From seasons 1 to 7, here's what happened on Game of Thrones. Along the way, we'll also be tracing the characters' journeys, and speculate on who'll be left standing for the finale.
There has never been a television event of the magnitude of Game of Thrones, and it's easy to see why. HBO's fantasy epic, which began in 2011 and has encompassed seven spectacular seasons thus far, picked up the best of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and gave it the sumptuous screen adaptation it deserved.
Over these seven seasons, we've grown to love and hate certain characters; we've seen "good" people do despicable things, and we've seen "bad" people do heroic things. We've witnessed death and war, politicking and power struggles, betrayal and devotion, honour and service.
Who will still be left standing at the end of Game of Thrones season 8? HBO
With Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere mere hours away, conjecture over what the finale will portend for all of the character we've known so closely for eight years now, is at fever pitch. We might theorise all we want, but the answers will only be evident over the course of this six-episode final season.
Before our watch begins, let's take a look at what happened on Game of Thrones, from seasons 1 to 7. Along the way, we'll also be tracing the characters' journeys, and speculate on who'll still be standing at the bittersweet end.
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