A week tomorrow and A Game of Thrones will be gracing your screens and mine. I can hardly wait, needless to say. No, I still haven't made a bond of my word and read the first book of A Song of Ice and Fire - though I did finally buy a copy - but I can't imagine that'll last long, once the show's worked its magic on me. I just don't want to spoil it for myself, not now we're so close. Does that make any sense?
In an interview with D. B. Weiss and David Benioff on TV Guide the other day, ostensibly about all this back-and-forth between George R. R. Martin and Damon Lindelof of Lost fame, the executive producers of HBO's near-as-dammit adaptation of A Game of Thrones went to lengths to assure readers they were't planning on "pulling a Lost" come the last episode of the series. That's the last episode of the last season.
And they know this... how?
Why, because they've been in consultation with the man himself: they've read most of A Dance With Dragons and the author has told them, in so many words, how it all ends. And not just A Dance With Dragons, but A Song of Ice and Fire entire.
A neat nugget of news, in the first. Of particular interest because of the following comment, from Benioff:
"Getting to read that is incredible. It's so much fun, but it's also really helpful for us because George had created such an immaculate beautiful world and we want to make sure that if there are going to be major developments in future seasons, we make sure we seed it properly in the first season."
In short, you GRRM devotees might want to keep your eyes peeled, because these folks, they know. And perhaps what scenes above and beyond the events of the books they deem to add in will be in service to certain story threads pivotal to the end of A Song of Ice and Fire.
You lot'll be better set to spot them than I, no doubt. But bear in mind I totally called Fauxlivia's baby. There really might be something to this...