New photos from the 'Game of Thrones' series finale: Will Tyrion betray Daenerys?

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Daenerys surveys the wreckage of King's Landing in the 'Game of Thrones' series finale (Photo: HBO)Daenerys surveys the wreckage of King's Landing in the 'Game of Thrones' series finale (Photo: HBO)

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Daenerys surveys the wreckage of King’s Landing in the Game of Thrones series finale. (Photo: HBO)
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="After eight seasons and 72 episodes, Westeros’s brutal game of thrones will arrive at the finish line. And based on two new series finale images released by HBO, Daenerys and Tyrion are going to be the players to watch. While&nbsp;the Mother of Dragons-turned-Mad Queen&nbsp;surveys the ruins of her years-long campaign to recover the Iron Throne, Tyrion Lannister grimly contemplates what plans Daenerys might have for Westeros after burning King’s Landing to the ground. He’s also smarting from the way she executed his partner-in-scheming, Varys, not to mention bringing a castle down on his Lannister siblings.” data-reactid=”31″>After eight seasons and 72 episodes, Westeros’s brutal game of thrones will arrive at the finish line. And based on two new series finale images released by HBO, Daenerys and Tyrion are going to be the players to watch. While the Mother of Dragons-turned-Mad Queen surveys the ruins of her years-long campaign to recover the Iron Throne, Tyrion Lannister grimly contemplates what plans Daenerys might have for Westeros after burning King’s Landing to the ground. He’s also smarting from the way she executed his partner-in-scheming, Varys, not to mention bringing a castle down on his Lannister siblings.

Could Tyrion Lannister be the one to bring down the Mad Queen? (Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO)Could Tyrion Lannister be the one to bring down the Mad Queen? (Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO)

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Could Tyrion Lannister be the one to bring down the Mad Queen? (Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“Grim” is also a fair way to characterize fans’ feelings about the show heading into the finale. Last week’s penultimate episode, “The Bells,” was easily the most divisive installment in Game of Thrones history, unleashing a frustration that had been&nbsp;building amongst the show’s audience throughout this shortened final season. And showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have borne the brunt of that anger, with critics accusing them of betraying the arcs of key characters — particularly women like Daenerys, Cersei and Brienne — and ignoring questions raised by the dense mythology they inherited from novelist George R.R. Martin.” data-reactid=”52″>“Grim” is also a fair way to characterize fans’ feelings about the show heading into the finale. Last week’s penultimate episode, “The Bells,” was easily the most divisive installment in Game of Thrones history, unleashing a frustration that had been building amongst the show’s audience throughout this shortened final season. And showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have borne the brunt of that anger, with critics accusing them of betraying the arcs of key characters — particularly women like Daenerys, Cersei and Brienne — and ignoring questions raised by the dense mythology they inherited from novelist George R.R. Martin.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="One fan even&nbsp;started a petition on Change.org&nbsp;asking HBO to consider making a second version of Season 8 with different writers in charge. To date, that petition has collected over 25,000 signatures. Meanwhile,&nbsp;Star Wars fans have taken to Twitter&nbsp;to petition Disney to remove the duo as the writers/producers behind the next chapter in that franchise, due in theaters in 2022.” data-reactid=”53″>One fan even started a petition on Change.org asking HBO to consider making a second version of Season 8 with different writers in charge. To date, that petition has collected over 25,000 signatures. Meanwhile, Star Wars fans have taken to Twitter to petition Disney to remove the duo as the writers/producers behind the next chapter in that franchise, due in theaters in 2022.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Even if fans seem to be dreading the series finale, oddsmakers are definitely excited. Both&nbsp;BetOnline&nbsp;and&nbsp;SportsBetting&nbsp;have pegged Bran Stark as the likely ruler of Westeros, which seems improbable,&nbsp;but there’s a way in which&nbsp;we could see it happening. Jon Snow and Sansa Stark are next in line after Bran, with Bronn bringing up the rear of Iron Throne winners. While Daenerys’s odds at taking the Iron Throne have taken a steep dive, she’s jumped to the top of the pack as the character predicted to die first in the finale, with the majority betting that she’ll die at the point of a sword or a dagger. Hey, you know who’s experienced with both of those weapons? Arya Stark. And she’s almost certainly riding her pale horse in Daenerys’s direction…” data-reactid=”54″>Even if fans seem to be dreading the series finale, oddsmakers are definitely excited. Both BetOnline and SportsBetting have pegged Bran Stark as the likely ruler of Westeros, which seems improbable, but there’s a way in which we could see it happening. Jon Snow and Sansa Stark are next in line after Bran, with Bronn bringing up the rear of Iron Throne winners. While Daenerys’s odds at taking the Iron Throne have taken a steep dive, she’s jumped to the top of the pack as the character predicted to die first in the finale, with the majority betting that she’ll die at the point of a sword or a dagger. Hey, you know who’s experienced with both of those weapons? Arya Stark. And she’s almost certainly riding her pale horse in Daenerys’s direction…

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Game of Thrones finale airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.” data-reactid=”55″>The Game of Thrones finale airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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