Emilia Clarke Issues PSA About ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 5: ‘Find the Biggest TV You Can’

If you thought Game of Thrones season eight, episode three was epic, just you wait.

Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO series, visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night and revealed that the best is yet to come in terms of episodes. Take a moment to process.

It all started when Kimmel asked her what it was like filming episode three, which took a record 56-days of shooting all night to capture. Since Daenerys mostly had her head literally in the clouds while riding Drogon, her parts of the episode were a bit easier to shoot. Why? As you might remember, Clarke doesn’t ride real dragons. Instead, she soars around a hangar on dragon-like contraptions in front of a green screen.

The rest of the cast’s experience shooting “The Long Night” was a little bit different.

“It was nuts. I mean, being in—what you saw was really what it was like shooting it,” Clarke explained. “You saw blood and mud and angry, screaming people. And then backstage there was blood and mud—and asleep people.”

She went on to marvel, “It was amazing we didn’t actually kill anyone. It was extraordinary.”

With an episode so grueling, one would expect it to be the biggest of the season. Apparently not.

“Episode five is bigger," Clarke said. “Episode five is—I mean, four and five and six, they’re all insane, but like…Find the biggest TV you can.”

Which leads us to wonder: What could possibly be bigger than an hour-and-twenty-minute battle that culminates with Arya (Maisie Williams) destroying the Night King (Vladimir Furdik)? Beats us. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what she means when episode five airs.

In the meantime, you can tune into Game of Thrones season eight, episode four this Sunday, May 5 at 9 p.m. PT/ET.

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