Games of Thrones' very own Sophie Turner, otherwise known around Westeros as Sansa Stark, believes that fans will find the show's conclusion both unpredictable and satisfying. Game of Thrones is currently wrapping up the filming of its eighth and final season while fans endure an extended wait to find out exactly how the mega-popular HBO fantasy series will end. Season seven featured huge character deaths, unlikely alliances and shocking secrets and as a result, Game of Thrones' farewell outing is set to focus squarely on the future of the Iron Throne and the impending threat of the White Walkers.
Exactly how that ending will play out, however, remains a closely guarded secret among the cast and crew of Game of Thrones. Jaime Lannister actor, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, recently revealed that the show's season eight scripts are only given to actors digitally and automatically delete themselves upon completion of filming of scene. And while the main cast of Thrones obviously need to know the show's ending, supporting actors have been left to guess, with Joe Dempsie (Gendry) claiming that he only thinks he knows how the story will finish. Understandably, HBO appears very keen to avoid more of the episode and script leak that have plagued recent seasons of the show.
One actress very much in the know is Sophie Turner who, in a recent interview with Digital Spy, gave her thoughts on the ending to Game of Thrones. The Sansa Stark actress claimed:
"For me - without giving anything away, I guess - I was satisfied with how unpredictable the show's ending really is. People have come up with so many fan theories about how it's going to end and who will end up where and who will end up with who. It really is so unpredictable the way that it ends up. I'm very satisfied with that and I think that the fans will be satisfied with that too."
Clearly, Turner has been well-drilled in not giving away spoilers (despite recent suggestions by fans that the actress' latest tattoo was a plot hint) and she provided just enough of an update to keep viewers eagerly awaiting the show's continuation but without dropping any significant indications as to the actual plot. Assuming Turner is right about the unpredictability of the Thrones finale though, fans can perhaps rule out a more straight-forward ending along the lines of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen defeating Cersei, fending off the White Walkers and living happily ever after with Jon in charge of the North and Dany ruling over everywhere else.
However, it's worth considering just how "unpredictable" Game of Thrones can actually be at this point, when online theories have more or less covered every possible eventuality. With the HBO adaptation having now overtaken George R. R. Martin's series of novels, the problem of book readers anticipating certain key events has long gone at least, but so feverish is the speculation surrounding the Game of Thrones ending that for it to be truly unpredictable the show would almost need to swerve fans for the sake of it - a criticism recently leveled at the second season of Westworld. Many would argue that it's better to deliver a predictable but high-quality ending than a divisive one that fans didn't see coming.
Game of Thrones season eight is expected to premiere in 2019 on HBO.
Source: Digital Spy