It has been an emotional journey for fans and the cast and crew of the hit fantasy show Game of Thrones through the final season. Stars of the show including Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen and Sophie Turner, who essayed the role of Sansa Stark, took to their official Instagrams to pen heartfelt goodbyes and farewells to the show before the finale episode was streamed this Monday morning.
Emilia wrote, “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,” She added, “The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life".
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. @gameofthrones @hbo #love #motherofdragonsoverandout
She continued, "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.”
Sophie on the other hand, also shared the same group picture of the entire cast, thanked her character and said, “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.”
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.
Jacob Anderson, who played Grey Worm, a trusted adviser of Danerys, called his six-year run on the show “the craziest school trip ever" and shared pictures from his first and last day of shoot.
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. Game of Thrones ENDS tonight on @hbo AT 9pm and @skyatlanticuk at 2am. I hope you enjoy it.
The show's famous illegitimate character Gendry, played by Joe Dempsie, also got the chance to say goodbye.
Started From Flea Bottom Now We Here • I already regret not taking any snaps on set...had to delve into the @helenstills treasure trove instead... • Being a part of this show has given me experiences I’ll never ever forget. But it’s the people I’ll miss the most. I’d just moved to London when we started season 1, didn’t have many mates there - and Game of Thrones changed all that. To the friends I’ve made in this amazing cast and crew, thank you. • Playing Gendry over 5 seasons has been a joy, and I can’t thank you lot enough for taking him to your hearts - and being patient while he took 3 years to find his way round a set of oars. • @gameofthrones bows out tonight at 9pm on @hbo. Last one to leave, blow out the candles. • #OursIsTheFury
Nikolaj-Coster Valdua, who played Jamie Lannister also shared a video, thanking fans for watching the show.