It turns out we aren’t the only ones who are nervous about the Game of Thrones ending.
Series creators David Benioff and Dan “D.B.” Weiss just admitted that they, too, are anxious about the show’s finale.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the co-creators said they’ve talked a lot about how the show would conclude, and they think—no hope—they made the right decision.
Benioff explained, “From the beginning, we’ve talked about how the show would end. A good story isn’t a good story if you have a bad ending. Of course we worry.”
He went on to reference the highly controversial ending of The Sopranos (remember, when the screen just faded to black?) that aired in 2007.
“I’ve gotten into a lot of arguments with people about why that was a great ending, but people felt legitimately cheated and that’s their right to feel that way, just as it’s my right to feel like they’re idiots,” he argued, expertly, we might add.
It’s an element of debate that Benioff hopes Game of Thrones fans will engage in once the series comes to a close. “It’s also part of the fun of any show that people love arguing about,” he reasoned.
Weiss chimed in about another argument-inducing series finale: Breaking Bad. “I’m hoping we get the Breaking Bad [finale] argument where it’s like, ‘Is that an A or an A+?’ I want that to be the argument. I just wish we found better directors for it,” he joked. (Benioff and Weiss are directing the episode.)
Fingers crossed their directing skills are as good as their interview banter.
Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season this Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m. PT/ET on HBO.