I’m not going to lie, I’ve been confused about the geographical set-up of Game of Thrones since the very beginning. Even with the map in the title sequence, I often have to consult the print out from the book. Maps have never been my thing, but I can understand the general gist of each character’s locations. At the end of season seven we know that Sansa, Arya and Bran are at Winterfell, Jon, Dany and Tyrion are at Dragonstone, Cersei is at King’s Landing, Jaime and Sam are both on the move, and the Night King is leading his army South after defeating the Night Watch at the wall. You can check out the interactive map here, and track the character’s patterns throughout the show and books.
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Now, we know where the characters left off and we know where they’ve been thus far, but Game of Thrones star John Bradley, has told TV Guide that each character will be pushed to new geographical limits, so-to-speak. We’ve watched these characters so much that we’ve basically studied who they are as people and how they react to specific situations, but what will happen in season eight when our beloved characters are put into more uncomfortable situations?
Each of the characters this year is placed in a completely alien environment at some point in the season that they’ve never been placed in before. The thrill is seeing how they react to it and how they respond… This season, I think, more than any other is stretching these characters.
These new challenges are sure to shake-up the cast and push them to give us the final season we’ve all be waiting for. The cast and crew surely feel the pressure and Bradley said, “We want to give people a payoff that they’re going to be happy with. We know how militantly passionate the fans of this show can be — in a good way — and we just kind of want to give them an ending that they deserve.”
Our expectations are certainly getting higher and higher the longer we wait. Sophie Turner said they have about seven more months of filming and also told Variety that season eight will be coming out in 2019. On the final read through, Turner said, “At the end of the very last script, they read aloud, ‘End of Game of Thrones.’ As soon as they read that out, pretty much everyone burst into tears.” I’d say that’s a green light for me to get my hopes up!
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