“Love is the death of duty, but sometimes, duty is the death of love” is what the last episode of Game of thrones taught us. In the series finale, Jon Snow killed Daenerys Targaryen after she claimed the Iron Throne, burning thousands of innocents as she did it.
In a perfect world, Game of Thrones would never have to end, but we don’t exactly live in a Utopia, do we? The finale went on to prove something that has been said fans for quite a long time: “Never mess with House Stark.”
The chapter started with the Starks, and it ended with the Starks. We all are happy for the Starks in this last chapter- be it Sansa becoming the queen in the north, Bran becoming the lord of the six kingdoms or Arya setting out for her own journey.
The foremost emotional moment was when Daenerys died and Drogon realised she was no more. Following this and much to the audience’s surprise, Drogon didn’t kill Jon because he didn’t blame Jon, he blamed the iron throne. Drogon knew that the throne had killed his mother. From a viewers’ standpoint, we can agree that Ghost and Drogon received some of the best character developments in this series.
Drogon went on to exercise judgement when experiencing blinding anger & grief, destroying the symbol of power and the very source of evil, and choosing to mourn in solitude, now brotherless and motherless.
One more interesting thing in the show was the table discussion near the end. Sanitation, construction and all the civic concerns that make life more liveable. That’s how it was supposed to be and that governance was missing all along these seasons.
And yes, it would have been nice to have seen King Jon, or the Grey Worm duel, or a myriad other things; but as endings go, this one really wasn’t all that bad. We all can agree on the fact that not a single show has had a finale that everyone has loved.
The diversity of opinions is what makes good TV shows great. The writers went on to make a choice they wanted- something that wasn’t for anyone to decide and perhaps, us viewers will have to accept it.
The episode ended with the Council of lords making Bran the king, and its goes like this,
“All hail Bran the Broken,
First of his name,
King of the Andals and the First Men,
Lord of the Six Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm.”
One would never forget all the mind boggling politics, all those million strands of stories, all the shock and horror. Though, some fans would say that the last season was flawed but Game of Thrones was a majestic and phenomenal TV show.