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

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  1. May 20, 2019 #61 of 506
    BrettStah

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    Up until she died, they were poised to be deployed across the known world to “free” everyone (no matter how many were killed). Between her army and her dragon, she was going to be hard to stop. So I think showing that she had them to be deployed was important - it could have played a part in Jon’s decision to stop her.
     
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  2. May 20, 2019 #62 of 506
    BrettStah

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    Agreed!


    (I didn’t say so in the last thread, but I was thinking to myself that it was going to be difficult you to not watch the last episode tonight! I’m glad you watched it to avoid spoilers.)
     
  3. May 20, 2019 #63 of 506
    LordKronos

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    But there wasn't that many. She came to westeros with 8000 unsullied. She lost a few here and there (does anyone recall in the conversation with Arya [edit...I mean Sansa] how many unsullied they needed to feed?), and then half of what was left at Winterfell. They lost hardly anything in the battle of Kings Landing. Worst case that would probably be 2000 unsullied, but I think more.

    If you look in the scene where Dany is at the top of the stairs, the unsullied are lined up. It looks like a little more than 30 in each line, but definitely no more than 50. There are 16-20 rows on each side of here. If we go with the upper bound, 50 * 20 * 2 is only 2000. Then less than 50 lining each side of the stairs. So absolute most you see there is 2100.
     
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  4. May 20, 2019 #64 of 506
    DavidTigerFan

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    Ugh
     
  5. May 20, 2019 #65 of 506
    astrohip

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    I read where he was mostly well behaved on set, and hit his cues all the time. As long as you kept him plied with sheep and the occasional shepherd pie.
     
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    MikeekiM

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    LOL... +1...

    I was came here thinking that there would be a lot of "meh" reactions, but was surprised to see everyone so happy and satisfied with the ending...

    I was really disappointed... I thought Jon Snow would get the nod to the Iron Throne after the heart wrenching decision to kill his love interest and queen... Especially since most knew of his lineage... A Targareon was on the Iron Throne, and he has always been such a compelling leader...

    All the democratic discussion seemed forced and over the top. "A leader will no longer be born, but chosen"... While I agree with this in reality, it just seemed forced and out of place in this finale.

    Also, how did Tyrion the prisoner become the voice for the leadership. I found it unrealistic that the nomination of Bran came from him.

    LOL... I have to admit, the one bit that I really enjoyed was Lady Sansa telling the guy who was making a play for the throne to "sit down"... That was one of the few shining moments for me.

    And ending in the slapstick jokes about funding whore houses versus ships, also seemed like a slap in the face to such an otherwise epic series.

    I would almost have been happier if Jon decided to let Dany live to rule the 7 Kingdoms, and end with an underground rebellion that keeps the viewers considering the "what ifs" of what could happen in the unstated future...

    As they say, you can't make everyone happy with a series finale, and unfortunately I fell on the other side... :(
     
  7. May 20, 2019 #67 of 506
    DevdogAZ

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    No. Tyrion told him he was the one that could make a choice. And that was eating at him and then Dany said they exact same thing and that pushed him over the top. At that moment he knew what he had to do.
    He was only the prisoner in the eyes of the Unsullied. The rest of them sitting there still obviously respected him and his counsel. And clearly he learned some humility over those eight seasons.
     
  8. May 20, 2019 #68 of 506
    MikeekiM

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    ...I am still "coming down" from my disappointment with this finale episode...

    I mean really...NONE of the power players are sitting on the iron throne at the end of this epic series? Not Dany, not Jon, not Cercie? What happened to the riveting "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die"?

    I feel like I just finished the 82 game NBA season and woke up to find out that one of the mediocre under-performing teams won the NBA Finals and took home the trophy!

    Sorry...still feeling completely underwhelmed right now... (can you tell?) :D
     
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  9. May 20, 2019 #69 of 506
    smak

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    The only two people that were playing the game of thrones are dead.

    In fact, isn’t everybody in the series who wanted the throne dead?

    -smak-
     
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  10. May 20, 2019 #70 of 506
    MonsterJoe

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    anyone who suffered through the 'Lost' finale and was unsatisfied with this is insatiable.
     
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    MikeekiM

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    I guess I am insatiable... ;)
     
  12. May 20, 2019 #72 of 506
    astrohip

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    Just did a rewatch, and as it came to the end, I realized the series opened and closed with the same exact scene. A group going thru the wall, heading into the North.

    Similar to Lost, in that it opened and closed with the same scene (Jack's eye).

    Also, did you catch the sprig of grass breaking thru the snow as they trudged north. Book Seven, A Dream of Spring.
     
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    brianp6621

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    You kinda missed the point. The ending of GoT is that there is no more game of thrones. They showed us that metaphorically and physically (Drogon destroying the throne)

    I'm surprised so many think Dany or anyone else or even Jon ending up on the thrown would have been a satisfying ending.

    Especially with after Jon killing Dany (which basically HAD to happen) there was absolutely no path for Jon and noone else made sense.
     
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  14. May 20, 2019 #74 of 506
    brianp6621

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    Personally I think this wrapped up about as well as it could have. I'm pretty satisfied.

    For me one of the better series endings and about as good as you can hope for with an epic like this
     
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  15. May 20, 2019 #75 of 506
    brianp6621

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    Yep.
    The key players for power are all dead, the throne is gone. There is no more Game of Thrones.
     
  16. May 20, 2019 #76 of 506
    brianp6621

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    But we've been over this. Jon wasn't impervious to fire unless dragon fire is different and Dany was impervious to all fire.
     
  17. May 20, 2019 #77 of 506
    morac

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    So some reviews are already saying that the finale was too “happily ever after” for a GOT finale. That it would be a good finale for another show, but not for a show where the good guys frequently lose badly. Basically almost all the good guys got what they wanted, even arguably Jon Snow.

    For example:

    'Game of Thrones' series finale recap: A disaster ending that fans didn't deserve

    I guess the alternative is a Red Wedding type ending though which I’m pretty sure would be horribly despised. Something in between could work though.
     
  18. May 20, 2019 #78 of 506
    Fahtrim

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    It ended up being a hollywood happy ending.

    Bran king and mysterious and crap
    Jon Snow king beyond the walll (that look they made him give)
    Sansa Queen of the north
    Arya the explorer

    And yes the bickering of politics was just basically lame
    Finding the golden hand in less than a foot of rubble was such a "twist"
    Petting Ghost was nice, but also rude overall, pandering playing typical head games. Tormund and Ghost 100% predictable before gate opened

    but overall still didn't hate it. It was better than the horrible ep5, but that bar was set low.

    Well edited to ADD SMEAK! I saw morac's post after I hit enter on mine. ha hadn't seen that article yet

    Read that article, it fit my thinking as well
     
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  19. May 20, 2019 #79 of 506
    markb

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    I probably would be disappointed with any ending, but I feel like after Jon killed Danerys, the episode just got... weird! Maybe it wrapped things up a little too neatly. I dunno. It just felt strange!
     
  20. May 20, 2019 #80 of 506
    hefe

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    I thought it was pretty excellent. Certainly riveting to watch. Unlike some of the action episodes, I never looked at my watch to see how long it had been going.

    I'm really interested to see how the books do it. I'm sure there will be a lot of differences.
     
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