Game of Thrones Finale Review "The Winds of Winter"
Apologies for the tardiness here as I just watched the episode. Was rocking out to Dead and Company last night at Citi Field so sorry not sorry. Let's get to this legendary episode of Thrones that we all witnessed this week.
It all started with Cersei bringing the house down, quite literally, and nearly all of her challengers going down in green wildfire flames. If I'm being honest, it was really nice to see Lancel Lannister crawling like a little bitch to those three dwindling candles. Was very satisfying to see that little shit get blown up first, he was just next level annoying. Hate to see the Tyrell's go, I was beginning to enjoy Margaery's presence and her cleverness behind the scenes. Definitely would've liked to see her little double agent scheme play out, but this is Game of Thrones, at least it wasn't somebody I really felt a connection with. Anyways, within the first twenty five minutes literally half the cast was dead, and Cersei totally shifted the momentum that she had been gradually losing since last season all the way back on her side. It was absolutely incredible, ruthless, mind-blowing, all of the above. Everything we've come to expect of Cersei but at the same time was still a jaw-dropping shift of power.
RIP Tommen. Cersei with no children is scary as shit. She cannot care less about the people she's ruling. All she's ever cared about was sitting on the Iron Throne and keeping her children safe. Now that all of her children are dead, there's really only one purpose left for her and that's to just do whatever it takes to keep that seat on the Iron Throne that she basically murdered her way into. Now, with the timely return of an increasingly moral Jaime to King's Landing, he's going to be faced with a pretty big conflict in my eyes when it comes to whether or not he just sits back and watches Cersei burn the world to the ground. As a growing fan of Jaime's, I really hope he makes the right decision and stop her from causing mayhem throughout the seven kingdoms.
We got all the proof we needed other than a verbal clarification that Jon Snow's father is in fact not Ned Stark, but Rhaegar Targaryan. The theory was that Rhaegar kidnapped, raped, and killed Leanna Stark. This finale all but solidified the fact that this was indeed not the case, and that Rhaegar and Leanna were actually in love, and spawned a perfect little baby boy named Snow. Knowing that Robert Baratheon would kill the young boy if he found out he was a Targaryan and a challenger to the Iron Throne, Ned took the child as his own and sparked a white lie that lasted the rest of his lifetime and Jon's up to this point. Bran is now the only person alive who knows of Jon's true origins, making their eventual meeting a highly anticipated one.
Second King of the North scene was just as dope as the first. A lot of similarities between Robb and Jon. Both are fantastic fighters, filled to the brim with morality, but often times allow their emotions to get in the way of making the logical decision. Hopefully Jon doesn't make the same mistakes as his brother and meets a much different fate than that of Robb. Not sure I can handle another Jon Snow death scene to be completely honest. A unified North during Winter is a scary thought for the rest of the Seven Kingdoms, though. Nobody knows how to weather the storm like the Starks, and I really cannot wait to finally see them in their element. Winter's been around the corner for far too long, thank God it's finally here.
Arya's a cold blooded killer now, love to see that if your me. She's been muttering that long ass list of people she wants to kill since like season 1, it's about time she got down to business and started chipping away at it. Was very unaware that she walked away from the Many Face temple with the power to actually change faces. I figured after she was clearly not nobody, that that many faced dude wouldn't let her leave with the power to change faces like that, but I was clearly very wrong. Really hope she's the one that gets to kill Cersei, that'd be ultra satisfying.
The episode closed out with Dany and her mega army setting sail for Westeros. Cersei and her Seven Kingdoms have literally no idea what is coming, and even if they did they don't have even close to what Dany has. Honestly do not see a way that Dany loses this war, but again this is Game of Thrones and nothing comes easy to anybody it seems.
Really sad that this season is over. It's always torturous waiting for next season to come, but that's what we get for being fans of the best TV show in the history of history. This season just backed up that fact with fire episode after fire episode. Plot points covered up the wazoo and lose ends all tied up. Very satisfying end to season 6, and I can't wait to see what next year holds.