Here we are, 8 seasons and so many character deaths. For such a divisive season that separated the fan base, with most loving it and others hating it, I can say that HBO‘s “Game of Thrones” went out on a high note. The end of the Stark story had finally arrived and it brought tears of joy to the faces of its viewers.
As one of the most popular shows of all time, “Game of Thrones” had to go out in a good way, with no cliff hangers and very few questions left unanswered, and that is exactly what it did. Although not as action packed as I originally thought it would be, this episode was actually really enjoyable to watch. The characters that got happy endings got what they deserved and the characters who didn’t got what they deserved. How? You’ll just have to watch and see.
Every character that had survived up to this point did so by surviving the impossible. All of them deserved life, except for one… The dragon queen. Expecting a serious fight that could develop between another battle between the north and Jon snow against Daenarys and her forces, I didn’t expect it to go down the way it did. I found the fact that Daenarys didn’t even have time to sit on the thrones, she didn’t get the chance, it just shows how creative the writers were and how they nodded at the fact she is not the rightful ruler. That entire scene was so emotional from the least emotional creature in the room, Drogon, Daenarys’ dragon. The emotion that the winged serpent felt could be felt by everyone who was watching and it led to such a powerful visual. The melting of the iron throne.
These events led into the rest of the episode with every character trying to figure out what to do with the 7 kingdoms. Leading to a great council meeting where not a single person knew what to do. They all deliberated before finally coming to a decent conclusion, the lords and ladies of the 6 kingdoms will all meet together to choose the future king because ruling by right of birth has led to terrible kings. It changes the entire fabric of what we know the show as, people questing for the iron throne and the crown to rule the kingdoms. It was also in this scene that the North had succeeded from the other kingdoms and Bran Stark was appointed king. With two Starks at the helms of the most powerful kingdoms in the world, what could go wrong?
The final and honestly most impactful scene of the show comes from the ending. Transitioning between the events that are occuring and the paths that are now laid out for the Stark children. With Arya going West, Bran taking the throne, Sansa being crowned “Queen of the North” and Jon venturing beyond the wall, it really gives you a sense of the journey these characters have been on. It puts into perspective what these people have gone through, not just the characters themselves but the actors. Dedicating nearly 8 years of their lives to this show and their respected characters, it brings a smile to your face to see that their characters can live in peace now.