Game Of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal Had A Blunt Reaction To The Sand Snakes’ Fate

Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones Season 4

After years of dragons, violence, and occasional incest, HBO's Game of Thrones will soon come to a close. Season 7 has just one more episode left, with the eighth and final season being even shorter and concluding the story forever. This season has been especially deadly, as we've seen a variety of character meet their makers during the Great Game. Chief among them are the Sand Snakes of Dorne, who were killed when Euron Greyjoy attacked Dany's fleet. Actor Pedro Pascal recently gave his two cents on his daughters' death, and he didn't bother to censor himself, either.

I recently had the chance to speak with Pedro Pascal about the upcoming third season of Netflix's Narcos, where I managed to sneak in a question about the Sand Snakes. When asked how he reacted to their grisly deaths, he told me he actually texted Game of Thrones' creators after Euron's attack.

I texted David Benioff and D.B. Weiss when two of my daughter was killed. And I was like 'Hey, fuckers. What the hell are you doing killing my line? My lineage?' And of course they were like 'Not all of them! Watch next week!'

Looks like even Pedro Pascal isn't privy to what happens in Game of Thrones, even when it relates his family's fate. He texted David Benioff and D.B. Weiss immediately, and all they did was tease what would happen the next episode to Ellaria and Tyene.

Pedro Pascal's reaction to the Sand Snakes' death is hilariously refreshing, and shows how many of the actors on Game of Thrones are actually giant fans of the series. Because while Oberyn Martell died during Tyrion's trial by combat back in Season 4, Pascal continued to watch the series in the same feverish glee as the rest of us. And just like the fans, Pascal has an emotional reaction to character deaths.

Unfortunately, it looks like Pedro Pascal is one of the few fans who truly mourned the death of the Sand Snakes. While Oberyn (and Pascal's performance) were beloved by the Game of Thrones community, the Sand Snakes didn't fare quite as well. The Dorne plot line was massively cut down from the events of the novels, resulting in three new characters who easily blended together, and didn't have much to do. Ellaria continued to be a fascinating and vengeful presence, but Oberyn's bastard daughters weren't quite as popular.

It should be interesting to see if Ellaria is ever brought back on Game of Thrones. We last saw her in a dungeon in King's Landing, after Cersei poisoned her daughter Tyene. Ellaria was left to live the rest of her days in that cell, watching her daughter slowly decompose. But if Cersei is taken off the Iron Throne, perhaps whoever rules the capitol will free her. Fingers crossed.

The final episode of Game of Thrones airs this Sunday on HBO, and you can catch Pedro Pascal in Narcos Season 3 on September 1st. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.