'Game of Thrones': A Behind the Scenes Gallery of the Galvanizing Season 7

Kate Hahn

Too soon, Game of Thrones! The hit HBO series’ shortened Season 7 is racing to its explosive, supersized 81-minute conclusion. Who will live? Who will die? And can the new alliances stop the powerful Night King? “This finale is bigger and more complex logistically and in terms of storytelling than any other episode,” teases Jeremy Podeswa, who directed this season’s first and final installments. “It has an enormous number of locales and epic events. The story comes to a head and hurtles toward a dramatic finish.” But first, we look back at key behind-the-scenes moments from Season 7. Spoiler alert: Shoulder pads are back—and they are fierce.

Game of Thrones, Season Finale, Sunday, Aug. 27, 9/8c, HBO