The End of the Iron Throne | ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 6 Analysis

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John Cath
John Cath 20 days ago
And now I know for sure Sneaky Pete is better than GOT. At least writers for Amazon Video CARE!
delboyengland 24 days ago
The ending should of been completely different I won't even go in to one . something where it made you remember may be even as the credits rolled where showed you all who had fallen like an imagie of them and a moment that you can remember and I mean that with all characters no matter how long it took . You know like war films with the characters etc who had fallen . Now that would have stayed with us plus a ending that we all remebered.
corthew 25 days ago
This season was rushed...Really rushed. We should have seen Samwell's struggle with the Meisters over the whitewalkers battle and events leading up to it. We should have seen what happened with Gentry. There should have been some interactions with the sister of Theon over his death and the honor he reclaimed by his sacrifice. I'm not sure how there are Dothraki remaining for the battle of Kings Landing when we saw them all ride off to their death in the previous battle. That needed explaining. I'm not sure how there are so many warriors at Kings Landing at all after the previous battle.
Wino 25 days ago
Ending could have been better, but this was a magnificent series. I wasn't crazy about how the 60's British TV show "The Prisoner" ended, but still loved the show. Actually the ending of the prisoner was cool in a totally crazy way.
This was trash
anthonymrbs 28 days ago
My biggest issue is how the whole war with the white walkers was minimized into one battle in one night, that all ended with a single stab. After all the big buildup from the very first episode, it was over just like that. You would have thought this great war would have lasted for days, months, and across all of Westeros or more, not just at Winterfell, and intertwined with the whole battle for the Iron Throne. All of this of course would have taken longer than just six episodes to play out. Really two full seasons were needed to do it right.
Jon Snow
Jon Snow 28 days ago
Who is a lord at Horn Hill ??? When Sam become a maester ...
SepehR 2.0
SepehR 2.0 29 days ago
Omg this two minute explained every thing in the 90 minute episode😂😂 the othe 88 minutes were just walking around, looking and moving around the chairs
The Rap King7 Eben
The Rap King7 Eben 29 days ago
The Finale Was A Let Down For Everyone. I had hoped that maybe Dany Or Snow Or Arya Would Win the Finale. But It Was Tyrion Who Won. :(
vista7 29 days ago
I thought it was a decent finale although it was probably 20 minutes longer than it needed to be. They basically wrapped up all the plot lines. I was pretty disappointed that Daenyris became evil after she was one of the main protagonist for 8 seasons. Then again the ending makes sense from a George RR Martin perspective. Basically this was the story of the Starks the whole time. It kind of reminded me of the last part of LOTR - Return of the King.
Lee Walter
Lee Walter 29 days ago
Recap the 8th season..... 1. The disable people and women get front and center....... 2. A war that was hyped for over a year ended just as the excitement was rolling (felt rushed)..... 3. The theme I heard numerous times in season 8.....everything changes in time. Even the writing (from good to cough cough) *Game of Thrones should sit on the shelf next to the LOST series.
Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman 29 days ago
#49 on trending street
SquirrelyBlake Month ago
Appearently for all this hype, Game of Thrones is quite disappointing. It was good and than bad. Predictable. Horrible writing. Okay... Than why did you give it this much hype? I haven't watched the show but from the sidelines of The Final Season, it's not encouraging. Hollywood, you disappoint everywhere you can, do you?
Bobby A
Bobby A Month ago
Just stop.
XRP Adoption!!
XRP Adoption!! Month ago
D F Month ago
Why does everything have to have some sort of political twist on it.
Neysa Gilmore
Neysa Gilmore Month ago
Bran did not win the Throne. The Children of the Forest won. Bran died in the cave per Merea. Bran is not Bran (he told Merea, Sansa, Jaime,etc.) nobody is listening. TCOTF woke the white walkers to cause chaos. They allowed Dany and her dragon to destroy Kings landing to punish Men. Now TCOTF are in control working thru Bran. Read Bran’s last chapter in Book 5 and watch the cave scenes from the show. The writers messed up or they did this on purpose not to spoil the book ending.
