[This story contains spoilers for the series finale of HBO's Game of Thrones.] Jon Snow (Kit Harington) cheated death once. The 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch sustained a knife to the heart in Game of Thrones' fifth season finale, only to return two episodes later to weather more violence: first, "The Battle of the Bastards," in which he and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) won back their ancestral home of Winterfell, and later "The Long Night," in which he and the allied forces of the living banded together to save Winterfell and the rest of humanity from the White Walkers. In the end, Jon wasn't much use in either of those specific conflicts. He survived them both, sure, but on both occasions, he deviated from the carefully laid plans and nearly died as a result. Jon's sisters Sansa and Arya (Maisie Williams) won the battles against Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) and the Night King (Vladimir Furdik), through hard-earned alliances and assassination skills, respectively. Jon, … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’: How Jon Snow Became a King After All
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[This story contains spoilers through the series finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Iron Throne."] Six episodes. That's how long it took to tell the tale of Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen falling swiftly from grace, giving rise to a new king: Bran the Broken of House Stark. Game of Thrones focused on a litany of other stories along the way, centered on various heroes and villains over the course of seventy-three episodes, but all it took were those final six to well and truly upend the wheel, if not fully break it. David Benioff and Dan Weiss' adaptation of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels is now ended, with the whole world left to deal with the aftermath: Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is improbably alive, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is tragically deceased, and the other Stark siblings are all in their own respective versions of "living your best life." But did the final season live its best life? The answer is a resounding no from a vocal section of the fandom, … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’: Every Final Season Episode, Ranked
By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 19, 2019 at 11:13 pm | UPDATED: May 20, 2019 at 3:40 am (SPOILER ALERT: The following post contains plot developments from the penultimate episode and Sunday night’s series finale of “Game of Thrones” on HBO): Take Our Poll And the when all the ash-dust in King’s Landing settled, the person who wound up as the ruler of Westeros surely came as quite a surprise (and not a pleasant one) to many of the show’s devoted fans. Bran Stark, a.ka. The Three-Eyed Raven? Really? … The show’s most boring character? Yes, really. Ridiculous. It was a highly baffling conclusion to what turned out to be a widely criticized final season. And judging from social media, a lot of people weren’t happy. So Bran gets to be king, despite the fact that he just put his name on the group project and didn’t do any work. #DemThrones — Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 20, … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’: How would you grade that finale?
6 minutes ago Anticipation continues to build for Game of Thrones’ final season, and with quotes like these, it is no wonder. Case and point, Emilia Clarke. Asked by Ryan Seacrest what she believes the fan reaction will be to the final episode, Clarke said: It sounds like Game of Thrones viewers are in for their fair share of shocks. Emilia Clarke has given fans some of the most tantalizing teasers regarding Game of Thrones’ final season. Who can forget that ominous hint about Daenerys’ final scene? Exactly. This latest one from Clarke on the E! red carpet follows suit. So, what could be so shocking? Well, the wait is winding down to find out. Speculation will have to occupy fans in the meantime. Based on what Emilia Clarke and her co-stars have said about Game of Thrones’ final season, it sounds intense. Whenever I think of how a show will shock fans, my mind instantly springs to death. Let’s face it, with Game of Thrones’ track record … [Read more...] about Game Of Thrones Final Season Will ‘Shock’ You, Emilia Clarke Warns
Welcome to Final Path, a regular feature leading up to the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones. In every Final Path, The Hollywood Reporter's resident Westeros expert Josh Wigler will offer a character-by-character deep dive of their journey through seven seasons, as well as what can be expected in the upcoming eighth and final season. Up next: Arya Stark. "What do we say to the God of Death?" Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) has had a lot of time to consider the question over the course of Game of Thrones, dealing death by the dozens along the way. Few series regulars have killed quite as many foes as Arya, certainly not with the same level of vengeful, personal dedication. She all but sees red and hears sirens in her head, Beatrix Kiddo style, when she considers the men and women who tore her family apart. For Arya, there's no hesitation at all when it comes time to kill anyone and everyone who has wronged House Stark, a willingness she demonstrated on … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Path: The Journey of Arya Stark