Oh Jorah. Poor, sweet, hopelessly in love, dermatologically-challenged Jorah. The man is right now wasting away in the Citadel, being flayed alive by Samwell Tarly in the hopes of seeing his beloved Khaleesi once again. If I had a choice between death or having my skin slowly cut off by a bloke whose chief responsibility is to keep things going at both ends for the old maesters, I’d grab the nearest dagger. But that’s just me.
The second ‘Game of Thrones‘ episode this season, ‘Stormborn‘, saw Jorah told he had six months to live before the greyscale ravaging his body reached his mind, and one day before he was deported to the Valyrian Peninsula to live out his days with the stone men.
So what does he do with his limited time? Immediately writes a letter to Daenerys Targaryen, professing his love in case she didn’t pick it up the other 4,000 times he declared it. At least, that’s what I assumed – given the letter was blurry as hell, actually reading it was a little tricky.
HBO have now released a proper photo of the letter – or ‘prop’, as it’s called in the TV world – for all your stickybeaking needs.
“I came to the Citadel in the last hope that the maesters could treat me, as you ordered. Even with all their arts, I am beyond any cure but the grave. I have had a longer life than I deserved, and I only wish I could’ve lived to see the world you’re going to build, astanding by your side. I have loved you since the moment I met you.”
Well, that’s enough to make your heart split in two. A bit gross, given that Daenerys was 13 years old when she met Jorah (and married Khal Drogo), but sweet, I guess. We can also assume that his right hand is not yet infected with greyscale, otherwise he’d simply be transferring the deadly disease to his one true love.
HBO have also released the letters sent by both Sam and Tyrion to Jon Snow, if you want to have a squiz.