Spoilers ahead. Last week, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage explained why its the perfect time to end the massively popular fantasy TV show. Many Thrones fans would wholeheartedly disagree with that sentiment, especially since there is so much to be wrapped up and the show will need to tie up all of those loose ends in the next season, which will only have six episodes. While we don’t know how the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will end, we do have an idea of how it will start because the location of the opening scene in Season 8 has been leaked.
The opening scene of the first episode of Season 8 will reportedly not be The Wall, Kingslanding, or even Winterfell, but rather a place we’ve only seen twice in the show. The opening scene to the final GoT will be in Winter town, a small settlement outside of Winterfell, according to Watchers on the Wall. Winter town is occupied by smallfolk who are protected by House Stark, which they will need some protection very soon as the White Walkers invade from the north. We’ve seen Winter town in the first season when Tyrion slipped out of Winterfell to visit a brothel in the nearby settlement and in the fifth season when Brienne of Tarth and Podrick Payne stay at an inn near Winterfell looking for Sansa to light her candle.
Another notable speculation about Season 8 is that David Nutter will be directing episodes 1, 2, and 4 of the final season. Nutter has directed six previous Game of Thrones episodes including “Mother’s Mercy” (2015), “The Dance of Dragons” (2015), “Mhysa” (2013), “The Rains of Castamere” (2013), “A Man Without Honor” (2012), and “The Old Gods and the New” (2012). Want more Game of Thrones content to attempt to hold you over? Check out this tiny, yet genius clue that foreshadows one of the biggest surprises on Game Of Thrones.