Lion of the Blogosphere

Game of Thrones: final episode!

Winner is…

Best part of this episode was the coming attractions for Euphoria. That looks awesome!

Second best part… I’m not sure.

Prediction markets were 100% correct, but Bran being made King came out of nowhere. Tyrion gives a speech saying that Bran should be King, even though as far as I can recall Tyrion never said anything about Bran for the entire series until now. Then the council of Lords says “aye” and that’s it.

This really was the most boring episode of the series. After the dragon decided not to kill Jon (instead killing the chair), that was pretty much the end of any suspense. I guess the point the dragon was trying to make was that they all had a pretty good thing going on in Essos, why did they have to come to Westoros and all die just for this stupid ugly-ass chair?

Arya literally sailing off into the sunset (how corny is that?), makes no sense.

Is Jon fulfilling his duty to the Night Watch, or has he left to join the community of wildlings?

Sansa looks happy.

Can’t wait for June 16th to watch Euphoria!

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And another unedited blooper with modern beverage containers.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 19, 2019 at 8:44 PM

Posted in Television

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  1. Anyone who doesn’t watch it wins.

    Panther of the Blogocube

    May 19, 2019 at 9:45 PM

  2. > Who will win?

    The people who who have never seen a single episode!!!


    May 19, 2019 at 9:58 PM

    • I won then.

      Half Canadian

      May 19, 2019 at 10:43 PM

      • I just ordered it from the library. I’m like #4,647 on a line of 3 million.

        OK, so what I get is this: crazy bitch princess/queen gets offed, throne goes to young virgin prince.

        And this breaks the mold, how?

        Aren’t the feminazis howling?


        May 20, 2019 at 1:51 PM

      • Why don’t you just stream it for free?


        May 20, 2019 at 10:08 PM

      • I’m embarrassed to admit this, but to limit my internet addiction, I pay for data at home. In order for me to stream it, I would have to go outside and watch it a library or something, and I don’t want to do that.


        May 21, 2019 at 8:21 AM

      • That’s understandable. I do the same thing with junk food. I throw a fit when my wife buys soda, ice cream and candy. She says, “Don’t you have any self control?” I said, “Yeah, I have enough self control not to buy it! But if it’s in the house I’m going to binge.”


        May 21, 2019 at 7:10 PM

  3. OK girlpower sort of won

    Mike Street Station

    May 19, 2019 at 10:36 PM

    • How? Daenerys loses, the boy prince wins.


      May 20, 2019 at 9:35 PM


    “Euphoria follows ‘a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.'”

    It sounds like Euphoria will be a pozzed-to-the-max 21st century version of Dawson’s Creek. I’ll pass.

    Oswald Spengler

    May 19, 2019 at 10:57 PM

    • Yeah I don’t get Lion’s enthusiasm for this show. I’d be more curious about Watchman.

      Mike Street Station

      May 20, 2019 at 6:08 AM

  5. “Euphoria” looks like the worst kind of multi-cultural trash fest. You’ll have tons of interracial romance and ultra Left politics and sleaze. It could be the worst show in history.

    PS – GoT ending as good as could be expected.


    May 19, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    • There are hot girls and an cinematographic aesthetic that I like.

      • The girls will be trannies or gay. it sounds like a terrible show.


        May 19, 2019 at 11:37 PM

      • “So how was the movie?”
        “The cinematography was good.”
        “It sucked that bad, huh?”


        May 20, 2019 at 1:43 AM

      • “So how was the movie?”
        “The cinematography was good.”
        “It sucked that bad, huh?”

        Sounds like something out of a Woody Allen movie, back in the days when he was funny. Is it?


        May 20, 2019 at 8:51 AM

      • I remember the “cinematography was good” joke from some sitcom. Might have been Will & Grace. Yes, I watched it. Jack and Karen made it funny.


        May 20, 2019 at 9:10 AM

  6. “Euphoria” looks like the worst kind of multi-cultural trash fest. You’ll have tons of interracial romance and ultra Left politics and sleaze. It could be the worst show in history.

