The season 7 finale of Game of Thrones was one of the most important, insane, and ultimately satisfying episodes HBO has given us to date. Between epic reveals and the crumbling of the Wall, this was the perfect episode to wrap up a too-short season, and to usher in the final stretch.
I won’t say it was a perfect episode. It suffered from some of the same issues the rest of the season has suffered from, namely a feeling that things have been rushed along too much, to the detriment of the show. But still, I can’t help but feel excited by what transpired. Let’s briefly go over each of the Very Big Reveals And Events that just transpired, before taking a deeper dive.
- Jon was confirmed, in no uncertain terms, as Aegon Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
- The Wall came tumbling down as the Night King melted it with blue flame. The army of the dead is marching south at last.
- The Stark children were playing Littlefinger all along, and Arya ended him with his own dagger.
- Surprising no one, Cersei betrayed her new ‘allies’ almost immediately, choosing to let them fight the dead on their own.
- Cleganebowl all but confirmed.
- Jon and Daenerys do the deed, while Bran and Sam talk about how he’s not only the rightful king, but also her nephew. Hmmm.