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

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  1. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I was honestly surprised to see him taken to a cell and not immediately burnt to a crisp. Was the dragon away eating more sheep?
     
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Dexter is an excellent show up through Season 4. Then it started to go downhill and the last season was a travesty, with the finale being one of the worst of all time. I would recommend watching and just treating the S4 finale as the series finale.
    Because the Kingsroad goes to Castle Black. Going to Eastwatch would add hundreds of miles to their journey.
     
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  3. brianp6621

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    It was a little odd but showed there was still some humanity in her. He was one of her closest advisors and allies for a long time.
     
  4. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    "Did you kill Queen Daenerys?"

    "I know nothing."
     
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    As ridiculous as it was to have sent the Dothraki on a suicide mission against an enemy that could raise the dead, at least there would have been some small shred of consolation in the fact that the writers needed to have the Dothraki wiped out for story purposes. But we didn't even get that. This was another example of theatrics thrown into the story in an attempt to artificially create drama.

    It would have been interesting if Grey Worm had accepted Davos' offer to live in the Reach. I'm not sure how he would have reacted to Bronn being his lord.
     
  6. BitbyBlit

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    Arya probably wouldn't have wanted the job, but she would have been good at it. We already knew she was stealthy, but she is also apparently good at collecting secrets. Somehow she knew that Daenerys was aware of Jon's secret having been spread even though it hadn't been made public.

    Maybe Varys did get one letter out, and it was to her.
    (The name of this new Westerosi spy series is Nobody's Home.)

    Speaking if Varys, his death in the previous episode didn't bother me because I thought that he had set some plans in motion that would have come to fruition in this episode. Now that we know he didn't, his death does seem less satisfying to me. Apparently his purpose this season was just to make Tyrion feel guilty about having chosen the wrong path. Still, the fact that he was willing to sacrifice his life for the good of the kingdom (even though he ultimately failed) demonstrated growth in his character from when he had been telling Ned Stark that he was no hero.
     
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  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    Except didn't Jon travel by ship..?
     
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  8. photoshopgrl

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    Yes but rode into Castle Black on horse so I just assumed that all recruits/prisoners reported there before the Lord Commander assigned them a position. I mean, not that any of that matters since there was no Lord Commander or really a Night's Watch at this point. :D
     
  9. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    One little thing that I appreciated is Tyrion admitting that he was in love with Dany. I know we all knew it; especially after his reaction on the ship when Dany let Jon in her room to end the season, but I'm glad he confessed it.

    Is that the main reason he stopped having sex?
     
  10. photoshopgrl

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    I'm not sure still that he meant it that way. You can love someone and as he said "believe in them with all your heart" but that does not mean he was IN love with her. I'd love to hear Peter's take on his character's feelings.
     
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  11. Martin Tupper

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    Jon was escorted to Castle Black. The hole is hundreds of miles away at East Watch but the Sea.
     
  12. Rob Helmerichs

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    But he traveled by ship, so he must have landed at or near Eastwatch..?
     
  13. Martin Tupper

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    I suppose they could have sailed to White Harbor, and picked up the Kings Road from there
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    Waze probably said that it would be faster.
     
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    I only quoted the introduction for the sake of brevity, but this entire post is excellent. Thanks for sharing. I think this and Rob's initial post just about perfectly encapsulate my feelings about this episode.
     
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  15. TAsunder

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    Yup Dexter had one of the best series finales of all time followed by a bunch of additional seasons.

    GoT finale is not even in the same league. A couple episodes this season and last were way worse than the finale. The finale of GOT had some nice moments and a satisfying ultimate fate for many characters (though I don’t think the way they arrived there made a lot of sense). The last episode of Dexter was unparalleled in how terrible it was.
     
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  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, it wasn't a great finalé. But it was a decent one. It got the job done, and rose above a very shaky final season.

    I still say overall, the show didn't stick the landing. But it wasn't an embarrassment, even taking the last season as a whole.
     
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  17. exdishguy

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    The GOT finale was tough for me. I just had much higher expectations that one last plot twist would occur ending the series with a deliciously evil outcome. Instead, it seemed like they literally ran out of money and threw some chairs together in a couple of scenes once Dany died. It was just so disconnected, followed by uber cheesy. Not Dexter cheesy. But as many have said, I suppose each character ended up where they belonged.

    Perhaps I'll take the view that "The Long Night" was the series finale. It certainly made the entire season worth watching. :)
     
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  18. Anubys

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    well...watch it again here (5:20 into the clip)

    "I know you love her. I love her too. Not as...successfully as you"

    I see what you're saying...he follows that with "I believed in her with all my heart"...but for a man to say the line about success, that only means one thing...he failed where Jon did not...he wanted her and could not have her...
     
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  19. allan

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    A truly bad ending can ruin an otherwise good show for me. The GoT ending, actually the whole last season, though poor, wasn't nearly THAT bad. The real problem is that the season was rushed and the finale seemed to be out of gas. Still, a decent ending to a truly great series.
     
  20. uncdrew

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    Oh no. Did they screw up The Golden Compass? :(
     

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