Yes that’s right, 14 insignificant, useless days until the eighth and final GoT season lands on our telly boxes. I’m never one to wish away time – what with life being finite and every second mattering and all that – but screw it, I wish it was the 14th.
I’ve already tried and failed miserably to watch every episode before the new season airs, but 67 hours of free time is a lot to try and fit into your schedule. I could have passed it off as research to my boss but he’s not as stupid as he looks.
However, according to Thrones writer and co-executive producer, Bryan Cogman, you don’t have to rewatch it all.
Nope, there’s just 21 episodes you need to see before heading into season 8.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he listed his 20 favourite episodes that he thinks you need to rewatch before season eight.
Whether that’s because there’s genuine clues as to what will happen in them or they’re just his favourite episodes remains to be seen, but his commentary in the interview might reveal some new info for you.
Without further adieu, here’s his list of picks:
WINTER IS COMING & THE KINGSROAD (Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2)
BAELOR (Season 1, Episode 9)
FIRE AND BLOOD (Season 1, Episode 10)
WHAT IS DEAD MAY NEVER DIE (Season 2, Episode 3)
THE OLD GODS AND THE NEW (Season 2, Episode 6)
BLACKWATER (Season 2, Episode 9)
WALK OF PUNISHMENT (Season 3, Episode 3)
AND NOW HIS WATCH IS ENDED (Season 3, Episode 4)
KISSED BY FIRE (Season 3, Episode 5)
THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE (Season 3, Episode 9)
THE LAWS OF GODS AND MEN (Season 4, Episode 6)
THE MOUNTAIN AND THE VIPER (Season 4, Episode 8)
THE CHILDREN (Season 4, Episode 10)
HARDHOME (Season 5, Episode 8)
THE DOOR (Season 6, Episode 5)
BATTLE OF THE BASTARDS (Season 6, Episode 9)
THE WINDS OF WINTER (Season 6, Episode 10)
THE QUEEN’S JUSTICE (Season 7, Episode 3)
THE SPOILS OF WAR (Season 7, Episode 4)
THE DRAGON AND THE WOLF (Season 7, Episode 7)
There they are.
What are you waiting for?!
This comes after Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams also teased a few details about what to expect.
She stressed that one season, season one, plays a huge role in the final six “Thrones” episodes.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, she said:
“After reading the scripts I went back and watched season one again because so much of it refers back to that season.
“There are so many scenes that will look similar. And also I watched just to remind myself of the arc I’ve taken already. I wanted Arya to go full circle and try for some kind of normalcy like when she was younger.”
I genuinely cannot wait.
It’s going to be sad isn’t it? I’m preparing myself now.
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