Maryam Heydari
Maryam Heydari Month ago
Final episode of game of thrones was disaster 👎👎👎👎👎
kingdancekiller Month ago
Who read this VO? Alexa? Nice Try Bezos we know you run this channel....
jay alterEgo
jay alterEgo Month ago
In a way everyone won, A Lanister as a hand, the children of the Forest's 3 eyes raven Stark is the brother of the remaining Targaryen, a Baratheon as a Lord again, everyone else gets a promotion it's really not all bad.
Fabian Reijnen
Fabian Reijnen Month ago
Yeah so this isn't an analysis thanks a lot.
Nunsuch Month ago
Losing a $250,000,000 lawsuit to the Covington Kids could be the end of the Washington Post.
BKapLive Month ago
Haha let's pay RUvid to get on trending. Scummy website
Tramaine Terrance
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CodeG2009 Month ago
The Mass effect of tv shows.....great journey but bad ending.....
Fucked Gplus
Fucked Gplus Month ago
Tirion tirrion tirrion
Tom Robla
Tom Robla Month ago
I expected the finale to be terrible but turned out kinda ok. Not bad but not good either. I wasn't even upset at the stupid King "election" of Bran. I stopped caring.
obbyblobby Month ago
Sansa sucks!!
jim woods
jim woods Month ago
what a bunch of salty piss poor fans. upsets general audience 10/10
eh503 Month ago
I got that drogon actually understood that his mother died because of this iron throne. Sure Jon put the knife in Dani but it was her obsession with the iron throne that got her to that point. Now then. I wish what could've happened.. Is drogon burns the throne.. And the tries to burn Jon..leaving nothing but fire left where Jon is. Drogon flies away with danyBut because Jon is a targarian.. He would be unburned.. And show Jon naked.. And then the unsullied take him prisoner..i really like how they killed Dany too. It was sentimental and Jon really loved her.. I mean he's had no one.. For awhile and now he had someone.. And the one person he is in love with was gonna destroy everyone.. He tried to convince her out of it.. But she wpuldnt listen. In the end. Jon did what he always does. The right thing. Even if it isn't what he wants. I was okay with his ending. The unsullied don't know that there's not really a watch anymore.. So he basically went north to be with his ppl. The free folk.. And of course ghost. Sansa got what she always wanted. Arya. Her ending is whatever.. I thought she would've idk. Gone back to the faceless man. Bran being king makes sense in a realistic way..for someone to know what everyone does present and past.. He would be a great king.. Sure he didn't do much all season.. But with tyrions logic.. I get it. Greyworm going to naarth where him and misandei were supposed to go when she was alive. He wanted to live out his life the way he had planned it with her. Maybe in this way.. He can remember her though her ppl. The way that they decided that no one will be born into a royalty was a great move. Instead of an monarchy. They chose to.. I guess have an electoral college. Where the biggest players of the game get to choose the rightful ruler. I can dig that. I think it tied the season up as nicely as they could have. Ppl have a problem with the long night episode.. Which in my honest opinion I loved. Jon is always the hero. So they let arya to do it. I though that that episode was the most amazing thing I've ever seen in TV history (and yes I could see.i have an oled TV lol) episode 4 was meh.. 5.. I just hated how cersei didn't get a painful death.. Episode two was good cause it got the tension of how everyone was feeling before the long night. Episode 1 was.. Kinda filler. I feel like a lot of complaints was ppl looking too much into fan theories and not just going with what was presented. I do have my gripes. But. I feel like they ended it well. Idk why ppl thought there was gonna be some epic battle ending.. Like no.. They had to tie everything up. I wasnt disappointed. And u can hate me. But I liked got more than breaking bad.. Breaking bad just had too much of a slow start.. However yeah it was pretty great. He died at the end.. I mean it figures.
Eugenio Eulindo
Eugenio Eulindo Month ago
I hate how they lobotomized Tyron and Varys. The supposedly most smart and sneaky persons in the kingdom and Varys openly betrayed Daenerys right on her face and is easy found out sent letters like a dumbass. Danny turns to Tyron (completely played by everybody at this point, from Cersei to Sansa) and tells him: "Don't betray me doe! I just burnt your friend to ashes" and he's like "Ok, sure!" and go strait to the cage to freed his brother leaving a full platoon of soldiers as witnesses. What those screenwriters are smoking, really...
