Game of Thrones fans, the new season is upon us. And it’s not just any old season of the show, it’s the final one! Everything that we ever wanted to know will be revealed in a matter of days. Who will sit on the iron throne? Who will live and who will die? It’s almost too much to handle.
As we go into the final week before the show premieres, the cast has been getting a little less tight-lipped about what happens in the final season.
Here’s what we know so far.
The ending of Game of Thrones is not what you’d expect
If you’ve been watching the series, then you know Game of Thrones doesn’t follow any sort of traditional storyline. Good does not always win in this series. In fact, it rarely does. Remember when Ned Stark was beheaded in season 1?
Though we all know this, fans can’t seem to get over the idea that maybe good will triumph over evil in the end. But maybe they should becaus multiple cast members have said the ending of the show is not what you would expect.
“Shock, I think there’s going to be a lot of … It’s going to be huge, that much everyone needs to know,” Emilia Clarke who plays Daenerys Targaryen told Ryan Seacrest at this year’s Oscars of the show’s ending. “It took us a very long time to film. There’s going to be some things in this last one that
Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow also shared the same sentiment.
“I was very shocked and surprised at certain events unfolding,” he told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “And then I blubbered my eyes out. I cried. I cried, yeah.”
We won’t be happy
In addition to being shocking, the ending may also leave something to be desired.
“I think a lot of fans will be disappointed and a lot of fans will be over the moon, I think,” Sophie Turner who plays Sansa Stark told IGN. “I think it will be really interesting to see people’s reactions, but for me reading the script it was just like heartbreaking to read at the very final page of the script it just says, ‘End of Game of Thrones.’ That was really emotional.”
Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark also shared Turner’s sentiments.
Despite not spilling if her character lives or dies, Williams did reveal to Sky News that she doesn’t think anyone will be satisfied with the ending.
Tyrion might die
You’re probably thinking, ‘well, everyone might die on this show,’ but in an interview with Vulture, Peter Dinklage sort of alluded to the death of his character.
When asked how he felt about the way Tyrion finishes the series, he had a very cryptic response.
“I feel very, very — I’m trying to find the right word,” the actor said. “I think he was given a very good conclusion. No matter what that is —death can be a great way out.”
Season 8 of Game of Thrones airs on Apr. 14
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