Musings on Game of Thrones Finale

June 11, 2013 Movie & TV Musings 8

I watched the Game of Thrones finale last night, and yes, I had some thoughts.  Note: I have not yet read the books, so these musings are based only on the show.
    •  It was nice to see that sweet little scene between Sansa and Tyrion.  I like Sansa, but she infuriated me when she whined and pouted when she learned she was going to be married to Tyrion.  Yes, he’s shorter than you, but you were going to be wed to JOFFREY at one point!!!  Surely Tyrion is head and shoulders (pun intended) above Joffrey?  And what exactly are your other options?  Littlefinger, with his creepy, whispery, wannabe seductive voice?  No, thanks.  Sansa should be grateful to be wed to one of the few men who is capable of treating her with kindness and respect.  I suspect, however, that Sansa will not be so kind to Tyrion now, now that she knows his family murdered her mother and brother.

 

  • Did you love Tywin sending Joffrey to bed as much as I did?  Joffrey was giddy and so very gleeful to pass on the news of Robb’s and Catelyn’s murders, and Tywin, the man responsible, was having none of it.  When Tywin explained his justification for those murders (better to kill a few people than an army of 10,000), I actually found myself agreeing with him.  Also, Tywin choking up when he told Tyrion how he spared his life at birth was very moving; we got to see one tiny crack in Tywin’s facade.

 

 

  • I know people are going to have problems with the imagery of the light-skinned, luminous Dany rescuing the down-trodden, dark-skinned slaves.  I assume the racial descriptions came directly from Martin and that the producers decided to keep it intact.  I didn’t love the imagery at the end, but it was not because of the darker-skinned people fawning over a lighter-skinned woman.  I don’t really care for the idea of any human worshiping another, and Dany seemed a little too pleased with the attention.  With her dragons and the armies of people she is converting in every city, she seems unstoppable.  It seems inevitable that Martin will throw some obstacles in her path.

 

 

  • Thank you for not killing Gendry!

 

 

  • I thought Sam left the magical Night Walker-killing knife behind.  Glad to know he picked it up!

 

 

  • I hope Theon is either killed or rescued by his sister early in season 4.  I can’t take much more of his torture scenes.  His father’s refusal to step in may not have been compassionate, but it made sense from a strategic position.

 

 

  •  I wonder if The Hound has gotten himself removed from Arya’s kill list.

 

 

  • Stannis has become very reliant of magic.  It would be nice if that same magic somehow becomes his downfall.

 

 

  • I hope Shae doesn’t regret not fleeing with those diamonds.  What kind of life will she have now that Tyrion is married to Sansa?

 

 

  • Jamie is a very different man than he was before he was kidnapped.  I’m not sure if Cersei will still love this new man.

 

 

I don’t think I can hold off reading the books for much longer.  I think I may at least read through book three before the start of the fourth season.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the finale!  But no book spoilers, please!

Stephanie

8 Responses to “Musings on Game of Thrones Finale”

  1. Oana Matei

    You absolutely must read the books! Seriously. The third volume is the best so far, and the third season managed to cover only half of it. The best is yet to come for all the characters. Actually, I’m thinking of re-reading them since I have to wait for another year for the fourth season. This is real torture… only 10 episodes a year. 🙂 Oh, and they made many changes in the movie… some things are different in the books, and way better.

  2. Heather Cranmer

    I’ve only read the first book in the series even though I have all of them. I think I’m going to start reading them again after I finish my review books.

    I never thought of it that way with the whole Sansa/Tyrion marriage. You’re right. Tyrion is a million times better than Joffrey. Tyrion is super sweet to Sansa, and it’s very endearing. I feel sorry for Tyrion’s girlfriend though =( That must be hard to watch!

    I don’t think Tywin is bad, per say. He’s just playing the game of thrones. Yes, the Starks come across as nicer people, but at the end of the day, the country is at war. I do like Tywin. I think he’s a fantastic character, and I laughed when he sent Joffrey to bed, lol.

    Hmm, never once thought about it as a light skinned/dark skinned thing if I’m honest. Maybe Martin wrote it that way because back then, dark skinned people would’ve been slaves?

    I love Theon’s sister. I loved how she was determined to save her brother even when her father said he’s not a man anymore. Theon is an idiot, but he doesn’t deserve what he’s going through.

    I love little Arya! She is a force to be reckoned with. It’s going to be interesting to see how her character develops along the way.

    Oh, and I’m also glad Gendry didn’t get killed. I like him =)

    Overall, I felt that this episode was so much of a come down from The Red Wedding episode!

  3. Kristen Williams

    Great musing! I agree with Sandy that you need to read the books. They are huge and take a while to read but it’s worth it. I love Tyrion and think Sansa is lucky to have him on her side. I hated at their wedding that she didn’t automatically duck down so he could drape her in his family cape. I’m really excited for the next season and it’ll be a long wait (as it is every time).

  4. Caroline Waddell

    I wonder the same about Sam leaving his dragon glass weapon thingy, but then I went back and researched and he had found a few of them. So I’m pretty sure he did leave that one.

  5. Girl!Reporter

    I was really, really depressed after the penultimate episode, and to be honest I’m still not over what happened.

    This episode went some way to healing me. Despite it still being quite dark, I thought there was quite a lot of hope in it (my review here).

    I think the characters are still in a lot of trouble, but I feel like there’s a good new set of things to deal with in season four. I just wish we didn’t have to wait for almost a year!

    Sarah

  6. Eveline V

    I thought this finale was a bit of an anti-climax after the bloodbath in the previous episode. I think it would have been better if they ended the season at episode 9..

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