By now, enough time has passed to watch each episode of the final season of Game of Thrones several times, to dissect every shot of its iconic closing sequences and to also debate the significance of that coffee cup, and so on. The final season saw resolutions to arcs a decade in the making, and laid many a fan theory to rest. We shall never see its like again.
Everything looks different now that the series has wrapped up, the wars have ended, and a new order has been established in King’s Landing, it’s a good time to look back at the best moments of the series’ capstone season. For a while there might have been spots of contention, there were also some of the most fulfilling scenes of the entire show. Some were quiet bits of introspection, others were the most spectacular set-pieces ever shown on television.
So grab some popcorn and let’s dive into this last season and pick out our favorite moments!
I still can’t see an upside to King Bran the Uncaring. So now, the kingdom is actually ruled by the new Small Council, which is basically Tyrion Lannister and his gang of thieves, plus an uneducated would-be master. So it’s basically having the assorted new lord’s fight among themselves for power? I recall how the seven separate kingdoms were almost constantly at war with one another, and how was that a good thing.
Lyanna Mormont. She was quite impressive. And she had something like the gift you have as well, except she was born with THE GIFT OF GUIDANCE, which means she’s uniquely suited to lead people and had she ever become Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, it would have ushered in an unprecedented era of peace and tranquility in the world that would have lasted a thousand years.
The Night King wasn’t afraid of Arya because no Paladin can ever knowingly or unknowingly harm another Paladin. The magic is unbreakable except for two cases. One: If they disarm the Paladin, the ultimate insult, and use his own sword to kill him, the magic is neutralized. And the second is if they use Soul breaker, which is the most powerful blade ever, forged. And because of that, the Night King didn’t just die. The power of the magic made him shatter, and that helped Corialinus scoop up the pieces of your broken ancestor. Outside of survival, that was his ultimate goal. This was the exact moment he had been game planning for six hundred years. To line it all up perfectly, and in that moment, he got every dice roll to go his way. Even now, he applies the pieces he collected to engineer his greatest plot ever: using your gifted line to create his own army of Dark Paladins.
You are my queen.” He says. “Now, and always, and she kisses him deeply, unaware that his right hand, his sword hand, has retreated from her face to the grip of the dagger on his hip. He kisses her one last time before the last words of Stannis Baratheon seem to echo in eternity around him.
With the tiniest sound, his dagger pierces the soft flesh of her abdomen and goes directly into her heart. There is barely any time for her to react. She looks down, the way you might have you stepped in something unexpected, to see the hilt of his weapon protruding from her midsection. With no more than a look of apology, he holds her as she falls backward. And with that, Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Realm, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains, The Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Queen of Meereen and Mother of Dragons is gone. Somewhere, one hope, Viserion and Rhaegal wait to welcome her.
Whats your own best moments of the show.