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Game of Thrones cast tried to warn us about season 8

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5: Everybody hurts Target Game of Thrones Share your voice The final episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones airs Sunday. Helen Sloan/HBO Not since the Red Wedding have we heard such an outcry from Game of Thrones fans. Since the HBO series’ debut in 2011, we’ve endured bloody, tragic loss and joyous (mostly short-lived) victories as characters have battled for the Iron Throne. But the penultimate episode last Sunday received mixed reactions, with some defending Daenerys’ choices and others try to explain why fans feel so betrayed.Spoiler warning: If you haven’t watched the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, turn back now.Daenerys’ fiery attack on Kings Landing in episode 5, The Bells, left many fans shocked. A petition began circulating online a few days after the episode aired, demanding the replacement of writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and a complete overhaul of season 8. But what about the actors? A three-minute interview compilation posted on YouTube shows they might be just as concerned about the series finale as you. 6:20 Tags Ser Brienne of TarthGwendoline Christie’s character took a turn as well in the final season of the show. Brienne has been a fierce protector and trailblazer for women since her season 2 debut. As quickly as Brienne achieved her dream of being a knight, she and Jaimie made love and then he rode off to die with Cersei, leaving Brienne sobbing in the cold. “I was so upset for [Brienne],” Christie told Entertainment Weekly. “I know it’s just a character and I’m an actor who’s lucky to do her job. It’s so heartbreaking. But it’s life, isn’t it? Life is heartbreaking. I never assumed they would be together. I didn’t think that would happen. And now I can feel a million hearts breaking.” VarysSecrets finally caught up to the Master of Whisperers and he met a fiery demise at the beginning of episode 5. Conleth Hill, who plays Varys, told Entertainment Weekly he took the character’s exit “very personally.” “I took it as a person, not as an actor or an artist. I understood the reactions of previous actors who had been in the same position a lot more than I did at the time. You can’t help feeling that you failed in some way, that you haven’t lived up to some expectation that you didn’t know about,” Hill said.  center_img MissandeiEmmanuel’s journey at Daenerys’ side came to an end in episode 4 at the hands of the Mountain. TV Guide noted that Missandei was the only woman of color with a significant role on Game of Thrones and her death was more than a bit upsetting for fans. “The one thing I would say is I really had wished that I had more time or scenes this season maybe with Daenerys or even with Cersei, scenes where we get to see her being brilliant before she dies,” Emmanuel told Entertainment Weekly. Emmanuel wrote a goodbye to her character and the show’s cast and crew on Instagram on May 7. “I know last night was pretty intense for some of you so I invite you to participate in my fantasy where I like to think that, right now… Missandei is sipping a rum on a beach somewhere in the sky,” she said. Jon Snow, aka Aegon TargaryenKit Harrington plays the raised-from-the-dead savior in the North, who’s now a handsome obstacle in Daenerys’ path to the throne. During an interview with Popbuzz, Harrington was asked to describe the show’s finale in one word. He pauses for a minute before saying it was “disappointing.” Harrington laughed at the interviewer’s shocked face and quickly recovered with “epic.” Daenerys Targaryen Emilia Clarke, the Mother of Dragons, posted on Instagram earlier this week in her wig cap clutching a bottle of wine. “This is what it took not only to shoot ep5…but to watch it too!” she wrote. Comments Clarke also had a bit of trouble keeping a poker face during an Emmy red carpet interview last year alongside Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worn). When the Entertainment Tonight correspondent asked if the actors were happy with how the season concluded, Emmanuel quietly answered yes, while Clarke giggled nervously. The group laughed as Clarke said, “Best season ever!” Her smile contrasts to her comments in Vanity Fair last year, TV Guide reported. Clarke said that the Game of Thrones finale “f—ed me up,” and “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is…” She trailed off with that. Tyrion Lannister Peter Dinklage, who isn’t an avid social media user, was asked his thoughts about the show’s finale by Entertainment Tonight’s Laura Zima. “There are no better writers in television than Dan Weiss and David Benioff,” Dinklage said. “They ended it brilliantly, better than I could’ve imagined. And, uh, you people are in for it.” Dinklage also questioned his character’s intelligence in the final season, wondering why Tyrion would choose to hide civilians in a crypt when the Night King has the power to raise the dead. Cersei Lannister When Lena Heady, who plays everyone’s favorite brother-loving villain, talked about her character’s final moments on the show, she said she had mixed feelings. Initially, Heady told Entertainment Weekly that she wanted her character to have a bigger ending. She said later she talked the scene over with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) and it made more sense for Cersei to go out with Jamie. Heady posted a photo on Instagram with a bundled up Emmanuel and commended her performance as Missandei. “I didn’t like that day up there,” Heady wrote, alluding to Missandei’s execution. TV and Movies TV and Movies 2last_img read more

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Second Death At West Virginia VA Hospital Rule

first_img by NPR News Vanessa Romo 8.28.19 11:15pm The widow of a veteran who died under suspicious circumstances at a West Virginia Veteran Affairs hospital last year told NPR an autopsy report found the 81-year-old died of an unnecessary insulin injection. It is the second confirmed homicide in a string of deaths at the facility that are being investigated. The widow, Norma Shaw, referred further questions to her lawyer, David Glover. He said the body of George Nelson Shaw Sr. was exhumed in January. Shortly afterward, he said, the family received an autopsy from an Armed Forces medical examiner “that talked about a severe hypoglycemic event.””It listed the cause of death as insulin administration,” Glover said, adding that while Shaw had other ailments, he was not diabetic. Insulin can cause hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, in non-diabetics and can be deadly. The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Veteran Affairs confirmed on Tuesday officials are investigating several suspicious deaths at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. In a statement, the Inspector General’s office said it has been working with federal law enforcement partners “to investigate the allegations of potential wrongdoing resulting in patient deaths.” It did not specify the number of deaths that are being reviewed nor the time frame of the fatalities. The announcement of the ongoing investigations comes after a wrongful death claim was filed with the VA last week, regarding the death of retired Army Sgt. Felix Kirk McDermott. An autopsy of the 82-year-old who died in April 2018 showed McDermott received “one massive insulin injection” that killed him within a matter of hours, the family’s attorney Tony O’Dell told NPR. The complaint filed by O’Dell alleges the Inspector General’s office is investigating up to 10 other cases in which veteran patients died of hypoglycemia caused by insulin injections. Over the past week, he said, he’s been contacted by multiple families seeking answers to unexplained hypoglycemic deaths dating as far back as June of 2017. “Whenever there’s an unexplained death or a suspicious death, the hospital has to report it and they go through a process looking for the root cause,” O’Dell explained. “The fact that that did not happen here tells you that there was a complete system failure at this hospital,” he said. Officials at the medical center said in an emailed statement that the allegations of potential misconduct do not involve “current” employees. The VA has yet to publicly identify any person of interest. Reports of the suspicious deaths have drawn ire from the public and politicians, including U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito who were informed of the investigations several weeks ago. In a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and Inspector General Michael Missal on Tuesday, Manchin, who sits on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, urged them to “quickly complete” the investigations into the potential homicides. “I also ask you to contact grieving family members and share as much information as you can with them.” he wrote, adding that as of this morning he had heard from seven families seeking information into the deaths of their loved ones. Manchin also expressed frustration with the lack of communication and transparency from either office regarding the investigations. “Let us not forget that there are Veterans families who are in grief because of this terrible situation,” he said. Emily Allen from West Virginia Public Broadcasting contributed to this story.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. Andrew Harnik Second Death At West Virginia VA Hospital Ruled As Homicide last_img read more

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