    Just go ahead and name them. (((Every.Single.Time)))

    “Samuel “Sam” Levinson is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is the son of Diana Rhodes and writer/director/actor Barry Levinson…Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Violet “Vi” (née Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in the furniture and appliance business. Levinson is a Jew.”

    based on the Israeli series of the same name created by Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, and Tmira Yardeni”

    May 20, 2019 at 12:08 AM

  7. Apparently fans of absolute power (in the left’s hands) are disappointed with the last couple episodes:

    Oh Well

    May 20, 2019 at 1:21 AM

  8. It was a stupid Hollywood ending.

    No consequences for the remaining good guys, no political intrigue. The cartoonish new villain is easily killed, yet Jon and Tyrion somehow escape with their heads. I kind of forgot how the Dothraki and Unsullied can be very forgiving. The absolute worst moment was the small council meeting, where the camera pulled out while these good friends squabbled like the end of a romantic comedy.

    Sansa’s a Queen.
    Arya’s searching for new adventure.
    Sam delivers an on-the-nose book.
    The disabled kid who didn’t want to rule Winterfell becomes protector of the realm.
    Bronn’s in charge of the treasury. What the fuck??
    Tyrion’s Hand of the King.
    Jon reunites with his doggie, and they go searching for Wildling pussy.

    What the fuck?? This was just bad.


    May 20, 2019 at 2:22 AM

  9. It’s both pleasant and disappointing when everything goes out as thought, in the smallest details.


    May 20, 2019 at 3:44 AM

  10. “but Bran being made King came out of nowhere.”

    That’s what I thought until it happened. Then I realized he had been wise beyond his years for the last couple of seasons.

    I guess the point the dragon was trying to make was that”

    The point was that there’s no more iron throne. The old order and old way of doing things has ended. It foreshadowed the council meeting where they “elected” a king rather than someone inheriting or conquering the throne. Samwell’s democracy suggestion was a dead giveaway.

    “Arya literally sailing off into the sunset (how corny is that?), makes no sense.”

    That was the one thing I was sure would happen. Though I didn’t realize she would literally sail off into the sunset. Ironic since Bilbo and Frodo sailing off into the west is where I got the idea. I’ll bet that’s where Martin got the idea, too. As well as Samwell’s name. Samwise Gamgee and Samwell Tarly. I’m surprised Martin didn’t name Jon Snow’s horse “Bill”.

    “Is Jon fulfilling his duty to the Night Watch, or has he left to join the community of wildlings?”

    When he entered the castle there was no one there but wildlings. And they all went out the gate together. So, yeah, he joined the wildlings. With the Night King dead there’s no need for a Black Watch. And no one goes up there anyway.

    “Sansa looks happy.”

    She lost her father and mother. And all her siblings will be far away. But she gets to rule the north as a free kingdom. And she’s safe because her brother is king of the 6 Kingdoms.


    May 20, 2019 at 4:59 AM

  11. One last thing… You know how Bran can take control of the ravens? Well, he can control that dragon, too.


    May 20, 2019 at 5:07 AM

  12. I wrote this :

    Bruno on May 17, 2019 at EDT pm
    It would make sense for Bran to take control of the dragon. He saw it flying above Kings Landing. Bizarre he let Daenary do that. The purpose will be explained. There must be also a role for the letters send by Varys to the Lords of Westeros and maybe from Essos, who will probably come to Kings Landing to help Jon, maybe bringing Brann,Sansa and Brienne, maybe Yara too). Arya has to shut down the green eyes (but maybe the prophecy is for a future spin off).

    I imagine Daenarys sentencing Tyrion and Ser Davos to death by fire, this, provoking, either Arya or Jon, or important people to help them, or maybe Bran controlling the dragon. If Bran controls the dragon, he can burn Daenarys and the unsullied and the remaining Dothrakis. I see Arya disappearing for another life, maybe returning to Essos, after this episode.

    I imagine Jon returning to the true North with the widlings. I believe he feels better there. Maybe he will follow Aemon Targaryan path. They are a bit the same kind of people. It would be sad that Samwell Tarly wisdom wouldn’t be put to good use, next to Bran. »


    May 20, 2019 at 6:04 AM

  13. The pretty girl in Euphoria is trans; she has a penis.

    Scan to 1:24:06 on the HBO Now site for GoT 8×06. The penis is quite visible.


    May 20, 2019 at 7:22 AM

    • “The pretty girl in Euphoria is trans; she has a penis.”

      Ugh… OK, maybe I don’t want to watch this after all. The Crying Game was enough.

