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Subj: My two cents:
Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 at 09:42:48 pm EDT (Viewed 115 times)
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I thought it was a lackluster, bizarre finale with a lot of problems, but I nevertheless liked the ending.

Loved Tyrion's bravery when he resigned his position to Dany.

Loved that cinematography moment with dragon wings coming out of Dany.

Frustrated beyond all reason that Jon found it so difficult to break from his loyalty to "his queen," even despite the abject horror of what she had just done. Tyrion's case to Jon made perfect sense, but why did it even have to be said? Didn't Jon walk through the ruins of Kings Landing in the very first scene?

Loved the imagery of Drogon morphing from a snowbank into a dragon.

I hate Grey Worm even more now.

This show's failure to prove why Dany thinks Jon is such a good fit for her (and why Jon is so loyal to Dany) made the entire conclusion ring hollow. We have very little reason to believe that these two loved each other, and therefore Jon stabbing Dany in the heart, literally and metaphorically, lacked resonance. Perhaps its the ick factor of the show continually trying to sell a romance between an aunt and her nephew.

Drogon shows signs of intelligence and understanding that we haven't seen before. Could dragons be more intelligent than we knew? Anyway, the melting of the throne was a great moment. Drogon taking Dany's body into the sunset was a fitting final moment for both of them.

Everything up to this point made sense, even if it didn't hit home emotionally the way they probably intended. Now we get to the bizarre part.

Bran the Broken? Who other than the Starks even knows about him? Who other than Bran himself had ever heard of a Three Eyed Raven? Tyrion, of all people advocates for Bran instead of Sansa? And every lord present just acquiesces? No counter proposals, scheming, arguments, betrayals? These are the foundations of this show, right up until this moment when they all just shrug and give the Seven (excuse me, Six) kingdoms to a teenager with no personality and no functioning dick.

At least Sansa balked at the idea, and rightly so. He's not even a human anymore. He will be the least interested (and interesting) king of all time. The show even said so when he spent all of 30 seconds at the small council meeting before getting A.D.D. and departing. What an absurd, laughable result.

And then Sansa pulls out of the Seven Kingdoms and the other lords don't immediately follow suit? Wow this writing is bad.

Let's talk about Jon. His whole character arc had been about reluctantly rising to power again and again. Then he was revealed to be the rightful heir to the throne. And at the end of it all, no one advocates for him to be King? Is it because he's a Queenslayer, or are they wary of his Targaryen blood after two successive Targaryen monsters? So Jon was resurrected by the Lord of Light not to kill the Night King, but to kill the Dragon Queen? What a strange lack of fulfillment to this character's journey. Rewatching this show will make Jon's (endless) scenes pretty unimportant.

Anyway, after that ridiculous Kingsmoot in the Dragon Pit, the show corrects course. The Small Council was great. Arya, Jon, Bran and Sansa all get new starts. Brienne has the most heartfelt moment in the whole show as she recorded Jamie's legacy. As a close second, Jon gets reunited with Ghost (awwww). One bad note is that Grey Worm gets his happy ending. He deserved a bad end for killing thousands of surrendered soldiers and completely innocent townspeople.

And in the end, the series finale felt like a season finale, since it felt like a new start for a bunch of characters we love. Setting up for spinoffs? The continuing story? I hope so, because the finale left me wanting to see more of them. Particularly Lord Robin Arryn and his oral fixation. ;\-\)

It was a bittersweet ending.

Tyrion got to be a Kingmaker.

Jon got a happy ending. He was probably not going to be happy as a king, he never actually took the vows again to be in the nights watch. Now he can eventually take wife and raise a family.

Sansa got to be a queen, Arya got to be an explorer I hope someday it will be revealed what is west of Westeros.

Westeros has a king who will not let negative emotions rule him. (Bran doesn't seem to have any sort of emotions at all, negative or otherwise.) He does seem to have a good mentor in Tyrion.

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