Game of Thrones season finale is here. What should we expect, we don’t know but it is surely exciting or not, depending on who you ask. So far things have gone from bad to worse but on tonight’s ultimate episode, expect surprises and disappointment in equal measure. The past two seasons have been a whirlwind for fans and critics. The penultimate episode rating dipped to an all-time low of 47%. Here’s how it compares to other shows whose IMDb ratings dropped in the final season.
Don’t blame the writers, they are working with what the got. Blame the person who decided ending this epic series in six episodes was a good idea.
They have been satisfying scenes apart from the truncation and the rush to be just done with the fantasy show.
Live footage of D&D blowing up 7 seasons of character development and lore for the sake of shock and awe at the last moment #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/pjKlu7XSFH
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 13, 2019
Tonight’s episode has been so hushed on the details with HBO only releasing a short trailer to the 80-minute long episode.
I've loved this last season of GoT, including Dani going bugshit all over King's Landing. There's been a lot of negativity about the windup, but I think it's just because people don't want ANY ending. But you know what they say: All good things…
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 16, 2019
Things are bleak, guys
Arya’s grim look, Tyrion’s squeamish look and as depicted from the only of two stills HBO posted, the surprisingly growing army pictured in formation of the Unsullied and the Dothraki who now love Daenerys more than ever.
Someone said Amazon Prime 🤣
— George (@indeadline) May 14, 2019
That scene doesn’t bode well for the entire realm – is this new and dark era of the next Mad Queen. She won the war but at what cost? Will she be the queen of ashes she promised not to be? What will the rest of her allies do? Treason maybe?
With her victory, Dany has now become a threat – she is powerful, she has a dragon and an army under her ranks. We’ll have to wait and see how tonight’s episode solves this conflict.
Sociological storytelling is what made the show great and psychological storytelling is what’s making it suck as discussed in this interesting argument
"Well-run societies don’t need heroes, and the way to keep terrible impulses in check isn’t to dethrone antiheros and replace them with good people. Unfortunately, most of our storytelling…. remains stuck in the hero/antihero narrative." —@zeynep https://t.co/NryP91yHij
— Kim-Mai Cutler (@kimmaicutler) May 18, 2019
The spoilers posted on Reddit are even just as worse. The redditor has been accurate with their spoilers for the previous episodes but we’ll take the predictions with a grain of salt but here’s what you need to know:
- Jaime and Cersei are dead as confirmed by Tyrion who then resigns as Dany’s hand and is later sent to prison
- Jon kills Dany by stabbing her
- Dany’s dragon, Drogon comes and picks her and flies away
- Jon is taken prisoner by the leader of the Unsullied, Grey Worm
- Bran is voted to become king by a Sansa-led counsel which also has Sam, Davos, and Bronn as masters with Brienne in charge of the Kingsguard
- Bran picks Tyrion as his hand and Podrick as his protector
- Tyrion sentences Jon to head north to the Wall as the Knights watch
- Grey Worm heads to other slave cities with the Unsullied to free them
- Arya leaves for whatever is west of Westeros
- Sansa happily rules Winterfell(a satisfying outcome for Sophie’s character), Yohn Royce is lord of Runestone, Yara rules the Iron Islands, Gendry rules Storms’ End and Robin Arryn rules the Vale.
- Jon reunites with Tormund and Ghost giving the Direwolf a much-needed pet from him.
- Sam reports to Bran of Drogin’s sightings with Bran saying that he’ll find him
Read all the spoilers here.
Most of these predictions make sense, what are some of yours? As a huge fan of Billions myself, this is also plausible
I’m calling it now: Bobby Axelrod will sit on the Iron Throne. https://t.co/wWEU92Lyhg
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) May 17, 2019
In other news, George RR Martin has shown dissatisfaction with the recent episodes too and hopefully, the upcoming books save us all especially since we all know HBO is not going to reshoot the seasons even with the more than a million signatures from its fans and even if it does, there’s a good chance fans would take issue with the new vision of the show.
Whoever is left digging through the rubble for the Iron Throne in the end, it probably won’t be who you wanted, or for the reasons you hoped for. Wasn’t that the point all along? https://t.co/kq6riqUlzt
— George (@indeadline) May 18, 2019
A lot of characters have died in this season from Melisandre, the Night King, Theon, Jorah, Beric, Lyanna, Eddison, Rhaegal, Missandei, Varys, Euron, the Mountain, the Hound, Cersei, and Jaime.
As the show ends, we’ll sure miss it.