I think it is doable, however I’m concerned they might leave some threads unresolved… particularly the whole Lord of Light thing… they’ve been building it as something huge and important, but I don’t think there’s gonna be time to get into the whole “gods” part of the story. But then again, maybe they were never intending to do it… who knows, it might be a case of people just being overtly religious as a way of mirroring how people behaved in those times in RL.
Oh I was one, but I’m not complaining now =P I don’t mind the fast pace, and I am very happy with the pace of last season. I do mind unresolved threads tho, so we’ll see.
I’ve been thinking about this 'cause it doesn’t make sense on the surface of it, but come to the conclusion that they just decided to cut it to 7 & 6 for structure’s sake. They’re doing variable run-time on these 2 seasons, so it seems to me that they’ve just structured the final act in 13 episodes with variable lenght so they can better structure each of them for TV, so yeah it makes sense the last one will be 2hrs long probably, because it will deal with the conflict resolution and some sort of epilogue, as separating it in two would leave us with a maybe too slow and boring last ep.
So eh… they might pull it off. I’m just afraid, again, of unresolved threads… either because of bad writting, or because they decide the leave them unresolved on purpose to give GRRM some leeway to finish his books. Both are a possible =/