How is it possible we’re already talking about the season finale of Game of Thrones ? It seemed like yesterday that the season premiered and now I’m rounding up cast member quotes that tease the long awaited ending for the year. It seems impossible to wrap up all the various plot lines that have happened in the last nine episodes, but HBO revealed the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale will be 69 minutes long — making it the longest episode in the show’s history. I could use an extra hour or two on top of that, but I’ll take what I can get.
Here’s where we left off (spoiler alert): Dany and Yara have formed an alliance and the Mother of Dragons finally has the ships and army she needs to take over the seven kingdoms. Ramsey Snow (I still refuse to accept his un-bastardness) is dead, thanks to Sansa and ironically his own dogs. Littlefinger wants a favor (we expect marriage) from Sansa after saving literally everyone in the battle. Cersei will stand trial for all the terrible things she’s done over the years. Bran is hanging out with his long lost uncle who just saved him from a bunch of white walkers and Walder Frey still hasn’t left the table where everyone was murdered in Season 4.
I think I’ve covered it all. Here’s the trailer for the finale if you need more information. Let’s start speculating!
Miguel Sapochnik (Director)
It feels equally as epic as Episode 9 … but for completely different reasons.
OK, this quote from Entertainment Weekly is pretty vague. Hopefully we’re talking epic as in satisfying because if there’s any way to describe episode 9, that would be it. But whose death would be epic? Cersei? Nope. Don’t forget that Tommen has to die before Cersei, according to the prophecy. Many people are speculating that Tommen will die, Cersei will lose her child and try to burn King’s Landing to the ground before someone kills her. It sounds a lot like Game of Thrones to me — and also pretty freaking epic.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)
You can’t hit the maximum volume each episode. Then you get numb to it. It has to build up. You have to tell a story, lay the seeds. Then hopefully — and I believe — the payoff is so much better and so much greater, instead of just getting everything at once.
Somehow more vague than the last quote, but this season has been building over the last nine episodes and if Nikolaj is right, it’s going down in the finale, as he hinted to TV Line. I personally hope the “payoff” he speaks of is the death of Walder Frey. It’s time for some revenge on behalf of Catelyn and Robb Stark. I’m tired of Walder Frey sitting at that damn table and bitching about everything. Talk about people who need to be put down. Get him, Jaime!
Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth)
It's not a recap. It isn't, 'Here's what's to come in season seven.' There are very big events that are going to happen.
This quote from The Hollywood Reporter seems easy. Melisandre went too damn far when she sacrificed Shireen and now it’s Davos’ time for revenge. Let’s be honest, we only needed Melisandre so that she’d bring Jon back to life. Now that she’s done that, I wouldn't mind seeing Davos finally take her out. She’s done some supremely awful things. Not to mention, she’s like 1,000 years old. It’s time.
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