You know when you go out on a Friday night and wake up the next morning worrying about what you may or may not have said to your colleagues?
Usually it’s absolutely nothing at all, other times it’s something vastly offensive that won’t ever be forgiven, there’s no real middle ground.
Unless of course, whatever you had said was recorded and used in the penultimate season of one of the biggest television shows of all time?
Turns out that’s what happens for a group of lucky Game of Thrones fans who were chosen to take part in a recording session. Only this particular recording session just included getting wasted on gin and screaming into a microphone.
Paula Fairfield, a sound designer, grabbed a bunch of fans and gave them a simple instruction “Get drunk and weird with it.”
The Night Queen, a cosplayer at the annual Con of Thrones in Nashville, also elaborated further on the process, saying: “We just, like, took an evening, drank a fuck-ton of gin and screamed our hearts out, and sent ’em off. And then she came and watched the finale with us, she never told us what it was for. And then when it was all over, she leaned over and was like, ‘You guys are the ice dragon’.”
The scene in question, which you can watch above, features a resurrected Viserion who is now under the control of the White Walkers. Which is obviously not the ideal situation.
Excitement is rapidly building for the final instalment of the show which is due next year. The fan theories have been rolling in as expected however it’s the show’s bosses themselves who may have recently dropped a pretty big spoiler.
HBO submitted part of a script to the Emmys for the Outstanding writing for a drama series award, and it seemed to contain the fate of Beric Dondarrion and Tormund Giantsbane, who both seemed doomed after being stranded atop the wall as the Knight King approached.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor behind Jamie Lannister, has also been discussing the potential fate of his character, who was left in a rather daunting position after turning his back on Cersei.
“Most people have moments in their life where you go, ‘Can I really, fundamentally change?’ The core of him has always been Cersei. When that’s taken away, what are you then? What’s left? Is there anything left? When he leaves, obviously he has no idea. He doesn’t know the answer to that question.”
He also added to the sentiment that the final season is going to be the send-off that the series deserves.
“The boys have done an amazing job with ending Game of Thrones,”
”It’s definitely been the toughest season – by far – that we’ve shot, ever. But it’s also been the most fulfilling.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys confirmed on Wednesday that the final season will hit the network in the “first half” of 2019. So that means it’s a LOT closer than we all first thought.