'Game of Thrones' fans in Philly savor start of final season

Kimberly Adams
April 15, 2019 - 8:14 am
Fans gather at Le Viet restaurant in south Philadelphia to watch the premiere of the final season of "Game of Thrones."

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 8th and final season of "Game of Thrones" began Sunday night. More than 70 fans of the show met up at Le Viet restaurant in South Philly for a viewing party. 

"I can't to finally see, after waiting a whole year to see the last season of Game of Thrones," said Kahn Lamco. "I anticipate a lot of death, love, zombies and dragons."

One fan among dozens at a "Game of Thrones" viewing party in South Philadelphia.
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"I drove from South Jersey, so I could experience this with my peoples," said Olga Jackson.

Abbey Godwin was looking forward to seeing her favorite character.

"I like Sansa, actually, because I feel like she got dealt the crappiest hand of everyone, and she's kind of learned her way the best," she said.

Godwin says it's all very bittersweet for her. 

"I think I'm going to feel really sad Jon Snow's story is done and Daenerys' story is done and the Starks are kind of done," she said.

Longtime fan John Dee said he's "looking forward to spending the evening with a lot of people who love the same thing that we do, hearing the screams and the cheers and cries when things go wrong or right."

Fans gather at Le Viet in South Philadelphia to watch the first episode of the final "Game of Thrones" season.
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Amanda Edwards says she's savoring this last season. 

"Nervous, but excited," she said. "It's like my version of football."

And fan Jillain was philosphical about the entire series.

"I wanna see them defeat the White Walkers. I'm about sick of them popping up from dead," she said. "And I wanna see somebody in that throne who deserves it. I'm rooting for Khaleesi, but if she's not up there, it has to be Jon Snow." 

Certainly, we will all have to wait and see.