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Anticipation continues to build for Game of Thrones’ final season, and with quotes like these, it is no wonder. Case and point, Emilia Clarke. Asked by Ryan Seacrest what she believes the fan reaction will be to the final episode, Clarke said:
Shock. I just think there's going to be a lot of - It’s going to be huge, that much everyone needs to know. It took us a very long time to shoot this one for a very good reason. But I think there's going to be some things, I KNOW there's going to be some things in this last season that’s going to shock people.
It sounds like Game of Thrones viewers are in for their fair share of shocks. Emilia Clarke has given fans some of the most tantalizing teasers regarding Game of Thrones’ final season. Who can forget that ominous hint about Daenerys’ final scene? Exactly. This latest one from Clarke on the E! red carpet follows suit.
So, what could be so shocking? Well, the wait is winding down to find out. Speculation will have to occupy fans in the meantime. Based on what Emilia Clarke and her co-stars have said about Game of Thrones’ final season, it sounds intense.
Whenever I think of how a show will shock fans, my mind instantly springs to death. Let’s face it, with Game of Thrones’ track record that is not a tough conclusion to reach.
Emilia Clarke mentions the amount of time it took to make Game of Thrones’ final chapter before saying there is a “very good reason” for why. Will some of the shocking things that happen occur during the big production pieces of the season? It seems possible.
News of an epic battle is already out and about, so it will be interesting to see how it all dovetails. That should be the foundation for a lot of shocking events to unravel. Start thinking positive thoughts for your favorite characters now.
At this point, the only thing that would “shock” me is if Cersei survived and ended up on the Iron Throne. That is because that seems so implausible. Of all the potential unexpected plot developments that one tops the list. Or if Cersei and Jaime’s baby ends up on the throne, but I digress.
The intriguing thing about Game of Thrones is that being shocked could relate to so many possibilities. It is going to be fun to find out, hopefully. Shocking things on Game of Thrones have not often been associated with positive things happening for fan favorites.
Thanks to HBO, viewers recently got another piece of the final season puzzle. The latest snippet shows off Arya apparently seeing a dragon for the first time. The cast list for the Season 8 premiere also got leaked, revealing some surprising participants. As if all of that was not enough, there is also Sansa getting a new aspect to her look in Season 8.
Regardless of what happens, it should be nothing short of entertaining. Find out what shocks drop when Game of Thrones' final season (finally) arrives. Season 8 will premiere Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. It will be among a lot of the fresh content debuting in the midseason.