Game of Thrones S8E6 5/19/2019 "The Iron Throne" Series Finale

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    astrohip

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    And that's how you end a series! Bittersweet indeed.

    Thanks to all involved--actors, writers, crew, etc. Especially George R.R. Martin for giving us this world. It's been a long time since a TV show captured the public imagination like Game of Thrones, maybe since Lost (this week, nine years ago). Love it or not, it was a hell of a ride!

    Ghost!
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    For a show that has stumbled so much during this season, it’s impressive how satisfying the finalé was. It’s like they got all of the missteps out of the way the past few episodes. King Bran works for me, as does Queen Sansa. And Lord Commander Jon Snow as well, although now the Night’s Watch will actually be what everybody always erroneously assumed it was...busy-work to keep the bastards and broken people occupied. Even Tyrion found a place in the New World Order. It’s all much...happier than I would have thought for Game of Thrones, but grimmer than I would expect for just about any other show.

    I figured it had to be Jon who killed Dany...the Rule of the Most Tragic Outcome is too deeply ingrained in this show for it to be anybody else. Wasn’t sure at all what would happen next, though.

    Interesting that Drogon decided nobody would succeed Dany on the Iron Throne!

    For a building that collapsed into the basement, it’s amazing how intact the Red Keep is.
     
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    getbak

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    And how little rubble Jaime and Cersei were buried under.
     
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    You knew Drogon wouldn't kill him, but for a moment I thought he was going to accept Jon as his rider.

    Oh well, Bran the Broken will find him.
     
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    I feel pretty satisfied with that. My only gripe is why would Sansa still be insisting the North be free when her own brother is now the King. I also got some Cercei vibes from her in that final scene where she sits and they all start chanting "queen in the north".

    GHOST THE GOODEST BOY REUNITED. That was what we deserved! That alone makes me love the finale.
     
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    I'm not sure how I feel. I'm gonna need some time for it to sink in a bit. I don't know what I was hoping for, and I certainly was not expecting a happy ending, but my initial reaction is that this just didn't do it for me. So much felt strange. The nights watch is pointless now. The whole think about the North remaining independent...I know that's always been what they've been leading us to all along, but now the other 6 kingdoms are just going to accept an independent North under stark rule, while the 6 kingdoms remain separate...under Stark rule? Arya's whole extended death and destruction scene last episode clearly showed us they were setting her up for something...but I didn't think that something was a 30 second conversation with Jon Snow. I was certainly not hoping it would be her killing Dany, but I was hoping there'd be something more. And "whats west of Westeros" certainly isn't it either.

    Clearly the writers were trolling us with the Ghost scene 2 episiodes ago. They knew exactly how everyone would react and just held it out till now. Props to them on a good trolling.
     
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    Gunnyman

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    Bran could have “pardoned “ Jon and reinstates him as king of the North. He seemed ok with being back at castle Black though.
     
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    Nah. They had to get rid of Drogon. But they did it in a way that the story could be picked up. Same with Arya. Same with Jon Snow.
     
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    The unsullied would’ve never gone for that.
     
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    Gunnyman

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    So what? They had half their numbers and Greyworm told them to choose a king. Seems to me Bran could do whatever he wanted.
     
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    astrohip

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    You know D&D had to be biting their tongues when they got all that criticism for that "goodbye" between Jon & Ghost. "Just you wait", said neither of them.

    I think the fact that Bran is both the First and the Last of his name is part of what lets the Six Kingdoms accept him. He's clearly "special", and they're okay with that, and him. And he won't live forever. Well, maybe six thousand years or so, but not forever.
     
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    Bran won't be King forever, and the next ruler probably won't be a Stark. It'd be a lot harder to then make the North free, than right now.

    -smak-
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I think she's just philosophically opposed to the North being part of the Kingdoms...especially since when Bran dies, who knows who will become King/Queen and how they will treat the North?
     
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    LordKronos

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    Why did they even go for holding Jon as prisoner in the first place. I mean, here they are executing surrendered soldier without even giving Jon a chance to talk to Dany about it, but then Jon kills their queen and they're just like "oh yeah, well we will see what the lords of the 7 kingdoms have to say about this".
     
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    Sam: “Let’s try democracy!”

    Overall I felt distinctly meh...
     
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    smak

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    They have no protection for anything they might do to Jon. Their Queen is dead.

    -smak-
     
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    Now, people can stop complaining about Jon not giving a proper goodbye to Ghost a couple episodes ago. It was the reunion we all wanted, anyway.


    I liked that Sansa waited to go last in the vote for king and then just said, no, we're going to stay independent. You have to think the others were thinking that they didn't know that was an option.

    Also, nice for her to put her stupid uncle in his place. I'd say he's the most-useless person related to the Starks, but there's still their cousin, Robin.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    The new ruling council seems like they were pulling a reverse Star Trek...instead of the entire command staff going on every Away Mission, they took all the Away Mission crew and made them command staff.

    But having a Master of Grammar made it all worthwhile. :D
     
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    realityboy

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    He could, but I assume he wouldn’t want to start a war with the unsullied as his first act.
     
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    smak

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    Isn't Drogon now King...Or a non gendered ruler? :)

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