  14. Looks like things are set up perfectly for Gendry to be able to retake the throne. A cripple freak with no legitimate claim and no regional political base sits on the throne. Bran also has the most incompetent and disloyal Hand in history serving him. His head of the Treasury is an immoral cutthroat who admitted in seasons past that he doesn’t understand the basics of lending. Gendry should form a marriage alliance with the legitimate heirs to Highgarden and he should be able to reclaim his rightful legacy in no time.


    May 20, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    • Gendry voted for Bran, and Bran frankly, will be the only ruler in history to actually be able to see the consequences, both long term and short term, of his decisions. Stripped of ego as he is by being the Three Eyed Raven, Bran should be the best ruler in history.

      Mike Street Station

      May 21, 2019 at 6:10 AM

  15. Interesting, didn’t know about the show “Euphoria,” at first I thought it related to the magazine.


    May 20, 2019 at 9:56 AM

  16. GOT is a waste of time show with too many characters that is designed to give slavish fans the run around for a decade.

    It’s only really gifted in displaying the most abhorrent violence and sadism. Stuff with Cersei/Mountain, Ramsay/Theon, etc are where the show finds it’s terrible stride. A brilliance for horrific moments of unbridled cruelty.

    And that’s all the show really is; a morbid curiousity at immorality, amorality and “homō hominī lupus est.”


    May 20, 2019 at 10:35 AM

  17. Overall this season was disappointing, mostly due to a literally unwatchable episode 3 (some lightened versions of battle scenes were posted on reddit and they are AMAZING, a real shame the final product aired as it did) but I thought this final episode was decent.

    [Bran being made King came out of nowhere]

    Nope, there’s been foreshadowing all along but it was so under our noses we overlooked it. Pretty certain bran has known for a while he was meant to be king and that his injury was the trigger for the chain of events leading up to that. Perhaps this is why the night king was so interested in him.

    I’m also confused about jon. Is he ‘king’ of the wildlings now? Was tyrion in cahoots with tormund? I mean if the north is on friendly terms with the wildlings, there’s no need for a night’s watch, correct?

    I really appreciated how this episode was largely told through tyrion’s pov, and his being written out of the show’s history book was charming.

    [Can’t wait for June 16th to watch Euphoria!]

    uggghhh. What is it with lion and teenagers? You obviously don’t live with any if you want to watch them on tv!!


    May 20, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    • “Nope, there’s been foreshadowing all along but it was so under our noses we overlooked it. Pretty certain bran has known for a while he was meant to be king and that his injury was the trigger for the chain of events leading up to that. Perhaps this is why the night king was so interested in him.”

      No! None of that stuff was resolved in a way that makes any sense. Bran just stares emotionlessly into the camera and calmly, so calmly that it looks like he’s drugged up, says stuff that’s supposed to be wise. We have been led to believe that political popularity is required to be ruler of Westeros. They don’t just elevate some weird crippled kid because Tyrion makes another one of his speeches, which until now no one has ever paid attention to, and after being wrong about everything the last two seasons, why should anyone take advice from Tyrion?

      “uggghhh. What is it with lion and teenagers? You obviously don’t live with any if you want to watch them on tv!!”

      I’m sure that the actors playing “teenagers” are all actually older than 19. For example, Alexa Demie is 24 and Sydney Sweeney is 21.

      • But protecting and preserving bran’s life was a huge part of the plot over the seasons, and the sole reason for hodor’s existence. We can agree to disagree- it is not an unsatisfying resolution for me and I’ve watched the entire series. I would go so far as to posit bran on the throne was the resolution GRRM had in mind, though he would have done it with better dramatic elegance and panache.


        May 20, 2019 at 1:36 PM

      • In the first episodes, magic was just magnifying the story. It wasn’t causal. The cause was internal logic of the story and the characters. After a while, magic was superseding the story, because it’s an easy way to explain and deal with the many sub-plots.

        I was able to predict 90% of what happens without knowing about any leak (except lion post), it’s obvious that a certain consistency remained. But very down the road. It’s like the story had been written by a collective IQ of 155 (4/5 people all above 140 working well together). And suddenly, they would got « only » [thsts a lot for one but not for an elite team] have a 135 IQ at their disposal.

        That’s still wonderful and I am glad I watched this (I don’t like fiction very much usually).


        May 20, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    • Maybe the Lion’s happiest years were his teens and these shows help him relive those years? Or maybe he was unhappy as a teen and is obsessed with that time of his life, hasn’t grown up, you might say.


