Last night was the season finale of Game of Thrones. For the most part the TV series has been fantastic. The finale did not disappoint one bit.
There were so many great scenes. From Sansa and Joffrey with the heads on spikes. Then Greatjon’s speech. Cat and Jaime’s scene was pretty stirring. We got to see our boy Tyrion finally get acknowledged by his father and assigned to become the Hand of the King.
“I always thought you were a stunted fool, perhaps I was wrong.”
Daenerys gets to see what’s left of Khal Drogo—what her son’s life bought her. Which of course was a man that may as well be dead. Her revenge was as good as it was in the book. The recital of the Nightwatch vows to Jon by Sam, Pyp and Grenn to prevent him from leaving and losing his head, literally. Varis and Baelish scheming and devious and so well played.
The endings themselves were epic. Lord Mormont’s speech to Jon and The Nightwatch marching out.
“Are you a brother of the Nightswatch or a bastard boy who wants to play at war?”
I got goose bumps as I followed Ser Jorah’s boots into the ashes and saw Daenerys the Unburnt huddled in what’s left of the funeral pyre, rising up to reveal her three dragons. Much better than I envisioned.
Needless to say. If you haven’t watched the series or read the books. Do both. For the most part you won’t be disappointed until maybe your favorite character gets killed off. But still worth it, regardless.
As for me I can’t wait till next season.