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LOOK: ‘Game of Thrones’ stars say goodbye, thank fans

/ 04:10 PM May 20, 2019
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The fight for the Iron Throne has reached its epic conclusion as “Game of Thrones” arrived at its final episode today.

Widely considered as a cultural phenomenon, the medieval fantasy series enjoyed critical and worldwide success throughout its eight-year run. It has also become a stepping stone for the cast’s success in Hollywood.

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Many of its stars expressed their gratitude to their characters, fans, fellow cast members and crew via social media, some even before the show aired its final episode.

Emilia Clarke, who starred as Daenerys Targaryen, posted photos of herself with her castmates, and honored memories in playing the Mother of Dragons.

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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. 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. 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. @gameofthrones @hbo #love #motherofdragonsoverandout

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“The Mother of Dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life, this woman has taken up the whole of my heart,” Clarke said. “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.”

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, recalled her turn as the Lady of Winterfell, thanking the show, fans, castmates and her character.

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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. 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.

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“I grew up with you,” Turner said. “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,” she added.

Isaac Hempstead Wright, who played Bran Stark, posted a photo of himself in Radio City Music Hall as he said goodbye to the show.

“What a spectacular way to send off this crazy thing we’ve all been a part of for so long. Game of Thrones, over and out,” he saluted the show.

Raleigh Ritchie, who played Grey Worm, expressed his gratitude to the show, crew and his character in a series of posts via Twitter.

“Grey Worm. You went from a robot to a real boy. I’m proud of you. I’ll miss you bud. Thank you to everybody that cared about him and rooted for him,” Ritchie said.

John Bradley, who starred as Samwell Tarly, took a trip down memory lane as he posted a throwback photo of himself holding the show’s rehearsal and prep sheet.

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So tonight we have our very last episode. It’s the final step of a long and wonderful journey. A journey that, for me, started at 10am on Monday 19th of July 2010. I know this because recently I found my rehearsal and prep schedule for season 1, week 1. This was given to me when I landed in Belfast for the first time, weeks before we even started shooting. Listed here is the rehearsal where I first met Kit, and the first time I wore the costume that’s seen me through 8 seasons. I’m glad I kept this. I met so many people that week who have come to mean so much to me. Back then we couldn’t have known the journey we’d go on together. I wouldn’t swap that experience, or those people, for the world. Enjoy the episode and thanks for everything. ❤️❤️❤️ @gameofthrones @hbo #GOT 👋

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“Back then, we couldn’t have known the journey we’d go together. I wouldn’t swap that experience, or those people, for the world,” Bradley said. “Enjoy the episode and thanks for everything.”

Other GoT cast members shared their character photos via Instagram, saying goodbye to the show and its fans.

Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry Baratheon, posted his character photos as he thanked GoT’s cast and crew.

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Started From Flea Bottom Now We Here • I already regret not taking any snaps on set…had to delve into the @helenstills treasure trove instead… • Being a part of this show has given me experiences I’ll never ever forget. But it’s the people I’ll miss the most. I’d just moved to London when we started season 1, didn’t have many mates there – and Game of Thrones changed all that. To the friends I’ve made in this amazing cast and crew, thank you. • Playing Gendry over 5 seasons has been a joy, and I can’t thank you lot enough for taking him to your hearts – and being patient while he took 3 years to find his way round a set of oars. • @gameofthrones bows out tonight at 9pm on @hbo. Last one to leave, blow out the candles. • #OursIsTheFury 🦌

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“Being a part of this show has given me experiences I’ll never, ever forget,” he said. “But it’s the people I’ll miss the most.”

The final episode of “Game of Thrones” premiered at HBO on Monday, May 20, 9 a.m, and will also air at 10 p.m., in the Philippines. JB

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