ATTENTION: Major Game of Thrones spoiler alert for anyone who hasn't seen the finale yet!
If you're anything like us, you'll still be struggling to come to terms with the final ever episode of Game of Thrones.
Not only because for the first time in 9 years, we don't have new episodes to look forward to but also because the finale was, well...devided.
In the episode we saw Daenerys Targaryen die, Jon Snow sent back to Castle Black, and Sansa Stark crowned Queen of the North.
One of the biggest things to come out of the finale was how Bran, somehow, managed to end up on the throne.
Let's just take a quick look at Bran's timeline up until this moment:
- Pushed from a tower
- Carried to the North
- Pretty much killed Hodor
- Became the Three Eyed Raven....still don't know why
- Some occasional warging
- Eyed out Jamie Lannister when he arrived to Winterfell
- Sat outside Winterfell, in the cold, eyeing out more people
- Warging into Ravens during the battle of Winterfell just to basically kill time while he waited for the Knight King (just to eye him out too)
- Became King
But at least in true Game of Thrones fashion, it was something we never saw coming and as it turns out, Isaac Hempstead Wright, the actor who plays Bran, never saw it coming either.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Isaac said when he first read the script, he thought he was being pranked with a fake one.
“I genuinely thought it was a joke script and that [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] sent to everyone a script with their own character ending up on the Iron Throne. ‘Yeah, good one guys. Oh sh*t, it’s actually real?’” he shared.
Isaac went on to say while of course he's happy with the ending, he was hoping for Bran to be killed.
“I kind of did want to die and get in one good death scene with an exploding head or something.”
While many of us are unsure how to feel following the finale, Isaac said it was the exact ending GRRM would've wanted.
“I don’t think anybody will think it’s predictable and that’s as much as you can hope for. People are going to be angry. There’s going to be a lot of broken hearts. It’s ‘bittersweet,’ exactly as George R. R. Martin intended. It’s a fitting conclusion to this epic saga.”