Sophie Turner Thinks Game of Thrones Finale Will Divide Fans

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All the cryptic things the Game of Thrones cast has been saying about the final season are just confusing us, honestly, but Sophie Turner is here to give us some straight up information: We will all disagree on the ending.

While we were expecting the series finale to be ​"bittersweet" as George RR Martin himself has teased, this bold statement from Turner has got us scared. Kit Harington has already ​revealed the show's ending will not make everyone happy, and Turner—who plays Sansa Stark—seems to agree.

"I think, you know, as an actor it was really satisfying—I think for everyone, everyone’s storylines—to be able to act out the way that it all ends. It was really satisfying for us," Turner told IGN of the ending. "Who knows if it will be satisfying for the fans."

"I think a lot of fans will be disappointed and a lot of fans will be over the moon," the 22-year-old actress elaborated. What could possibly happen to our people of Westeros that will actually divide us as fans? Could it be a ​major character's death? Or maybe ​everyone dies?

Continuing on about what we can expect from season eight, Turner said that Sansa will take "ownership over who she is and what she stands for."

"Over the course of the series she’s been completely unaware of what she wants, where she wants to be, who she really is, and at the end of this season, I feel she is the most self-assured character in the show," she added. And as Maisie Williams has just ​revealed the final season will be big for the female characters, we believe Turner.

Hopefully we'll see the final season be big for all the characters, whether we agree on the ending or not, when Game of Thrones returns in the first half of 2019.

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Late MythBusters Star Grant Imahara Honored With New STEAM Foundation

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Fans of MythBusters and White Rabbit Project host Grant Imahara were saddened to hear of his passing due to a brain aneurysm in July 2020 at the age of 49. Imahara, a graduate of the University of Southern California, used the television medium to share his love of science and engineering. Now, his passion for education will continue via an educational foundation developed in his name.

The Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation was announced Thursday, October 23, 2020 by family and friends on what would have been Imahara’s 50th birthday. The Foundation will provide mentorships, grants, and scholarships that will allow students from diverse backgrounds access to STEAM education, which places an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. (Formerly referred to as STEM, the “A” for art was added more recently.)

Imahara had a history of aiding students. While working at Industrial Light and Magic in the early 2000s, he mentored the robotics team at Richmond High School to prepare for the international FIRST Robotics Competition. Whether he was working on television or behind-the-scenes on movies like the Star Wars prequels and The Matrix sequels, Imahara always found time to promote and encourage young engineering talent.

The Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation’s founding board members include Imahara’s mother, Carolyn Imahara, and close friends Don Bies, Anna Bies, Edward Chin, Fon H. Davis, Coya Elliott, and Ioanna Stergiades.

“There are many students, like my son Grant, who need the balance of the technical and the creative, and this is what STEAM is all about,” Carolyn Imahara said in a statement. “I’m so proud of my son’s career, but I’m equally proud of the work he did mentoring students. He would be thrilled that we plan to continue this, plus much more, through The Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation.”

Imahara friend Wade Bick is also launching an effort in concert with the USC Viterbi School of Engineering to name a study lounge after Imahara. Donations can be made here.

You can find out more about the foundation, and make a donation, on its website.