Game of Thrones Final Season: The Biggest Burning Questions

In a story as dense as little black-haired beauty fathered by Robert. She brings it up again later in episode five, in a private conversation with the husband shed soon have killed: CERSEI: I felt something for you once, you know. ROBERT: I know. CERSEI: Even after we lost our first boy, for quite a while actually. Was it ever possible for us? Was there ever a time, ever a moment? ROBERT: No. Does that make you feel better, or worse? CERSEI: It doesnt make me feel anything. This confirms the boy isnt something Cersei made up to garner sympathy with Catelyn. He really existed, and she really lost him; according to what she tells Cat, the boy dies of …

Ashton Sanders and KiKi Layne Are Here to Blow Shit Up

When Ashton Sanders met KiKi Layne in 2012 during his freshman year at Chicagos prestigious DePaul University theater program, she had a reputation. Everyone was like, KiKi is the goddess of this school, Sanders remembers. Sitting to his left in a conference room at HBOs midtown office, Layne doubles over in bashful laughter. Oh my god, you did call me that, she says, shaking her head. She was like the queen of acting, Sanders says. But with us, it was just always super chill. The past year saw the rest of the world catching up to Laynes allure, thanks to her breakout performance as the lead in James Baldwins novel. As far as goddesses go, she proved herself to be …

Calculating the Ecological Impact of Game of Thrones’ Dragons

The dragons of Game of Thrones haven't exactly had a great run over the past couple of seasons. First went Viserion, killed by the Night King, then resurrected by the Night King as an ice dragon, then destroyed all over again during the Battle of Winterfell when Arya shanked the Night King and shattered his army of wight supremacists. Next went Rhaegal, felled just last week by Euron Greyjoy and two well-placed, apparently hypersonic mega-spears. Of Daenerys Targaryen's scale-baby triplets, only one remains, and even that one's likely to need some recovery time after turning King's Landing to a smoldering ash-heap. On the bright side, that means a smaller cottage industry will be needed to ensure that Drogon is fed …