In the game of thrones, you win or you die. But in the game of billiards you... become best friends? At least, that's what happened last night (September 17) at a pre-Emmys party held in honor of the Game of Thrones cast, where stars Kit Harington and Iwan Rheon settled their characters' fictional beef with a real-life game of pool.
As reported by E! News, a good chunk of the massive cast was on hand to celebrate their similarly massive 23 (!!!) Emmy Awards nominations, including Harington, Rheon, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Rose Leslie, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. Though Season 7 of Thrones has already started filming, it seems almost everyone made time for the party — including Leslie, who has reportedly been an item for a while with Harington, though we know nothing about that.
The main event, though, was that Harington and Rheon reportedly "snuck into the billiards room for a friendly game of pool," according to one of E! News' sources. In case you missed the epic (and Emmy nominated) "Battle of the Bastards" from Game of Thrones' sixth season, Harington's Jon Snow laid siege to his former home of Winterfell, held by the sadistic Ramsay Bolton (Rheon). Though it led to the death of one of the Stark siblings (RIP Rickon, you're in walnut heaven now), Jon was eventually triumphant. He captured Ramsay rather than executing him; though Jon's half-sister Sansa Stark (Turner) later fed Ramsay to his own dogs (RIP Ramsay, you're in hell).
Anyway, back to the party... After playing for about 30 minutes, Harington and Rheon, "hugged each other and walked out." Which leaves a lot of information to be desired. Did Rheon ask Harington if he wanted to "play a game" before they started? Did Harington get buried alive under a pile of billiard balls, only to be saved at the last minute by Turner's surprise assistance? And how many giants had to die before this game ended (RIP Wun-Wun, you're in wherever beautiful giants go when they die)?
Whatever the circumstances of the game, even if Ramsay and Jon ended their "relationship" as bitter enemies on the show, it's clear that Harington and Rheon have settled that beef in real life. We're betting they all celebrated with some delicious pie Maisie Williams brought to the party!
Game of Thrones returns to HBO in 2017.