Well, that happened. After 8 seasons, 73 episodes, and countless think pieces, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss brought Game of Thrones to a close. Our recappers will be breaking down the episode “The Iron Throne” in the coming week. But for now, let’s look at how Twitter responded to the series finale we’ve spent eight years anticipating.
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE GAME OF THRONES FINALE!!!
Dany’s new form is Queen of Ashes, but she’s still the queen of meme.
Wait they had that big creepy black-and-red dragon banner ready to drape over the castle this whole time and nobody considered that she might be the bad guy?— Joe Reid (@joereid) May 20, 2019
This shot will go down as one of the best in the series pic.twitter.com/oGpYeZFdtD— Jordan Moreau (@jordanmoreau_) May 20, 2019
seconds after i say i hate drama pic.twitter.com/8tv6jownGC— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) May 20, 2019
DO NOT CONGRATULATE pic.twitter.com/SqS00uYV7Q— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) May 19, 2019
And if you’re still wondering why Dany burned down King’s Landing…
You know Daenerys’ choice made sense because we’re in the last episode and they’re still trying to justify it.— Matt Goldberg (@MattGoldberg) May 20, 2019
I hope this episode is all sad men talking in deep, gruff voices about how the lady did a bad, nothing could personally entice or enthrall me more— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) May 20, 2019
Then the whole Jon and Dany and Drogon thing.
the real lesson of #GameOfThrones was never trust a man, especially a "nice guy," they will all fucking stab you right in the heart. figuratively! LITERALLY.— ≠ roxanna ≠ roxanne ≠ roxy (@roxana_hadadi) May 20, 2019
I’d like to point out that the CGI dragon got more of an emotional arc this season than Cersei. #GOT— Matt Goldberg (@MattGoldberg) May 20, 2019
Either Drogon is the SMARTEST dragon in the world as he knew the corrupting power of the Iron Throne led to Dany’s downfall or he’s the stupidest and saw a knife in Dany and assumed it was the evil chair made of knives that killed her & he wanted revenge lmao#gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/PryyvUgDvR— laney 🦊 (@NimraenArt) May 20, 2019
This was perfectly set up in the first episode of the show when Ned Stark turned to his children and said, "Dragons hate chairs."— Alex Zalben (@azalben) May 20, 2019
Game of Thrones almost brought democracy to Westeros. Almost.
Bunch a white guys laughing at the concept of democracy, I was told this was a work of fiction. #GameOfThrones— David Fear (@davidlfear) May 20, 2019
Then Edmure Tully—who should just be happy to be alive—thought he’d claim his moment.
I’m going to start using “Uncle, sit down” like “Bye, Felicia.”— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 20, 2019
GEORGE RR MARTIN: I will share three book twists with you. Stannis burns his daughter and Hodor means Hold the Door— Kevin Fitzpatrick (@TVKevLance) May 20, 2019
DAVID BENIOFF AND DB WEISS: What's the third
MARTIN: I'm gonna dunk on Edmure Tully so hard
Bran The Broken, huh?
How can anyone watch Game of Thrones and think BRAN had a more interesting “story” than Sansa? Bran had the “ok quick bathroom break” scenes— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) May 20, 2019
Sansa, Arya, Davos, Grey Worm, Brienne, Yara, Robin Arryn, the cockroach crawling across the floor etc. when Tyrion said ‘No one has a better story than Bran Stark’ - pic.twitter.com/4w9oTwXTfp— Ryan Smith (@ryanzmith) May 20, 2019
Sansa: *is the only competent leader in the entire series*— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) May 20, 2019
BLAND WEIRDO 2020 IS WHAT WE DESERVE— Oriana Schwindt (@Schwindter) May 20, 2019
A lot of dummies assuming I’m talking about Daenerys when Sansa was sitting RIGHT THERE— Siobhan Thompson (@vornietom) May 20, 2019
This bullshit aside. It was still a good night for Team Sansa.
sansa's coronation was literally one of the most beautiful scenes and i will never shut up about it pic.twitter.com/cAqLlKzzad— ellie (@odairannies) May 20, 2019
Anyway Sansa looked amazing, ur doing great sweetie pic.twitter.com/on0G6yW3PY— gretchen 🌻 (pseud: clara) (@ubeempress) May 20, 2019
And did you catch the return of Robyn Arryn?
Yeah, introducing solids really improved Robin Arryn.— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole_Cliffe) May 20, 2019
Both times like wait who? pic.twitter.com/TlCn2LOWwN— Gilbert Cruz (@gilbertcruz) May 20, 2019
Then there was Brienne and that damn book.
brienne is finishing jaime's page in the kingsguard book with "died protecting his queen"? I sure do love how this show treats its female characters as supporting players in every goddamn man's redemptive arc! #gameofthrones— ≠ roxanna ≠ roxanne ≠ roxy (@roxana_hadadi) May 20, 2019
It’s not enough Brienne cried over dick she had to be Carrie Bradshaw writing a blog too— Ira Madison III (@ira) May 20, 2019
What will become of Jon Snow Targaryen now?
19 YEARS LATER— Alexis Flower (@alexisflower) May 19, 2019
"But, dad — what if I get put in house Lannister?"
Jon kneels before his son, puts a hand on his shoulder.
"Tyrion Eddard Night-King Snow - you were named after the bravest men I ever knew and a magic zombie…"
we went through all that and they STILL put a man on the throne. they never fucking learn.— Julie Kosin (@juliekosin) May 20, 2019
I just booed so loudly about everything that’s happened in the last hour. I have been booing for a week straight. I have booed myself out of existence.— julia 🤔 alexander (@loudmouthjulia) May 20, 2019
Hey, can Arya kill this ending? Asking for a fandom.— Deanna Raybourn (@deannaraybourn) May 20, 2019
I am totally done with Game of Thrones after tonight— A. Grand Party (@grantpa) May 20, 2019
Whatever. And now our watch has ended.— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) May 20, 2019
What else is on?
(Turns to Killing Eve and never looks back) pic.twitter.com/avEjlsgxtw
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