I can’t sleep, so I thought I’d post about the Game of Thrones finale while waiting for my alarms to go off to wake me for work. Normally I don’t work Mondays, but agreed to do an extra day. I am assuming the episode name. I didn’t notice whether it had a name assigned when I watched. They’ve been labeled with numbers recently when I’ve watched, and I’ve been surprised that all the YouTube people seem to know immediately the actual names that get slapped on later. Not only am I working tonight, but I’m working earlier than normal, which made it even worse trying to ensure I didn’t have to wait to watch after I came home later in the morning. I got 2 hours sleep, woke up because I couldn’t breathe anyway because of being sick, watched, then tried unsuccessfully to sleep another hour or so.
Well, I’d heard some details that were leaked and there was some accuracy to them. In that regard, some things were as expected. In “fan service” regard, some things were as expected.
I was expecting some cryptic, or maybe not so cryptic, indication of a new, or not convincingly killed, evil stirring even if it’d take thousands of years to come to fruition in a new cycle. The closest thing we might have gotten to that is Drogon.
By the same token, I was half expecting a “land ho!” moment.
Jon fulfilled his actual destiny, mirroring Arya’s. No way he could be king after that, even if they’d allow it to any Targaryan.
Punishment or not, he is de facto one of a threesome of powerful Starks. Or foursome, if Arya is going to pull a Luthair Paendrag Mondwin, but a single ship changes that dynamic and who knows if the Pacific holds an extra continent.
Best small council ever.
A Song of Ice and Fire scene was not as people imagined but was indeed there.
Tyrion’s fate was good.
I never expected to see some of those people again and it took me time to remember who Robin was.
The white book was as expected.
Not surprised the deaths were concentrated in episode 5.
The show’s version of “break the wheel” succeeded pretty well. It still gets me that they took that expression from Wheel of Time and changed the meaning from something bad and mystical/philosophical to something good/political.
Fate of the iron throne marked an expected checkbox, but with a twist. Interesting that nobody did sit on it one last time.
At one point I was half expecting a showdown of badasses between Grey Worm and Jon.
In a way, the whole thing was epilogue. I didn’t find it boring. I already saw one person complain they did.
I loved Bronn’s outcome.
Ghost! Everyone happy now?
No Nymeria, though. No super pack coming to help Perrin in the Last Battle.
That’s about it for now. Maybe I’ll have more thoughts later. Alarm starts going off in 3 minutes, so it’s time to make some coffee and start pumping myself up.