*WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD*
This past Sunday was the season finale of Game of Thrones. What did I think of it you ask? Well let me tell you. I am going to start out with the very end. Having read the first 3 books I was very pleased with what they have done so far. The ending of this season finale was quite well done and I loved the way they depicted the white walkers. The stone cold look and the chilling physical appearance left me wanting more from this episode, but sadly, I will have to wait.
Moving on, I loved the way Daenerys used her ability as the mother of dragons to get her dear children back. Along with her one command to the three dragons, her desires were depicted quite well with the iron throne and her husband Khal Drogo with their child were used as tests to get her to her dragons. Getting to my favorite character, John Snow’s storyline is quickly intensifying with the wildlings and the vast majority you see in the episode. The hundreds of tents are shown and the battle between him and his fellow Night’s Watch guardsman was quite thrilling. His half brother Rob Stark wed his love of his life in this episode only expanding more of his problems throughout the realm. In addition to the war he is fighting, he has to deal with his “traitor” mother, and he has to track down the King Slayer. Brienne who is transporting the King Slayer himself is shown in a small scene killing some of Rob Stark’s men to accomplish the task that Cathryn Stark gave her. Her story is unfolding as we speak in Season 3 which I can’t wait to see.
Moving to King’s Landing, we see Little Finger gain even higher status, Tyrion Lannister dethroned from his position, and his father taking the position of the King’s Hand. Knowing what happens in the books for next season, I can’t wait to see how they show Tyrion and Tywin’s positions and power struggles. As for Tyrion’s best friend Bronn nothing was shown of him which was quite disappointing, and the little man’s sister Cersei is her mean old self again now that the battle has passed. Speaking of battles, Stannis Baratheon was seen with the red witch in a small scene looking into the fire. Only time will tell what this is and I love the way this is playing out. Arya’s storyline is probably the most interesting out of all the characters because what she has and will eventually go through to get what she wants. Escaping captivity, she meets with Jaqen H’ghar renouncing his name for death and is given a coin to safe passage to his homeland.
All in all, I think they did a suberb job wrapping up some storylines and creating new ones for season 3. Honestly, I can’t wait for season 3. It is going to be epic if not amazing. Can’t wait until next spring, and for those of you who haven’t, do some reading of the books! I am Matt aka LIFE44, and I am out. Peace.
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