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Game of thrones S08E05

2019-05-13 rants

The pre-finale episode of Game of Thrones is out and, gahhhhhhhhhhhhh. In my opinion, the best part about the episode was its bloody length. After such a long wait, such amazing theories and such intense discussions, if we get such endings, I would call this show a huge epitome of the blue balls syndrome.

Closure

There has been absolutely no closure granted to the characters. Can you believe that Cersie died by getting crumbled under walls? What happened to the fancy prophecy?

When your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.

That meant nothing? Jaime did wrap hands around her neck, but did not choke the life from her. It is so unlike GoT to have scenes that meant nothing.

What about Jaime? So he had no important role to play in any of the big storylines? Being a Jaime fan, it sucks how Jaime’s only important role was through Brienne of Tarth. After being forgiven for his wretched past, his only achievement is that he killed Euron, in one of the most boring combats. I wanted him to have great achievements, now that he had become a “good” man.

Who else was waiting for Euron Greyjoy to have a really painful death? Euron’s character was deliberately made so annoying that most of us were waiting for him to die. He is definitely tied with Joffrey for the title of the most annoying character in the series.

Jaime and Cersie having died the way they did, Ellaria Sand better be dead too. If she turns out alive, things are going to stop making sense and if she doesn’t, that’s another important character without a good closure.

What happens to Ser Bronn of the Blackwater after all these deaths? He is “folked” right? All his life, he served the Lannister brothers expecting a castle and a lot of gold. Hope we have a part in the next episode where Bronn gets what he has been living for all his life.

Was the Lord of Storm’s End chilling during the war? Hope we see more of him in the next episode. Maybe now that Cersie is dead, Arya can marry him and they can chill. But I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see Gendry in the next episode.

Qyburn was destroyed in a moment by Ser Gregor. We will never know what his ulterior motives were. It feels too blank to believe that such a talented man was serving the Lannisters for the sake of it.

CleganeBowl was exciting. That fight, I would agree, was crazy. The moment when we figured that The Mountain is unbeatable, that was was some mental defeat. But the hound took him down like a boss :)

Sense?

The beautiful part about Game of Thrones is that shit eventually makes sense. Yes it could still make sense, but how much of it can they cover up in one last episode. Will they explain how Arya came out of nowhere and killed the Night king? Will they tell why Bran was chilling with the Ravens during the war at Winterfell? Will they explain why Dragonfire did not kill the Night King but Valyrian steel did? Will they tell what suddenly went down with Dany that she burned down King’s Landing? Will Jon be tried for treason as he told the troops to fall back against the orders of his queen? Will Tyrion be tried for freeing Jaime without the queen’s consent?

I don’t think they can answer all these questions well along with closing the show for good. It just seems too much for two hours.

What next?

Dany dies. The mad queen must die. The question is, who kills Dany?

The Azor Ahai prophecy goes like:

According to prophecy, our champion will be reborn to wake dragons from stone and reforge the great sword Lightbringer that defeated the darkness those thousands of years ago. If the old tales are true, a terrible weapon forged with a loving wife's heart. Part of me thinks man was well rid of it, but great power requires great sacrifice. That much at least the Lord of Light is clear on.

Since Jon loves Dany and she is his “potential” wife, it would make sense for Jon to be the promised champion and kill the mad queen.

Arya could kill her too, as Melisandre had prophecied that Arya would shut blue eyes, green eyes and brown eyes.

But who knows, they aren’t caring about prophecies anymore.

I really want the finale to be good. I love GoT wayy too much to start disliking it because of a shitty ending.

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