The third episode of Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season was the long hyped Battle of Winterfell. The gorgeous area that is the longtime residence of House Stark looked like an apocalyptic hellscape, with brutal chaos happening in and under a deadly swirl of ice and fire. While I expected to see more characters I loved die in awful ways, one of the most notable passings was that of Jorah Mormont. It wasn’t particularly brutal, however is the wasteland of Winterfell, Jorah the Andal, one of the finest swordsmen around, succumbed to injuries.
Iain Glen, who portays the Ser Jorah says he hasn’t watched Battle of Winterfell, why you ask? He’s scared. And who can blame him? I had anxiety over the episode (and the season in as a whole), the night before I was thinking about the episode and had that empty stomach drop feeling. It’s been years since I had to watch a film or television show threw my fingers, luckily that wasn’t necessary due to the technical choices of the episode (I say this praising them, I loved it, as I said in articles yesterday, for me it enhanced the experience).
Glen recently spoke to Variety about his appresion to watch the episode, as he states he has seen the first two episodes of this season, you can check out what he had to say below.
“I’ve not actually been able to watch it. I just watched episode two, and I’m just reminded what a wonderful job David and Dan do. Episode one and two reminded the audience of what a long journey you have been on with these people, how much you have invested with these people. They’ve been at each other’s throats, but now they have come together. This mad group of characters who are full of their own various faults, to fight for life against death. I just feel so utterly invested in it that I’m slightly afraid of actually watching the third episode.”
Many of us fans knew how Jorah would die (assuming he would, and it’s GoT so there was a good possibility) back in the early seasons, defending Daenerys Targaryen. I mean was there really any other way Ser Jorah Mormont should have died? One of the finest swords in all of Westeros and one of the very few people in Westeros with actual honor, Jorah was a much loved character, who before he died, was able to see through the tears of his Khaleesi, that she did in some way, love him.
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