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

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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By KYW Newsradio 1060
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. 

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.

"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.