Guessing ‘Game of Thrones:’ 8 burning questions and 8 icy predictions for S8

Kit Harington portrays Jon Snow in season seven of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” (Helen Sloan/Courtesy of HBO via AP)
WTOP's Jason Fraley predicts how 'Game of Thrones' will end (Jason Fraley)

WASHINGTON — With a combination of undead dragons and unwitting incest, “Game of Thrones” just set a personal ratings record, as 12.1 million viewers tuned into the Season 7 finale, up 36 percent over the 8.9 million folks who watched last year’s Season 6 finale.

Like past cliffhangers, we’re left with plenty of delicious questions to disect. But unlike past seasons, we can no longer rely on die-hard fans to provide insights from the source novels, as the television show has now outpaced the literary material from author George R.R. Martin.

Thus, theories are running rampant about how HBO will end its epic fantasy series, especially with just six episodes left to air in late 2018 or early 2019 (shooting begins this October).

Until then, here are eight burning questions — and eight icy predictions — for Season 8.

Jason Fraley

Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

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