While Game of Thrones is filled with characters who all have their own agenda, their most dangerous enemy, the Night King, remains to be a mystery. We don’t really know what he wants from Westeros, but showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss give us an idea on what he really wants.
Talking to EW, Benioff explains, "I don’t think of him as evil, I think of him as Death… And that’s what he wants — for all of us. It’s why he was created and that’s what he’s after.”
What’s also interesting is that the showrunners confirm that we won’t ever have the Night King speaking on the show. When asked if the Night King would eventually say something in the final season, Benioff says, “What’s he going to say?... Anything the Night King says diminishes him.”
Personally, I find it hard to root for a character we barely know nothing about, but I guess that’s part of what makes the Night King so vicious as an enemy. Besides the relentless army that he has at his disposal, there’s not really talking him down from his goal. The only option that Jon and Daenerys really have is war, and not to mention they have Cersei to deal with way back in King’s Landing.
Hopefully Game of Thrones 8 manages to end with a bang. With the show taking an extra year just to polish the last remaining episodes, you’d think that HBO would have tried their best to deliver the best possible conclusion to this epic series.
Catch Game of Thrones 8 when it premieres on HBO April 14.