Game of Thrones: What’s the “Endgame” of the Story?

The Game of Thrones season 6 will be remembered as one of the best as it steered the narrative forward in the most brilliant way possible and delivered the big payoff to the fans in the last two episodes. We had Cersei Lannister anointed as the “Queen of Westeros” after she burnt the Sept of Baelor to the ground using the wildfire, killing all the sparrows and the Tyrells (Lord Mace Tyrell, Margery Tyrell, Loras Tyrell). We had Arya Stark of Winterfell clearing Walder Frey off her Kill list. In the Winterfell, Lady Lyanna Mormont led the campaign to make Jon Snow/ White wolf as “King in the North”. The biggest fan theory of all times R+L = J was finally confirmed as Bran completes his vision of Tower of Joy. Lord Varys successfully forged a “Fire & Blood” alliance with House Martell and House Tyrell as Daenerys Stormborn begins her invasion of Westeros with the huge armada, the Greyjoys, the unsullied, the Dothraki horde and the three dragons. She made Tyrion Lannister as the “Hand of the Queen”. The question on everyone’s mind was “Where to go from here”?

Speaking to, David Benioff said “It’s two more seasons we’re talking about. “From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70-75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with. Call it 73 for now.” “We’ve known the end for quite some time and we’re hurtling towards it. Those last images from the show that aired last night showed that. Daenerys is finally coming back to Westeros; Jon Snow is king of the North and Cersei is sitting on the Iron Throne. And we know the Night King is up there, waiting for all of them. The pieces are on the board now. Some of the pieces have been removed from the board and we are heading toward the end game.”

He further added “It’s not supposed to be an ongoing show, where every season it’s trying to figure out new story lines. We wanted it to be one giant story, without padding it out to add an extra 10 hours, or because people are still watching it. We wanted to something where, if people watched it end to end, it would make sense as one continuous story.”

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Anuj Aggarwal

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