So who watched the last episode of Game of Thrones then?

It would seem Roaming wasn't very happy with it...

Personally I'd all, but given up with GOT after season 5, so my expectations weren't nearly as high as most people's, but I thought it was a pretty good episode all things considered, though the way they handled the meeting of the Queen's and the Littlefinger stuff was pretty amateurish. It was pretty unsatisfying by normal finale standards, but it set up the final season pretty nicely.

Another thing I don't like about recent seasons of GOT is they've taken far too many pieces off the board without replacing them, so it seems pretty boring and simplistic with so relatively few story threads - killing Littlefinger seemed pretty pointless the way they did it, just a sacrificial lamb because they felt they had to kill someone off... I was really looking forward to Victarion showing up, but he never did, they obviously wrote him out of existence. Plus in the books there was the thing that could bring down the wall, the horn that could take control of dragon's (if memory serves, I haven't read them for a while)... Just a lot more cool and interesting things going on written by a far more talented writer.

On the face of it the foray north of the wall was a massive mistake, since it gave them the means of bringing down the wall, which they were presumably waiting for - it would have been much more interesting if they'd found the thing Mance Rayder was looking for. Them giving the Night King the ability to bring down the wall for no good reason (beyond the Lord of Light giving them a vision) seems pretty stupid, plus the fact that they apparently didn't even need to be stopped would mean they weren't much of a threat... Maybe the Lord of Light wants them to fight to defeat the Night King once and for all, but it doesn't seem very well written by GRR Martin standards. There should have been more going on and a better reason for them to gift the Night King a dragon.

I suspect Danaerys is pregnant now, Jon will be grossed out when he realises she's his aunt, but then will marry her when he finds out she's pregnant so he won't create a bastard (obviously the Targaryen's need to resort to incest to keep their bloodline pure to maintain the blood of dragon's stuff). Plus we'll see:-

The Hound v The Mountain

Arya v Cersei (possibly 2 v 2)

Jon v the Night King

It's possible Danaerys will sacrifice herself after giving birth to bring back Lightbringer so Jon can stop the Night King. And Cersei will also die, possible after giving birth, but maybe her "punishment" will be that she doesn't get to pass on her legacy at all. But there will be a certain symmetry between the two Queen's being pregnant as the result of incest, even if it ends up being asymmetrical in terms of their respective fates.

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Irish
Irish

@Ramsay Bolton I tried watching the first episode of the first season but I wasn't hooked and I don't really care much for fantasy.

RamsayBolton
RamsayBolton

Yes, I know what you mean, it's great that fantasy stories can be brought to life to a high standard in live action now. One of the best things about the TV series for me was seeing characters brought to life in a way that I hadn't envisioned from reading the books - the prime example for me of course being Ramsay Snow!

justair
justair

The whole season was more of a coming together of storylines that we all pretty much expected so there were not a lot of surprises. What I found EPIC is the visualization.. I don't know about all of you but reading fantasy novels thru the 70s and 80s and visualizing some elf like person riding a dragon didn't translate all that well /w what they were doing visually in the genre for movies/tv. To see that now on Game of Thrones in what I'd call epic glory is absolutely amazing. Love it.

RamsayBolton
RamsayBolton

@Jonuca & @Irish You should check it out, you might like it! Even if it does get "progressively" worse.

RamsayBolton
RamsayBolton

@covfefe Yeah, they shouldn't be allowed to show Jon's butt without showing some boobage etc, especially after Oz, that other HBO show which was full of male nudity.