Game Of Thrones Season 8 Finale: 10 Ups And 3 Downs From 'The Iron Throne'

The last ever episode of Game of Thrones has aired. How'd it end, and was it worth it?

Dany Dragon

Some eight years, one month, and two days ago, a show called Game of Thrones debuted on HBO. It was watched by around 2 million people, received pretty strong reviews, and while it showed promise, there wasn't a clear indicator of what it would become.

Now, Game of Thrones is the biggest TV show we've ever seen, in so many ways, from the way it obliterates all other pop-culture discussion like Viserion burning down the Wall, to the insane production that nothing can match.

And now our watch has ended.

After just five episodes in a truncated (frustratingly so, at times) final season, it's time for the finale itself, which is titled The Iron Throne, for reasons that become rather obvious. Even if you've been living under a rock on Skagos, you've probably noticed that Game of Thrones Season 8 has been just a tad divisive, from its pacing through to some major character developments, but what about the ending? After all, this is what it's all been building to, through good and bad, better or worse.

In the end, we get a finale that's a lot like the show itself: it's a little messy and not perfect, but ultimately feels very satisfying.

Warning: contains major spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6.


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