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Season 7 of Game of Thrones was absolutely wild. The shorter, penultimate season killed off a ton of characters and plot points, allowing the series to focus on the war against the dead in its final season. With so many characters having come and gone throughout the years, it's easy to forget about the scene stealers from the earlier seasons. Case in point: Ygritte the Wildling, played by Rose Leslie. Ygritte was a major character in Jon's story, and now it looks like another famous Brit may be practicing the role-- none other than former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell aka Ginger Spice. Watch she and Kit Harrington run lines together, as she attempts to find Ygritte's accent, and deliver the character's signature line.
If the pop culture from the 1990s and today combined, it would be the above video. Shared by Ginger Spice herself, we see how Geri would be down to join the tale of Westeros, if she had the chance. And with so few red headed characters, Ygritte seems like an obvious choice for the pop singer and occasional actress.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this video, besides the strange pairing of Kit Harrington and Ginger Spice, is how specific the accents in Game of Thrones are. While both Kit Harrington and Geri Halliwell are from England and have British accents, the fictional dialects in Westeros are quite different. In particular, the northern characters and wildlings have a certain affect that Halliwell had a hard time mastering. After quite a few tries, she was able to say "You know nothing, Jon Snow", before quickly losing the accent on her next try. But in the game of thrones accents, you win or you die.
Ygritte was a beloved member of the Game of Thrones ensemble, especially in the earlier seasons. Jon and Ygritte's relationship was one of the show's purest love stories, despite the fact that it began with kidnapping and deception. In their travels, the couple seemed to truly understand each other, and what it meant to be an outsider in their respective communities.
Unfortunately, Ygritte and Jon's love was ultimately a star crossed one. Because he was not actually a traitor of the Night's Watch, and was working as a mole with the Wildlings. Eventually he formed real relationships with the free folk, which would allow him to advocate for their inclusion in Westeros later in the show. But Ygritte took this slight too personally, and she ultimately died when that little shit Olly killed her in the battle at Castle Black.
But I guess it's all for the best, as Jon is now busy doing the nasty with Auntie Dany. In the Season 7 finale, Dany and Jon got to business on her ship, with neither of them knowing they're actually related. This romantic storyline was a slow build this season, and it's unclear how it will affect the narrative in the final season-- especially when Bran breaks the news of their incest.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones will hopefully be released sometime in 2018, although it's currently unclear when it will arrive. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.