Game of Thrones Season 8 has finally wrapped up, and just like all the other episodes of this season, the last one was controversial as well. Fans have been divided over how well this season was made. Personally, I think this season was not as bad as people made it out to be. It would’ve been better had it been fleshed out a bit more, but that’s about it for me, as far as criticism goes.
A lot of the stuff that happened felt forced to me because it lacked build-up. Other than that, the season was pretty solid and ended on a high. Speaking of the end, the last episode of Game of Thrones was titled “The Iron Throne”, and it had some of the most intense moments of the entire show. Here are a few things that you might have missed in this episode.
• “Love is the death of duty”. When Tyrion pushed Jon to do what was needed, Jon called back upon what Maester Aemon told him once. Love is the death of duty, but sometimes, Duty is the death of love.
• When Daenerys landed, she told her men to fight for her. She used two languages during this scene. The first one was Dothraki, and the second one was High Valyrian.
• Dany’s walk towards the Throne was first foreshadowed at the House of the Undying in Season 2 of Game of Thrones.
• Drogon melting the throne was the opposite of Balerion the Black Dread forging it. One dragon made it, while the other destroyed it.
• When Jon killed Daenerys, she was in his arms in the same way his first love, Ygritte, lay dead after taking an arrow to the heart.
• Wondering why Drogon didn’t kill Jon? Well, it is actually speculated that Dragons are very wise; wiser than men. It is likely that Drogon actually realized that Dany was engulfed in the dreams of Fire and Blood and Jon was actually setting her free.
• When Bran was crowned King, Tryion mentioned the same thing that the Bloodraven told him at the end of Season 4 of Game of Thrones. “You will not walk, but you will fly.”
• Jon’s decision to go beyond the Wall with the wildings is what he always wanted as a child when he wanted to join the Night’s Watch. He always wanted to go ranging with Ghost.
• Arya’s decision to go west of Westeros was first hinted in Season 6 of Game of Thrones in a conversation with Lady Crane.
• Archmaester Ebrose’s book which he was writing in Game of Thrones Season 7 was finally complete, and Sam helped him name it ‘A Song of Ice and Fire.’
Did you catch all these things in Game of Thrones Season 8? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!