We’re finally at the Game of Thrones Finale! The Dragon and the Wolf was an interesting episode, indeed. Especially after a fantastic episode in Beyond the Wall.
A meeting between more characters than I ever expected to see together in a single scene.
Jon Snow. Check.
The Hound. Check.
And so on. And so on.
Some characters met for the first time, while others had reunions (The Hound and The Mountain had a nice heartwarming moment).
The real star of the show came out of a chest carried in by none other than, The Hound. I enjoyed the trolling by the show; making us conclude that maybe it had died on the road. But, the terror and dread on Cersei”s face (and mine) was priceless.
We almost had our truce and alliance to fight the dead, but Jon Snow couldn’t agree to Cersei’s terms that he stays in the north and not choose sides after the war. Jon refused, because he is stubborn. It’s not really a surprise; Jon takes after his (officially adoptive) father, Ned. He tries to be true and do the right thing, but usually at the cost of the opposite result. I like what Jon says, “When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything.”
Jon isn’t a perfect representation of his “father” Ned’s lawful good (D&D reference) alignment , but he’s damn close in his more mature form. I think this view is what’s going to set him and Daenerys apart from the other evils of Westeros and wind up on the throne at the end, if they’re still alive.
We’re led to believe that Cersei agrees to help save Westeros by sending her armies to help fight against the dead. But, that’s not the case. I must admit, they fooled me here. I thought that after seeing the wight, that she realized there is more in the world than just sitting on the Throne, but she proved to scheme, as probably everyone (except me) expected. I guess that’s her staying true to herself, in the end. All she cares about is power and manipulation. If she didn’t commit to this treachery, we would have season 8’s theme of Good vs Evil. And where’s the fun in that?
The final episode of every Game of Thrones season, is usually more of a wrap up, I didn’t mind this episode wrapping up some storylines. I didn’t love the entire plot between Sansa and Arya, but I loved the outcome of the death of Little Finger. Will Arya take his face and move the Knights of the Vale to Winterfell? That’s what I’d do.
The wall coming down wasn’t something I was expecting. The army of the dead making it to the wall, I expected, but undead Viscerion, being ridden by the Night King, so easily taking down the ancient defender of man, left me in awe. Westeros (and season 8) has a real threat. It’s not coming, it’s here.
One final scene involved Sam and Bran speaking about Jon’s true lineage, as he beds Daenerys, his aunt. We (finally) find out for sure, that Jon is a true born Targaryen and the true heir to the throne. Will their bossoming love be halted because of their sharing of blood? Targaryen’s were known to marry each other, to preserver their line. I’d like to see how that plays out. This season’s build up to their relationship and alliance by marriage would almost give season 8 a too perfect scenario. My guess is that Daenerys’ real probably will be the fact that she no longer has a right to the throne.
It’s a shame that we’re going to have to wait a while for the final season. I’m thinking I’m going to read through the books and possibly re-watch ALL of the series at some point, in preparation for final season.
Even though we had a shorter season, that almost teleported people around, I feel we have one of the better seasons of Game of Thrones in a while.
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