      May 20, 2019 at 12:30 PM

  18. Well, at least the ending was not a “girl power” type fantasy. Sansa did become queen of the North, but she was the only real Stark left, and it has to be a Stark, so she got it by default. Women did rule in Medieval times, periodically, when a good man could not be found, so this fits well.

    Daeny was batsh1t crazy genocidal demagogue.

    Arya just left.

    Brienne did become head of the military, unlikely to happen in such an environment, but that was the only thing really out of the ordinary.


    May 20, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    • “Brienne did become head of the military, unlikely to happen in such an environment, but that was the only thing really out of the ordinary.”

      It would have made more sense for her to stay in Winterfell and be Sansa’s head of military.

      • Yes, I agree Lion. Brienne was sworn to protect Sansa. I guess the meaning was that “Sansa was a grown ass independent woman” who no longer needed protection. haha

        In any case as long as she rules well, it will be hard for anyone to dethrone her in the North, and her brother is King of the South. So…she seems pretty well isolated.


        May 20, 2019 at 3:47 PM

      • No she was from Tarth, the Deep South in the Stormlands, near Kings Landing, and she first gained her mission with Renly in a tournament. So her aim was to go as high as possible in Knighthood ladder. And she is continuing her mission to protect the starks by being with the youngest one.

        It makes perfect sense for her to be there more than in the North wich was a temporary thing. Sansa has her own guard. She doesn’t need Brienne any more.


        May 20, 2019 at 4:21 PM

  19. Meanwhile in the real world the increasingly mad king in the White House is baiting Iran.

    Good idea? Bad?


    May 20, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    • IHTG

      May 21, 2019 at 5:13 AM

  20. Next year: “Game of Thrones II: Jon Kills Girlfriend of the Week” along with the spin-off “Better Call Tyrion.”

    Also, look for “Personal Finance with Bron” on CNN and “BBQ with Danerys” on Food Channel.


    May 20, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    • How about Jon and Sansa hook up, move to Park Slope, open up a craft brewery, and adopt three wisecracking orphans?

      OK, how about “solve mysteries in space with the Harlem Globetrotters?”


      May 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM

  21. The story was hastily resolved in this season. Storylines were rushed (ie: Dany conquering King’s landing and getting murdered within two episodes, two separate episode-long battles within a three episode span, etc).

    I don’t have an issue with any such shortcuts. It may have been a budget / profit issue and the show, in total, was epic.

    I thought that the final two episodes delivered a marked anti-Marxist, anti-Islamic, and anti-globalist message, which was heartening.

    Ie: Dany’s combined army of NAM freed African slaves and scimitar wielding Arabs commits an immoral and barbaric genocide of King’s Landing Europeans in her admitted quest for “paradise” across the entire known world.

    The show made them look positively evil. If the genocide in King’s landing wasn’t proof enough of that frame, they hammered it home with the scene in which Dany spoke to her armies and was dressed like an Imperial General from Star Wars.

    The scene included fire, burnt stone, grey skies, large swaths of red and black, larger than life imperial banners, promises of more genocide to come, brown skinned savages on horseback and a heartless brown infantry, and all on a backdrop of piles of skulls of innocents. It was even a little bit ham fisted, which our political side can use right now.

    This is the real reason why the communist media has been promoting the “GOT writing sucks” propaganda since the penultimate episode ended.

    Its a small cultural win for us, in my opinion.

    The only thing missing was the invincible unsullied negro-captain getting what he deserved for being such a mindless war criminal.

    They did throw in a nod to democracy when Samwell Tarly suggested it. The institution of Kingdom wide democracy (likely at the decree of Daney) had been a long predicted end to the series.Which the writers were surely aware of. Hilariously, the suggestion was met with ridicule and suggestions that animals could also have a vote. Good for the writers. I would have been a little peeved if the show ended in democracy.

    What it did end in is the termination of dynastic monarchy, which I thought bore a more than passing resemblance to the trajectory of Rome’s Monarchy. I might guess that there might be other nods to Rome in GOT if one looked. ie: The seven Roman Hills and the Seven Kingdoms, etc.


    May 20, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    • Normally I don’t believe in reading too much into these things, but in this case, I think you’re interpretation is correct.

