Game of Thrones fans are coming to terms with saying their final farewells to Westeros' finest as the incredible series draws to a close.
The final episode was filled with heartbreaking scenes and emotional moments, dividing fans who wanted to see their hero sitting on the Iron Throne.
And while finding out what happens to Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister and the Starks was a huge moment for viewers who have been following them for eight years, it was the actors who played them who found it the hardest.
The final script table read was an emotional occasion and one line left Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, in tears – because he had no idea what was going to happen.
While Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, read the script as soon as it arrived, Kit decided to wait until the reading to learn his fate.
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The cast got the scripts and learnt their fates in October 2017.
Emilia told Entertainment Weekly she had to read the final paragraph of hers seven times.
She recalls thinking: "What, what, what, WHAT!? Because it comes out of f***king nowhere. I’m flabbergasted. Absolutely never saw that coming."
She said: "I cried. And I went for a walk. I walked out of the house and took my keys and phone and walked back with blisters on my feet. I didn’t come back for five hours. I’m like, ‘How am I going to do this?’"
Two days later she flew to Belfast where the whole cast came together to read through the script.
She sat next to Kit on the plane and discovered he deliberately hadn't read the scripts so he could find out what happened with his castmates.
So when the reading came she sat opposite Kit so she could "watch him compute all of this".
LAST SPOILER WARNING…
Jon kills Daenerys in front of the Iron Throne, believing she would continue to kill after murdering thousands of innocent people needlessly when taking King's Landing.
The scene left fans divided, but was a heartbreaking moment regardless of your opinions.
Kit said: "I looked at Emilia and there was a moment of me realizing, 'No, no,'" to which she nodded back, "'Yes.'"
Emilia said: "He was crying. And then it was kind of great him not having read it."
More details about the cast's final time together will be shown in a HBO documentary – The Last Watch – which airs next week.
A statement released by the network earlier this year said "Made with unprecedented access, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch is an up-close and personal report from the trenches of production.
"It follows the crew and the cast as they contend with extreme weather, punishing deadlines and an ever-excited fandom hungry for spoilers.
"Much more than a "making of" documentary, this is a funny, heartbreaking story, told with wit and intimacy, about the bittersweet pleasures of what it means to create a world – and then have to say goodbye to it."
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