'Game of Thrones' star opens up on the moment Daenerys whispered to Ser Jorah
Warning: major spoilers for season eight, episode three of Game of Thrones.
Last week, on episode three of the final season of Game of Thrones, one of the show's most... interesting characters got his moment in the sun.
For way too long in the series, Game of Thrones fans watched Ser Jorah Mormont pine after Daenarys Targaryen like a lost, scaly puppy, destined to have his heart broken as the Dragon Queen overlooked him for Daario Naharis, Jon Snow and all of the other eligible, non-diseased bachelors in Westeros.
Those of us familiar with unrequited love could identify with Ser Jorah's doomed devotion to his Khaleesi, but he took the idea of the 'friend zone' to its slimy, uncomfortable limit; Jorah got to show just how into her he was, literally sacrificing his life to save hers, and he didn't even get some as a result.
Here's the moment where Ser Jorah dies:
Fighting off hordes of wights as the pair stood out numbered in no man's land, Ser Jorah finally met his thematically-fitting and long-awaited demise, but as he lay dying, Ser Jorah struggled to splutter out his final words to the love of his life. In return, Daenarys said something back
Luckily for those of us out there who want more of Ser Jorah Mormont, Iain Glen, the actor who plays the character, revealed exactly what went down with Daenarys and Ser Jorah as he lay dying in that Battle of Winterfell.
Maybe, just maybe, Daenarys revealed to him that she was in love with him the whole time, and just couldn't say it because she thought it would upset Jon Snow.
Ha. Ha ha ha ha. No, that's obviously not what happened. Come on, guys.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Iain Glen said that whatever Daenarys said to his character, there was nothing in the script that she was supposed to say, so the line was thought up on the spot by Emilia Clarke.
"Daenerys whispers something to him that he’ll never hear and we’ll never know…" says the stage direction in the script, but what did that translate to in the episode?
"It’s something entirely sincere and true to the moment and something that I’ll never forget," said Iain Glen, but it's also something that he's not in too much of a rush to share with anybody else.
"Yeah, but you know what? I’ll always cherish it because it’s something no one will ever know but the two of us. And that’s a memory to hold onto," the actor said. Well, isn't that sweet? Somehow, sweeter than anything Ser Jorah managed in several hours of screentime on Game of Thrones.