How I Feel After The End of ‘Game of Thrones’

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Only half a year ago, I belonged to that rare group of people that had never seen Game of Thrones. Seeing that the final season was approaching, David proposed that we watched the whole series together since he considered GoT a different story worth seeing.

Last October, we started watching the first season and we saw seven seasons in just… a month and a half! My goodness, in that brief period of time I created a very strong bond with the story’s main characters and GoT suddenly became my favourite TV show of all time.

I’m so grateful to my partner for showing me this wonderful series, but now, after its end, I feel a huge void. The next day after the finale I went straight to the library to borrow the first book because I couldn’t believe I wouldn’t know more about the characters’ lives.

Luckily, there are rumours of several spin-offs and one of them is already a reality. Although unfortunately I very much doubt that we’ll see our friends the Starks again, at least on TV.

Next, I tell you my opinion about the ending of Game of Thrones:

Daenerys’ Death

Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow in the 'Game of Thrones' finale.
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Although many GoT fans may be disappointed — even pissed off — with the end of Dany, a character so admired and loved, the truth is that throughout all the seasons it was always foreshadowed that she had a dark side and a great capacity for violence.

I think Daenerys is a clear example that, in most cases and as Machiavelli said, the end justifies the means.

In fact, she couldn’t help it — she was a dragon, and dragons spit fire. Even her child Drogon understood that the Iron Throne was the real villain and had led Dany to become a dictator.

Besides, I never believed the love story between Daenerys and Jon Snow. Maybe it was due to the lack of time to process the events. But one thing is for sure: For me, Jon’s true love was always — and will always be — Ygritte.

Cersei and Jaime Lannister’s Death… and Brienne of Tarth

Cersei and Jaime Lannister in the 'Game of Thrones' finale.

I think Cersei and Jaime Lannister’s death was, without any doubt, the most romantic scene in the whole series. Though I’m still processing it as I had a terrible crush on Jaime and I was convinced that he would survive in the end.

However, as much as it hurts, I have to admit that they died as they should have. They had a unique relationship, not only as twins but also as lovers. They came together to this world and they left together.

And yes, it’s true that Jaime could have atoned for his sins and stayed with Brienne of Tarth, as I would have liked. After all, the sexual tension between them throughout the series was pretty intense. But in the end, the feeling of co-dependence with Cersei was even stronger.

One of my favourite scenes in the finale was the one with Brienne writing down Jaime’s real story in the Book of Brothers, making clear that she feels no resentment against her short-lived lover. I really admire her strength and she’s definitely one of my favourite characters of the series.

Ser Brienne of Tarth writing down in the Book of Brothers in the 'Game of Thrones' finale.

In the end, it was all about the Starks

Unlike many fans, I did enjoy the Game of Thrones finale and I’m very happy with the outcome of the characters’ lives: all of them!

Seeing Sansa — definitely, another of my favourite characters — as Queen of the North was a pretty predictable fact, but I loved the scene of her coronation, a picture of strength and beauty.

The coronation of Sansa Stark as Queen of the North in the 'Game of Thrones' finale.
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I would continue talking for hours about each and every one of the characters, but again, I’m happy with everything in general.

What do you reckon of the ending of Game of Thrones? Share your thoughts below!