How Jason Momoa Reacted To The Epic Dothraki Battle In Game Of Thrones Season 7

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Way back in Season 1 of Game of Thrones, there was no warrior quite as brutal and bloodthirsty as Khal Drogo, played by Jason Momoa. Drogo was the leader of a horde of Dothraki screamers who specialized in war and destruction. Although he wasn't actually present in any big battle sequences, he was vicious when he did kill those who crossed him. Sadly for fans, Drogo was killed by the end of the Season 1, and Jason Momoa had to leave the show. He's still a fan, however, and he recently revealed his reaction to all the epic Dothraki action in Game of Thrones Season 7:

All last season I was jumping around like an idiot. Seeing the Dothraki riding over the hill, going into battle, surfing their horses, it was unbelievable. It was such a cool scene. It's also a bummer moment: Why couldn't [Drogo] have died there! I could have died in battle. We never got to see Drogo going into battle.

It's probably safe to say that Jason Momoa was not the only fan jumping around during the big battle sequences in Season 7 of Game of Thrones. The show had spent six whole seasons giving quick looks at the Dothraki in action, and it's always been clear that a Dothraki horde racing into battle would be terrifying for their enemies. Still, the scene in which the Dothraki stood up on the backs of their galloping horses to fire arrows into the Lannister army even as they continued charging was more intense than many of us could probably have predicted. As the late lamented Khal Drogo, it's no wonder Jason Momoa was psyched about watching the Dothraki unleashed!

At the same time, Jason Momoa was pretty clear in his comments to EW that he was bummed Drogo couldn't have lived long enough to participate in such an epic battle. It's certainly fun to imagine Drogo leading the horde of Dothraki screamers across the field of battle with Dany flying overhead and roasting their enemies alive. These two would have made for one serious power couple. That said, Drogo didn't seem to be on Dany's mind all that much in Season 7, as she and Jon Snow fell hard for each other.

Even if Khal Drogo is dead and gone in Season 8, we can bet that there will be more Dothraki action in store. Dany will need all her warriors at their best for the battle against the White Walkers and their wights, especially since she might be more cautious with her dragons after poor Viserion was shot down (and reanimated) by the Night King. All ` considered, there will undoubtedly be plenty of bloodshed to go around, and the Dothraki will undoubtedly do more than their share.

Unfortunately, it's probably going to be a while before we get to see the Dothraki or anybody else on the field of battle in Game of Thrones. No premiere date has yet been announced, and there's a decent chance that the show won't be back for Season 8 until 2019. Jason Momoa can be found a lot sooner, however, if you're in need of a fix. He can be seen as Aquaman in the recently-released Justice League movie, and he stars in Netflix's Frontier as well. Our midseason TV premiere guide can give you the dates you need for the beginning of 2018, and our 2017 TV cancellation rundown can let you know what won't get another chance on the small screen.

Laura Hurley
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