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Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con panel 2019: What we learned

Masie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and more bring answers to big questions about the show.

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Masie Williams (Arya Stark) and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) at SDCC.

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Game of Thrones has always been one of the biggest panels at Comic-Con, and no year has been bigger and more controversial than 2019. Not only did showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss pull out two days early, but the cast inevitably had to face questions about the show's tumultuous final season.

CNET's Caitlin Petrakovitz and Erin Carson have you covered for all the good bits that came out of the Hall H panel, including Masie Williams addressing Arya and Gendry's relationship and Isaac Hempstead Wright addressing the Evil Bran theory. Over to you guys!

Game of Thrones suffered a lot this year, after its final episode aired in May to fan backlash and a petition to redo the entire eighth season. Showrunners Benioff and Weiss pulled out of Comic-Con due to scheduling conflicts, but some viewed this as dodging angry questions from fans.

Still, the two fared well at the Emmys. Game of Thrones earned the most nominations of any series and Benioff and Weiss were nominated for an outstanding writing Emmy for the finale, The Iron Throne. Just ignore that the episode has the lowest IMDb rating of any television episode nominated for that category.

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm -- the actor/musician also goes by the alias Raleigh Ritchie), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) and Conleth Hill (Lord Varys) all showed up at the Game of Thrones panel.

San Diego Comic-Con began Thursday and runs through Sunday.