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As depressing as it may be, there are only two more seasons of Game of Thrones left for viewers, many of whom consider each season's ten-week span the best of their years. While the show can often inspire cheers with certain storytelling paths, each episode is still extremely dark, and actor Kit Harington firmly believes that the show is only going to get even more drearily morose if there's even the vaguest chance for a happy ending. Here's how he thinks things are going to go down now that winter has arrived.
I don't think anyone is going to call Kit Harington out for going way out on a limb with the prediction he related to THR, considering this is a show that often saves its most horrifying moments for happy events like weddings. A show that starts off by killing off a fan favorite lead character isn't going to suddenly switch to lighthearted fairy tale arcs in Seasons 7 and 8. After promising the threat of winter for so long, the show is almost contractually required to make the season come alive with how miserable it makes everyone.
It's almost impossible to even begin with the theoretical foundation of thought that Game of Thrones is going to give any of its many characters a happy ending. One would hope that Tyrion and Sansa make it through the end of the game with their spines and legacies intact, and Dany is another favorite to strategize a fair outcome for herself. Things have already gotten really dark for Sansa, so maybe she could be on an upward swing in Season 7 and beyond.
How does it get any darker for Jon Snow, anyway? After dying in 2015's biggest cliffhanger headache, he came back in Season 6 a slightly changed man, in the sense that he now knows that there is nothing left on the other side of death. That's more bleak to me than some of the deaths this show has delivered in the past. But maybe it will put him on a more heroic path now, one that's free from the fear of eternal damnation. So long as we get some more giant fight scenes with the big bads, I'm fine with any of it. "Battle of the Bastards" was an episode he was quite happy with, so I'm sure he'd be down for that, too.
Game of Thrones won't be bringing Season 7 to fans until way later into 2017 than we're used to, and we'll be seeing a lot of faces we aren't used to. And something will probably go wrong for each and every one of them before the finish line is crossed. Good things are coming to TV this fall though, as you can see with our premiere schedule.