It has been two months since the finale of "Game of Thrones" aired, and now the cast is back together and talking about the controversial final season.
Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), and Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos) reunited on Friday in San Diego at Comic-Con and fans flocked to their Q&A to see what they had to say.
Despite being scheduled to appear, show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were notably absent.
Director Miguel Sapochnik and actors Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei of Naath) were no shows as well.
During the panel, the actors were asked about the controversy surrounding season 8.
Bringing up the online petition that fans started which called for “competent writers" to rewrite the final season, Coster-Waldau hit the issue head on.
“It was a surprising level… the absurdity of the online petition,” he said.
“Every season we had huge controversies. From Ned Stark being killed and then there was the Red Wedding,” he continued. “So obviously when it comes to the end it’s gonna piss you off no matter what, because it’s the end.”
After discussing the backlash, the cast turned the tables and told fans what they really miss about filming.
Coster-Waldau simply said he missed the people onset.
“That’s what this is. Human interaction, that’s what we carry with us," he said.
Cunningham said this was a one in a lifetime experience and called their time "magical."
Williams said she already misses playing Arya.
“I don’t think I’ll ever be able to play a character that picks up a dagger without people going like ‘you were Arya.’ I’ll really miss that," she stated.
"I don’t think I’ll ever do that again for fear of repeating myself. So I’ll miss that, I loved it.”
Hempstead Wright said playing Bran had a calming effect on him.
“In terms of playing Bran, it was so fun in staying still and so calm,” he said. “It was almost sort of meditative.”
He added he will miss “being part of a show that people absolutely love and theorize about and draw pictures about.”
"GoT" lasted 8 spectacular seasons before airing it's final episode on May 19.
All that hard work paid off though.
As The Blast reported, "Game of Thrones" picked up 32 Emmy nominations for its final season, shattering the record for most nominations in a single season.
FYI -- "GoT" already has 260 Emmys and has been nominated over 700 times since 2011.