10 Gaping Plot Holes In The Game Of Thrones Finale

In the game of thrones, you win or you die or you fall down a hole and are never seen again...


It’s been a few days since the broadcast of ‘The Iron Throne’, the final episode in the final season of Game Of Thrones. That means enough time has passed that everyone should have calmed down, stopped signing petitions and posting reaction GIFs and videos, and actually sat down and thought about the events of that series finale.

The thing is, whether you loved it, you hated it, or you were a little indifferent and just wanted to stay friends with it, there are gaping holes in the story that ‘The Iron Throne’ presents us with.

Sometimes plot holes exist because they ignore parts of the story that have been told in previous episodes; sometimes because they contradict information we’ve already been provided with. Sometimes it’s the logic that’s at fault - whether that’s the internal logic of the story that’s been told to date, or a more fundamental kind of logical inconsistency where what’s playing out in front of us simply makes no sense.

So here it is: an in-depth analysis of the gobsmackingly huge plot holes in the Game Of Thrones finale… and of course, if you’ve not yet seen it, here be spoilers.


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