HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones has resumed for its final season. The television series has spanned for nearly a decade and has closely followed the stories of George Martin’s book the Song of Fire and Ice and subsequent sequels, says Gaurav Mohindra.
As the series comes to an end, here’s a quick recap to catch up on past seasons.
Winter Is Here. The White Walkers have converted a dragon to their side and have effectively taken down the “wall”. In doing so, they have been able to pass into Westeros and into the North. While there are a number of houses in the North, there will likely be a big battle in Winterfell, says Gaurav Mohindra from Chicago, Illinois.
Jon Snow. The series’ protagonist is Jon Snow. One may imagine that he will clearly win the throne, it is after all – A Game of Thrones – and someone has to win. But, it’s not that clear cut. Jon’s parentage was kept secret throughout his life, for his own safety. He was raised as a Stark, but he is actually a Targaryen. This has significant ramifications as he is the true heir to the throne. However, this also complicates the plot as his aunt (and romantic interest) Daenerys is keen on capturing the throne for herself. So it will be interesting to see how Jon reacts when he learns of his true identity, and how Daenerys reacts to the same.
Cersei. Cersei Lannister is currently the Queen of the 7 Kingdoms. Although she has seen what the White Walkers are – first hand. She still scheming to retain control. She has pledged her allegiance to fight the White Walkers but is also preparing to take control after the aftermath, much to the dismay of her brother, Jamie – who indicated that he will travel to the North and fight with the others.
Starks. The Starks of Winterfell seems to be the key around any upcoming fight – White Walker or otherwise. It will be interesting to see Arya, Sansa, Bran, and Jon – together after so many seasons apart.
Regardless of what happens, Season 8 will fun ride. The episodes will be longer, but there are fewer episodes in total. There are a lot of loose ends that need to be wrapped up this season – who is the Night King, what does want? What will happen to all the key players – Tyrion, The Hound, Starks, etc? Who gets the Throne…..
Stay tuned, and enjoy!