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The Game Of Thrones Finale Scene You Didn't Get To See

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 7, episode 7, "The Dragon and the Wolf."

After seeing a wight gnash its teeth at Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) in King's Landing, a prominent character get murdered, and two Iron Throne aspirants share an intimate moment together, you may have thought you'd seen it all in the season seven finale of Game of Thrones. But there was one scene that was left on the cutting room floor, and it's as intense as the rest of the episode. Thrones actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran Stark in the acclaimed HBO fantasy series, revealed the moment in question in a recent interview with Variety

During the scene in which Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) flip the script on Lord Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish (Aiden Gillen) after he'd manipulated the sisters into almost turning on one another, it's clear that Sansa and Bran had some sort of conversation together. However, viewers never saw that scene in the final version. 

Hempstead-Wright explained what would have gone down, and why it was clipped: "We actually did a scene that clearly got cut, a short scene with Sansa where she knocks on Bran's door and says, 'I need your help,' or something along those lines. So basically, as far as I know, the story was that it suddenly occurred to Sansa that she had a huge CCTV department at her discretion and it might be a good idea to check with him first before she guts her own sister. So she goes to Bran, and Bran tells her everything she needs to know, and she's like, 'Oh, s—.'"

The 18-year-old actor didn't just film an important moment with his on-screen sister; he also shot one with John Bradley's character Samwell Tarly, which was perhaps the most pivotal scene in the whole of Thrones history, at least on television, as it confirmed that Kit Harington's Jon Snow is the true heir to the Iron Throne. 

Hempstead-Wright said of the scene, "It was really fun. One of the most annoying things was that it was so hot in that studio. But aside from that, once we mopped up all the sweat, it was a really, really touching, really cool scene. And I think it was cool for both of them because they're two of these characters in Game of Thrones whose weapons really are their wits. And the way they do battle is through knowledge. So I think it was great to see those two together—especially since the last time we saw them together, they were headed in opposite directions. Sam was heading south and Bran was heading north."

While the Thrones finale was grand in its own right, and was likely what many fans had been hoping to see, it also marks the beginning of the end. The series' next season will be its last, and it may not premiere until 2019. Thankfully we have the past seven seasons available to re-watch, and the untold truth of Game of Thrones to discover in the meantime.