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Jonesing For A Thronesing: Series Finale Thoughts (5/20)

Because he’s the hero Westeros deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark bastard.

Tyrion Lannister

Thoughts on The Finale:

*Stormin’ Mormon =SM, Tommy Nuggets = TN, Buzz = B

SM:

  • I don’t even know.
  • Jon gets the wall huh?
  • I don’t like most of those endings.
  • Hated that Jon went to the wall. He did too much to get banished to that crap. What do they even do now? The Wildlings are friends.
  • I’m fine with him killing Dany. Did feel weird that they turned her in 3 episodes like TN says down below.
  • Really wished Drogon would have tried to burn the throne and Jon – but Jon doesn’t get burned and was able to take the throne.
  • Tyrion just gets free passes for everything I guess.
  • How the hell were there so many Unsullied? Honestly one of my biggest gripes. There should have been like 4 left. Looked like there were more than when she first got them.
  • Jaime and Cersei could have taken four steps to the left and been fine.
  • I liked Podrick being a knight of the King’s Guard. The small counsel was fine.
  • Greyworm would have immediately killed Jon – why would he wait for a counsel he has no duty to?
  • Glad Arya could steal faces and we spent seasons watching her get that to have her use it like two times last season.

TN:

  • I was like 80% right on predictions…which isn’t good when it’s that easy. *Editor’s note – he was not 80% correct, see below.
  • They definitely too the rushed and easy way out by giving most of the main characters a happy ending and turning Dany evil over a solid 3 episodes.
  • Would have been 100x better if the final scene was a baby being taken by a White Walker to come full circle.
  • Bran should have executed Tyrion right after he became king. That would have been old school Thrones.
  • Brienne should have been pregnant.

B:

  • I think that this episode was fine. It was a solid way to wrap things up. In the end it was the best they could do with the corner they had painted themselves into.
  • When Jon went to talk to prisoner-Tyrion the first time I thought that he was going to kill Tyrion.
  • Jon killing Daenerys was not that surprising – I fully expected something like that to happen this episode.
  • When all of the Lords got together it was weird they were just OK with Sansa taking the North independent – I feel like they would have been like “Well fine I am now independent too”.
  • I think that HBO and the show runners have set themselves up perfectly for any of three possible sequels. They could follow Arya to the west, you could follow Sansa in the North, or Jon beyond the wall. You would only need to sign on one of those actors (or Jon + Tormund) for a spinoff.
  • We got the Jon and Ghost reunion that we all wanted – nobody could leave a dog the way that he did.
  • I like the crew that is left in charge of the realm. Bronn, Brienne, Davos, Sam, Pod, and Tyrion.

How We Fared With Previous Predictions

SM: 1 – 23

  • Jon does not tell Daenerys about their actual relationship. WRONG
  • They kick Jamie out of Winterfell and don’t let him help. WRONG
  • Jamie turns into the new Hodor as he pays his debt to Bran. WRONG
  • One or some of the Dudes who were at Last Hearth get caught by the Night King and are held hostage – but not turned. WRONG
  • Cersei is not pregnant. WRONG
  • We hear the Night King Talk. WRONG
  • Night King is not at Winterfell – he is going to take out the Golden Company and make them slaves. WRONG
  • Cersei has to go ask The North for help. WRONG
  • Euron proposes. WRONG
  • Other dragon not dead. (duh) CORRECT
  • Some army not part of the North comes to aid them. WRONG
  • Bran wargs into someone in King’s Landing to get insider info.WRONG
  • Deaths: Bron WRONG, Jamie WRONG, Podrick WRONG
  • Another dragon shows up. One we have never seen before. That has been in Valeria hiding or something. WRONG
  • Drogon gets armor. WRONG
  • Euron finds out that Cersei’s baby is not his. WRONG
  • Bran will warg into someone at the capitol to get a huge tactical advantage. WRONG
  • Jon gets the throne. WRONG
  • Arya kills Daenerys. WRONG
  • Drogon dies. WRONG
  • Arya dies from Drogon after killing Daenerys. WRONG
  • Jon also dies. WRONG
  • Sansa on the throne. KIND OF

