Warning: Contains Spoilers
With just two episodes left to go before the end of Game of Thrones as we know it, tensions are high, especially when it comes to which characters will make it to the end.
One character we can safely say doesn’t make it to the end is Missandei, played by Nathalie Emmanuel, who sadly had her head well and truly removed from the rest of her body by Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane.
And as Missandei’s noggin unceremoniously fell from the top the walls of King’s Landing, in front of Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and her soldiers, it was Missandei’s beau Grey Worm who took it the hardest.
Grey Worm, played by Jacob Anderson, and Missandei had promised to go to Naath together once all the fighting was over, to live happily ever after. This of course meant that one or both of them would die because, well, this is Game of Thrones and we can’t have nice things. Fans even thought she’d die at the Battle of Winterfell.
However, because Game of Thrones is fantasy, and because all fantasy fiction these days seems to take place in alternate realities and ‘multiverses’, Anderson took to Twitter to post a hopeful message about his character’s possible future with Missandei.
Anderson posted am adorable clip of himself and Nathalie Emmanuel dancing to a little musical megaphone improvisation (he is, after all, also known for being a musician under his Raleigh Ritchie monkier).
I know it hurts. But Somewhere in the multiverse
Check it out:
— Raleigh Ritchie (@RaleighRitchie) May 7, 2019
It’s definitely a nice thought that Grey Worm and Missandei made it out alright in another storyline. However, while there are Game of Thrones prequels confirmed, we may have to wait a while for this alternate reality to emerge.
For now, Missandei’s head is still rolling around the outskirts of King’s Landing.
Going slightly against Grey Worm’s ‘multiverse’ idea, the actress Nathalie Emmanuel took to social media to post an emotional farewell to her character.
It’s been one of my greatest joys playing Missandei of Naath… The quiet and kind translator. A brilliant woman who overcame so much suffering and found herself, her voice… and her one and only love. She represented so much for me, personally, that I have no choice but to carry the things she has taught me into my life going forward.
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It’s been one of my greatest joys playing Missandei of Naath… The quiet and kind translator. A brilliant woman who overcame so much suffering and found herself, her voice… and her one and only love. She represented so much for me, personally, that I have no choice but to carry the things she has taught me into my life going forward. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for me to play this part… this life changing part… there are too many to list… @emilia_clarke GIRL! I love you… SO much. I’ve loved playing your BFF for the past 7 years. Thank you for being such a wonderful person in my life and a source of light and laughter. The Bad Ass Boss Lady Warrior Goddess club will live on forever 😂🙌🏽 @raleighritchie…. Jacoooob! I literally cannot tell you what sharing the screen with you has meant to me. I found performances I didn’t know I had inside me, simply because you gave me so much to work against. Playing Missandei and Grey Worm’s journey has been so special. I couldn’t have asked for a more generous and supportive co-star… Also… We’ve been out in these streets together boiiii🤣😂 negotiating so much but always having each other’s back. Thank you for all of it… you have been a dear friend at every point. To the entire cast and crew… You will always hold a special place in my heart. The love and energy we shared will be hard to match. I feel like I hit the jackpot meeting and working with you all. I love you. To the fans of the show, and of Missandei… Thank you for all the love and support… It’s been a pleasure playing her for you. 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 somwhere in sky 😂… 🍹🌴 #andnowmywatchhasended #MissandeiofNaath #Dracarys #thankyouforsupportingme #RIPMissandei #isleofbutterflies #🦋 #illbeseeingyou
She did, however, add a touching mention for her on-screen BF, Grey Worm:
I literally cannot tell you what sharing the screen with you has meant to me. I found performances I didn’t know I had inside me, simply because you gave me so much to work against. Playing Missandei and Grey Worm’s journey has been so special.
See you in the multiverse, Missandei.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.