The End of the Iron Throne | ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 6 Analysis

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  • And now I know for sure Sneaky Pete is better than GOT. At least writers for Amazon Video CARE!

    John CathJohn Cath15 дней назад
  • The ending should of been completely different I won't even go in to one . something where it made you remember may be even as the credits rolled where showed you all who had fallen like an imagie of them and a moment that you can remember and I mean that with all characters no matter how long it took . You know like war films with the characters etc who had fallen . Now that would have stayed with us plus a ending that we all remebered.

    delboyenglanddelboyengland19 дней назад
  • This season was rushed...Really rushed. We should have seen Samwell's struggle with the Meisters over the whitewalkers battle and events leading up to it. We should have seen what happened with Gentry. There should have been some interactions with the sister of Theon over his death and the honor he reclaimed by his sacrifice. I'm not sure how there are Dothraki remaining for the battle of Kings Landing when we saw them all ride off to their death in the previous battle. That needed explaining. I'm not sure how there are so many warriors at Kings Landing at all after the previous battle.

    corthewcorthew20 дней назад
  • Ending could have been better, but this was a magnificent series. I wasn't crazy about how the 60's British TV show "The Prisoner" ended, but still loved the show. Actually the ending of the prisoner was cool in a totally crazy way.

    WinoWino20 дней назад
  • This was trash

    BlackLightning20101BlackLightning2010122 дня назад
  • My biggest issue is how the whole war with the white walkers was minimized into one battle in one night, that all ended with a single stab. After all the big buildup from the very first episode, it was over just like that. You would have thought this great war would have lasted for days, months, and across all of Westeros or more, not just at Winterfell, and intertwined with the whole battle for the Iron Throne. All of this of course would have taken longer than just six episodes to play out. Really two full seasons were needed to do it right.

    anthonymrbsanthonymrbs23 дня назад
  • Who is a lord at Horn Hill ??? When Sam become a maester ...

    Jon SnowJon Snow23 дня назад
  • Omg this two minute explained every thing in the 90 minute episode😂😂 the othe 88 minutes were just walking around, looking and moving around the chairs

    SepehR 2.0SepehR 2.024 дня назад
  • The Finale Was A Let Down For Everyone. I had hoped that maybe Dany Or Snow Or Arya Would Win the Finale. But It Was Tyrion Who Won. :(

    The Rap King7 EbenThe Rap King7 Eben24 дня назад
  • I thought it was a decent finale although it was probably 20 minutes longer than it needed to be. They basically wrapped up all the plot lines. I was pretty disappointed that Daenyris became evil after she was one of the main protagonist for 8 seasons. Then again the ending makes sense from a George RR Martin perspective. Basically this was the story of the Starks the whole time. It kind of reminded me of the last part of LOTR - Return of the King.

    vista7vista724 дня назад
  • Recap the 8th season..... 1. The disable people and women get front and center....... 2. A war that was hyped for over a year ended just as the excitement was rolling (felt rushed)..... 3. The theme I heard numerous times in season 8.....everything changes in time. Even the writing (from good to cough cough) *Game of Thrones should sit on the shelf next to the LOST series.

    Lee WalterLee Walter24 дня назад
  • #49 on trending street

    Eric CartmanEric Cartman25 дней назад
  • Appearently for all this hype, Game of Thrones is quite disappointing. It was good and than bad. Predictable. Horrible writing. Okay... Than why did you give it this much hype? I haven't watched the show but from the sidelines of The Final Season, it's not encouraging. Hollywood, you disappoint everywhere you can, do you?

    SquirrelyBlakeSquirrelyBlake25 дней назад
  • Just stop.

    Bobby ABobby A25 дней назад
  • BEST ENDING EVER!!! GREAT JOB GOT!!!!

    XRP Adoption!!XRP Adoption!!25 дней назад
  • Why does everything have to have some sort of political twist on it.

    D FD F25 дней назад
  • Bran did not win the Throne. The Children of the Forest won. Bran died in the cave per Merea. Bran is not Bran (he told Merea, Sansa, Jaime,etc.) nobody is listening. TCOTF woke the white walkers to cause chaos. They allowed Dany and her dragon to destroy Kings landing to punish Men. Now TCOTF are in control working thru Bran. Read Bran’s last chapter in Book 5 and watch the cave scenes from the show. The writers messed up or they did this on purpose not to spoil the book ending.

    Neysa GilmoreNeysa Gilmore25 дней назад
  • Final episode of game of thrones was disaster 👎👎👎👎👎

    Maryam HeydariMaryam Heydari25 дней назад
  • Who read this VO? Alexa? Nice Try Bezos we know you run this channel....

    kingdancekillerkingdancekiller25 дней назад
  • In a way everyone won, A Lanister as a hand, the children of the Forest's 3 eyes raven Stark is the brother of the remaining Targaryen, a Baratheon as a Lord again, everyone else gets a promotion it's really not all bad.

    jay alterEgojay alterEgo25 дней назад
  • Yeah so this isn't an analysis thanks a lot.

    Fabian ReijnenFabian Reijnen25 дней назад
  • Losing a $250,000,000 lawsuit to the Covington Kids could be the end of the Washington Post.

    NunsuchNunsuch25 дней назад
  • Haha let's pay RUvision to get on trending. Scummy website

    BKapLiveBKapLive25 дней назад
  • Hello, Humans. Lex: You know what those emperors you're always talking about were really afraid of? That their sons would become successful and return to Rome at the head of their own army. Lionel: You think you can find your future in Smallville? I'm your future. Join me, Lex. Join me in Metropolis. How long have you been waiting to hear me to say those words? Lex: I've waited to hear other things from you for a lot longer. I'll return to Metropolis when I'm ready. Lionel: At the head of an army? ~Smallville TV Show TERRANCE OUT

    Tramaine TerranceTramaine Terrance25 дней назад
  • The Mass effect of tv shows.....great journey but bad ending.....

    CodeG2009CodeG200925 дней назад
  • Tirion tirrion tirrion

    Fucked GplusFucked Gplus25 дней назад
  • I expected the finale to be terrible but turned out kinda ok. Not bad but not good either. I wasn't even upset at the stupid King "election" of Bran. I stopped caring.

    Tom RoblaTom Robla25 дней назад
  • Sansa sucks!!

    obbyblobbyobbyblobby25 дней назад
  • what a bunch of salty piss poor fans. upsets general audience 10/10

    jim woodsjim woods25 дней назад
  • I got that drogon actually understood that his mother died because of this iron throne. Sure Jon put the knife in Dani but it was her obsession with the iron throne that got her to that point. Now then. I wish what could've happened.. Is drogon burns the throne.. And the tries to burn Jon..leaving nothing but fire left where Jon is. Drogon flies away with danyBut because Jon is a targarian.. He would be unburned.. And show Jon naked.. And then the unsullied take him prisoner..i really like how they killed Dany too. It was sentimental and Jon really loved her.. I mean he's had no one.. For awhile and now he had someone.. And the one person he is in love with was gonna destroy everyone.. He tried to convince her out of it.. But she wpuldnt listen. In the end. Jon did what he always does. The right thing. Even if it isn't what he wants. I was okay with his ending. The unsullied don't know that there's not really a watch anymore.. So he basically went north to be with his ppl. The free folk.. And of course ghost. Sansa got what she always wanted. Arya. Her ending is whatever.. I thought she would've idk. Gone back to the faceless man. Bran being king makes sense in a realistic way..for someone to know what everyone does present and past.. He would be a great king.. Sure he didn't do much all season.. But with tyrions logic.. I get it. Greyworm going to naarth where him and misandei were supposed to go when she was alive. He wanted to live out his life the way he had planned it with her. Maybe in this way.. He can remember her though her ppl. The way that they decided that no one will be born into a royalty was a great move. Instead of an monarchy. They chose to.. I guess have an electoral college. Where the biggest players of the game get to choose the rightful ruler. I can dig that. I think it tied the season up as nicely as they could have. Ppl have a problem with the long night episode.. Which in my honest opinion I loved. Jon is always the hero. So they let arya to do it. I though that that episode was the most amazing thing I've ever seen in TV history (and yes I could see.i have an oled TV lol) episode 4 was meh.. 5.. I just hated how cersei didn't get a painful death.. Episode two was good cause it got the tension of how everyone was feeling before the long night. Episode 1 was.. Kinda filler. I feel like a lot of complaints was ppl looking too much into fan theories and not just going with what was presented. I do have my gripes. But. I feel like they ended it well. Idk why ppl thought there was gonna be some epic battle ending.. Like no.. They had to tie everything up. I wasnt disappointed. And u can hate me. But I liked got more than breaking bad.. Breaking bad just had too much of a slow start.. However yeah it was pretty great. He died at the end.. I mean it figures.

    eh503eh50325 дней назад
  • Why is everyone assuming Dany is dead? Jon got stabbed to death and he’s still alive...

    William Fribert LindskogWilliam Fribert Lindskog25 дней назад
  • I hate how they lobotomized Tyron and Varys. The supposedly most smart and sneaky persons in the kingdom and Varys openly betrayed Daenerys right on her face and is easy found out sent letters like a dumbass. Danny turns to Tyron (completely played by everybody at this point, from Cersei to Sansa) and tells him: "Don't betray me doe! I just burnt your friend to ashes" and he's like "Ok, sure!" and go strait to the cage to freed his brother leaving a full platoon of soldiers as witnesses. What those screenwriters are smoking, really...

    Eugenio EulindoEugenio Eulindo25 дней назад
  • He advocated for a representative democracy not a direct democracy

    James OrtizJames Ortiz25 дней назад
  • They should remake season 8 and possibly even 7, erase all that crap from the official canon.

    Gifyifhk hmcucykGifyifhk hmcucyk25 дней назад
  • Now you know why D&D went to hide in a cabin.

    Jay CeeJay Cee25 дней назад
  • In conclusion: the writers couldn't be bothered

    Flavius AetiusFlavius Aetius25 дней назад
  • The show failed to reveal what all the super natural forces were up to. Who/what resurrected Jon and why? I think it should have been revealed that he's been possessed since his resurrection. It's a show I won't rewatch due to being disappointed by the outcome. Spin-offs? Not interested.

    joeskisjoeskis25 дней назад
  • I think, at the last minute, they asked Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse to write the finale, and told them, "I want this to be an even bigger F U to the fans than LOST!"

    RoyRoy25 дней назад
  • Finale was messy and unorganized.. War is messy and unorganized. Politics are messy and unorganized. Wasn't how I would have hoped, but to say GOT is "ruined" is to ignore the 70+ hours of television that came before it just because it wasn't wrapped up nicely with a bow on top. To me that's pretty pathetic.

    CMLAFLAMMECMLAFLAMME25 дней назад
  • Tierion

    TimTTimT25 дней назад
  • The worst episode

    John AdmJohn Adm25 дней назад
  • Worst ending ever👎👎👎

    Ethos Data InformaticsEthos Data Informatics25 дней назад
  • wow, it is over...UNBELIEVABLE!!! Hey everyone, FYI And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name, they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; Mark 16:17 then in Luke10: 16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me, also whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the One who sent me.” It continues to a POWERFUL point EVERYONE, "17 The seventy came back jubilant. “Lord,” they said, “with your power, even the demons submit to us!” 18 Yeshua said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Remember, I have given you authority; so you can trample down snakes and scorpions, indeed, all the Enemy’s forces; and you will remain completely unharmed. God gave us power through Jesus name to get rid of demons in our lives. Are you reading this word and recognizing you have POWER through Jesus name.

    Marie JMarie J25 дней назад
  • Dany’s character was nothing like previous seasons. All character’s lines seemed like they weren’t themselves this episode.

    BootyHoleBanditBootyHoleBandit25 дней назад
  • Strange that the WashingtonPost made the only good GoT finale review, all the others on Trending are really bad.

    Fuert NeigtFuert Neigt25 дней назад
    • Strange that some people have different viewing opinions than others. Very strange.

      Username- unknownUsername- unknown25 дней назад
  • And Sansa gets an “independent North” which of course she immediately becomes queen over? Get da fuq out of here 👎🏼

    MrLeonidas0001MrLeonidas000125 дней назад
  • Games Of Throne ran out of money. The end.

    Noe SosaNoe Sosa25 дней назад
    • Noe Sosa nah dude the writers got an offer to write Star Wars movies do cut the season short

      Lexbot LaviLexbot Lavi23 дня назад
  • Bran can't control the dragon, he doesn't have the blood seal.

    Jose GarciaJose Garcia25 дней назад
  • Jon should get the throne.i hate the last episode

    sana riazsana riaz25 дней назад
  • I wonder if anyone else took notice of the hidden theme within the last episode! “Democracy” was hidden theme and a nod to America! Let me explain!!! If we look at the scene in which Tyrian, walked through kings landing in the opening! The camera peers over to the cracked bell. The crack bell was a nod to the “liberty bell”! The liberty bell located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is also known as the birthplace of democracy! As we know of history America claimed their independence from the Britts and monarchy of English rule. Later in that episode we see Tyrian give wise counsel to the council, in reference to the people choosing their king, and abandoning the old ways! Just a theory!

    Jones CurtisJones Curtis25 дней назад
  • Who cares what libtards think

    W h i t e yW h i t e y25 дней назад
  • It was butchered by them boy lovers

    Kevo AKevo A25 дней назад
  • everyone is disappointed in the way Daenerys becomes the Mad Queen and is killed, but very few are talking about how Sansa becomes the Queen in the North! She deserves way more recognition. Although we lost a potentially great queen with Daenerys, we still gained a greet Queen in the North with Sansa. I think that was the writers intentions that everyone else is kinda of forgeting ...

    purpleflipz19purpleflipz1925 дней назад
  • I never watched a single episode of G.O.T I feel more special than those who have!

    Young Dab-A-RoosaYoung Dab-A-Roosa25 дней назад
  • You didn’t listen to Dan and Dave ( the shows producers) about Bran. They said now that Bran has mastered his skill as the 3-eyed Raven, he will become himself again. He finally smiles again, too! Twice!

    Ready To GoReady To Go25 дней назад
  • Arya : i'm going to the west Jon & sansa : ??? Arya : i have a list, my list is "Someone has given GOT rating only 4,6"😈 Jon & sansa : 😨😨

    NeoFioNeoFio25 дней назад
  • Starting from episode 3, each episode sucked this season. Trash!

    Kerri HesseKerri Hesse25 дней назад
  • I only watched this last episode once, that way I won’t be disappointed twice 😂

    02 Starter02 Starter25 дней назад
  • Can anyone tell me whats next after game of thrones season 8?

    Solid Nat007Solid Nat00725 дней назад
    • Nothing. The show is over. Done. Gone. Its the season/ show finale, the last ever episode

      Gifyifhk hmcucykGifyifhk hmcucyk25 дней назад
  • almost as disappointed as the finale of LOST...

    unki3259unki325925 дней назад
  • My dad was so disappointed... lol

    Madi BendyMadi Bendy25 дней назад
  • How did they ruin this show so fast?

    Dennis SmithDennis Smith25 дней назад
  • #19 on trending street

    Eric CartmanEric Cartman25 дней назад
  • The Starks won. That's the most important part for me. Ned's legacy prevailed after all that horror they went through.

    HY ProductionsHY Productions26 дней назад
  • The last episode was the only good episode of Season 8

    Bellatrix Black / Emma FrostBellatrix Black / Emma Frost26 дней назад
  • I have 3 thoughts, and 1 apology . 1.) That ending... did anybody else notice the stark (sorry, couldn't resist a good pun) similarities to Disneys "Old Yeller"? 2.) Now I know why the ending of the show was such a closely guarded secret, because who would invest themselves into a 73 episode series that ended like that!? 3.) And who would have ever thought that Grey Worm and the GoT fan base would ever have feelings in common? My apologies to the cast and crew, even the writers you all did an amazing job. It was a hell of a ride, I know I was thoroughly entertained over the years and yeah, that love scene between Jon and Dany made me feel a bit squeamish, but I would have endured that a hundred times over for a better ending where Dany didn't raze Kings Landing and everybody got their happy ending.

    jimmyturpinjimmyturpin26 дней назад
  • Another blooper. When Jon was leading the people through the wall, there was a blade of grass growing in the snow. Not possible

    tom wilsontom wilson26 дней назад
  • HBO lost billions bc of season 8 the spin offs will fail n no one will want to watch it if they don't remake season 8 it will be the end of what could have been best show ever

    DUBV GAMERDUBV GAMER26 дней назад
  • lmao at all the dany fangirls crying about how it sucked when really they're just mad they backed an insane psychopath for so many seasons

    Jimmy KillemJimmy Killem26 дней назад
    • I'm not mad about Danny. I'm mad about Bran. Totally illogical ending chosen solely to be unexpected.

      Flavius AetiusFlavius Aetius25 дней назад
  • Sansa is the most believable character

    Shunjie YangShunjie Yang26 дней назад
  • ... So that happened? Branch is king? Well at least Jon is in the true north.

    Joseph ChappelleJoseph Chappelle26 дней назад
  • Listening to Dany's most adoring fans helps explain how so many worshipped Hitler.

    Valkyrie SardoValkyrie Sardo26 дней назад
  • as an avid lover of this show, i must say, i was utterly disappointed!!!!!

    ms letiziams letizia26 дней назад
  • People who don't get and appreciate how this epic series ended are lost (not woke) and doomed to a life of perpetual violence. Sad.

    Neil HeckmanNeil Heckman26 дней назад
  • Hey where the Fu*# is Aria's horse?

    Brice AmesBrice Ames26 дней назад
  • They destroyed the whole story, hail john snow king of the wildlings

    Moe 1Moe 126 дней назад
  • One thing I'm left wondering is HOW is the Iron Bank going to get a return on all of their loans? And HOW is all the necessary rebuilding to take place if the Iron Bank refuses to loan any more money?

    WildwoodClaire1WildwoodClaire126 дней назад
  • Dani wasn't insane, she had just succumbed to the hubris of power, a bit like Napoleon.

    WildwoodClaire1WildwoodClaire126 дней назад
  • where are the dothrakis???

