Warning – there will be spoilers if you haven’t seen the finale yet! I just want to start by saying the finale really didn’t disappoint! I was hooked throughout, and I didn’t think any part of the episode was boring. I was genuinely excited to find out what’s happening with all the characters. In previous episodes, there have been a few sections I thought were a bit boring and unnecessary.
There were quite a few cliffhangers, which is cool, but at the same time quite annoying when you know you have to wait a whole year to see the next season. And who knows what the next season will be like. There are no more books right? So they’ll have to improvise a bit. I’m sure they’ll do a great job though. So let’s talk about what happened in the episode.
I’ve never been a big Cersei fan. In fact, I’ve been waiting for them to kill her off for many seasons now, but it seems they have other plans for her. I must say, the wildfire came as a surprise to me, but what an epic way to kill everyone you don’t like! It’s pretty interesting how they had this whole section about Loras’ trial and the old man (I’ve forgotten his name) being brutally stabbed to death by children (how creepy was that by the way!) when in the end they would all just die anyway. But that’s Game of Thrones for you, they build you up to give you a shock when they change the turn of events dramatically.
As soon as he walked away from the window, I knew he was going to jump. It was pretty obvious really. They wouldn’t have left the camera focussing on the window if he wasn’t going to come back to it. But what got me was how he walked up to it and just leaned forward and fell to his death without a second to think about it. Fair enough though, that kid seems to have had a pretty shit life in general. His storyline was pretty dull too, so I wasn’t too worried about him dying.
There is something about Jaime that makes me want to see more of him, but at the same time I strongly dislike him. It’s a strange mix of emotions. But I absolutely loved how he shut Walder Frey down and pretty much told him he’s completely useless, and then just walked off like it was nothing. In my head, I was like ‘Careful Jaime, that guy had the almost the whole Stark family brutally murdered. I’m sure he wouldn’t hesitate to get you killed too’. But there was something cool about Jaime just acting superior in that scene.
Arya getting revenge
That scene was pretty epic, so I’ll bypass the fact that Arya went from a scared girl to ‘I don’t give a f***’ in one episode pretty much. I loved seeing a Stark getting revenge on someone. They’ve been treated pretty poorly throughout the whole show, so it was about time. I can’t wait for Arya to get back to her family (the little that’s left of it). Let’s be honest, they probably all think she’s dead. She must assume they are too though right? Unless she’s heard news of Jon and Sansa’s war against Ramsay Bolton. I don’t think anyone knows Bran is alive. It’s a miracle he is too, seeing as he has to be dragged everywhere.
Tyrion and Daenerys are BFFs
How cute was the scene between them? He looked genuinely honoured when she named him hand of the queen, and why wouldn’t he? She’s pretty powerful. I have a feeling he’s on the right side. But I fear for him anyway. I just have this feeling that something bad will happen to him. But you never know, they didn’t have the balls to kill Jon Snow off, so they probably won’t kill Tyrion off. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want either of them to die… I’m just saying. I almost saw a bit of a love connection between Daenerys and Tyrion, but then I realised it was more a mutual respect for each other, and that’s pretty cool too.
Melisandre hit the road
Her excuses for burning little Shireen at the stake didn’t cut it with the group so she was sent off and told to never come back. I’m not sure if they’ve thought that through. Sure, what she did was absolutely horrible, but she seems to be able to bring people back from the dead. That could be pretty useful. I do find her a bit creepy though, so I probably won’t miss her too much.
Bran found out about who Jon Snow truly is
I’m not going to lie, this scene sort of just went over my head. I didn’t really figure out what was going on until I read about it afterwards. But if it’s true what they say, that Jon is related to Daenerys, then that makes my plans for them getting married a bit awkward. Although, it is Game of Thrones. Relatives marrying each other wouldn’t come as that much of a shock.
Little Finger makes a move with Sansa
I have such mixed feelings about him. One part of me loves him and wants to see more of him. The other part of me thinks he’s a total creep. He’s obviously playing his own game and wants the throne for himself, apparently with Sansa on his side. Unfortunately for Sansa, I don’t think they’ve got a chance even if she did decide to help him out.
Lyanna Mormont is cute AF
I found it so amazing that she was the one who spoke up for Jon when others doubted him. What a great actress she is, and what a presence she brings with her. Maybe she should be on the iron throne. That would definitely be my preference over Cersei.
Alright, well those are my thoughts on the finale. I hope I didn’t miss any crucial parts of the episode, there were so many things happening! I wish all episodes were that long. Because there are so many characters to cover, 45-50 minutes just doesn’t seem long enough to tell everyone’s stories.
How did you like the finale?