Are any Targaryens fireproof besides Dany? Considering that one Aerion the Monstrous actually drank wildfire and died screaming, probably not. Daenerys walking out of the fiery temple at Vaes Dothrak is a very big deal. She didn’t need Drogon, Viserion, or Rhaegal to get it done. She just needed little ol' her and her two fanboys to kill the guards and lock the doors from the outside.
The Daenerys khal scene took a lot of people, two locations, one closed set for Emilia Clarke, tons of health and safety personnel, and a lot of liquid propane to set the temple of the khals ablaze. “Book of the Stranger” director Daniel Sackheim worked with many departments in order to make the Mother of Dragons look awesome as she walked proudly out of the khal’s temple in her birthday suit.
Joe Naufahu, who played Khal Moro, just knew that trash-talking the Stallion/Dragon Who Mounts the World wasn’t going to fly. He even braced himself for the call from his mother where she would tell him he got what he deserved. Still, Naufahu and his fellow khals didn’t know their fate until they arrived on set in Spain and saw their fiery demise all set up and waiting for them. That’s a wrap on the khals, everyone.
It took two months to build the temple set and two and a half minutes to watch it all burn to the ground. Production Designer Deborah Riley called the moment very “satisfying.” After all, that’s what the job is all about.
Vote up the most compelling, fun item on this list. Was it the “world’s biggest bonfire” or Jason Momoa’s reaction to what his “boo” did to his former khal pals? You be the judge, because you’re probably better at reading Khaleesi than these guys.
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Joe Naufahu Knew Khal Moro Would Not Get Away with Talking to Khaleesi Like ThatPhoto: HBOMoro had no idea who this “pink” lady was, but he soon found out. He and the other khals called her all kinds of names and then promised to have her raped by everyone in the khalasar. The actor knew better. “We didn’t know how it was going to end, [but] you get the scene and it’s like there’s no way he’s going to survive saying this to khaleesi.”
Never call Daeneys the c-word, unless you want her to act like the c-word: Carrie. Lesson learned.Agree or disagree?
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Burn, Baby, BurnPhoto: HBOThe temple burn was the big moment of the scene and the SFX team was ready. Special Effects Supervisor Sam Conway packed the temple with “combustible stuff so that when it burned, it burned for real.” He used liquid propane to create his “proper inferno.”Agree or disagree?
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Khal Moro’s Mom Might Just Think He Deserved What He GotPhoto: HBOJoe Naufahu hails from New Zealand and thinks his mother wouldn’t be impressed with the way the khal spoke to Dany. “I’m going to hold the phone away from my ear when I ring,” he says. “She’ll probably be like, ‘You got what you deserved.'"Agree or disagree?
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Jason Momoa’s Reaction to Daenerys Burning Up 21 of His Old HomeysPhoto: HBO
Momoa, who played Dany’s Moon and Stars Khal Drogo in Season 1, is always there to support his lady. The night the episode “Book of the Stranger” aired, Momoa posted the pic of the fireproof Khaleesi and this caption: "Hahahahahahahahahahahhhahaha. I love GOT. Don't f--k with my boo. Hahahahahahahahah @emilia_clarke love u Moon of my life ALOHA DROGO."If you’re aren’t following @prideofgypsies on Instagram yet, you really should. Also, is there an “Aloha Drogo” t-shirt yet?Agree or disagree?