Daenerys Targaryen, aka the Mother of Dragons, actress Emilia Clarke took to social media to say goodbye to Game of Thrones. It appears that Clarke is finished filming the 8th and final Season of the massively popular HBO series. Clarke was spotted at the London show of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's OTR II Tour on Friday and then headed back to Ireland to say goodbye to the cast and crew of Game of Thrones. While Clarke may be done with her scenes, it's unknown at this point when production will officially wrap.
Emilia Clarke took to Instagram to post a picture of herself lying in a field of flowers with her heartfelt message. It's hard to believe that it's already time for Game of Thrones to end after everything that has happened over the course of the previous seven seasons. Additionally, the role of Daenerys Targaryen is the role that made Emilia Clarke a household name. She had this to say.
"Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade. It's been a trip @gameofthrones thank you for the life I never dreamed I'd be able to live and the family I'll never stop missing."
Previously, Emilia Clarke described the mixed emotions involved with having to say goodbye to the Mother of Dragons. She said, "It fucked me up... Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone's mouth of what Daenerys is." This quote has all kinds of implications, but there's no way that there's a spoiler hidden in there. The last 7 years of Clarke's life have been on Game of Thrones, so that's bound to mess with anybody's head to have to say goodbye to something that made you who you are today.
Additionally, Emilia Clarke talks about making the final word on Daenerys Targaryen for the fans. No matter what, hardcore fans of Game of Thrones are not going to be happy with how everything ends, and there's really nothing anybody can do about it. Seasons 6 and 7 had some questionable decisions, so it will be very interesting to see how the saga wraps up after making fans wait an extended amount of time for the end.
There is some good news in the sadness of Emilia Clarke's emotional goodbye to the hit show. Since it appears that she has wrapped her scenes, it means that we're that much closer to seeing the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones. A 2019 release date is expected, but fans are hoping that it's an early 2019 as opposed to a later 2019 release. HBO has not announced a date yet, and the show will not make an appearance at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, so some are beginning to worry that we're pretty far away from a release date announcement. You can find the emotional farewell to the Game of Thrones family below, courtesy of Emilia Clarke's Instagram page.