      Hilariouslylly, after the second to the last episode, when the mad Queen goes batshit crazy and exterminates all the innocent civilians, the chief internet Nazi (who does not need to be named) trashed this as Jewish perfidy. I’m not sure of his reasoning, except that he doesn’t need a reason to spew Jew hate.

      But according to your interpretation, which I think is much more likely, the Jewish creators of the show were actually making a subtle comment about non-white immigration.

      The above is behind a paywall, but I didn’t have to read all of it to know what the guy was saying. It makes me want to see the show more than ever.

      Is anybody here are aware of the fact that the glitzy British production of Les Miserables featured David Olewayo as inspector Javert?

      He’s an amazing actor. He can switch from playing Martin Luther King to a 19th century Frenchman at the drop of a dollar bill!


      May 21, 2019 at 8:27 AM

  22. It sets up Game of Thrones: TNG nicely
    Jon, the rightful ruler, is in the wilderness like Aragorn.

    Bran the Broken wont have a long reign – paralytics notoriously prone to associated severs health problems.

    Arya can explore and conquer some unknown land, and return with an army.

    Sansa is a wild card for the future struggle set up by this finale.

    Tyrion will be around like Obi Wan to comment on everything, at least for the pilot and first season.

    Heres a plot idea – since everyone can die and be resurrected through magic or whatever, can’t Drogon just fly Dany to magic dragon land and have her resurrected? She can come back like Lady Stone Heart to break the wheel in the Next Generation.

    That’s why fantasy is stupid.

    Paul Rise

    May 20, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    • “Bran the Broken wont have a long reign – paralytics notoriously prone to associated severs health problems.”

      Can’t he just warg into the next king? I think with that power, he could be immortal.

      Mike Street Station

      May 21, 2019 at 6:16 AM

      • It would have been nice if he had used that second sight to tell everybody all you have to do is stab the White King in the midriff.


        May 22, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    • Actually the rightful ruler should have been the son of the last officially recognized king Robert Baratheon. Since Gendry was “debastardized” he should be the rightful ruler.


      May 22, 2019 at 7:27 AM

  23. I’m so glad that I decided to skip watching this season, and just read the summaries/spoilers instead.
    Sounds like the quality has dropped like a rock, to the point where they’re barely even the same characters anymore.


    May 20, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    • They’re not the same characters. Instead of being based on the books, they are now based on Hollywood writers.

  24. ot:

    lol, no effin’ way.


    May 21, 2019 at 3:52 AM

  25. Just compare the dialog here :

    to the BS from the last seasons and you realize how much the show was dumbed down
    to become an Hollywood schlock .


    May 22, 2019 at 10:52 AM

  26. If Sansa is happy, then I’m happy.

    Some other thoughts:

    Clearly, everybody from the actors to the writers was just trying to wrap things up and hustle on to the next gig.

    The Lusty Lesbian Maid (Gemma Whalen) is aging horribly. I wondered if she were ill or on medication in her final (brief) scene.

    Maisie Williams (Arya) seems to be buying into her grrl-power character a little too much irl. She’ll be a purple-haired cat lady.

    Congratulations to Peter Dinklage for carrying the series from beginning to end.


    May 22, 2019 at 12:15 PM

  27. I ve been rewatching some episodes in the first series and it’s obvious they had an idea of the end since the beginning.

    For example when Stannis attacks the city, lord Varys says he hates the sound of bells that announces horrible things. And while Davis is in the boat, he says bells have never meant surrender but war and destruction.

    The number of cross references is incredible and rewatching it is really a trove. I guess that for people who have read the book, the density is even bigger because they are some references that don’t deliver their secret without the book.

    Even without the book, I know only understand why Allister Snow hated Jon Snow (he fought for the Targaryen) . How noble grand master Aemon is. And the incredible good (for Jon Snow) or evil (for Theon) pieces of advice of Tyrion.

    Also I didn’t remember that Bran was very good and patient at being the king of Winterfel hearing endlessly the complaints of his people and finding reasonable solutions. That mean that if he doesn’t spend time with the counsel of the 6 Kingdom, it’s because he is employing better his own time.

    Now I remember also that Brown having beeen made Lord of the Reach wich is the richest part of the kingdom, it’s normal that he ends up master of the coin. I didn’t remember how obsess he is wwith money.

    It’s fun to rewatch GoT !


    June 3, 2019 at 6:55 AM

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