Game of Thrones Fans Think Daenerys Was Almost Poisoned in 'The Bells'

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.
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As many fans expected would happen, the latest episode of Game of Thrones, titled “The Bells,” began with Varys taking action after learning that Daenerys Targaryen wasn’t the true heir to the Iron Throne, and that it was instead Jon Snow, a.k.a. Aegon Targaryen. The master manipulator is known to switch alliances at the drop of a hat, and it was obvious he would no longer be following Dany as his ruler. He was burnt alive for treason. But before he was killed, fans had reason to believe that he was actually planning on taking out the Mother of Dragons in the form of poison. Here’s why.

Many viewers were confused about why the episode was focusing on Varys’s conversation with a random young girl named Martha, whose job was to bring Daenerys her food. As Cosmopolitan reports, their chat went as follows:

Martha: "She won’t eat."

Varys: "We’ll try again at supper."

Martha: "I think they’re watching me."

Varys: "Who?"

Martha: "Her soldiers."

Varys: "Of course they are. That's their job. What have I told you, Martha?"

Martha: "The bigger the risk, the bigger reward."

Could it be that Martha was supposed to bring Dany food that was poisoned by Varys? Some fans have taken to Twitter to argue just that, with some even finding a callback to the show’s first season. During a conversation between Ned Stark and Maester Pycelle in the season 1 episode “Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things,” in which the pair discuss Jon Arryn’s death, Ned asks if he could’ve been poisoned.

“I heard it said that poison is a woman’s weapon,” Ned tells Pycelle, to which he replies, “Yes. Women, cravens ... and eunuchs. Did you know that Lord Varys is a eunuch?”

It definitely wouldn’t be out of character for Varys to poison Daenerys, especially considering that the true heir does not want to rule. But as we all saw, Tyrion Lannister got to Dany first to inform her of Varys’s betrayal, and his fate was sealed.

[h/t Cosmopolitan]

Watch One Second From Every Game of Thrones Episode in Under Two Minutes

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Helen Sloan/HBO

Game of Thrones aired its final episode on May 19, and despite some harsh reviews, many fans are finding it hard to accept the show’s end. While some consider Thrones counseling or rewatching the series with a tissue box handy, others on the internet are creating really cool montage videos.

Twitter user Andy Kelly recently posted a fan-made video of one-second clips from all 73 Game of Thrones episodes. The video shows the most memorable scenes from the series, such as Ned Stark’s decapitation, the Red Wedding, King Joffrey being poisoned, Jon Snow’s resurrection, the killing of the Night King, and Daenerys Targaryen’s death.

You really can’t capture all of the action-packed events and shocking twists that happened within the eight seasons of Game of Thrones so quickly, but the video does a good job of giving encapsulating it in under two minutes. And it’s easier than binge-watching it again.

[h/t ScreenRant]

Jimmy Kimmel Shows Us What a Game of Thrones/Full House Mashup Would Look Like

Two of the least-similar shows in television history just came together … in a parody courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The hilarious video depicts a hypothetical Game of Thrones spinoff series where Jaime Lannister joins two classic characters from Full House for a show appropriately titled Full House Lannister.

While there is at least one Thrones spinoff already in the works, Kimmel couldn’t wait for the series to premiere, so he made his own to deal with the post-Thrones blues.

The video starts off in typical Full House fashion with Joey (Dave Coulier) trying to open a pickle jar, which Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) stabs with his sword and destroys. After a few pun-filled jokes, Jaime gets upset and Danny (Bob Saget) sits down with him to talk. Jaime explains that he had a fight with his sister, but when he reveals it’s because he got Cersei pregnant again, a creeped out Danny flees the situation. Joey then comes over to seemingly console Jaime, but instead hilariously says, “I was just going to tell you to stop f***ing your sister.”

The parody perfectly combines the silliness of Full House and the darker topics of Game of Thrones—and the cherry on top is a shadow of a dragon flying over San Francisco in the credits.

[h/t: ScreenRant]

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