‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Picking Up The Pace In Season 7

There were many great moments in Game of Thrones season six, but by definition, there can only be one best moment. It wasn’t “hold the door,” or Jon Snow getting his Evanescence on, or even the Battle of the Bastards.

It was Daenerys Targaryen finally (FINALLY) sailing back to Westeros.

The Mother of Dragons has been stuck in Essos, away from the rest of the action, and we’ve been stuck watching her slowly assemble her army. It’s been frustrating watching a character as interesting as Daenerys (and an actress as talented as Emilia Clarke) deal with largely-inessential lowlifes like Xaro, but it sounds like that won’t be an issue in season seven.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau told Entertainment Weekly that the scripts for next season made him feel like he’d “been lulled into a different pace… A lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode.” Kit Harington added, “This season is really different than any other season because it’s accelerating toward the end, a lot of stuff collides and happens much, much quicker than you’re used to seeing on Thrones… It’s quite exciting.”

The most obvious explanation for the acceleration in plot is that season seven is only seven episodes long (that’s a baker’s half-dozen — Hot Pie knows what I’m talking about), but co-showrunner Dan Weiss gave a different reason. “Things are moving faster because in the world of these characters the war that they’ve been waiting for is upon them,” he said. “The conflicts that have been building the past six years are upon them and those facts give them a sense of urgency that makes [the characters] move faster.”

Samwell better start speed-reading. White walkers are coming.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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