James Ortiz
James Ortiz Month ago
He advocated for a representative democracy not a direct democracy
Gifyifhk hmcucyk
They should remake season 8 and possibly even 7, erase all that crap from the official canon.
Jay Cee
Jay Cee Month ago
Now you know why D&D went to hide in a cabin.
Flavius Aetius
Flavius Aetius Month ago
In conclusion: the writers couldn't be bothered
joeskis Month ago
The show failed to reveal what all the super natural forces were up to. Who/what resurrected Jon and why? I think it should have been revealed that he's been possessed since his resurrection. It's a show I won't rewatch due to being disappointed by the outcome. Spin-offs? Not interested.
Roy Month ago
I think, at the last minute, they asked Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse to write the finale, and told them, "I want this to be an even bigger F U to the fans than LOST!"
Finale was messy and unorganized.. War is messy and unorganized. Politics are messy and unorganized. Wasn't how I would have hoped, but to say GOT is "ruined" is to ignore the 70+ hours of television that came before it just because it wasn't wrapped up nicely with a bow on top. To me that's pretty pathetic.
TimT Month ago
John Adm
John Adm Month ago
The worst episode
Ethos Data Informatics
Worst ending ever👎👎👎
Marie J
Marie J Month ago
wow, it is over...UNBELIEVABLE!!! Hey everyone, FYI And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name, they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; Mark 16:17 then in Luke10: 16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me, also whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the One who sent me.” It continues to a POWERFUL point EVERYONE, "17 The seventy came back jubilant. “Lord,” they said, “with your power, even the demons submit to us!” 18 Yeshua said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Remember, I have given you authority; so you can trample down snakes and scorpions, indeed, all the Enemy’s forces; and you will remain completely unharmed. God gave us power through Jesus name to get rid of demons in our lives. Are you reading this word and recognizing you have POWER through Jesus name.
BootyHoleBandit Month ago
Dany’s character was nothing like previous seasons. All character’s lines seemed like they weren’t themselves this episode.
Fuert Neigt
Fuert Neigt Month ago
Strange that the WashingtonPost made the only good GoT finale review, all the others on Trending are really bad.
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Strange that some people have different viewing opinions than others. Very strange.
MrLeonidas0001 Month ago
And Sansa gets an “independent North” which of course she immediately becomes queen over? Get da fuq out of here 👎🏼
Noe Sosa
Noe Sosa Month ago
Games Of Throne ran out of money. The end.
Lexbot Lavi
Lexbot Lavi 28 days ago
Noe Sosa nah dude the writers got an offer to write Star Wars movies do cut the season short
Jose Garcia
Jose Garcia Month ago
Bran can't control the dragon, he doesn't have the blood seal.
sana riaz
sana riaz Month ago
Jon should get the throne.i hate the last episode
Jones Curtis
Jones Curtis Month ago
I wonder if anyone else took notice of the hidden theme within the last episode! “Democracy” was hidden theme and a nod to America! Let me explain!!! If we look at the scene in which Tyrian, walked through kings landing in the opening! The camera peers over to the cracked bell. The crack bell was a nod to the “liberty bell”! The liberty bell located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is also known as the birthplace of democracy! As we know of history America claimed their independence from the Britts and monarchy of English rule. Later in that episode we see Tyrian give wise counsel to the council, in reference to the people choosing their king, and abandoning the old ways! Just a theory!
W h i t e y
W h i t e y Month ago
Who cares what libtards think
Kevo A
Kevo A Month ago
It was butchered by them boy lovers
purpleflipz19 Month ago
everyone is disappointed in the way Daenerys becomes the Mad Queen and is killed, but very few are talking about how Sansa becomes the Queen in the North! She deserves way more recognition. Although we lost a potentially great queen with Daenerys, we still gained a greet Queen in the North with Sansa. I think that was the writers intentions that everyone else is kinda of forgeting ...
Young Dab-A-Roosa
I never watched a single episode of G.O.T I feel more special than those who have!
