finger to…

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This old ‘Game of Thrones’ scene could mean bad things for Jon and Daenerys

Make the most of it while you can, guys!Image: hbo Warning: Contains icy spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 1. Nobody can confidently predict the ending of Game of Thrones. But there are several things that seem, at this point, to be almost inevitable. Top of the list of near-guarantees? Jon and Daenerys’ relationship is not going to end well. I’m not just talking about the fact they’re related, either — I mean one of them, at least, is definitely not going to survive the show’s ending. SEE…

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All the best theories from ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

What were the White Walkers doing in the Lands of Always Winter?Image: hbo Beware, for this post is dark and full of spoilers for Game of Thrones Seasons 1-7. Valar morghulis, friends. You’ve just entered Mashable’s Citadel, where we are Rewatching for the Throne, dissecting Game of Thrones season by season to prepare for the final six episodes beginning on April 14.  SEE ALSO: Everything to remember from ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1 Here are all the best Season 4 theories, unanswered questions, unresolved plots, and forgotten tidbits you need…

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The ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel has a diverse cast and a woman directing

SJ Clarkson will direct the pilot of the first 'Game of Thrones' prequel series.Image: WireImage HBO’s still-unnamed Game of Thrones prequel finally announced its cast and pilot director, and things are already looking way more diverse on both sides of the camera compared to the long-running hit.  The cast, as announced by EW includes Denise Gough, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Reign‘s Toby Regbo, Harlots‘ Shella Atim Naomi Ackie, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts actor Jamie Campbell Bower, Black Mirror‘s Ivanno Jeremiah, and Naomi Ackie, whose Star Wars Episode IX role…

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Jason Momoa struggled to find work after ‘Game of Thrones’

Daenerys Targaryen's dragons are in the spotlight.Image: hbo Sadly, Game of Thrones isn’t returning until April 2019, but if you’re in the mood for some show- related news to hold you over, we’ve got you covered. Brett Ratcliffe, a University of Nebraska entomologist and professor, decided to name three of his eight newly discovered beetle species after Game of Thrones characters. How fun! According to The Omaha World-Herald, Ratcliffe named the three species of beetles — each from the Gymnetis genus — after Daenerys Targaryen’s three dragons: Drogon, Rhaegal, and…

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Kit Harrington auditions for ‘Game of Thrones’ with his adorable ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ co-star and just awwwww

Kit Harington may have moved on from one major franchise to another, but he just brought them together in a pretty adorable spoof. Harington did a fake audition for an “Untitled Fantasy TV Drama” along with his How to Train Your Dragon co-star Toothless. Harington included some serious jabs at his role in Game of Thrones, the beautiful brooding bastard from the North, Jon Snow.  “I’m a little confused about my part, really,” Harington tells Toothless between scenes. “First I’m dead, then I’m not. No one knows who my mother…

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Rowan Atkinson says foolish spy Johnny English is also quite brave

Image: hbo In the very first scene of Game of Thrones’ mammoth saga, viewers were confronted with a haunting reality—the people of The Seven Kingdoms have way bigger fish to fry than some spiteful infighting.  The Night King’s army of the dead has been teased endlessly since then. Countless speeches about the importance of The Wall and numerous promises of something much worse to come have more than belabored the point.  Now, with the series finale just around the corner, it’s time to get this show on the road. And…

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Watch Maisie Williams compete to bake the best direwolf bread in all of Westeros

Who knew the world of Westeros actually has some pretty bomb recipes? Thanks to this new video from Binging with Babish, we get a look at the pinnacle of culinary greatness that is direwolf bread from the Game of Thronesuniverse. This baked good was first introduced in the show’s fourth season when the young baker Hot Pie gives Brienne of Tarth a loaf of bread in the shape of a direwolf meant for Arya Stark. The YouTube chef extraordinaire behind Binging with Babish takes on this recipe, with a little…

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 grabs Emmy for most outstanding drama

