Who Survives to the 'Game of Thrones' Finale? Kit Harrington Offers a Clue
The Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere is less than a month away, but we may already have an idea about which characters will at least survive until the series finale, due to star Kit Harington’s comments in a new interview. We have to remember that even if that’s the case, it doesn’t mean that these characters will still be alive when the credits roll for a final time.
Light spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 below.
Harington told Variety that he wrapped filming on Game of Thrones the day after Peter Dinklage did.
It may be important to note that a previous interview Harington did with GQ Australia published in January revealed that “his final day on a properly peopled Game of Thrones set” came at a time when the show “was about to wrap for everyone except Harington.”
If you consider both these points, doesn’t it sound like Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister will both be part of — and therefore alive in — the series finale? Of course, that may not be the case because we don’t know if perhaps one of these characters’ final scenes may take place in an earlier episode (though it’s doubtful that they won’t be in the last episode) and was just filmed later.
Tyrion surviving until at least the finale makes sense, given his allegiance to Daenerys and the family drama that is sure to come for the Lannisters. However, what’s coming up for him in the final season is a mystery, as we only see him once in the Season 8 trailer.
But we can make some assumptions about Jon Snow based on Harington’s other comments in the Variety interview. We know he will be seen quite a bit in the final season.
“I was there the whole time this year,” Harington said. “I felt a bit like people were coming in and out, and Jon Snow was just f—ing there the whole time.”
Jon Snow Will Have a Busy Season 8
That shouldn’t be a surprise, given how much there is coming up for Jon in Season 8. He has to find out the truth about who he is, that he’s not a bastard, but his parents, Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, were married. He will then realize that his lover Daenerys is actually his aunt. He may be riding a dragon, based on an image from the Season 8 trailer. There’s the battle against the Night King and the Army of the Dead coming. And, of course, there’s the question of whether or not he will end up on the Iron Throne, as he is the true heir.
Whatever happen with Jon, “I was satisfied with how his story ended,” Harington said to Variety.
However, that wasn’t necessarily the case with his character’s journey throughout the series.
“Looking back at the entirety of Thrones, there’ll be 70 percent of the scenes that I’ll just never be happy with. I’ve come to terms with that,” he said, adding that in Season 8, “I know who this is now, and I’m at peace with who this is. I just got a feeling that it’s the most satisfied I will be with my work as Jon Snow.”
Jon Snow has already died once. Let’s just hope that the ending to his character’s journey that “satisfied” the actor doesn’t include that happening again.
Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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