After the epic battle at The Wall in the last episode, season four of ‘Game of Thrones’ is coming to an end this coming Sunday. So far this season, we’ve been dealt some major blows as we’ve witnessed some beloved (and some downright hated) characters perish in some extremely gruesome ways. But now, in what’s being touted as the best finale yet from the acclaimed HBO fantasy drama, we apparently have even bigger developments coming our way.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss talked up all the great things coming up in the upcoming episode titled ‘The Children’, which is scheduled to be 66 minutes instead of the usual hour:
“It’s the best finale we’ve ever done, bar none. The performances from our cast, the direction from Alex Graves, the VFX work, the new [music] cues from Ramin Djawadi—all of it came together in perhaps the finest hour we’ve produced. We’re immensely proud of ‘The Children.’ And a little intimidated by the episode, because now we have to get back to the business of season five and figure out a way to top it.”
Since ‘The Watchers on the Wall’ focused on the Helm’s Deep-esque brawl between the Night’s Watch and the Wildlings, there is so much to wrap up this season throughout Westeros and beyond. Because Oberyn Martell got literally squashed by The Mountain, Tyrion Lannister has been sentenced to death. With their aunt Lysa Tully dead, both Aria and Sansa Stark are on very different paths now as opposed to the beginning of the season. And who knows what could happen with Daenerys Targaryen now that her most trusted advisor has been revealed as a traitor? Hopefully we get all these answers (or at least hints) and more this Sunday.
What do you think of the showrunners’ claim about the upcoming finale of ‘Game of Thrones?’ Are you excited to see what will unfold in ‘The Children’? Share your thoughts and theories about the last episode of season four in the comments below.