Ready To Go
Ready To Go Month ago
You didn’t listen to Dan and Dave ( the shows producers) about Bran. They said now that Bran has mastered his skill as the 3-eyed Raven, he will become himself again. He finally smiles again, too! Twice!
NeoFio Month ago
Arya : i'm going to the west Jon & sansa : ??? Arya : i have a list, my list is "Someone has given GOT rating only 4,6"😈 Jon & sansa : 😨😨
Kerri Hesse
Kerri Hesse Month ago
Starting from episode 3, each episode sucked this season. Trash!
02 Starter
02 Starter Month ago
I only watched this last episode once, that way I won’t be disappointed twice 😂
Solid Nat007
Solid Nat007 Month ago
Can anyone tell me whats next after game of thrones season 8?
Gifyifhk hmcucyk
Nothing. The show is over. Done. Gone. Its the season/ show finale, the last ever episode
unki3259 Month ago
almost as disappointed as the finale of LOST...
Madi Bendy
Madi Bendy Month ago
My dad was so disappointed... lol
Dennis Smith
Dennis Smith Month ago
How did they ruin this show so fast?
Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman Month ago
#19 on trending street
HY Productions
HY Productions Month ago
The Starks won. That's the most important part for me. Ned's legacy prevailed after all that horror they went through.
Bellatrix Black / Emma Frost
The last episode was the only good episode of Season 8
jimmyturpin Month ago
I have 3 thoughts, and 1 apology . 1.) That ending... did anybody else notice the stark (sorry, couldn't resist a good pun) similarities to Disneys "Old Yeller"? 2.) Now I know why the ending of the show was such a closely guarded secret, because who would invest themselves into a 73 episode series that ended like that!? 3.) And who would have ever thought that Grey Worm and the GoT fan base would ever have feelings in common? My apologies to the cast and crew, even the writers you all did an amazing job. It was a hell of a ride, I know I was thoroughly entertained over the years and yeah, that love scene between Jon and Dany made me feel a bit squeamish, but I would have endured that a hundred times over for a better ending where Dany didn't raze Kings Landing and everybody got their happy ending.
tom wilson
tom wilson Month ago
Another blooper. When Jon was leading the people through the wall, there was a blade of grass growing in the snow. Not possible
DUBV GAMER Month ago
HBO lost billions bc of season 8 the spin offs will fail n no one will want to watch it if they don't remake season 8 it will be the end of what could have been best show ever
Jimmy Killem
Jimmy Killem Month ago
lmao at all the dany fangirls crying about how it sucked when really they're just mad they backed an insane psychopath for so many seasons
Flavius Aetius
Flavius Aetius Month ago
I'm not mad about Danny. I'm mad about Bran. Totally illogical ending chosen solely to be unexpected.
Shunjie Yang
Shunjie Yang Month ago
Sansa is the most believable character
Joseph Chappelle
... So that happened? Branch is king? Well at least Jon is in the true north.
Valkyrie Sardo
Valkyrie Sardo Month ago
Listening to Dany's most adoring fans helps explain how so many worshipped Hitler.
ms letizia
ms letizia Month ago
as an avid lover of this show, i must say, i was utterly disappointed!!!!!
Neil Heckman
Neil Heckman Month ago
People who don't get and appreciate how this epic series ended are lost (not woke) and doomed to a life of perpetual violence. Sad.
Brice Ames
Brice Ames Month ago
Hey where the Fu*# is Aria's horse?
Moe 1
Moe 1 Month ago
They destroyed the whole story, hail john snow king of the wildlings
WildwoodClaire1 Month ago
One thing I'm left wondering is HOW is the Iron Bank going to get a return on all of their loans? And HOW is all the necessary rebuilding to take place if the Iron Bank refuses to loan any more money?
WildwoodClaire1 Month ago
Dani wasn't insane, she had just succumbed to the hubris of power, a bit like Napoleon.
HarGuit Shao
HarGuit Shao Month ago
where are the dothrakis???
