Of course, beware of the huge spoilers on Episode 6 of Game of Thrones Season 8 in what follows. The 76th episode of the series was broadcast on OCS and that’s it, the global phenomenon Game of Thrones has officially ended. “The Iron Throne” leaves a bitter taste to the fans that we are, revealing itself to be rather an epilogue than a real episode and making the same mistake as the episode 5, namely far too fast advances in the intrigues for to be consistent. Everything resumes at King’s Landing, to give us the time as Jon, Davos and Tyrion to contemplate the damage caused by Daenerys and Drogon.
And contemplation, it is not what is missing from this episode that could have really benefited from a little more action. Since we have to conclude the intrigues, things are moving forward, the characters are talking and making decisions, but it is difficult to plunge into the heart of an episode that seems to be struggling to leave us on the side . The viewer is not invited in the story, the characters do not explain their motivations, their thoughts. Tyrion, true to himself, speaks for 5 but only the talent of the actors, from Emilia Clarke to Kit Harington through Maisie Williams, allows us to have a glimpse of the tumult that breaks out in each of the characters and that goes motivate their actions.
As many theories had predicted, Jon joins Daenerys in the throne room and stabs him in a final kiss. The death of the Mother of Dragons is (too) fast and too cliché to be at the height of her character. But what we regret most is the jump in time almost immediately after that. Episode 6 of Game of Thrones’ Season 8 is several weeks away and, again, screenwriters are preventing us from participating in the story, to mourn a heroine, a favorite character of many fans. Daenerys dies quietly while she was at the height of her power, without even a last word . A silent death that contrasts so much with his temperament of fire that one almost has the
Yet it had to end one day and we must recognize the merit where there is, “The Iron Throne” offers a real end to all his characters, in which everyone finds his place and with properly closed intrigues. After years of speculation, we also knew that the end was destined to have already been guessed and this is one of the most popular theories that has come true. But a grand finale less impressive than we expected did not draw a line on an epic series , a saga that made millions of people around the world dream and made us discover a world as complex as it is exciting . Game Of Thronesis a global phenomenon, whether we like it or not, whether or not its conclusion is pleasing. The nostalgia may come to soften the frustration of the fans or it is in any case what we hope so that we can remember that finally, the series remained true to its motto until its very last episode: When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.