Yara (played by Gemma Whelan) ended up as the head of House Greyjoy after her brother’s death at the hand of the Night King (Vladimir Furdik) on Ga
Yara (played by Gemma Whelan) ended up as the head of House Greyjoy after her brother’s death at the hand of the Night King (Vladimir Furdik) on Game of Thrones.
She was also part of the council that elected Bran Stark as King, but would she have second thoughts later on?
As the final episode of the HBO series was nominated for an Emmy Award, the script has since been released.
While the dialogue remains the same from that which was heard in the episode, fans can now get a glimpse of some of the script notes added by D.B. Weiss and David Benioff.
Subsequently, some moments of the scene hold greater gravitas when looking at the character notes.
This particularly holds true for the scene which sees the Lords and Ladies of notable houses gather to name a new ruler.
The scene also saw a discussion on the fate of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) after he killed Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
It’s clear she isn’t happy with what he’s done as she believes she’s at a personal loss because of it.
Yara declares: “She freed us from a tyrant. Cersei is gone because of her. And Jon Snow put a knife in her heart. Let the Unsullied give him what he deserves.”
However, Arya hits backs: “Say another word about killing my brother and I’ll cut your throat.”
The script note reads: “Yara opens her mouth to respond but sees the look on Arya’s face. Yara is as tough as they come, but Arya—Arya’s different.”
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Yara is clearly frustrated that Daenerys is dead and it comes as no surprise considering the promises she had been made by her.
The Mother of Dragons had told Yara that she could have independence for the Iron Islands back in season six.
However, of course by the end of the series Daenerys is dead and Bran is installed as King in a new system whereby the monarch is elected instead of it being a hereditary birthright.
The script additions detail that Yara appears happy to accept Bran as her King after her brother Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) died protecting him.
It reads: “Yara has heard that her brother died defending Bran. She knows this choice would make Theon happy.”
But considering the events that unfold regarding Sansa Stark Sophie Turner), Yara may have a different approach to Bran’s reign.
Bran allows Sansa to break the North off into its own separate kingdom, which she rules as Queen in the North.
Sansa’s coronation was depicted in one of the last scenes of the series while Yara and the Iron Islands are assumed to remain part of the Six Kingdoms.
Could it mean that after the events of the series, Yara would rebel against Bran?
The Ironborn are a fiercely independent group, as was shown throughout the series, so it perhaps wouldn’t come as a surprise.