‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 8 Cast Blasts Critics: ‘Spoiled!’

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 8 Cast Blasts Critics: ‘Spoiled!’
The High Sparrow and Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones / HBO

“Game of Thrones” Season 6 Episode 8 “No One” received mixed to negative reactions at best from viewers.


Criticisms range from being a full on set-up episode, not showing the Blackfish and Arya’s fight scenes, to killing off several fan theories which prompted actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to come to the show’s defense.

According to Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister in the series, “You can’t hit the maximum volume each episode, you get numb to it.”

The fans of the show are spoiled, in a good way, and they expect some crazy stuff but it has been like that every year.

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According to TV Line, this comes after “No One” was peppered with comments like “God awful episode. All setup, very little payoff” and “More than one episode this season has been disappointing. I am worried that without books the show will continue to go downhill”.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau tells “Game of Thrones” fans to have a little more patience with the show. There is a reason why the show parcels out the drama every season. It has to build up, tell a story, lay the seeds and later, hopefully, the payoff would be much greater.

If it’s any consolation to fans who didn’t get what they were expecting in “No One”, episode 9 titled ‘Battle of the Bastards’ will certainly quench their thirst for action.

Featuring over 60 minutes of nothing except the Battle of Winterfell, it will definitely make up for not showing Arya Stark beat the face off The Waif.

There’s no event like a battle, where you can flawlessly mix drama and good old fashioned “Game of Thrones” violence in one single move.

Ultimately, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has a point, every great moment in the series has been built upon the backs of boring set-up episodes but that is the beauty of it, waiting for it made it so much sweeter in the end.

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