Sean Bean, that gorgeous hunk of Yorkshire pudding, could until this past Sunday *spoiler alert!* be seen in HBO’s epic series “Game of Thrones, where he played the head and heart of the Seven Kingdom, Eddard “Ned” Stark (who btw, deserves an Emmy nod.) Sean Bean looks good in armor and chain mail as many of you know. I’m sure you’re familiar with him as Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings. Unfortunately for House Stark as well as Sean and the rest of us, ole Ned was beheaded on Sunday. (Gee, he didn’t survive the 1st LOTR movie either.)
I hadn’t read the books so this came as a COMPLETE surprise to me. Main characters are usually safe from such dire consequences. After the episode, I wandered the internet in my grief, stumbling blindly from site to site. From what I’ve read since, the real story has only just begun, but don’t get too attached to anyone. No one is safe. But, I digress.
To add insult to injury, after literally being axed from a hit HBO show, Sean and “girlfriend” April Summers (yes, she is a girl. She’s 22 to his 52) were out in a Camden pub in merry old London town, presumably to drown his sorrows, but minding their own business. They step outside for a cigarette, because you can’t smoke ANYWHERE anymore, and some prat drives by yelling expletives at said girlfriend. Well, what’s a chivalrous knight to do? Apparently it wasn’t until the prat had circled back for more that the Bean took action, defending his lady love’s honor. A melee ensued and Beans was summarily stabbed with a beer bottle!
Bad form! That’s just not on!
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Well, the coppers were called and the miscreants hauled away. Our hero refused medical attention of any sort and rumor has it went back inside for another drink. I certainly hope someone stood him to a round for his trouble!
Sean Bean as Ned Stark before he lost his head: