More articles about: Game of Thrones

 
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Emilia Clarke and Sophie Turner shouldn't have to defend the show.
The final episode of Game of Thrones was stunning, until it wasn’t. Your stomach dropped as Daenerys Targaryen strode out to address her troops, Drogon’s wings extended behind her, itching to be airborne. For a moment, you forgot her bloodlust as she finally set her ...
 
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For a medieval kingdom, Westeros is just full of disposable beverages.
Game of Thrones fans have spotted yet another beverage-based gaffe, this time in the series finale (AKA the episode the showrunners definitely should have invested in a big wheelie bin for). ‘The Iron Throne’ was always going to be heavily scrutinized, but you ...
 
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Did you spot the callback to the first episode?
WARNING: There are going to be spoilers for the final episode of Game of Thrones coming up, so if you're just idly scrolling around looking for something to break up the day with but intend to watch the finale when you get ...
 
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She's as surprised as you were
WARNING: Don't read this if you don't know yet what happens at the end of Game of Thrones. You've got a maximum of about 12 hours before spoilers become your own fault entirely. Just watch the final episode. It's the most popular ...
 
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George R.R. Martin had one big troll act for us, and we were fooled.
Clearly, a lot of people were disappointed with the finale of Game of Thrones. An online petition to rewrite the entire material has garnered over a million signatures. From left, right, and center, overnight literary critics appeared. The bashing became so bad ...
 
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This story only truly ends with George R.R. Martin's books.
There's an old interview with George R.R. Martin at a convention in 1998 shortly after the publication of A Clash of Kings, the second novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. At the time of this interview, George is a largely unknown fantasy author, ...
 
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There was a subtle answer later in the episode.
One might argue that Daenerys Targaryen had the most tragic ending of all. She was consumed by her power and grief, massacred thousands, then was murdered by her lover/nephew Jon Snow.After Jon plunges his blade into her chest, she dies in his arms. ...
 
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It's been a long journey for the youngest Stark girl. And it's not over yet.
A lot happened in the final episode of Game of Thrones—first and most shockingly, Jon killed Daenerys and was sent back to the Wall. But Sansa was also made Queen in the North, while Bran became king of the entire (now) Six Kingdoms, ushering in a new ...
 
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Sansa deserves the ending she got.
Sansa Stark has changed dramatically since we saw her in the first episode of Game of Thrones. She started the series young, naive and self-absorbed, and, in the final season, she has proven herself to be mature, level-headed, and strong. When Sansa is reunited with The Hound ...
 
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Game of Thrones created a vast media ecosystem. We talked to the people at its center.
Game of Thrones ends. But it’s not the only thing that will pass into pop culture history this weekend—the show will take with it the broad media economy and the vibrant online communities that it inspired. For years, fans have hungrily awaited pre-season ...
 
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The takes are hotter than the Iron Throne.
Here we are: the end. The final season of Game of Thrones has been polarizing to say the least, and while social media drank in the last hour-ish installment of the series, one thing was certain: everyone has an opinion, reaction, or meme to share ...
 
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Don't believe the hype.
Say what you want about the divisive eighth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, but there’s no denying the sordid swansong of the Seven Kingdoms still has everyone talking.As the various heroes and villains prepare to raise their swords, or fall on them, ...
 
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Such as: Why didn't Daenerys just fly directly to Cersei and kill her?
This final season of Game of Thrones has been pretty rough—for the fans, for the characters, and for the showrunners. And Episode Five continued Season Eight's baffling trend of completely abandoning the characterization that made the early seasons of Game of Thrones so special.In Episode Five, Daenerys ...
 
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It's the only satisfying way for this story to end. Anything else would be a disappointment.
Wow. Good for Jon Snow. It seemed like no one was working harder to die in Game of Thrones Season Eight than Jon Snow. I mean the doofus looked a dragon dead in the eyes and screamed at it. He participated in such idiotic battle ...
 
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Does Jon Snow also start a plow company in the series finale?
You can actually trace the first theory about Jon Snow being a Targaryen to an old forum in the mid-90s. Truly dedicated Game of Thrones fans were able to connect the dots in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire very early on. And ever since ...
 
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That's a lot of funeral pyres...
Whatever your feelings on the quality and satisfaction derived from season eight of Game of Thrones you've got to say it's killed a lot of people. In fact, it can be quite tricky to recall exactly who died, when and how, so we've collated ...
 
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There's one episode left. Here's how it could all end.
The popular R + L = J theory (which correctly posited that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark were Jon Snow's real parents) can be traced all the way back to a blog post on September 18, 1997. This is a little over a year after ...
 
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George R.R. Martin needs to finish those books so fans can read how this story deserves to end.
A few weeks ago—the day before the Game of Thrones premiere in New York—I was chatting with John Bradley about his character Samwell Tarly, who is often seen as the on-page avatar to author George R.R. Martin."George was actually a conscientious objector in the Vietnam ...
 
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After deaths and dives into darkness last week, the pool of candidates is shrinking as the end approaches
Whatever happens at the curtain call of Game of Thrones on Sunday night, the seed of that idea will likely have been planted in front us at some point, making it all seem surprising and yet inevitable.The clues may be in the original material ...
 
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And it might be a bad sign for Daenerys.
After an excruciating 80 minutes of television, the fifth episode of Game of Thrones Season Eight ends with a random white horse approaching Arya in the ruins of King's Landing. Somehow only these two survived Daenerys' dragon apocalypse. Arya approaches the horse, hops on, and rides ...