The final season of GOT in a nutshell!
By Chetan Mehrishi
For years I’ve believed that Breaking Bad has hands down the best season finale episode in television history. I used to wish Game of Thrones would surpass it. But Alas! There’s not much left for the episode to reveal and to expect something new at this point would be as pointless as destruction of King’s Landing.
And unlike our analysis of previous episodes, out of sheet annoyance this one will not be spoiler free. Here’s our analysis of GOT S8E6. Warning, a Spoiler Alert is in order. But if you’re a true fan, you would’ve watched the final episode by now anyway.
Tyrion takes a stroll down the dilapidated streets of King’s Landing and witnesses the aftermath of the massacre his dear Queen caused. He eventually finds his brother’s corpse resting in the arms of his departed love Cersei. While Jon sees the Unsullied executing what remains of Cersei’s army. Broken with guilt, both Jon and Tyrion look for Dany.
Queen Dany addresses the Unsullied and the Dothrakis praising them for their support and love. She assures them that “war isn’t over yet” until she “liberates” all the people of the world and then rules them all. Accusing Tyrion of treason for free Jamie, Dany captures him while Jon looks on.
A word of Advice
Jon meets Tyrion in the prison where Tyrion admits of him being wrong about trusting Danaerys. Jon argues that it was Cersei who pushed her to the brink of a meltdown. Tyrion, being the voice of reason as he has been all along, counters Jon by asking him if he would’ve done the same if he had the power.
Jon confronts Dany in the Throne Room for holding Tyrion as her prisoner and explaining that all this can be mended if she just chills out! Hell-bent to rule the world by all means possible, Dany pursuades Jon to join her in her endeavour to burn, sorry, rule the world. With all hopes lost for Jon, he bids farewell to his Queen by one last kiss and stabs her in the heart (Oh shut up! Like you didn’t know that was gonna happen!)
The Iron Throne
Drogon arrives at the Mauka-e-Vaardaat and finds his mother dead. Losing his shit, Drogon, somehow inexplicably gains so much intellect that he breaths out fire and melts the Iron Throne to a lava. Lo ji Kalesh Khatam! He grabs Danny’s corpse in his feet and flies to God know where.
The New King
Tyrion is brought to the counsel of most powerful people in Westeros including Sansa, Arya, Bran, Davos, Brienne and some other characters I couldn’t care less about! Grey Worm demands Tyrion be executed along with Jon for treason while Tyrion interjects that he is not the authority to decide the fate of a prisoner. Things come to choice of a new ruler of the six remaining Kingdoms.
Tyrion then delivers a monologue stating “There’s nothing more Powerful than a good story” (scoffs) tell that to the writers of the show! Then the conclusion is derived that Bran, OF ALL THE PEOPLE, would be the new ruler and the protector of the realm. And the best part is… BRAN KNEW THIS ALL ALONG! You old dog! Tyrion is made Hand of The King and Jon is moved back to Castle Black at the Night’s watch.
Sansa is the Queen of Winterfell while Arya turns from a part time assassin to a full time Magellan and decides to discover what lies beyond the map of Westeros. (Close Curtain. Slow clap)
All In All
This season has been nothing but disappointment to the fans. They had to end the show by not following any of the fan theories and in the task they created a disaster where all the lose ends are tied up abruptly.. Apologies for the rant but nothing hurts more to a fan than a lousy finale.
The season finale of our own Game of Thrones is due on 23rd May. Let’s hope this turns out better than the former!