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It took seven seasons to make a villain as brutal as Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), it took merely a second to kill her, along with the hopes of many fans who thought Cersei deserved more than to die by rubble. It’s exactly the opposite for Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). After all, what better death for her than getting killed by her own lover, Jon Snow (Kit Harrington)?
"Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, The Unburnt, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons" who turned a mad queen by the end of the season, died in the final season of the
after Snow put a knife in her heart after being convinced that his family will be under threat as their knowledge of Snow’s parentage is a threat to Dany’s rule. Game of Thrones
But how did Snow come to kill Dany, the one person he loved the most, the queen he always obeyed, the queen he would never betray? Well, there’s just one person who can make things possible just by talking – Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). After all, Tyrion’s argument was more than convincing for someone who loved his family way more than anyone else.
episode 5 ended, spoilers started coming out, even as a million people signed a petition online to remake the final season as they were not satisfied with how things unfolded in season eight. But little did they realise, if there was a scope to make another season, the makers wouldn’t have rushed the final season the way they did!
Well, the damage is done! We are already done with the final episode of what is said to be the best TV show ever. However, looks like the show, which has been said to be a ‘disaster’ so far, has tried to redeem itself in the final episode. The makers have very cleverly completed a full circle while surprising the viewers at the same time.
Brandon Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), the Three-Eyed Raven, has become the ruler of the Six Kingdoms as the North has officially withdrawn from the kingdom. And yet again, this suggestion came from the most intelligent character, Tyrion, who became his hand. Well, who would have thought the little kid who was pushed by Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) out of a window to hide his illicit relationship with his sister – a scene that could be credited for viewers deciding to watch the show further – would become a ruler in Jamie and Cersei’s own land with them not even being alive to witness it?
We get some amazing acting lessons from Tyrion, who is mostly seen only talking – though he is the best when he talks. Tyrion, after seeing his brother Jamie and Cersei dead under the debris, gives one of the most emotional moments to his fans as he sits next to the bodies of the two and cries.
However, he is clearly not grieving for his sister as much as he is for his brother who was the only person he found affection from while for the rest he was nothing more than a dwarf. The scene is one of the best in GoT except that Jamie and Cersei’s faces had hardly any severe injuries even after being crushed to death.
Sansa (Sophie Turner) becomes a well-deserved Queen of the North. Well, who better than a person who has seen it all? She is the only one who has been through the pains that people have gone through. Arya (Maisie Williams) heads to the west of Westeros, a place no one knows, a place she belongs to, while Snow heads back to Night’s Watch. Guess that’s what he was meant for since the beginning.
Well, we are happy he was not sentenced to death for killing Daenerys thanks to his brother and lord Bran Stark. However, we wonder how the Night’s Watch is still a thing, considering that the dead are finally dead?
We got to see some of our favourite characters -- Brienne Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), Gendry (Joe Dempsie), Samwell Tarly (John Bradley), Tormund (Kristofer Hivju), Bronn (Jerome Patrick Flynn) and of course, Ghost – for one last time. And this time, Snow petted Ghost!
Last but not the least, the Iron Throne, which led to all the wars and battles, was also destroyed by the dragon, after he sees his mother dead next to it. It's as if he attempted to send a message that conveys, “If not my mother, nobody else!”Overall, while we may have a lot of complaints with the final season, which had a lot of goof-ups, we can’t deny the fact that we love to love the "Game of Thrones".