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‘Game of Thrones’ Recap – The Final Season – The Iron Throne

It is of course with a heavy heart that we come to the end of HBO’s Game of Thrones, and it will take everything in my power not to enter a diatribe over the course of this recap. But seeing as this is my “recap” then I can DO WHAT I WANT SO HERE COMES THE BIGGEST RANT. After eight years and 73 episodes, this is how the game ended?

[Editor’s Note: This article contains major spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8, episode 6.]

Game of Thrones Recap: “The Iron Throne”
Season 8, Episode 6 | Airdate: May 19, 2019

My Personal Reaction: Anger. Disappointment. And the hope Drogon comes back and murders everyone. Hell, at this point the Night King should be resurrected and kill everyone, starting with me for being dumb enough to get sucked into 8 seasons of this and having my life ruined by one season. Okay I am overreacting a bit but WHAT THE FUCK MAN?!

Best Part: Drogon melting the Iron Throne and carrying Dany away. Enough said.

What Really Should Have Happened: Dany and Jon should have stayed normal good-looking people a few episodes ago and then ruled together thus making this about Ice and Fire for real. But what do I know? I am just a fan who invested in this crap and then had a horrific ending shoved down my throat.

What Did Happen: Jon killed Dany because she went insane with power. Her White Supremist speech did nothing for him so he listed to Tyrion and killed Dany after she proposed they rule the world together. Since Jon is used to doing the wrong thing, he finally did the “right” thing and killed his Queen. Jon gets banished to the Wall….yes the very Wall that came down, so why even bother sending him to the Night’s Watch? I don’t get it. Hope he goes farther up North and makes some Wildling babies with someone since no one really monitors that shit.

Bran: Oh where do I even begin? The character I have loathed since the very beginning…(and you can go back and read all my recaps to prove this was always the case)…he gets to be king. Not only does he get to be King, he won a vote. I was betrayed by Tyrion. I was a fool and did not see Tyrion backstabbing ME OF ALL PEOPLE in the last episode.

So, Tyrion is the Hand of the King (aka the real person in power) but we have to pretend Bran is in charge. He seems worried about Drogon, and I hope Drogon flies back and murders Bran. Seriously the only good thing about this is everyone still wants power so Bran will eventually get shoved down a flight of stairs. Hopefully he does not see it coming, but at this point I don’t even care. At least his Council is full of people I can tolerate and WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN?!?!?!?!!?!?! If this is how the books really end, I say we torch the suckers.

Sansa: ugh whatever. Queen of the North. YAWWNNNN.

Arya: Am I supposed to be happy she got a ship and decided to travel? What is she deferring from college? She kills the Night King and then decided to find herself? I WANT HER TO STILL BE KILLING PEOPLE! I just give up. At least she’s still alive.

I don’t even have it in me to continue. It’s finally over, and I am sad and pretending this ended last season when Dany and Jon were doing it on a boat. I had hope then. Hope for little incest babies who’d rule the world with their dragons. Instead I get the Bran the Broken show. Do we even watch the spin offs? NOOO save yourselves!!! It’s over, what do I recap next? My watch has now ended, thank you all for taking this long and for the most part fun journey with me!

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Amanda Drago

Amanda Drago is a writer at TVSource Magazine. Also known as “Hot Mess Mandy”, she's fan of sarcasm and snark with a Bachelor’s Degree in handling the “cray” and a Masters in real talk. Huge fan of soaps, reality TV, and really any well written show that can handle her short attention span. Usually the trashier the show, the better. Follow her on Twitter at @HotMessMandy