As if the fact that Game of Thrones is ending wasn’t sad enough, one cast member says you might be less than satisfied with the series finale. Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark aka the Three-Eyed Raven on the show, dished out details about the show’s last-ever episode, and TBH we’re already mourning.
“We’re all so confident in the way this story goes and the message it gives and how the whole story arc works. Season seven was a marvel in terms of epic, fast-paced, exciting storytelling. As long as we can reconcile with ourselves that we’re happy with how it ends, it won’t matter what anyone else thinks, really. As long as we feel we’ve done the story justice, and have done justice to George’s universe and David and Dan’s vision, then that’s really all we can hope for,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
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“It won’t go the way some people want. It will be too happy for some people, or too sad, or too whatever. That’s the nature of an ending. Midway through a season, there’s always the idea that this is going to continue and somewhere along the way we’ll make up for it all. When it comes to a conclusion, this is the end. Nothing more is coming, and the certainty of it being over will definitely bother people,” he added. “But overall, I think we’re going to smash it.”
While we’ll certainly be sad when it’s over, Wright promises that there won’t be any unnecessary moments in the final six episodes of Season 8. It’s all building up to one sure-to-be epic ending.
“We’re definitely on the downward descent into what this conclusion must be. I think the fact that these characters are all so much closer together now really added to the feeling that we were at the beginning of the finale,” he said.
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“They know exactly how they want this to end. I think even from season five, they knew where the story was going. Therefore, we were able to really concentrate on the storyline far more than we had in previous seasons,” Wright added. “I think it ends up being more fast-paced. When you’re heading into a finale, you don’t want to have any unnecessary episodes.”
2019 can’t come soon enough.