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'Game of Thrones' Finale Open Thread: Because The Real Throne Was The Friends We Made Along The Way

By Tori Preston | TV | May 19, 2019 |

By Tori Preston | TV | May 19, 2019 |

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IT’S HAPPENING. IT’S REALLY HAPPENING. Tonight we’ll witness the culmination of 8 seasons worth of political maneuvering, mysticism, dragons, death, zombies, boobs, swords, wine, and did I mention death? There was a LOT of death. But more than all of that, there was speculation. Intrigue. Disappointment. Obsession. I don’t know if Game of Thrones will truly be our last “water cooler” show, but there’s no question that it became a cultural touchstone uniting viewers across the globe. For all the hours we spent watching the show, many of us spent even more hours reading about it, listening to podcasts about it, thinking about it, tweeting about it, and talking about it — with each other.

So tonight, let’s come together once again to experience this flawed and fascinating phenomenon as it takes it final bloody bow. There’ll be time tomorrow to argue about who won, or who lost, or which twist we didn’t see coming, or which twist was SO OBVIOUS WE ALL FIGURED IT OUT, GAWD. For now, let’s see what fate Benioff and Weiss have in store for our remaining characters: Daenerys, Jon, Sansa, Bran, Arya, Brienne, Tyrion, Grey Worm, Davos, Sam, Gilly, Gendry, Drogon, Ghost, Nymeria (#NEVERFORGET). Let’s see who’ll sit on the Iron Throne, or if there even is an Iron Throne anymore. Let’s see what prophecies are fulfilled, or if prophecies even mattered. Let’s see if any long-forgotten faces return. Let’s see how it all ends.



And if you’re in the mood to multitask while you watch, then join us in the comments below! But be warned: this thread is dark and full of SPOILERS so proceed at your own risk…

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Tori Preston is deputy editor of Pajiba. She rarely tweets here but she promises she reads all the submissions for the "Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything" column at [email protected]. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba

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