Pause for a moment, Game of Thrones fans, and consider this: on Sunday, we’ll be watching the last-ever episode of the series we’ve all come to love. We’ve obsessed over the meaning behind minor costume details, we’ve lost hours in deep dark corners of the internet chasing theories, all in the name of our fandom. Sunday it all comes to an end with one last jaunt through King’s Landing and beyond.
Last week’s episode, “The Bells,” threw everything we thought we knew on its head, and in the series finale, we’re left to pick up the pieces. Here’s the preview trailer:
So there isn’t much to go on in the preview. There’s not even any dialogue apart from the Dothraki shouting triumphantly, but here’s what we do know about the episode:
- Start Time: May 19, 2019, 9:00 p.m. EST
- TV Info: HBO
- Episode: Season 8, Episode 6, “The Last Episode Without a Title”
- Writers: David Benioff and Dan Weiss
- Director: David Benioff and Dan Weiss
- Run time: 78 Minutes
Will 78 minutes of screen time be enough time to wrap up all the plotlines we have left, chief among them the consequences of Daenerys Targaryen’s hard heel turn?
The series finale is fittingly directed by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. The duo previously directed “The Two Swords,” and “The Walk of Punishment.” So despite the masses of Dothraki and Unsullied we see in the preview, we’re not likely to have any large battle sequences in the finale. After the battles of King’s Landing and Winterfell, where would the budget come from anyways?
Aside from our glimpse of Dany, the only characters we see clearly are Arya and Tyrion, both of whom seem aghast at what has happened. Arya returning to King’s Landing is a bit of surprise, since we assumed she was high tailing it for Winterfell after mounting that horse at the end of “The Bells.” Will Jon or Arya bring the new mad queen down? Will Dany find out Tyrion freed Jaime last episode? Will Bronn get his castle? We have a hundred questions, and only 78 minutes left for answers. It’s time to say goodbye, but we’ll get through it together!