Eight seasons. Seven Kingdoms. Seventy-two episodes. Every last bit of it has been prompting Game of Thrones’ season 8 finale — the series finale — clocking in as the 73rd episode and the last goals for the destiny of Westeros.
Written and directed by series makers David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the Game of Thrones series finale launches in its 80-minute entirety on May 19, finishing the stories Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and so many more for the very last time. Westeros will most likely live on, regardless of whether in author George R.R. Martin’s cheerful new novels or in one of the creating HBO successor series — however the essential Thrones story? It’s going to reach the finish line, in one week’s time.
Organized at an inadequate six installments, the final season of Game of Thrones has highlighted extra-sized episodes as the forces of the living first struggled the forces of the dead, before battling one another. The war against the Night King finished a lot sooner than anticipated, with the White Walkers vanquished toward the finish of director Miguel Sapochnik’s “The Long Night.” From there, the fire and blood spilled retreat into the domain as Daenerys and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) once again set their focus on one another, with nothing short of the Iron Throne and the spirit of the domain in question. At the same time, different forces contrived to bless an alternate royal possibility altogether: Jon Snow, whose genuine legacy as Aegon Targaryen gave him the best case for the Iron Throne. As the child of a Stark, Jon could likewise rally the North to his motivation — a position immovably held by Varys the Spider (Conleth Hill), a standout amongst the most sharp political operators in Thrones since the absolute starting point of the series.
Miguel Sapochnik’s “The Bells,” the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, pushed the imperial race to a disturbing breaking point: King’s Landing in remains, all gratitude to Daenerys’ dragon-riding fury. A few noteworthy characters are currently dead, including Cersei, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), both Clegane siblings and more. Varys is dead, as well, executed at Dany’s direction before she brought the skies downward on the blameless people of Westeros’ capital. Horrified yet alive: Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), who closes “The Bells” riding far from the carnage, just as Jon Snow, compelled to figure with the truth of what his queen has wrought.
With regards to Cersei and Daenerys, an old phrase comes to mind: “The queen is dead; long live the queen.” Who thinks about a long life, however Daenerys will live at least through to the finale. With the majority of their cards now on the table, the only thing Benioff and Weiss have left to do is flip the thing over. What will be uncovered in the series finale? The first shred of true details lie ahead in the official trailer, which offers a bleak look at the ashes at the heart of Daenerys’ kingdom.