Dubbed “The Children,” the last episode of the current fourth season is predicted to break a narrative pattern that’s been set by the show in previous seasons.
As a rule, “Game of Thrones” ninth episode features a major character death or heavy and extremely important battle, and the finale is a quieter hour that wraps some storylines while launching other threads for next season. Expect “The Children” to check in with all the key characters and for some major drama to surface.
“It’s the best finale we’ve ever done, bar none,” Throness howrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss promised in a statement. “The performances from our cast, the direction from Alex Graves, the VFX work, the new [music] cues from Ramin Djawadi—all of it came together in perhaps the finest hour we’ve produced. We’re immensely proud of ‘The Children.’ And a little intimidated by the episode, because now we have to get back to the business of season five and figure out a way to top it.”
“Of key interest is the fate of Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), who was sentenced to death at the conclusion of the eighth episode. But there’s also Jon Snow (Kit Harington) marching off to assassinate Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds), Arya (Maisie Williams) setting a new course, and you cannot have a Thrones finale without at least one surprise involving the dragon queen (Emilia Clarke),” Entertainment Weekly writes.
Let’s remind that the beginning of the fourth season was just breathtaking. HBO Go service crashed for thousands of users.
HBO GO went down during season four premiere of “Game of Thrones,” one of the network’s most highly anticipated broadcasts after fans had similar issues tuning into the “True Detective” finale through the HBO service.
The streaming service was either taking excessively long periods of time to load or displaying the message, “Fatal error – Failed to load the service error definitions.” HBO GO acknowledged the problem on Twitter, advising subscribers that they were working on the problem, and instructing them to “send a raven.”
“Looks like there’s trouble in the realm. Apologies for the inconvenience. We’ll be providing updates, so please stay tuned. #GameofThrones” HBO Twitted.
HBO blamed the problems on “excessive volume.” The premium cable service also promised to provide the episode on HBO On Demand soon for those with certain cable providers.
Before that the season finale of “True Detective” also proved overwhelming for the website, and HBO Go addressed the issue on Twitter then as well after the complaints began to roll in.
HBO Go is available only to viewers who currently subscribe to HBO, but many viewers are known to “piggy back,”using login credentials from friends and family members to log in tyo the service. And HBO says it’s okay with that.
Other online subscription services such as Netflix strictly regulate who may log in and who can’t, but to HBO, allowing the technically unauthorized log-ins is just another way to market their service.