Nathalie Emmanuel: The ending of Game of Thrones “definitely will not be rushed”


Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) is the latest Game of Thrones cast member to weigh in on the storied table read of the show’s eighth and final season, which went down in October of last year. People like Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) have described the event as a powerful experience during which everybody started bawling, basically. Emmanuel, speaking to Metro, continued in that vein, calling the reading “so emotional.”

Emmanuel also said that the series finale, one of the most anticipated TV episodes in recent memory, is “so great” and that won’t leave fans feeling unsatisfied. Some of those fans have wondered whether, given that the final season is only six episodes long, the end of this story would feel rushed. Emmanuel is here to set their minds at ease.

"It definitely will not be rushed conclusion. They’ve taken the exact number of hours to tell the story they want to tell and it will be brilliant. [Show bosses] will never leave the fans unsatisfied, they won’t leave the fans left short, it will go over and above the fans expectations as they do every season."

We’ve had hints that each of the final six episodes will be longer than usual, which could go a ways toward making sure the story gets the time it needs to conclude. But we’ve also heard calls for caution, as when Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) warned that while the finale is “brilliant,” “you cannot please everyone.

Emmanuel has been a fixture on Game of Thrones since season 3, first joining Team Daenerys as an interpreter and going on to become one of the queen’s most trusted advisors. With Missandei and Grey Worm’s (Jacob Anderson) romance heating up of late, let’s hope nothing awful happens to either character in season 8.

Next: Season 8 filming: The Unsullied shoot at Magheramorne Quarry

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