– by Joseph Jammer Medina

We’re almost near the end of Game of Thrones. After a polarizing Season 7, they are getting ready to move forward with Season 8 (which is rumored to start filming this month). With several seasons of build-up, the show has worked hard to pay off all these moments in a big way. Needless to say, it’ll have an effect in the final episodes.

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Speaking with HuffPost, actor John Bradley-West, who plays Samwell Tarly in the show, said:

“Clearly every single episode of the six you’ve got left in Season 8 is gonna be monumental and needs somebody at the helm who’s done that kind of high-stakes, high-octane direction before for us.”

“I think what we used to call Episode 9 in Game of Thrones folklore — the episode when everything comes to a head and you get a lot of spectacular sequences — I think you’re gonna get six ‘Episode 9s’ this year,. You can tell that because we’ve got directors who have been in charge of some of the most huge setpieces in the past doing episodes all throughout the season.”

Indeed, the second to last episode of past seasons were often known for their high body count or huge WTF moments, but Season 7 already saw a change in that. The pacing was considerably faster, and there were a lot more of those “big moments.”

Whether or not this is better or worse is up for debate, but there’s one thing for sure, this tale of warring houses can’t end with a whimper.

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SOURCE: The Huffington Post

  • Victor Roa

    uhhhhh, if “Eastwatch” was considered the lowest reviewed episode, I’d panic instead of giving themselves pats on the back even before the begin filming.

  • TheOct8pus

    I found season 7 to be totally anticlimactic and kinda simplistic. Even the dialogue was less ornate than usual. It felt almost like cliff notes. Things just happened to fast and too easily.

    Look at season 2 or 3 – it took Brienne like 6 episodes to get to King’s Landing from the front. In season 7, it literally cuts to her in King’s Landing from Winterfell as if she magically teleported there. Same with John and company getting the message to Daenerys from beyond the wall. The courier + raven took less time than a phone call, not to mention that Dani took 5 minutes to get there from Dragonstone. I know things are coming to a head, but come on…a little tension would have been good

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.