Stephen King: Horror icon defends Game of Thrones amid backlash

Oscar Cross
May 20, 2019

Warning! Spoiler Alert for the latest episode of the final season of Game of Thrones.

Davos corrected him by simply stating "any more" and ensured that all of his lessons learned from both Stannis and Shireen Baratheon from earlier seasons did not go to waste.

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Brienne had tried to get Jaime to stay with her in Winterfell, but he'd left for King's Landing, where he died next to his sister and the love of his life, Cersei Lannister.

He broke down in tears as her body fell limp in his arms before her remaining dragon, Drogon, came to take her body away.

Tyrion responds, "I wouldn't be so sure".

A flashback scene in the final episode could explain why zero post-mortem interviews with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau have been released since his "death" onscreen.

Forget Westeros, the real king is taking the throne... "Game of Thrones" was a show about trauma and the consequences of treating women as sexual objects - yet the series had a bad tendency to ogle bits and pieces of minor female characters rather than treat them as people.

And no, this was not written in Sam's A Song of Ice and Fire book that he showed to Tyrion.

In HBO's series, this book is Archmaester Ebrose's history of the wars following the death of King Robert Baratheon. Also, Brienne writing the deeds of Ser Jaime into the White Book was poignant and I appreciated the moment.

"Captured in the field at the Whispering Wood, set free by Lady Catelyn Stark in return for an oath to find [unreadable] her two daughters, lost..." she first writes. And if you really hate what you're seeing on the HBO hit, it's just entertainment. No hugs. No "Good boy!"

Tumblr user WeedsAreFlowersToo made the observation that none of the Game of Thrones stars had posted tributes to Jaime/Nikolaj after the episode, despite doing so for other dead characters. While some fans seem to be happy with the bitter-sweet finale, majority have been left feeling unsatisfied after Game of Thrones' 10-year long run, as the finale was not just disappointing, but also left a number of questions unanswered.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who loved how Game of Thrones ended and can't stop thinking about it.

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