In the game of thrones, you win, or you die, and a lot of fans apparently saw their hopes for a good ending go down in flames with the series finale. What did people have to say about the series' controversial conclusion? Here are some of the more searing reactions.
Tragic, ironic, and maybe inevitable, Jon Snow ended his arc not sitting the Iron Throne, but instead as the slayer of both his kin and his queen.
Jon's stabbing of Daenerys in the destroyed throne room of the Red Keep is exactly the kind of story turn we've come to expect from Game of Thrones. But the turns it took to get there felt pretty rushed to a lot of people.
One poster expressed sympathy for Daenerys as a character, writing,
"a moment of silence for daenerys targaryen, a victim to horrible writing and a rushed story. may she rest in peace"
Others took the conclusion of her story personally, with more than one poster expressing real frustration. According to one commenter,
"daenerys deserves SUCH a better death. after all she’s done, good and bad, she’s one of the most iconic characters in television history...and that death did not do her justice AT ALL. I’M MAD."
Even people who liked the finale seemed to express some frustration with the speed at which Daenerys' story developed.
"Initial GameOfThronesFinale thoughts: An excellent finale. I still think Dany's decisions were rushed but the outcome was satisfying and there were strong character moments for just about everyone, especially Tyrion."
Some wondered just where Dany's guards were during her final encounter with Jon, who was able to easily stab the queen during a private moment, at a time when the loyalty of her advisors was actively being questioned. As one writer put it,
"why did Tyrion have more guards then Daenerys? Why did they take Jons weapon away when he saw Tyrion but not Dany?"
One commenter broke it down as follows:
"That was terrible. Like she'd just wander off to the throne room alone without some Unsullied or Dothraki guarding her, especially from the likes of Jon Snow, whom she said betrayed her and was the biggest threat to her claim to the throne."
Others outright rejected the idea that Daenerys would have gone so mad so fast, still feeling the sting of her sudden heel turn in the previous episode, "The Bells." Immediately after the finale, the overall impression was that even if her turn to villany could have worked, the story felt just too sped up. Keep watching the video to see how GoT fans share extremely blunt reactions to the series finale!
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