What's Left for 'Game of Thrones' in Its Final Season?

What's Left for 'Game of Thrones' in Its Final Season?

There are only six episodes of GoT left, and there are a whole lot of questions that we need answered. Is it even possible to tie up all the loose ends in the short time remaining? The folks at The Hollywood Reporter have put together a wish list of the things they still need to know. Do you agree? Read on to find out.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Six episodes. That's all that stands in the way between us and the final notes of Game of Thrones.

Of course, that's not all that stands in the way. There are months and months and months between now and those closing images of Westeros, potentially even years if we're unlucky enough. (Show-only crowd, now you know what it's like to be a book-first fan. Ser Petty was right; the waiting truly is the hardest part.) But if we Yara Yara past all of the sitting around and tapping our foot, and plant ourselves in the position of facing down the final six episodes of Thrones, we're left with very little time to resolve some very big narrative issues.

In that regard, we've compiled ten of the most important questions Thrones must answer before the winds of winter cease to howl. Here's where we're at:

1. Who will end up on the Iron Throne? 

It's the question, the one that's right there in the title. From the jump, Game of Thrones hooked viewers in with its wheeling-and-dealing political intrigue, with so many main characters more than happy to stab each other in the backs (or push children out of windows as it were) if it meant preserving their power structures and ways of life. The matter of who will finally sit on the Iron Throne in a permanent capacity has always been a front-and-center issue, and season eight should resolve it one way or the other.

2. Will there even be an Iron Throne?

When we say "one way or the other," this is the other. It's entirely likely that the Iron Throne won't exist when all is said and done. White Walkers are currently ravaging through Westeros, after all, and if they march far enough, they could destroy King's Landing and melt down the seat of power everyone covets so badly. Yes, everyone wants to know if Jon Snow (Kit Harington) will inherit his birthright, or if Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) will win with fire and blood, or if the very unlikely possibility that Cersei (Lena Headey) manages to hold onto her power comes to pass. But before those questions can be answered, it's worth keeping in mind that there might not even be a Throne to fight over at the end of the day — a likely possibility that the death of the great manipulator Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) with six episodes still to come may very well signify.

3. What's the impact of Jon's true lineage?

The King in the North likely lacks aspirations to become the King of Westeros, despite the fact that he is indeed the heir by birthright. What's more, who's going to believe Jon if he and his allies start running around claiming he's the rightful ruler of the realm? It's worth wondering, then, why it's so important for Jon to have Targaryen blood flowing through his veins in the first place. Is it because he really will lord over the land at the end of it all? Is it simply because it's going to further fuel the man's mythical qualities? Either way, the greater significance of Jon's family history is definitely something that needs to bear out in the final season of the series.

Check out the rest of the list at The Hollywood Reporter.

Is there anything else you need GoT to wrap before it's all over? Give us your thoughts in the comment section below.

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