The seasonal seasonal finale of Game of Thrones Season 7 will probably be an “oh shit” cliffhanger, along the lines of Jon Snow bleeding in the snow in Season 5. That is, if we can believe Kiiit Harington. The actor has said there won’t be “closure” this season.
A typical season of Game of Thrones has two kinds of endings: a hopeful ending like Season 4’s image of Arya sailing to Braavos or a “holy shit” cliffhanger like Season 5’s image of Jon Snow bleeding out in the snow. And according to Kit Harington himself, you should expect the latter kind of ending for Season 7.
On Tuesday, Harington told Maro Lopez on Extra TV, “I don’t think you should look too much for closure at this stage in the game, but you definitely do see some meetings that you’ve been waiting for for a very long time…A lot happens in a very short space of time…”
His words about a lack of closure in Season 7 imply that it will have the brand of ending that leaves lose ends. It doesn’t mean it will be as dramatic as Jon Snow Snow’s death in Season 7. Recall that Season 2 ended with Sam coming face to face with an army of White Walkers. Even Season 1’s ending can be considered a cliffhanger, as dragons were born for the first time in hundreds of years.
Since Season 7 is the show’s penultimate entry, it needs to set up the show’s final act: Great War between the living and the dead. The most likely final scene would be the White Walkers breaching an iconic location like Winterfell or King’s Landing. That would certainly count as an ending without closure.
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Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres July 16 on HBO.