Can Game of Thrones Wrap up in Two Seasons?


How can Game of Thrones ends in two seasons when there is so much going on?

At any given time, in any given season of Game of Thrones, there are numerous stories to follow and keep track of. There are the two important ones: the coming war with the White Walkers and Daenerys’ conquering of Westeros. In between those two there are too many other plots to list here, let alone keep track of at once.

Game of Thrones has always been more interested in asking more questions than answering the ones it already raised. There are other famous TV shows with the same problem — check out Lost — but this is an issue inherited from the original A Song of Ice and Fire novels. The current season is the only time that Game of Thrones has ever felt like it was interested in taking large steps instead of small ones.

That’s likely due to the fact that there are only two seasons left. With an estimated 20-ish episodes left, it feels like an impossible task to wrap everything up. The big questions will be answered, but there are so many side characters with their own stories that could easily get skipped over.

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To make this work Game of Thrones is going to have to continue taking large steps and that comes with its own set of problems. When a show suddenly decides that is important to get things in gear it could feel rushed. That’s a strange thing to say about a show that has already been on for six seasons, but that time has rarely been used to great effect.

The battle with the White Walkers has been coming for an almost obscene amount of time and is easy to forget about when not on-screen. Fortunately Bran has been bringing the point to a head lately. If Game of Thrones isn’t able to play its cards properly, it could lead to one of the most disappointing endings in recent memory.

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A show this popular has to land on its feet or its reputation could suffer. Game of Thrones has taken missteps before that haven’t mattered much, but above all else it has to stick the landing.