Ygritte in her final moments with Jon Snow (maybe someday GOT will stop murdering our favorite characters…)

Though fans are still deep in their mourning over the loss of the incredibly strong Ygritte and the passionate and intriguing Prince Oberyn (at least I know I am), fear not because the Game of Thrones showrunners have officially released a statement saying this finale will be “the finest hour” they’ve ever produced. Though this is quite a tall order since there are many GOT episodes that fans will never stop talking about, but for it to be the best finale is most certainly doable since they are usually much tamer than their previous episodes.

Last week’s episode showcased probably the biggest set-piece ever in terms of epic fight scenes and complicated camera shots, it was very reminiscent of Helms Deep from the LOTR franchise, meaning big battle, lots die. Yet that being said, David Benioff and Dan Weiss still say that the season finale this week will be the best. “It’s the best finale we’ve ever done, bar none,” Benioff and Weiss said. “The performances from our cast, the direction from Alex Graves, the VFX work, the new 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.” Very high praise which will only add to fan’s anticipation of this finale.

Episode 10, which is entitled “The Children”, will veer away from the pattern that has been set in the last three season of Game of Thrones, according to EW. Every 9th episode in previous seasons has featured either a death of a major character, or several main characters (we’ll never be over the Red Wedding), or a huge battle, followed by a more subdued episode to finish off a few storylines while starting off new ones as well. However, fans of the show can expect this season finale to contain plenty of significant highlights and appearances of all major characters.

Though last week’s episode was exciting, it did nothing to ease the fear of fans or answer their questions left open from the episode before. Fans are still waiting with baited breath for the fate of Tyrion, who has been sentenced to death at the end of episode 8 after his champion, Oberyn Martell, suffered a brutal death that may scar us all forever at the hands of Gregor Clegane AKA The Mountain. Avid followers have also seen Arya and the Hound arrive at the Vale only to receive word that her last hope Lysa had died, Jon Snow has just marched off into the snow wilderness to seek out the wildling camp and kill Mance Rayder, what will happen when Bran finally sees that mysterious tree, and fans have yet to see if Brienne and Pod have made any progress in finding Sansa.

As an avid reader of the novels, I shall reveal one spoiler from the book that will happen in this episode: a Lannister will die. If that doesn’t get you very interested in this finale, I don’t know what will. HBO has revealed the season finale will run for 66 minutes, I hope you all are as excited as I am. For further information here’s the trailer for this epic finale:


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