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Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale Review (Spoilers)

The season 7 finale has come and gone. There were so many things that happened so I’ll go over the highlights of the finale. This review will contain spoilers so if you haven’t seen the episode yet, then keep reading after you watch the finale.

Let’s start with the meeting where the undead captured by Jon Snow and his group was revealed to Cersei and the Lannisters. At first I thought something happened to the corpse because the undead was in a crate on a boat. The hound went to check the box and the undead was going berserk. Once the hound opened the crate at the meeting there was no noise. The hound, aka Sandor Clegane, tipped the crate over and the captive undead ran out of the crate and sprinted towards Cersei. Everyone looked horrified and everyone was on board with teaming up to defeat the Night King, except for two people, Cersei and Euron Greyjoy, Theon’s uncle. I did see this coming where there would be some opposed to the idea of teaming up, but I didn’t expect Tyrion to meet with Cersei privately.

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The meeting between the two Lannisters was intense. The other person in the room was the Mountain, Gregor Clegane. Tyrion and Cersei had some catching up to do and there was a moment where I thought Cersei was going to give the order for the Mountain to kill Tyrion, but it never happened. Tyrion went immediately for the wine after thinking Gregor was going to kill him, classic Tyrion move. We didn’t see the entire conversation Cersei and Tyrion had, but Cersei walked back out to meet with Daenerys and her group and told them she will be with them to fight together against the undead. I didn’t believe her, and it turned out Cersei I was correct.

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Jamie Lannister met up with Cersei and Cersei revealed her real plan, which was to have Euron Greyjoy not actually go to the Iron Islands, but to go and purchase mercenaries to fight Daenerys’ behind her back. Jamie showed his frustration and Cersei took it as an act of treason. The Mountain was right behind Jamie and I thought Cersei was going to give the Mountain the order to kill Jamie, but this never happened. This to me shows Cersei’s soft side for her family. This humanizes a woman who killed thousands of innocent people in a church with wild fire. She’s doing what she thinks will help her family, but I don’t agree because like Jamie said if they kill Daenerys’ army, then the undead will kill the Lannisters, or if Daenerys’ army kills the undead, then the Lannisters are dead. I 100% agree with Jamie. It’s going to be interesting to see the interaction with Jamie and Cersei next season. Will Cersei try to kill Jamie, or will Jamie side with Cersei and go behind the backs of those in the North?

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Next, Sansa and Arya’s story. I thought Sansa was going to take Littlefinger’s side when it came to Arya. When Arya walked into the great hall and we saw the troops wearing armor I was thinking “here we go again. Red wedding part three starring Arya Stark.” Sansa then delivered a sentence for treason against Lord Baelish. He was shocked and so was I. I enjoyed every second of Littlefinger trying to find a way out, but he was executed by Arya. Now it looks like the Starks are stronger than ever.

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There was a montage with Bran and Sam talking about Jon Snow and his background. It was revealed that Snow’s real name is Aegon Targaryen, Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark actually had a mutual relationship, and Jon Snow is actually the rightful heir to the throne. The only thing I could think about is how this would affect the relationship between Jon Snow and Daenerys because Daenerys has been making her way to become the queen, but now Jon is the one who should be the king. Will there be a struggle for power? Will Jon want to give up his power but nobody else will follow Daenerys? In the meantime the wolf and the dragon were both in the chambers romancing while Tyrion was outside the door. I’m thinking he’s probably upset because this could affect their decisions later on. For example, Khaleesi flew to the north with her dragons to save Jon Snow. Tyrion is probably worried she will be making decisions based on her immediate feelings and not based on what is best for everyone else.

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Finally, the white walkers have made it beyond the wall thanks to the Night King’s new addition to his army, Viserion, one of Daenerys’ dragons. I was initially thinking the fire would be ice, but instead we saw blue fire. I’m guessing the blue fire will be hotter than the red fire, but the wall came down in no time and the army strolled through. Tormund was at the top of the wall so you have to wonder if he is buried underneath the destruction of the wall. Game of Thrones has had confirmed deaths throughout the series so I don’t think we have seen the last of Tormund. It will be interesting to see how long it will take the white walkers to get to Winterfell and when Jon Snow and everyone else will reach Winterfell.

Overall I was pleased to see how well they used the time they had this season, but I still wish there was the normal ten episodes because I thought there was more to discuss. I’ve heard next season will actually be shorter, but the episodes will be longer. There is a lot open for next season and I’m looking forward to it.

Final score: 9/10

What did you think of the finale? Did you feel like it was too short, or did they do a good job with using the time they had? Are you excited about next season? Let me know in the comments!

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My name is Bobby and I love anything entertainment. Playing games, watching TV shows,watching movies, and going to theme parks. I hope you enjoy this blog and welcome!

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