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Game of Thrones says goodbye: 5 final Instagram posts from the cast

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Following the final episode of Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner and more of the cast share their final GoT Instagram posts. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen it yet - this is a SPOILER-FREE zone. 

We’ve been on quite a journey with the Game of Thrones cast, and now their watch has ended. 

The GoT finale was released on Monday (20 May) after what has been a divisive season. Did Stylist’s Three-Eyed raven predict the ending correctly? Well we won’t answer that, just yet…

The writers have received a lot of criticism for season eight, after failing their female characters at the last hurdle and proving once more that the show has a real diversity problem

And yet, we all want to know - once and for all - who wins the great game. But first, the cast have some emotional goodbyes to make (grab a tissue, guys). 

Emilia Clarke

“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.”

Sophie Turner

“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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Gwendoline Christie

“BEING TOLD THE ENDING TO @gameofthrones.”

John Bradley West

“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.”

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Raleigh Richie 

“1. First Day. 2. Last Day.

GoT was like the craziest school trip ever. A 6 year Adventure Weekend. 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. He was really scared at first, but you made him feel loved. He appreciates it. I asked him.

“Huge shout out to the Targs team: Nats, Emilia, Conleth, Peter, Iain, Ian, Michiel, Reece, Ed, Kit, Liam. Thank you for making the days so fun.

Here’s to every single department behind the scenes that worked to the bone to make this show. They worked tirelessly everyday to make this thing, and they never get shout outs and they know that but they do it anyway. Here’s to you, you ragtag bunch of talented clever rascals. I love ya’ll. Thank you.”

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