This is it. The finale. The last episode in the series Game of Thrones. I ended up skipping the last two episodes because they didn’t quite settle well for me. So I decided to focus on the last episode as my remaining thoughts on the show and the ultimate meaning that was intended (as I interpret it).
If there was one anticipated episode in the entire show, I would wager this would be it. You could say that this episode is the culmination of 8+ years in the making along with additional time from the books publishing. How does this episode deliver in the 90 or so minutes given?
One of my fascinations about Game of Thrones is the question of power and ruling. How does power aid ruling and vice versa. In an earlier season, Cersei once mentioned to Peter Baelish that “power is power.” The equation is a reflexive one that reflects the absolutism in Cersei’s mind about power and ruling. In that sense, how does it fit in with the Night King and the White Walkers?
For this review, I decided not to do a play-by-play type of commentary. Instead, I wanted to address the macro issues within the episode since a lot of things happened. Much of the episode was about setting up for the highly anticipated upcoming battle between the living and the dead but there was a lot of other subtexts going on too.
The long awaited last season premier is upon us and it’s time to dive into a review.
As we slowly move towards 2019, possibly the most anticipated event will be Season 8 of Game of Thrones. There have been “leaks” and rumors for months regarding the new season. Thus far though, there has not been any solid leaks in terms of the actual overall plot. All we have are pieces from gorilla shots and the general information one can guess from the various source material. But given the actual evidence, what are real possibilities in how the season plays out and ends?
Recent rumors on the reddit freefolk sub talk about the potential for Tyrion facing a trial and then dying. While some have mentioned the people at the trial, the real question is what happened and will we see the end of House Lannister?
Since my past reviews would take a few hours to write up as a result of carefully going through each critical moment in an episode, I decided to use a looser format for this review. I still have yet to write something for Episode 7 and most likely with my schedule won’t be able to get to it anytime soon (or might just postpone it indefinitely). Yet since this episode is the last in the season, I wanted to give my thoughts on the overall picture while first going through the major plot points.
We start this week’s episode picking up after the stunning defeat of the Lannister’s. Bronn recovers Jamie and drags him to land while telling him that the only person who is allowed to kill Jamie is Bronn (at least until Bronn gets his comeuppance). Jamie full well realizes the power of Daenerys’ army and the even deadlier three dragon weapons that wiped out his host. Yet he has the unenviable task of revealing this information to Cersei.