Unless you were living under a rock for the past few weeks (or decade), you’d know that the last season of HBO series Game of Thrones just aired its final episode, and oh, how the fans reacted.
One second from every episode of Game of Thrones. pic.twitter.com/rFz2CFLwBx
— Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) May 20, 2019
The final episode resulted in mixed reactions from avid fans of the series and low ratings from critics. Some resorted to memes and jokes to take the sting out of not having their preferred ending realized, or to cover the sad fact that there will be no more GOT episodes to look forward to. Expectations were definitely sky high, so when the credits rolled and a lot of things were left unresolved, everyone lost it. Here’s what the internet thought about GOT’s much-anticipated ending.
Raise your hand if you agree
Wasted my time for no f**king reason. Should’ve stopped at last season #GameOfThonesFinale pic.twitter.com/zNF0qIh48i
— Neerav Patel (@Neerav_Patel16) May 20, 2019
When Drogon did that
Have to confess I’m a little surprised Drogon can understand a complicated sociological metaphor but not a simple who-dun-it.
— Zach Wahls (@ZachWahls) May 20, 2019
Watching Drogon melt the iron throne #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/LE4QZurm2Y
— Kathy Bates (@GrapesOf_Kath) May 20, 2019
Either Drogon is the SMARTEST dragon in the world as he knew the corrupting power of the Iron Throne led to Dany’s downfall or he’s the stupidest and saw a knife in Dany and assumed it was the evil chair made of knives that killed her & he wanted revenge lmao#gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/PryyvUgDvR
— laney 🦊 (@NimraenArt) May 20, 2019
All we can say is that is one smart-ass dragon.
Cersei and Dany reunited
cersei and daenerys when they see each other in hell pic.twitter.com/bi0ZHMcUpa
— ellie (@odairannies) May 20, 2019
We might need a reality show starring them in hell.
BRAN? Why Bran?
When you don’t contribute in the group project & still get an A #TheFinalEpisode #GOT pic.twitter.com/UwsAC1JYLH
— ||SMKS|| 📸 (@Sincerely_Shas) May 20, 2019
Bran is like that colleague who does nothing all day at work but still gets the promotion. 😂 #GameOfThonesFinale pic.twitter.com/X6Tws8b6iT
— Esther May (@esthermaydln) May 20, 2019
BRAN HAS BEEN TROLLING US ALL! #GameofThrones #ThronesYall #DemThrones pic.twitter.com/pzl48632X9
— theblerdgurl™️ (@theblerdgurl) May 20, 2019
Bran is now the ruler of the Six Kingdoms with the irony (see what we did there?) of being given the Iron Throne (we know, it’s been melted) in exchange for his wheelchair. A lot of people thought it counterintuitive that he ended up as king, especially since he’s been known to do nothing but deliver those blank stares and sit battles out throughout the series.
Sansa gets her well-deserved coronation
1×01 || 8×06
SANSA STARK WENT FROM WANTING TO MARRY A PRINCE TO BECOMING QUEEN IN THE NORTH ON HER OWN.
SHE 👏DID 👏THAT #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/Buhgjkmfm4
— harman. (@woIgang) May 20, 2019
Sansa of House Stark, the First of Her Name, the Queen in the North, the Queen of Winter and Lady of Winterfell. pic.twitter.com/CPWYPiiRfb
— The Queen in the North. (@JamesEdStark) May 20, 2019
If there’s anyone fit to sit on the Iron Throne, we all know it’s Sansa Stark. But since she didn’t, we can happily settle with her being the crowned Queen in the North.
Meanwhile, there’s another rogue modern product
a water bottle in King’s Landing!! #got #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/mwGQlsLwnh
— Beth (@bethisloco) May 20, 2019
This is right on the heels of that rogue coffee cup a few episodes back! It’s turned into a game now, and it appears the show’s been careless throughout the years!
Ghost ~finally~ gets a petting
The pets we have all been waiting for!!! #GameOfThronesFinale pic.twitter.com/WfBRsQp8sf
— Jennifer Rose (@J2theDouble_N) May 20, 2019
For some, probably the only redeeming quality in this episode!
Drop the truth bombs!
Say and criticise as much as you want but i loved #GameOfThonesFinale Whatever ending you put to these series it was always gonna recieve critics for being either too predictible or not cool enough. I enjoyed the fact that it was unpredictable and cool-ish. Peace out.
— Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) May 20, 2019
Whatever you think of the end of Game of Thrones, we can all agree the series as a whole has been a staggering accomplishment. A while ago, it would have been unthinkable to contemplate telling a single 10-year fantasy story on TV. pic.twitter.com/Ew8yiLhfpn
— Gareth L Powell (@garethlpowell) May 19, 2019
Let’s face it – we can’t have everything go our way. There was a petition circulating online for the show to have a rewrite with a proper ending that they want. Well, you can’t please everyone. The ending you want isn’t the ending that everyone wants. So settle down, Snowflake.
But there are still a lot of loose ends
No offense but the GOT writers choked big time and I have many questions that I would like answered: #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/0QX9mAPpzX
— Bailey Bishop (@BaileyBishop2) May 21, 2019
We can’t deny that the final episode seems a bit rushed. It feels as if there wasn’t much room for the characters to grow and actually have motivations behind their actions, but, like all things, it is what it is. Who knows, the show’s runners might just be setting us up for another series.
Have you watched the final episode? Share your thoughts about it on the comments below!