The Red Wedding. The (immeasurably more satisfying) Purple Wedding. Cersei blowing up the Sept of Baelor. Over seven seasons Game of Thrones has taught fans to stay on their toes, and according to Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont), the eighth and final season will be no different.
“Always expect the unexpected in GoT. That’s what works for the show, and season eight has loads of surprises,” Glen said in a recent interview with India Today. “The scale on which the final season has been mounted is amazing. [It’s] is the biggest TV show ever and the finale will reflect that.”
Glen also said that Mormont — who’s had his share of ups and downs with his queen (and unrequited love), Daenerys — likely won’t be sent out on many more suicidal missions like the ill-fated trip beyond the Wall in Season 7. Rather, he’ll be a fixture at Dany’s side as the war for the fate of Westeros reaches its peak.
“In the next and last season, Ser Jorah will happily become a permanent fixture in Daenerys Targaryen’s inner circle, as the battle between good and evil draws to a spectacular finale,” he said. That’s an interesting, though not unexpected, hint for how the conflict between the Night King and Dany’s respective forces will unfold — it’s likely passed the point of any missions, diplomatic or otherwise, on which Dany would send one of her closest advisors, and into pitched battles.
Glen also believes that the
Long Night long wait between seasons 7 and 8 won’t affect the fans’ love for the show. “If you ask me, the gap between the final two seasons will only increase fan frenzy,” he said. I can’t speak for everyone else, but I know that we here at Watchers on the Wall don’t need any more encouragement to anticipate the final season.