    HarGuit ShaoHarGuit Shao26 дней назад
  • Season 8 is the worse season of all. It's short, boring and has no shock value what so ever. Game of Throne is known for it's unpredictability, that is what makes Game of Thrones an epic series. This neat, tidy perfect ending is a disappointment; I'ld rather watch Cinderella. I say redo all of Season 8...

    Freedom 0017Freedom 001726 дней назад
  • lots of snark here. The show was grand and it fulfilled. The production quality was amazing and the acting was excellent. Dani,Jon,Bran, and so many other characters were archetypes. That is why you sat around for 9 years watching the show. Hamlet, Merchant of Venice, Titus and countless other great classics are filled with contradictions and contrivances. The fact is Game of Thrones tapped into a deep vein running thru its audience and it resonated bigtime. I am grateful to have watched it. Well done. Bravo.

    R TR T26 дней назад
  • The way they all laughed at Sam for proposing democracy

    Ariana WestwoodAriana Westwood26 дней назад
  • This show end was disappointing. The writer are on vacation. When they return and when they load on to the internet, they'll having stacks upon stacks of hating which will last them a life time. If they wanted to ruin their legacy with regards to fantasy story writing, this was it. Now all we have to do is wait, watch, and review the Star Wars story they'll screw up. Maybe D&D were always trope writers to begin with and George R.R. Martin's books is what kept them grounded and gave them the undesired money and fame. Maybe it was all pointless from the beginning and we wasted 10 years of our entertainment time and money for nothing. Well live and learn, and not support the same mistake is the best we can do.

    An Exploration Of Visual Arts & IdeasAn Exploration Of Visual Arts & Ideas26 дней назад
  • Pathetic ending, vote someone king that wont die for a thousand years and can read minds, yeah that'll work real swell. Never mind the Azora Ahia storyline, it never happened.

    Natasha TrendellNatasha Trendell26 дней назад
  • If you want to go viral get some GOT DVDs and say "dracarys" as you burn them....

    hif pifhif pif26 дней назад
  • Did anyone else laugh when Ser Podrick came to push bran away? lmao

    MattMatt26 дней назад
  • Trash

    Win From WithinWin From Within26 дней назад
  • Bran flakes as king, this was the most crock of crap, so Bran was right

    kirk UKkirk UK26 дней назад
  • IT WAS A BORING COCKTEASE

    Brian WijayaBrian Wijaya26 дней назад
  • John was sent to the freezer in the beginning and the end. Sent to the north all over again. Crazy

    Racing PigeonsRacing Pigeons26 дней назад
  • wouldn't it be nice if martian will wright new books with assistant writers to get the books our faster about arya and what is west with stories of john and bran.

    katie wilsokatie wilso26 дней назад
  • The Books were Better!!!

    Alex NutCasioAlex NutCasio26 дней назад
  • GoT Finale, Arya went West, Drogon went East, Jon went North, And this show went South!!

    Cool WhipCool Whip26 дней назад
    • Way to steal another person’s comment. Not mine, but the exact same got 2.5k likes on another video.

      Ikumuerte Helminosizunami de Anubismania MotDongJiIkumuerte Helminosizunami de Anubismania MotDongJi25 дней назад
    • Big facts

      FullOfMotionFullOfMotion25 дней назад
  • Best part of S8E6 was "Good Boi" ghost........

    Alex NutCasioAlex NutCasio26 дней назад
  • HBO: Did you do it? D&D: Yes. HBO: What did it cost? D&D: Everything. Audience: What did you do? What did you do!

    Promethean KnightPromethean Knight26 дней назад
    • Ruined a perfectly good franchise in favor of Star Wars. A$$holes..............

      Alex NutCasioAlex NutCasio26 дней назад
  • Grey worm to Tyrion: You do not speak! Tyrion: Bran should be king.. Everyone else: ... um OK yes! 😑👈

    Island Rastah88Island Rastah8826 дней назад
    • Yes it was sooo dumb

      Jessica JohnsonJessica Johnson26 дней назад
  • Dissapointing end, I'll wait for the next book

    LOLI_JESUSLOLI_JESUS26 дней назад
  • So disappointing that WaPo is using valuable resources on this.

    Lucas HLucas H26 дней назад
  • Tyrion survived, that's all I wanted to know.

    XP101XP10126 дней назад
  • Loved the Irony of The King Slayer, Jamie Lanister, preventing the slaughter of all King Landing by assasinating Mad King Aerys Targaryen. While Jon stood by and Watched Danny do it and kills her after the dead is done?

    William CunninghamWilliam Cunningham26 дней назад
The End of the Iron Throne | ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 6 Analysis