The Game of Thrones season 7 finale has come and gone, and there were shockers aplenty. We saw some character deaths and a whole lot more, and in the “Inside the Episode” clip at the end of the installment, show bosses David Benioff and D.B. Weiss did their part to try and break down all of the insanity as it transpired over the course of the hour.
If you look below, you can see some of what these two had to say on a wide array of the different topics that were there over the course of the entire season — including the shocking cliffhanger with The Wall in the closing seconds.
On the death of Littlefinger – “So much of that scene is about what happens beforehand, and building up the tension between Arya and Sansa where you believe that one could murder [the other] … I was actually very interested and excited to see what Aidan would do in that moment … He imagined every [possibility] except that one … Unfortunate for him, he has trained her too well.”
On the huge council in King’s Landing – “…It was a challenge, because there were so many ways it could go … There’s so many different interconnections between all of these people.”
On that Tyrion – Cersei talk – “I don’t think Tyrion goes to see Cersei out of pride or to prove that he’s brave … It’s the only choice he can see … He’s the only person who can talk to her … She plays Tyrion pretty beautifully here.”
On Jaime’s decision to leave Cersei – “The final straw is when he realizes that this was all a scam … Seeing the truth of what’s in the North, it meant one thing to Jaime and another thing from Cersei … She’s seeing it from a cold, strategic standpoint, and he is seeing it [from a survival standpoint].”
On the Jon – Aegon Targeryan shocker – “Jon’s not Jon Sand; he’s actually Aegon Targeryan. He’s the heir to the Iron Throne — that changes everything … It was clear that this was an information bomb that Jon is heading towards.”
On the end of the Wall – “Last season we had a pretty triumphant ending … This one is much more horrific. The Wall’s kept these things out for 8,000 years … There’s one thing on the board from the beginning that is big enough to do that, and that’s a dragon.”
Now, comes the hard part — having to wait from now until the show returns, whenever that may be. We’ve already kicked-off the premiere-date speculation, and early indications are that the show could return in late 2018 or early 2019.
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