“‘Oh, my goodness, it’s so wonderful to meet you. I think you’re brilliant.’ I just couldn’t handle it! I was on the verge of tears. I could see myself reflected in her eyes. I could see her go, ‘Oh, no. I misjudged this. This girl is crazy and I’m not going to have a real conversation with another celebrity. I’m having a conversation with a crazed fan who’s looking at me like a rabbit in the headlights.’ Which is exactly what I was. I said, ‘I’ve seen you live in concert and I think you’re amazing and wonderful! Wonderful!’ And all I wanted to scream was ‘Please, please still like me even though my character turns into a mass-killing dictator.'” Emilia Clarke on the final episode of Game of Thrones, meeting Beyoncé, and the fate of Daenerys Targaryen.

+ The show is over. The analysis is still in full effect. Digg: The Best Takes On The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale. And all the takes from The Ringer.

+ And if you ask me, the person who really took over the iron throne this weekend was SNL’s Leslie Jones, who had some thoughts about Alabama’s abortion law. “This looks like a casting call for a Lipitor commercial. This looks like the mugshot of everyone arrested at a massage parlor.”