TN: 29 – 15

  • Jon reveals who he is to Daenerys. CORRECT
  • No key deaths this week. CORRECT
  • Brienne gets “Knighted”. CORRECT
  • Ghost makes an appearance. CORRECT
  • Theon arrives in Winterfell. CORRECT
  • Jamie is accepted in Winterfell after Brienne vouches for him. CORRECT
  • The episode is a major lead-up to Episode 3. CORRECT
  • The Dead rise in the crypts of Winterfell. CORRECT
  • The good guys win, but barely and it’s very costly (almost decimated). CORRECT
  • The Night King flies to King’s Landing to create another army. WRONG
  • Episode 3 Deaths: Breinne WRONG , Podrick WRONG, Beric CORRECT, Ed CORRECT, Theon CORRECT, and Jorah CORRECT
  • Cercei killed by Jamie WRONG
  • Jamie killed by the Mountain WRONG
  • The Mountain killed by the Hound CORRECT
  • Daenarys will die eventually. Undecided
  • Euron killed by Yara. WRONG
  • Bron killed by Tyrion. WRONG
  • Sansa and Tyrion (still married) become wardens of the North. WRONG
  • Jon on the Iron Throne. WRONG
  • Varys is Hand of the King. WRONG
  • Arya and Gendry sail west together. WRONG
  • Gery Worm and Missandre make it to Narth WRONG
  • Brienne and Tormund get together! WRONG
  • The Hound leaves to parts unknown. WRONG
  • The Hound dies. CORRECT
  • Bran gets the throne. CORRECT
  • The Hound and The Mountain kill each other. CORRECT
  • Jaime kills Euron. CORRECT
  • Jon kills Dany and goes back to the wall. CORRECT
  • Sansa rules the North. CORRECT
  • Arya leaves Westeros. CORRECT
  • Drogon lives. CORRECT
  • Jon kills Daenerys. CORRECT
  • Bran on Iron Throne. CORRECT
  • Bronn (High Garden) CORRECT
  • Sam (Grand Maester) CORRECT
  • Gendry (Wherever Baratheons Rule) CORRECT
  • Arya (leaves on another adventure) CORRECT
  • Jon goes back to The Wall to find Tormund/Ghost and sees signs of White Walkers. WRONG
  • Drogon lives. CORRECT

B: 13 – 20

  • Jamie is about to get kicked out of Winterfell – Bran is able to convince everyone to let him stay. Not Quite
  • Jon does not tell Daenarys about his true identity. WRONG
  • The Night King is going to the Crypts first, he is going to raise the dead down there and infiltrate Winterfell that way. Not Quite
  • Theon redeems himself by protecting Bran. CORRECT
  • Jamie dies, sacrificing himself for Brienne. WRONG
  • Other deaths: The Hound WRONG, Eye Patch Guy CORRECT, Tormund WRONG, Podrick WRONG, Davos WRONG, Gilly WRONG, Jorah CORRECT, and Lyanna CORRECT.
  • Bronn arrives in Winterfell, just in time to save Tyrion. WRONG
  • We are going to have another set-up episode. CORRECT
  • All the main characters at Winterfell will re-group. CORRECT
  • Cercei and Euron will begin to plan their attack. CORRECT
  • We will not get an explanation from Bran about the Night King. WRONG
  • Arya will kill Cersei by the end. WRONG
  • No more Starks will die. CORRECT
  • Greyworm is going to kill The Mountain to avenge Missandae. WRONG
  • There will be a swell of support for Jon to take the Iron Throne as his secret continues to get out. CORRECT
  • Daenerys is going to become more and more like her father. CORRECT
  • King’s Landing is going to be bombarded and there is going to be another huge battle. CORRECT
  • Jon eats three rocks and poops our a new batch of Dragons. WRONG
  • Sansa gets the throne. KIND OF
  • Daenerys will try to kill Jon with a dragon. The dragon either will refuse, or the fire will not hurt Jon. WRONG
  • Tyrion is killed. WRONG
  • Davos lives. CORRECT
  • The show ends with Sam writing something in a book. KIND OF
  • Sansa comes down to King’s Landing with an army to fight Daenerys and her army. WRONG
  • Sansa gets the throne. KIND OF
  • Davos is Hand of the Queen. WRONG
  • Arya is the protector or whatever it is called of the Queen. WRONG
  • Bran wargs into something or is killed by some sort of magic. WRONG
  • Tormund and the Wildlings come to King’s Landing with Sansa. WRONG
  • Bronn kills Drogon. WRONG
  • We see Ghost again. CORRECT

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