Game of Thrones is coming to a close in the eighth season, which leaves us all wondering one thing: how will they end the series? Will it be an epic showdown like in Breaking Bad or a disappointing fade-to-black like in The Sopranos? Finn Jones, known on the show as Loras Tyrell, thinks he knows how the show should end. He met his demise in the series during the Great Sept of Baelor as just another victim lost in the fire and rubble. The show is preparing for their penultimate season, but let’s see how Finn thinks Game of Thrones will end.
First, where is Finn Jones going after he was killed off of this hit HBO show? Now, he’s set to star in both Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix in 2017. This might explain why he had to die in Game of Thrones. But that’s not the only reason, as according to Jones, “Daenerys is coming to town, and HBO needed to wipe out a bunch of characters so that they could get on with the story and finish it.”
Jones spoke with Vulture to give his predictions on how Thrones show should end. “I’ve had this theory for a while, but I think there needs to be a message with the end of Game of Thrones,” he said. “I think what needs to happen is ice and fire are going to go to war, a huge war between those two factions, and I think in that war, they will destroy themselves. There will be complete chaos, complete destruction. It’ll just be a war-torn map. And I think out of that winter carnage, spring will follow, and what we’ll see is power being given back to the individual realms.”
Finn also explained how he thinks the world of Game of Thrones will change after the chaos, annihilation, and war. The quote is very long, so I’ll paraphrase it before you read it. He thinks peace will rise out of the destruction like a flower in Fallujah. Democracies will then rise from the ashes of the fallen kingdoms, and they will set a good example for our f*cked up world. And of course, it has something to do with current politics.
Alright, I’ll get to that long quote from Finn Jones. It’s a pretty interesting read, but it can get a bit preachy at times. Brace yourself:
“I think the Iron Throne will be dissolved, both physically and ideologically. A Small Council will be set up — not to take power, but to give power back. Hopefully, a more democratic and more progressive era will arise on Westeros. I think that’s a really nice, positive way to end the story, and I think we need that right now. The world is a really f*cking weird place right now, and we need someone telling a hopeful, positive, progressive story about politics and power. Why not let it be Game of Thrones, one of the most watched shows, if not the most watched show, in the world? Have a real powerful statement that the power should not be in a throne, or in one centralized pinnacle of power. The power should be in individual democracies, in individual communities. It shouldn’t be an oligarchy, or some small group of elite. Power should be with the people and not with some politician or some heir to the throne or some madman. F*ck that. The world’s dying. We really need to take a look at ourselves and decide what’s next. Thrones would be the perfect platform to send a progressive message because right now, our politicians aren’t telling us any truths. It’s hard to find a good, meaningful message, so I think it’s up to storytellers, television shows, and films to have an impact on the world conversation. Is that not what film and television is for? And if not, what is it for?”
Honestly, I would have preferred something with Khaleesi and her dragons. Come on. Where are the dragons?