Game of Thrones is not one of them but the greatest fantasy adventure show ever made by mankind. In fact, some say the world is divided into two parts – those who watch GOT and those who don’t. It has become a cultural phenomenon and millions of fans are biting their nails and having restless nights waiting for the last season of this HBO series.
As the Night King marches on with his armies into the seven kingdoms of Westeros, hoping to doom the world to an icy fate, our heroes and villains of Westeros are planning their own twisted schemes to get the upper hand. If Night King is a threat that North will have to prepare for, there is also Cersei Lannister who is still alive and is very much a big adversary of Dany and Jon’s forces.
The scale and scope of the upcoming hugely anticipated season of Game of Thrones is going to be huge as it is going to present us with the epic finale of 9 years of build-up on HBO. Many characters and forces are going to come into play as the Great War that may end all wars is headed towards humanity and all of the Human forces will have to forget their conflicts and work with each other against the Night King and his army of the dead.
Everyone is going to have their part in this war, and many unsung heroes may emerge out of nowhere doing their bit in saving all of Westeros. John, Danny, Jaime, Sansa, Brienne, Arya, Tyrion and even Cersei may play their parts in this huge finale as the threat of the walkers is imminent since they have crossed the first line of defense (The Great Wall) with ease.
So, how will Winterfell and Westeros prevent themselves from the Night King who took down a freakin’ Dragon with ease! Well, the advantage that the North will have here is that they still have great leadership and master tacticians plotting against the Walkers and the Night King as Jon Snow has more experience battling White Walkers, Daenerys inspires loyalty from nearly everyone she meets and the Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister has proven to be an expert tactician, even though they have less men and women in number against the White Walkers and even without Cersei’s help.
Other than these big three, they have an assassin the caliber of Arya Stark, Sansa Stark who has evolved to become a worthy Lady of Winterfell, Bronn, Brienne of Tarth, Jorah Mormont and the Three-Eyed Raven! Also, Jaime has left for their help and even though he’s got just one hand, he will come really handy with all the support of the Winterfell army and not to mention, the two huge fire-breathing Dragons are Rhaegal and Drogon are still there.
But one character who may come in handy in this War could certainly be the fastest man alive in Westeros, Gendry Baratheon! Gendry came back on the show just recently, and he played the most significant role that allowed to save the asses of John and his Suicide Squad of the North. Gendry was the messenger that ran miles in no time and allowed the Wall to send a raven to Danny to come and save John and others from the White Walker army.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, ‘Gendry’ actor Joe Dempsie confirmed that his character will have a major role to play in the war to come in Season 8. Here’s what he said:
“As with all these things, we never shoot in chronological order – so you might have people coming in at the beginning and at the end, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they make it all the way through! For me personally, the only real hope I had for the character was just that he would be there when the reckoning came. You got the sense – even back in season 3 – that this was a show that was building towards some incredible climax, so you just wanted to be there when it all happened.
Not even necessarily just from a character point-of-view, [but] from a personal point of view – to be stood there on the set when they’re making that ending… that end game. So yeah, I’m very happy to be involved and be on set for season 8.”
Well, Season 8 is going to be something else, and honestly, the only way the Walkers could be put down would be all the people including Cersei’s army will stand together in the Great War. GOT 8 is scheduled to come out in 2019.