As a person who binge watched Game of Thrones this year, right before the final season, I sure did get quite attached to every character. I thought my feelings went on a rollercoaster ride and come to think of all the fans who have watched it right from the beginning, hats off for all the patience and dedication.
Although GOT, one of the biggest television series to be made, has maintained a high standard for 7 seasons, the final season did not stand up to the mark. From watching epic battles like “The Battle of the Bastards” that blew everyone’s minds to watching how Cersei and Jaime Lannister die, the show, according to fans and critiques did not reach the bar that they themselves set. So much so, fans had started a petition to remake the whole season, with one million signatures in total!
Season 8 Episode 6
This episode was another disappointment for me too, a person who recently watched GOT. The whole hype and all the truth revealed about Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen, and how he is the one true heir to the Iron throne was to no avail. Did he become the King? No. Where did Jon Snow end up? Back at Night’s Watch. I did feel bad for him and laughed at the fact that he was sent back there. At least he wasn’t killed by the unsullied for killing Daenerys.
Peter Dinklage, aka Tyrion Lannister is such a fine actor. From the moment he finds his siblings under the rubble of King’s Landing to him confronting Daenerys and throwing away the pin, refusing to be her hand any longer to the end where he helps the Lord’s and Lady’s decide who the new King should be, Tyrion Lannister’s role has just grown to be better by the season.
And now the biggest question, why was Daenerys Targaryen's character ended that way? It was upsetting enough that Cersei Lannister was killed by bricks after making it seem like her death would be worse because of the person she is. But Dany? She was this strong woman who rode a Dragon for crying out loud! Her character was built through all the seasons for her to be stabbed in the heart by Jon Snow? Come on! There surely could’ve been a better ending to her character! Drogon seemed to get it right when he melted the Iron Throne. No throne, no ruler.
Bran the Broken, ruler of six kingdoms (because Sansa said she wouldn’t bend the knee and Winterfell should be free). Long may he live! For a character that didn’t look like he would make it, I mean he was crippled, Brandon Stark being chosen as the King of Westeros was such a surprise for everyone! All though throughout the seasons it seemed like Jon would be the one ending up on the throne, but these change of events where Bran became the King was very surprising and later felt like a good decision.
Many characters made a comeback. Yara Greyjoy, Robin Arryn the Lord of Vale, Edmure Tully who we last seen when the Lannister’s went to get back Riverrun at the Twins, made a comeback to decide what would happen to Jon Snow and who the new King would be. There were funny moments in that particular scene where Edmure begins giving a speech implying how he should become the King and Sansa Stark interrupts him saying, “Uncle, sit down”.
In this particular episode these moments just stood out. The last scene focusing on Jon, Arya and Sansa where Arya is ready to leave for the west of Westeros to find out what lies beyond Westeros, Jon going to the other side of the wall with wildlings and Sansa Stark becoming the Queen of the North; I thought was beautifully shot and had a brilliant end for how the kids of Winterfell end up.
The best part for many fans in this episode? When Jon Snow pet Ghost at Night’s Watch. The moment Jon left without saying goodbye to Ghost made fans upset and gave rise to many memes. But the writers gave the fans what they asked, in regards to these two at least.
All in all, it was a good run. The episode wasn’t very bad and wasn’t very good either. The background score was amazing!
And now at last, our watch has finally ended.