Well, let’s run it back one more time. Game of Thrones finally reached its conclusion tonight after 8 seasons. Years of build-up and theorizing led up to this, whether or not this season has disappointed you, TV won’t be the same without the world of Westeros. To be fair, it won’t be THAT long until we’re back in Westeros but still, its the end of an era. So, for the last time now:
If you missed last week or just need a refresher check out that episode’s breakdown here.
I’ve now had 24 hours to digest that episode and it still bugs me how rushed this entire season has felt. You would expect a show that has had the tendency to shock us and make us believe the unbelievable would actually make their series finale less predictable, but that evidently wasn’t the case.
Honestly, I’d been a little down on the rushed writing this season so I wasn’t expecting too much going into this episode. But, I’m really satisfied with everything, I think Bran becoming is a little weird but they pulled it off really well.
This Week’s Winner
110% Bran. Dude hung out through 2 battles and somehow managed to get the crown. He is probably most fit, other then the obvious choice ARYA STARK.
I mean it’s got to be Bran right? Last week he was the weird cousin at family dinner but now he’s ruling Westeros.
This Week’s Loser
I’m going to say the loser for this week and for the entire show is Jon Snow. He has been constantly teased as being this hero, this mythical destiny that resides within him. This prophecy. His death and his revival. All for absolutely nothing.
This one’s tough because obviously Dany should probably be the biggest loser. BUT, I think it’s Tyrion. He basically rebuilt the government and, in previous seasons, saved the Kingdom on a few different occasions. But he 1) won’t be remembered for it and 2) is stuck serving as the hand of another King.
The little montage at the end was cool. The North truly remembers and obviously, avenges as well. All the Starks got payback in some way or form.
This one is hard this week. But I think the best moment for me is the last montage of Jon, Arya, and Sansa. They all got really satisfying conclusions (and Jon finally pet Ghost) and the way they’re all cut together is done really well.
I feel like the death of Daenerys was a little rushed. Tyrion although a great negotiator, changed Jon’s mind pretty quickly.
The worst moment this week was Tyrion crying over his siblings’ body. Say what you will about them but ultimately they’re family and at the end of the day Tyrion really did love them.
After What Happened Tonight, Are You Happy With Who Ended Up On the Throne?
He’s on the throne now, y’all happy? First everybody thought Bran is the Night King. That was wrong. Now y’all thought Jon was supposed to sit on the Iron Throne… and you were wrong.
I mean… honestly, I read a “leak” a few weeks ago that said Bran ended up on the throne and hated it. But, I really liked the way they pulled it off. I’m a sucker for a good Tyrion speech so I guess that’s what won me over.
I thought about this. There’s really only a few shows that have successfully been absolute blockbusters throughout their duration AND for their series finale. So I’ll give Game of Thrones the benefit of the doubt. Statistically, it’s hard to be great for all four quarters of the game and ‘Game of Thrones’ couldn’t close out.
Well, overall I think I still feel like season 8 was just too rushed, it really should’ve been 10 episodes. But, the finale delivered on nearly every level and really drew everything to a satisfying conclusion.
Game of Thrones is available to stream, in its entirety, exclusively on HBO.