Jason Momoa reunites with 'Game of Thrones' co-star Emilia Clarke at season 8 wrap-up party
While Jason Momoa has not appeared in 'Game of Thrones' since season 1, his camaraderie with the cast members has not died down one bit
Season 8 of HBO's highly-rated and supremely popular 'Game of Thrones' will be its last and there's news trickling out into the mainstream media of how this season will be more devastating and more heart-wrenching than any of its predecessors.
While fans brace for what will undoubtedly will one of the most thrilling seasons of television in the last decade, the show's cast has been patting themselves on the back for a job well done. Numerous stars got together for a wrap-up party and the photos themselves are enough to invoke that longing nostalgia for seasons past.
Familiar names included the series' co-creator David Benioff, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), and Mark Addy, who played King Robert Baratheon in season 1.
However, it was the appearance of Jason Momoa that caught the eye the most. The towering actor had portrayed Khal Drogo — the leader of the Dothraki as well as the love interest, and husband of Emilia Clark's Daenerys Targaryen — in season 1 and had formed a good friendship with the English actress.
Their chemistry off-screen was instantly visible for all to see as well, as they frolicked in front of a mock-up of the Iron Throne and took numerous photographs with one another. Momoa seemed to be ecstatic at reuniting with his former cast member, taking to his Instagram and posting: "Moon of my life @emilia_clarke every time I leave you my face hurts from smiling too much. I F**king love you forever. Aloha j."
While Momoa was Emilia's former love interest, it's Kit Harrington's Jon Snow that is her current one. Momoa did not have any scenes with Harrington and did not get the opportunity to do so because of his scripted death at the end of season 1. However, they made up for the lost opportunity at the party.
Two further photos uploaded on Momoa's Instagram depict each one carrying the other in front of the Iron Throne in an attempted 'Dirty Dancing' homage. Understandably, Momoa seemed to have a much easier time of it than Harrington.
The pictures meant that there were instantly rumors making the rounds that Momoa would be returning in some capacity in the show's swansong season, but the star's captions suggested that these rumors were far off the mark.
The other pictures include numerous cast members as well and Momoa posted them with the caption: "I’m so grateful to be apart of the greatest show on earth. I’m honored to be able to come to Ireland and celebrate with my friends."
"I’m just here for kisses and hugs and The black stuff. mahalo David and Dan you are legends . Congrats to the talented crew and cast. Aloha j."
Season 7 concluded in August 2017, but fans face an extended wait for the last one, with rumored release dates set for 2019 at the earliest.