Editor’s Note: Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched Season 8, Episode 4 of “Game of Thrones,” do not read this. And if you choose to don’t complain that we spoiled it for you.
Well, you can forget about black love on “Game of Thrones.”
Sunday night’s episode ended the possibility that the characters Missandei and Grey Worm, played by Nathalie Emmanuel and Jacob Anderson, would enjoy a happily ever after.
That’s because Missandei bit the big one in a scene which saw the character go out standing strong with a cry of “Dracarys!”
Emmanuel told “Entertainment Weekly” she “thought it was a fantastic scene.”
“I’ve said in so many interviews that I don’t mind if I die I’m just happy to be here and be a part of the show,” the actress said. “But I just wanted it to be really cool and a moment that people remember and I feel like they really give me that moment and I’m excited to shoot it.”
Emmanuel, who has also appeared in films including “Furious 7” and “The Maze Runner,” said she was happy with the way the “Game of Thrones” writers chose to send Missandei off.
“It’s emotional. She said she was willing to lay down her life but we hoped she wouldn’t have to,” she said. “You can watch the end of a show and think the character is living on to do whatever. But there’s a real sadness to the fact that the character won’t.”
And if you thought you were upset by what happened, Emmanuel said, “It seems likely to push Daenerys to a scary level.”
What in the hell do we think that is going to look like?
For his part, Anderson told the publication that losing his character’s lady love was heartbreaking but “there’s like a cruel inevitability in this show where anybody who finds that happiness is going to have to watch that taken away from them.”
“So I thought either Grey Worm or Missandei, that one would be taken from another. I honestly thought Grey Worm was gone in that episode,” Anderson said. “And I even had that thought: ‘Take me!’ She’s come through so much s**t that she’s had to deal with her life. As soon as it looks like they’re about to enjoy it, it all gets snatched away. So I didn’t expect it and I had to lay down the script for a bit.”