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

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  1. Legion

    Legion Member

    Aug 24, 2005


    Agreed. The King doesnt select the Lord Commander. And John's watch ended once before. I also agree that he was heading North to live his life there where the cold climate will give him a reason to pout and brood all of the time.

    Once G-Worm and the seemingly endless Unsullied army left town why not bring John back? "We were only kidding Aegon, come back." That probably keeps the Nort in the 7 kingdoms and Bran can be the Master of Whispers since he can hack into the past and see/hear conversations.

    How did Sam get to be the Grand Maester? Nice shoe horning of the book series title into the finale.

    Why did Sansa feel the need to tell everyone Bran's peeper was broken as well? THanks sis!.
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  2. tlc

    tlc Active Member

    May 29, 2002
    It seems that a lot of people are upset that the ending wasn't what they expected. That's a good thing! Did you expect Ned to lose his head? Did you expect the Red Wedding? Aren't the unexpected things part of the reason that this show stood out and you watched it?
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  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    But he was explicitly sent to the Wall to rejoin the Night's Watch. Obviously, he had other plans, but that was his "sentence."
  4. LordKronos

    LordKronos Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    I didn't buy the part about no more heirs to the throne. First who is ti say Bran can't have kids. I assume because if the paralysis thing, but if Sam can dig up a cure to grayscale hidden in the texts, who know what else can can find. Second, even if we assume Bran can't have kids, is that going to be their criteria for picking every King from now on? Otherwise it's all fine to say that's the new rule, but once someone else has the power, try and stop them. I thought Bran could pass along his power and all future rules could be 3 eyes Ravens. Not sure how well that will work with the threat of the Night King gone (which I thought was the whole point of the 3ER, but I guess they never gave us a thorough explanation for that either)

    Last episode I thought it looked like light at the top of one of the rubble filled doorways and I was wondering why Jamie didn't try to climb over the rubble. Then I just dismissed the idea, but then Tyrion did exactly that this episode.

    My favorite 3 posts on Reddit last night were a reply chain:
    1) Drogon thinking "all this for a chair"
    2) Drogon just made it wheelchair accessible
    3) Chaos is a ramp
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  5. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA


    During that scene I thought "good thing Tyrion is short".

    Tyrion was coming from the keep. C & J didn't want to go that way, they wanted to go out the other way, down the stairs back to the skiff. I don't think it would have helped much, in terms of survivability, for them to go back up to the castle.
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  6. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    If I were Jon, I would've stripped naked, thrown my clothes in the fire that Drogon made, and proclaimed that I'm impervious to fire like Dany :D

    As others have said, it really bugged me that all the other houses didn't say "well, if Sansa can be independent, so will I".

    Unless the 3-eyed raven will beget the next 3-eyed raven King, this line of succession of electing the next king is exactly why the birth succession plan was put into place. This current system might as well be called "we will have a civil war every time the king dies in order to establish who the next king will be".
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  7. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 23, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Did anyone else get an Avengers eating shawarma vibe from that final council scene where they were gathered around the table bickering?
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  8. wprager

    wprager Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
  9. Family

    Family Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    A blah ending to a horrible season.

    So Dany didn't go mad. This was a cold calculated move by someone who knew what she was doing. It wasn't an emotional decision to burn down the city that apologists were claiming last week. They tried hard to sell the viewer that this was consistent with her character. Tyrion named all the other slaughters, as if he didn't buy it. Was anybody else?

    When Bran said, "This is what I came back for" after Tyrion asked him if he wanted to be king, that didn't send a red flag up?

    Jamie really was the king slayer since he evidently killed the real Bran in the first episode.

    Someone compared this to being better than the Lost finale, but Big Bang, a comedy on network television, blew away this finale.
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  10. tlc

    tlc Active Member

    May 29, 2002
    Well, Edmure survived.

    Or "Wait! That was an option?!"
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  11. TriBruin

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Dec 10, 2003
    Bartlett, IL
    After giving it some thought, I liked the ending. Was this the best episode of the series, not by a long shot. But, I feel this captured what the show was about. To paraphrase what Cersei said to Ned, "If you play the game of thrones, you die". At the end of the day, everyone who thought they should be king/queen is now dead and a new day has arisen in Westeros.

    While, it has be somewhat obvious, I liked how Jon killed Dany. Very private and while in basically telling her he still loved her. For a moment, I wasn't even 100% sure who stabbed whom. Drogon trying to wake Dany up was the one of the saddest scenes in the whole series.

    I can accept the ultimate ending, Bran on the Throne (guess, we can't call it the Iron Throne anymore). Sansa pulling the North from the 7 kingdoms, didn't bother me too much. She basically was "we saved all your a***es, try and stop us". The scene with Sam suggesting a democracy was funny, but a little out of place. However, Sansa telling Edmure to sit down and shut up was funny. (It took me a moment to figure out who that was.)

    I liked the small council meeting. It felt like the type of funny moment that was a part of GOT for a long time.

    Yes, there were things I had to suspend disbelief. Both Jon and Tyrion should have been long dead. Dany didn't let her prisioners live very long and Jon should have been dead by Grey Worm's hand as soon as he was discovered.

    It will be interesting to see where this show ranks as the years past. Will people remember it fondly for all the great seasons we had or will the final 2 seasons be its legacy?
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  12. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2001
    Whatsamatta U
    And after 2 battles and endless travel, they can stand at attention indefinitely. I guess they don’t get thirsty.
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  13. tlc

    tlc Active Member

    May 29, 2002
    I didn't say it was the same pile. J & C walked right up to their pile because it was the direction they were trying to go.
  14. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    What I got from this episode:

    1. Brienne of Tarth has mediocre penmanship and doesn't seem to know that you need to blot or dry your ink before closing a book when writing with fountain ink. She should have dictated this to a scribe.

    2. Finally resolves beyond any reasonable argument that the common tongue of Westeros is English, spoken and written.

    3. Nobody in this thread would recognize an excellent ending if it smacked them in their collective face.
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  15. HoosierFan

    HoosierFan Board game geek

    May 8, 2001
    When Dany was speaking to the crowd:
    1) How did anyone hear her?
    2) How did everyone understand her? Wasn't she speaking Dothraki? When she started off with Blood of my Blood, I assumed that, but is there a language that everyone understands other than English?
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  16. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    That wasn't Tyrion's point. He was saying that it was ok (i.e. we all made excuses for her) when she was cruel to bad people; when she showed no mercy to evil people. But maybe now we see that she is just cruel and will show no mercy to anyone who opposes her, not just evil people. If you oppose her vision, you deserve her cruelty.

    The fact that those who opposed her at the beginning were all evil people was just a happy coincidence. Now Tyrion and Jon see that non-evil people also get the same fate.
  17. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Nov 12, 2000
    San Antonio
    1) I wondered the same thing - maybe the acoustics were just great there? :)
    2) I think she spoke Dothraki to the Dothraki, and Valyrian to the unsullied.
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  18. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Reminds me of the scene in Barry last night, where Fuchs is talking to the mob of gangsters ready to start a war, and they can't hear what he's saying. :D
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  19. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Regarding the North being free: the thing that bothered me about this was the Iron Islands. There's no way that Yara would agree to Bran as King of the Iron Islands if Sansa wouldn't for the North, especially given what she'd been promised by Dany.
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  20. dslunceford

    dslunceford Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    No. VA/D.C.


    Also have seen a few of these themes about Bran...

    Bran: I don't want to be king, I'm the three eyed raven.

    Tyrion: Bran should be king.

    Also Bran: Why do you think I came here?

    Me: ???
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