Eight years since the first season aired, Games of Thrones characters will make their final acts of treachery, loyalty, violence, and selflessness on screen later today. Don't expect them to live happily ever after - diehard fans in Rotorua are among the millions around the who know all too well about the series' sudden twists and demises that have kept them hooked year after year. The epic drama television series is adapted from books by George R. R. Martin. The Rotorua Daily Post spoke to locals anxiously awaiting the final 80-minute episode.

After being gripped by more than 70 episodes

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