By 2020, the final six episodes of Game of Thrones will have aired, ending the crossover smash TV phenomenon once and for all. Of course the franchise and brand will kick around indefinitely via spin-offs and merchandise and maybe two more novels if George R.R. Martin can defy expectations and finish them before he dies in 10-someodd years, but the show will be done. Most of us will miss it, I think. It’s been one of those rarer-than-ever water cooler shows people who’d completely loathe each other otherwise could establish some commonality over. Sometimes, they’d even hug!
But before it’s over, GoTs will have given us plenty of moments we’ll never forget; like those times Tyrion said something that sounded way cool; that time The Mountain squished that Inigo Montoya-type guy’s skull with his bare hands; and the time Cersei burned Natalie Dormer and Iron Fist alive. It also gave us moments from the real world that we’ll remember for at least a few hours, like the time Hodor jammed with Megadeth.
Sometimes I don’t know how things happen.. haha. My 14 year old and 42 year old self had a massive bucket list item checked off and got to play warm up with @megadeth yesterday. The band that started my journey honestly. I don’t have the words. I just don’t. Thank you @davemustaine , @davidellefsonbass , @kikoloureiro @dirkverbeuren , for being just a great bunch of humans. #faints . Repost from @kikoloureiro using @RepostRegramApp – Hodor! Hold the door! Holy wars! @kristiannairn. He’s an incredible guitarist .#ukulele #gameofthrones #got @megadeth @gameofthrones
A celebrated DJ here on Earth where he goes by the name “Kristian Nairn” and speaks innumerable words aside from his own name, Hodor happened to encounter Megadeth last week at Hellfest in Clisson, France. Sometime during the course of the heavy music extravaganza headlined by Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Avenged Sevenfold, Hodor sat down to show Dave Mustaine how to play “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due” off Megadeth’s 1990 classic Rust In Peace. If you watch the video closely, you’ll notice Hodor pretends to mess up in order to let Mustaine continue to believe himself to be the superior guitarist. It was nice of Hodor to feign incompetence to help preserve Mustaine’s wafer-thin eggshell of self-esteem.
Could Dave Mustaine, perhaps, use his new social connection to convince Bran Stark to go back in time to convince Metallica not to fire him? Probably not! Lars Ulrich never listens to advice from anyone. Not even the Night King.