Apr 14

Game of Thrones: The Final Season

With less than 24 hours to go before the start of Game of Thrones Season 8, its final season, I am restless and on edge.  I did not have time to re-watch the entire season 7, but got to watch the latest Story so Far which recaps all previous seasons, along with commentaries from the cast and other media personalities.  After watching The Story so Far, the magnitude of the entire story finally hits me.  It has always been difficult for me to tie all of the multitude of characters together.  The recap has always helped me understand everything more clearly as I understand how the minor characters are likewise a vital part of the story.

As the story comes to close in this last season, there is only one question in everyone’s mind — who will sit on the iron throne?  While we have seen the round of interviews of the cast on TV, the only hint we received is that it will make us cry in the end.  What does that mean?  Well, your guess is as good as mine.  They have made the story so complex and ambiguous that even a hint does not give us any idea on where the story ends.  We all have our theories and even me and my sons cannot agree on one theory.  I believe Jon Snow will be the reluctant owner of the iron throne, but he gains it when Dani gives her life to save him — thus, the sad ending that will most likely have me in tears.  My eldest son believes Varis will unexpectedly take the throne by betraying everyone (what? No!).  My other son believes it will be Tyrion, the smartest of them all who gets to take the throne.

At this point, I will take anyone on Dani’s side as long as Cersei finally loses.  I also don’t mind Jaime dying.  Even if he finds a way to redeem himself this season, I will never forget that scene when he pushes little Bran from the top of the tower.  Losing his hand is not enough to pay for that sin.

I will always remember 2019 as the year of the epic finales.  It ends one of the best tv series of all time, Game of Thrones, and the best movie series of all time, The Avengers.  I know a lot of people may disagree with The Avengers.  But I don’t care.  These stories have entertained me and awakened my imagination.  These stories have given me pause from all the problems, heartaches, and worries that real life has given.  I will be forever grateful to all those brilliant people who have made it possible for these stories to come to life in front of me.

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