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Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 are discussed below.
When it comes to teasing Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke is a total professional. Clarke was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where she gave an explosive tease about the final episodes. It turns out that anyone who thinks they saw the biggest installment of all during the Battle of Winterfell should probably brace themselves for the future. Regarding the last three remaining installments, Clarke said:
[They] are going to be mental. Episode 5 is bigger. Episode 5 is 'Ahhhh.' I mean 4 and 5 and 6, they're all insane. But...[uses hands to mime something huge].
This is the thrilling tease that this Game of Thrones fan needed to hear! Emilia Clarke seems to be flat-out stating that the biggest episode of the season (and series, by extension) is still yet to come! Her reveal makes some sense, given Game of Thrones’ traditional timeline for its bombastic installments. The penultimate episode almost always includes the biggest bang of each respective season, and it sounds like the final run will keep that going.
As such, the timing of the Battle of Winterfell came at a bit of a surprising time, taking place in the early-to-middle portion of the season. Of course, Emilia Clarke did not explicitly say this upcoming episode entailed any battles, but there is one clue that sort of intimates that may be the case.
Jimmy Kimmel, who inadvertently talked over the actress' boastful words at first, then worked to get something else out of Clarke in relation to the episode she was referring to. He questioned, “5 is where something crazy happens?" And Clarke responded with:
Find the biggest TV you can.
Do that for sure, as a call for the biggest TV possible could mean that there is another battle on the horizon. Will Jon Snow get to fight even more than he did during the Battle of Winterfell? Will upcoming fights be even deadlier? And will the war for the Iron Throne end with the winner some may expect?
Just make sure you adjust your TV settings, since that's apparently why Game of Thrones' team thinks fans have issues with the brightness issues. I certainly hope that if this is when another big battle for the Iron Throne will take place, it will unfold during the day. There is a strong reason to speculate that it will, since the bulk of the night shoots were all aimed at the Battle of Winterfell, though other brawls could perhaps also happen under the moonlight.
Tune in for Episode 5 and the remaining final episodes when Game of Thrones’ Season 8 continues. New episodes of the final season air Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.