Image: hbo Game of Thrones won the Emmy for most outstanding drama series Monday at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. The seventh season of Game of Thrones won the series its third Emmy in the category. It was the show’s second Emmy of the evening, after Peter Dinklage’s win for his role as Tyrion Lannister. SEE ALSO: Emmy Awards 2018: Here’s a list of all the winners Game of Thrones beat out The Americans, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, This is Us, and Westworld. Each season of Game…

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Maisie Williams’ goodbye to ‘Game of Thrones’ was appropriately bloody

Image:  HELEN SLOAN/HBO Maisie Williams, a.k.a. Arya Stark, has officially said goodbye to Game of Thrones.  On Saturday morning, the actress announced she’d finished filming the show’s eighth and final season by sharing a photograph of blood-stained white sneakers. A post shared by Maisie Williams (@maisie_williams) on Jul 7, 2018 at 4:53am PDT SEE ALSO: Of all the gross stuff on ‘Game of Thrones,’ this one scene was almost too much for Jaime Lannister “Goodbye belfast. goodbye arya. goodbye game of thrones. what a joy i’ve had. here’s to the…

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‘Game of Thrones’ stars got fancy for Rose and Kit’s epic wedding

It's a 'Game of Thrones' wedding!Image: mashable composite: MARK MILAN/GC and IMAGES and Jane Barlow – PA Images via getty images Jon Snow and Ygritte finally tied the knot, everyone! And all your Game of Thrones faves were there to celebrate. On Saturday, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie — who fell in love after playing on-screen love interests — got married in Scotland, and yes, their co-stars attended looking very out of character. SEE ALSO: Shout-out to this fan who hid in the bushes to watch Rose Leslie marry Kit…

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The Mountain from ‘Game of Thrones’ officially became the world’s strongest man

Hafr Jlus Bjrnsson as The Mountain in 'Game of Thrones.'Image: hbo He was already the strongest man in Westeros. Now he’s officially the strongest man on Earth. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, known to Game of Thrones fans as Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. The Mountain, took first place at the annual World’s Strongest Man competition on Sunday. The 29-year-old Icelander finally won the title after coming in second or third place in the six previous years. SEE ALSO: This Idaho town is naming streets after ‘Game of Thrones’ characters THE WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN…

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Feisty grandma in Iron Throne wheelchair cosplays as Olenna Tyrell

Lady Olenna's final moments were another example of how impressively circular 'Game of Thrones' can be.Image: hbo Dragon Con 2017 found the most savage grandma of all time: an 85-year-old woman dressed as The Queen of Thorns a.k.a. Lady Olenna Tyrell of Highgarden from Game of Thrones. We can all go home now; I’ve found the best #Cosplay at #dragoncon2017 A post shared by Dravyn🦇 (@xdigupherbones) on Sep 2, 2017 at 10:28am PDT She even rolled around the Atlanta, George convention in a wheelchair-turned Iron Throne with an “It was…

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‘Game of Thrones’ actor Alfie Allen catches a fan in a lie and calls her out on Instagram

Folks, you shouldn’t lie on Instagram. It can backfire in ways you aren’t ready for. In this case, Instagram user Olivia Bowes got a picture with Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen. She then proceeded to make fun of his character, Theon Greyjoy, in her caption.  SEE ALSO: How ‘Game of Thrones’ created the epic wight scene in the season finale “Unlike Theon I grew some balls and asked for a photo,” she said. Funny enough, given that Theon was famously castrated in the show.  But a lie, it turns…

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Another ‘Game of Thrones’ finale clue fuels the \

"You can call me Bran"Image: HBO Warning: Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Proceed at your own risk. Okay, while many of us probably spent the closing moments of the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale thinking “GROSS, DANY IS JON’S AUNT” or “HOLY CRAP THE ICE DRAGON DESTROYED THE WALL,” those sneaky, sneaky writers slapped us in the face with a pretty big hint that there’s truth to the “Bran is also the Night King” theory. How anyone can spot these things when SERIOUSLY AN ICE DRAGON JUST HURLED…

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