Tonight’s the night, and there’s time for just a few more teases about the big Game of Thrones season finale.
TV Guide has released a select few quotes from their interview with Alex Graves that will drop after the finale has aired.
The director can’t say enough about the sheer scale of the episode compared to what we’ve seen. “This is the first season where the finale is a finale. It is an all-out, massive, episode. It’s the largest episode that’s every been made. A lot happens.”
He also teases a few scenes that are sure to be memorable. One he says contains “the best writing I’ve ever seen,” another he was terrified of, as it was “one of my toughest, of all the things I did.” He also says there is one in particular that David and Dan “have been waiting to make for something like a decade.”
Last week’s episode ended with Jon Snow heading out to find Mance Rayder, and from what we’ve seen in the preview, he will do just that. Kit Harington has been busy promoting his new film How to Train Your Dragon 2, with perfect timing to sneak in questions about the Thrones finale.
Jon left The Wall without a sword, a dire wolf, or any of his brothers. Kit tells the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy just what Jon’s plan is, and why he’s the only one who can see it through. “His plan is to kill Mance Rayder because that’s the only thing left for him to do. He can’t have gone beyond the Wall with anyone else with him, otherwise they get killed. He has to do it on his own; he’s the only one who’s met Mance Rayder, and he has to get into that tent and find the best thing he can find to kill him, while pretending to be there to parley.”
We’ll have to wait to see if Jon succeeds, but Kit says that the episode could be “one of the best episodes of Thrones we’ve done.” And in a quote from CNN, he reiterates that the episode will follow a different path than previous finales. “Usually the big impact episode is (the ninth), and then we wrap everything up in the 10th. But this show doesn’t like doing what people think is going to happen; we like changing things up, and it’s a lot that happens in this episode. It’s going to throw a lot of people, it’s going to be very exciting.”
Adding to that, Kit tells Variety that the episode is one of his personal favourites he has ever worked on. “It’s a big action-packed episode. There’s a lot happens in it that leaves people wanting more, and that’s what we want, people coming back to season five. It leaves a lot open. I’m excited to see it. It’s one of my favorite episodes I’ve ever done.”
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