Freedom 0017
Freedom 0017 Month ago
Season 8 is the worse season of all. It's short, boring and has no shock value what so ever. Game of Throne is known for it's unpredictability, that is what makes Game of Thrones an epic series. This neat, tidy perfect ending is a disappointment; I'ld rather watch Cinderella. I say redo all of Season 8...
Ariana Westwood
Ariana Westwood Month ago
The way they all laughed at Sam for proposing democracy
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This show end was disappointing. The writer are on vacation. When they return and when they load on to the internet, they'll having stacks upon stacks of hating which will last them a life time. If they wanted to ruin their legacy with regards to fantasy story writing, this was it. Now all we have to do is wait, watch, and review the Star Wars story they'll screw up. Maybe D&D were always trope writers to begin with and George R.R. Martin's books is what kept them grounded and gave them the undesired money and fame. Maybe it was all pointless from the beginning and we wasted 10 years of our entertainment time and money for nothing. Well live and learn, and not support the same mistake is the best we can do.
Natasha Trendell
Pathetic ending, vote someone king that wont die for a thousand years and can read minds, yeah that'll work real swell. Never mind the Azora Ahia storyline, it never happened.
hif pif
hif pif Month ago
If you want to go viral get some GOT DVDs and say "dracarys" as you burn them....
Matt Month ago
Did anyone else laugh when Ser Podrick came to push bran away? lmao
Win From Within
Win From Within Month ago
kirk UK
kirk UK Month ago
Bran flakes as king, this was the most crock of crap, so Bran was right
Brian Wijaya
Brian Wijaya Month ago
Racing Pigeons
Racing Pigeons Month ago
John was sent to the freezer in the beginning and the end. Sent to the north all over again. Crazy
katie wilso
katie wilso Month ago
wouldn't it be nice if martian will wright new books with assistant writers to get the books our faster about arya and what is west with stories of john and bran.
Alex NutCasio
Alex NutCasio Month ago
The Books were Better!!!
Cool Whip
Cool Whip Month ago
GoT Finale, Arya went West, Drogon went East, Jon went North, And this show went South!!
Ikumuerte Helminosizunami de Anubismania MotDongJi
Way to steal another person’s comment. Not mine, but the exact same got 2.5k likes on another video.
FullOfMotion Month ago
Big facts
Alex NutCasio
Alex NutCasio Month ago
Best part of S8E6 was "Good Boi" ghost........
Promethean Knight
HBO: Did you do it? D&D: Yes. HBO: What did it cost? D&D: Everything. Audience: What did you do? What did you do!
Alex NutCasio
Alex NutCasio Month ago
Ruined a perfectly good franchise in favor of Star Wars. A$$holes..............
Island Rastah88
Island Rastah88 Month ago
Grey worm to Tyrion: You do not speak! Tyrion: Bran should be king.. Everyone else: ... um OK yes! 😑👈
Jessica Johnson
Jessica Johnson Month ago
Yes it was sooo dumb
LOLI_JESUS Month ago
Dissapointing end, I'll wait for the next book
Lucas H
Lucas H Month ago
So disappointing that WaPo is using valuable resources on this.
XP101 Month ago
Tyrion survived, that's all I wanted to know.
William Cunningham
Loved the Irony of The King Slayer, Jamie Lanister, preventing the slaughter of all King Landing by assasinating Mad King Aerys Targaryen. While Jon stood by and Watched Danny do it and kills her after the dead is done?
Ron Finnlr
Ron Finnlr Month ago
What's weird to me is that when Tyrian is asking bran about being king and he says I know you don't want it but we need a king. Then why didn't they stick with John. John was like bran and didn't want it either but at least he is the true heir to the throne. Really dissatisfied with the outcome of the show.
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson Month ago
Not at all thrilled with the 22 minute Disney sitcom that ended the show but... Am I the only one who sees that Bran truly is the Big Bad? How long did the last Raven live? 1000+ years? People say that China has an overwhelming surveillance state. They are nothing compared with Bran. How many people died so he could get the job he "didn't" want?
@Robert Johnson Are you saying he can grow another lair tree or whatever that thing was the old TER had?
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson Month ago
@salaciousBastard So we know he can do it...
I thought that tree was keeping him alive and was destroyed by the Night King?
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