Liam Cunningham Discusses The Key Line You Might Have Missed In The 'Game of Thrones' Finale

The actor talked about a popular Davos fan theory

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As the most accomplished smuggler in Westeros, Davos Seaworth's job is pretty much to fly under the radar. And through a full seven seasons of Game of Thrones, that's mostly what Davos has done. Working in the shadows, he's managed to stay alive in the dangerous land of Westeros, where he's worked his way up to be the hand to Jon Snow, the King in the North. And even though his role has been relatively modest compared to characters who have orchestrated assassinations or faced White Walkers, he's still developed a pretty rabid fanbase, thanks in part to his great track record and all-around competence. Plus, he's one of the few genuinely likable characters in a cast of backstabbers with questionable morals.

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Taking all of that into consideration, the fact that Davos has survived to the final season is well earned. And, since he's still around, one of the more bizarre fan theories that he's in fact the Prince That Was Promised survives with him. After Sunday's revelatory Season Seven Finale, actor Liam Cunningham discusses filming the bit Dragonpit scene, one of his character's biggest fan theories, and Davos's important line to Jon Snow you might have missed.

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He's thrilled that Davos actually survived to Season Eight.

I feel like I'm at Wimbledon and I'm going to the final. It's funny you should say, knowing how good the quality of the show is, you go, "Oh man, I hope I make it to the last season." Of course, being a typical actor, now that I've made it to the final season, I want to make it to the final episode.

There's still a chance Davos is the Prince That Was Promised.

I've heard about this—the Azor Ahai thing. There's definitely a list of us there. This is just a testament to the quality of writing that's there, when you can roll the dice and sit on the couch with your family and friends and say, "I bet it's this. I bet it's that." I do it with my wife and kids! We speculate, we always talk about where we think it will go. Even at this stage, when we know so much about all of these characters, everything is still to play for.

Where the show is heading in Season Eight.

When you look at the information we have now, Jon and Daenerys are both in a tough position. It looks like it might come to fruition pretty early that her nephew is now her boss—he's the one entitled to be king. As soon as she gets that information, what's she going to do? That's going to be a big shock; she's fallen in love with her nephew, they've made love, and she's no longer number one on that list to be on the Iron Throne. We also have the small problem of the Night King and his army. It could be a complete bloodbath. Anything could happen.

Filming the Dragonpit scene was both a reunion and a rare chance for these actors to be together.

The characters that you see in that frame, the only time we met before was on red carpets when we were doing the premiere. David and Dan had written this magnificent scene that was like a beautiful piece of theater with these characters who had come together for the first time. We watched this real high stakes drama unfold, and it was beautifully shot and beautifully edited. It was amazing.

Davos's reaction to Jon refusing to bend the knee to Cersei and his line you probably missed.

At the end of it, there was a line that you barely heard that I read, when Davos says to Jon, "I wish you hadn't have done that." It was very gently done, and basically reiterated what Tyrion said, like, "Why the hell would you do that? Would you not just lie?" He's a man of his word—that's the main reason that Davos is with Jon Snow. It might not be the cleverest thing to do, but it's the right thing to do.

He's already eager to get back to filming Game of Thrones, which should happen soon.

It's good news [that Davos is still alive]. My accountant has breathed a side of relief. I've just done a thing with Bryan Cranston—this wonderful Philip K. Dick series called Electric Dreams. That's coming out pretty soon. And I have a couple of other things. But my priority is getting back to Game of Thrones quite soon. I'd love to give you the dates, but I don't have them, or even scripts. I'm not even sure when I'm starting back, I've just been told to keep certain dates free. I'm waiting with bated breath.

From: Esquire