WARNING: Spoilers Ahead
Alas, the great series has finally come to an end, and we can’t even explain how we feel; it’s a mix of joy, and sadness a bit of longing (for more episodes). Who would have thought that Bran the broken will turn out to be King of the Seven Kingdoms (well six kingdoms actually). The writers basically just threw all the fan theories into the bin and surprised us all.
The fan theory of Arya killing Dany was thrown out the window the moment Jon Snow killed her. It as such a shocking moment because we all thought Jon Snow had lost his mind the moment he said ” You are my queen, forever and always”, they certainly shocked us there. And the moment Drogon showed up, we all thought that that was the end of Jon Snow but it looks like Drogon probably respected the fact that he’s a Targaryen, and he melted the iron stone instead. Isn’t it kind of funny that the Iron Throne, the inspiration for most of the terrible things we’ve seen over eight seasons, was grief-torched by Drogon after Jon Snow killed its mom.
Of course there are a lot of loopholes in this episode (the whole season actually) which made it obvious that it was rushed. There was Jon killing Daenerys and then escaping the immediate wrath of both Drogon and the Unsullied, who instead took him prisoner hours after cutting people’s throats just for supporting Cersei, much less murdering their queen. And how did they know what had happened, without a body? Did he confess? And didn’t most of the Unsullied and Dothraki die during the battle of Winterfell and the battle for the throne? How come they’ve suddenly increased in size?
Also, how did we go from Jon walking and then, with a quick fade out and in, Tyrion had a bushy beard and the heads of Westeros’s big houses had suddenly appeared in the dragonpit. Who summoned them? There’s still a Night’s Watch?” Jon asked, speaking for all of us, when it was proposed to him. According to Tyrion, there is, but maybe there wasn’t after all? It just looked like Tormund and a bunch of Wildlings, and then they all headed north of the Wall.
Had Game of Thrones given itself more time — just a few more episodes — it might have worked its way to a similar place, and it would have given all of the right kind of closure, because we still have a lot of questions unanswered, and the writers have escaped to an unknown destination, probably because they anticipated people’s reactions.
But regardless, it was still a great show and we are thankful to everyone that made it happen. We will certainly miss it, what are we going to be doing with our time now? Is there any other show that we will wake up at 2 am to watch? Let’s wait and see.
By: Dammy Eneli