Every Game of Thrones fan up and down the land has an opinion on how they’re going to conclude the show when it finally comes to an end next year.
After eight seasons, is all of Westeros going to crumble to the ground in horrifying dragon flames? Or will humanity be wiped out after a marauding plague of undead wights and White Walkers sweeps across the Seven Kingdoms?
Or, perhaps, will we get a more nuanced ending that doesn’t quite tie up every loose end but, instead, reflects the complicated, sometimes disappointing, nature of real life?
At this point, we’re so obviously expecting a big, scary, death-filled ending that something subtler might actually be more surprising.
However hard the Game of Thrones team try, figuring out an ending for such an iconic show is a notoriously tricky endeavour – just ask Seinfeld and The Sopranos.
But Peter Dinklage, who’s won three Primetime Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the scheming Tyrion Lannister, thinks we’ll all be pleased with the finale.
“There are no better writers in television than [showrunners] Dan Weiss and David Benioff. They ended it brilliantly. Better than I could have imagined and you people are in for it,” Dinklage told Entertainment Tonight.
He added: “It ends beautifully for my character whether it be tragic or not.”
Dinklage’s co-star Kit Harrington has also weighed in on the finale debate – and suggested we might not get all the answers we’re looking for.
“My favourite TV shows are Sopranos, Breaking Bad, and The Wire,” he told MTV News. “And they all ended in a way that didn’t satisfy you.
“I think a TV series that’s spanned eight, nine years is an incredibly difficult thing to end. I think not everyone’s going to be happy, you know, and you can’t please everyone.”
To get you excited, please enjoy the best-acted scene in the history of Game of Thrones: Tyrion’s chilling speech at his trial for the murder of King Joffrey:
Game of Thrones returns for its final season in the first half of 2019.
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