The finale of 'Game of Thrones' has delivered a bittersweet ending to the fans and audience and here are all the highs and the lows from the final episode.
'Game of Thrones' is undoubtedly one of the best television series out there and the finale of the series was watched by millions of people on Sunday. Needless to say, the finale left the fans a lot to talk about. Similar to the entire season eight, the finale moved extremely quickly, and it skipped ahead weeks at a time and blitzing past some major plot points. Similarly, the show also took a deep, slow breath to focus on some of the key conversations and it spent quite some time to give a proper ending to the ancillary characters. much to the rejoice of the fans. Here are all the high and low points from the season finale.
The final episode of the series opens with Tyrion rummaging through the rubbles of the Red Keep and finding the bodies of Cersei and Jamie. Many people thought that since nobody saw Jaime and Cersei dying, they might have escaped, but the finale showed in a tragic scene that Tyrion found the bodies of his siblings entombed in the crypt under the Red Keep. He had tried to save them, but there was only so much he could do.
After Daenerys burned the entire Kings Landing down, she proclaimed that ruling all the Seven Kingdom was not enough for her, she wanted to conquer the entire world. Daenerys declares in front of all her army that the war is not over yet and she plans to free the entire world, including the people of Winterfell.
After seeing the death and destruction done by Daenerys on Kings Landing, Tyrion approaches her, removes his Hand of the King pin and dramatically throws it away. He knows that he has committed treason by freeing his brother and he realized that enough is enough and stood up against her.
In one of the most climatic scenes of the series, Jon stabs Daenerys into the heart. It tore Jon apart to murder the woman he loved but he knew that sooner or later she would have murdered him, Arya, Sansa and maybe a lot of other people too in the process of her bloodthirst. It was a very difficult decision to take, but he did it nonetheless.
After Jon stabs Daenerys in order to stop her madness, Drogon goes on to melt the Iron Throne. This was perhaps one of the most heart-wrenching moments in the entire series when Drogon melts the Iron Throne, rather than killing Jon. For eight whole seasons, the audience wondered who is going to sit on the much coveted Iron Throne, but it seems like no one. It seems like a fitting end to the prized possession that has taken the lives of so many characters and pushed the others to do so many terrible things.
A council of Lords unanimously selects Bran to be the King of the Six Kingdoms, given the fact that the North remains as an independent country, where Sansa becomes the Queen of the North. Bran chooses Tyrion as the hand of the King. He banishes Jon to Night's watch for his crime of committing a murder and the finale episode ends with Jon riding into the frozen Tundra regions, bringing the entire series in a full circle.
This was probably the reunion that all of us have been waiting for since Jon parted ways with his direwolf Ghost. As Jon goes back to the Night's Watch, he is reunited with Ghost as well as Tormund. Along with his friend, he starts traveling into the frozen tundra North of the Wall in a final scene which mirrors the opening sequence of the entire series.