Longtime fans, will remember that I started watching Game of Thornes (GoT) back when the last season was airing. This was due to 2 things 1. the only reason I didn’t watch was due to a lack of access to HBO and a friend gave me access 2. the “Who Will Get Killed Next Board” was literally 5 feet away from my desk at work and therefore I heard people discussing the show all day. So I watched the show knowing how it would end and knowing that everyone was disappointed. Here are my thoughts.
First of all, y’all need to calm down, the ending was not that bad. In fact I would say it wasn’t even bad at all. Was the whole Dany killing a bunch of innocent people surprising? Yes. Was it emotionally a lot? Yes. Did a take a couple week break after that episode to chill? Yes. Would I have preferred a few more killing the Tarly’s moments? Yes. Was it out of character for her? Absolutely not! The woman crucified 163 potentially innocent people in Meereen because of their social class. She basically did the same thing she did to Kings Landing to Astapor. So while it was surpring, it was not out of character. Obviously there were some differences (in both cases she was murdering slave owners, whereas there were no slave owners in Kings Landing), but she’s still capable for mass murder. I liken this to Anakin Skywalker in prequels. If we didn’t know who he was going to turn into, I think the events of Revenge of the Sith would shock us all (goes form arrogant young man who murders a whole village to avenge his mom to evil Sith Lord who murders small children and helps kill democracy), but we knew so we didn’t think it was as large of a jump. Nobody knows the exact moment before someone goes from hero to villian. One minute someone seems great with a few issues and the next they’re a villian. If we knew when, we would stop them before hand. I also think, she worked her whole life for this moment of taking back Westeros with fire and blood and they just surrender. It must have been such a let down for her.
I’m ok with Bran being King. Is he the most exciting choice? No, but you can’t hate him. No one is going to start a war cause Bran is King and that is what Westeros needs.
However, I don’t get how does Sansa get away will leaving Westeros. She’s just like, listen, the Northerners will only serve Northerners, so we’re leaving, even though my brother (also a Norrtherner) is King, we can’t serve him. And everyone is like, sounds logical to me Sansa?
Also Arya’s going to see what was West of Westeros felt pretty random, but I get that after all she’s been through she just can’t chill in Winterfell.
I literally LOL’d when they sent Jon Snow back to the Night’s Watch! I don’t get why people were upset about that. Jon is just a guy who wanted to join the Night’s Watch and have fun adventures North of the Wall. He accidentally winds up being the only guy who can unite everyone to save humanity. Now that he’s done, I’m glad he gets a second chance to have those adventures. Also, he doesn’t have to leave his dog and his buddy Tormund behind. The only other time I LOL’d was when Dany and John are introduced. I think how long her titles are and how short his are, says all you need about the two of them.
Yes, it’s sad that the Stark kids don’t wind up together, but I’m happy for each of them individually.
I was happy with everyone on the Small Council. Good for Brienne! Good for Podrick! Good for Ser Davos! Good for Ser Bronn! The man took an opportunity to fight for Tyrion and ran with it all the way to be the richest man in Westeros! What an amazing rags to riches story! I’m happy for Sam, but I don’t understand how he is still a Maester. He so boldly breaks his celibacy vows and everybody’s cool with it.
Did Lena Headley will all the awards for playing Cersei, cause she should? I literally felt bad for her when she died. Also, I don’t get why people thought her death was too random. She murdered a bunch of people in a terrorist attack and dies in another. That’s actually pretty good poetic justice.
Some Thoughts Unrelated to the Finale
The most unnecessary deaths are: 1. Walder Frey’s wife. There was no need for Catlyn Stark to do that. 2. Lady Lyanna Mormont. It was a cool death, but unnecessary for the plot. 3. The Hound. You tell Arya to give up on revenge, but you don’t? Also, thanks for getting Arya to snap out of it.
Stannis Baratheon deserved a much worse death. I was happy Brienne got to kill him, but he burned his daughter alive. I needed him to suffer. To me he’s actually one of the worst villians on the show. My thoughts about the Boltons are, if your family Sigil is torturing someone you just never had a shot of being mentally stable. Stannis did have a shot, and he chose evil.
How did Arya learn how to become an assassin and an amazing flirt in such a short amount of time? You can’t tell me the Faceless Men had time to teach her that. But girl has got game! Side note, I hated the Faceless Men. Too much for me.
My thougths on the battle with the Night King Why didn’t Jaime bring Wildfire to the battle with the Night King? Why can the Knight King ride a dragon? Is he a Targaryen? Why hide children, the elderly, and other non-fighters in the crypts when your enemy brings the dead back to life?!?! Why did no one give Bran dragonglass if you knew the Night King was coming for him?
Why doesn’t Jon realize he’s a Targaryen when he rides a dragon? He truly does know nothing!
When Theon was doing his Stark Family Apology Tour, I felt like all the Stark kids forgave him way too quickly! The man betrayed your family, which is basically his family. Let me get through his whole speech and leave him hanging for a minute before you forgive him.
Brienne should have gotten with Tormund. The man could not flirt to save his life, but he was way better to her than Jaime. Jaime may have knighted her, but Tormund was all like screw the patriarchy, which is a highly desireable quality in a man. Also, he wanted her around on every mission because he knew how powerful she was. You want a man who doesn’t fear your power. Jaime liked her in spite of what made her unique, Tormund liked her for it.
What exactly is the Three Eyed Raven? He obviously doesn’t know everything, if he didn’t know Jon was the true King. I feel like Bran just never explains it to anyone. My reaction to Bran being all Three Eyed Raven would be a cross between Sam (saying he doesn’t know what that is) and Tyrion (wanting Bran to tell me exactly what happened to him). Also, I think a somewhat omniscient king makes sense.
Why was the last Three Eyed Raven hanging out inside a tree for centuries? Life would have been easier for Bran if he hung out in Westeros. 1. People would know what a Three Eyed Raven is 2. Bran wouldn’t have had to travel so far. 3. They’d actually be safer from the Night King and Hodor might still be alive! Also, how does one get stuck in the roots of a tree. Move around a bit and they won’t grow into you. Side note, how do trees grow into people?
I’m actually mad with Ned Stark! He makes a big deal about how Joffrey can’t be King cause everyone is lying about his parentage, when he spent his whole life lying about Jon. First of all, tell you wife who Jon really is. She probably would have been nicer to Jon. Second, tell Jon before he vows to have no titles, that he should have The Title. Third, how could he still be friends with Robert, and name his son Robb, knowing the whole rebellion was built on a lie. Knowing that his sister never loved him. Knowing Robert started this whole rebellion because he wouldn’t take no for an answer. So awful. He’s not as honorable as we all thought.
Finally, I think Robert knew the kids weren’t his. I mean, how hard is it to figure out that if every Baratheon has brown hair and your kids don’t have brown hair, and your wife and her brother are “close” that something’s up. I think he knew, but didn’t care, and Ned should have talked to Robert before he messed everything up.
A Few Alternate TV Shows/Movies I’d Love to See
1. A sitcom about the Hound hanging out at the commune with those Hippies.
2. A romcom a la Bridgette Jones of Brienne, Tormund, and Jaime.
3. Gendry learns to be a lord a la The Princess Diaries.