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The fantasy megahit that is known as HBO's Game of Thrones is coming to an end this year, and while fans will be sad to see it go, they are certainly glad that they'll be sure to get an end to the saga in at least one way. To that end, though, they can't stop trying to figure out how it will wrap up. Will our favorites live? Who will end up on the iron throne? Is there a chance Ser Pounce can be resurrected and not be evil? Now, Kit Harington has some thoughts on how he thinks fans will respond to the finale, and as you might imagine, this final season is probably going to be a tough go for all of us.
I haven’t watched a single series that has a following like Thrones does where everyone is satisfied with the ending. I don’t think that it’ll be any different with this. I think it will divide opinion.
I'd say Kit Harington makes a very good point here. The number of popular shows, or at least the ones with dedicated and vocal fanbases, which had finales that are hotly debated years later can be counted on all your fingers and toes...and all the fingers and toes of everyone you know and everyone they know. LOST, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, and, hell, even Seinfeld, all managed to end and leave fans with doubts, questions, confusion and other feelings no fan likes to have once their favorite show wraps up. At the same time, there are plenty of people who were A-OK with each of these finales and can't really see what all the fuss was (and will be, possibly through the end of time) about.
As Kit Harington noted in his interview with Emmy Magazine (via Winter is Coming), there's no realistic way to end a series, especially one as epic and with as many threads to tie up as Game of Thrones, without pissing off some fans (OK, probably a lot of fans) about one thing or another. The stakes are very high when it comes to fitting all these pieces together that have been moving for seven seasons, and however those behind the show have decided to end things, it will always have to battle the long-standing expectations of the fans. And, whether these expectations are unrealistic or not, there's just no way the writers can hit all the points that millions of fans with differing opinions are eager to see.
Game of Thrones finally returns to HBO for its final season on Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. EST, so be sure to tune in and see if the show can fulfill all your expectations for an epic finale!