By Molly Oas
The highly-anticipated season finale for Game of Thrones did not disappoint fans. In the seventh season, this HBO series has increasingly gained more followers. Part of Game of Throne’s success is due to the unpredictable storyline and complex characters.
The finale opened at Casterly Rock. Daenerys Targaryen had just taken the land by defeating the Lannister’s. The Unsullied are surrounding the castle while Jaime Lannister and Bron try to figure out how they’re going to keep Casterly Rock. It doesn’t take long for the Dothraki to show up.
While all of this is happening, Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen are on their way to the capitol in Westeros where they will show Cersei a white walker in hopes to convince people that the white walkers a real.
Cersei acts as if she is going to uphold this truce and fight alongside Daenerys and Jon Snow. Viewers should have known better. As soon as they had left, she instantly recants her previous promise. She even threatens to kill her own brother, who is also her lover. Jaime knows that she’s bluffing and walks out to join sides with “the living,” Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
Fans also feel a little heart throb for Theon as he defends himself against the Ironborn. Theon ends up winning and heads out to save Yara who has always been by Theon’s side since she found out they were siblings.
Meanwhile, in the North, Sansa and Arya are beating Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish at his own game. Fans may have thought that Sansa and Arya were being turned against each other at the hands of Littlefinger, but it is soon revealed that the girls were already a step ahead of him.
In an ambush that seems to be directed towards Arya, as she asks Sansa “Are you sure you want this?” Sansa replies with a rationalized explanation and does not hesitate to have Arya slit his throat. Littlefinger begs and pleads for his life, but it quickly comes to an end.
The tables turn and the charges are? read aloud. Suddenly, the room turns to Littlefinger and then he’s the one being brought before the Lady of Winterfell, Sansa, who sentences him to death.
A heartfelt rekindling between Brandon Stark and Samwell Tarly confirms what fans have been wondering about since Gilly mentioned Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark marrying in secret. From this came Jon Snow, only Jon isn’t a “Snow” or a “Sand” or even a bastard, he’s the rightful heir to the Iron Throne and his real name is “Aegon Targaryen.”
The episode ends with a highly-anticipated scene. Season after season, the meeting of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen has been lingering. With the new knowledge of Jon and Daenerys being related, this really complicates the scene for fans. Targaryens have been known to marry within the family, but this is all too much of a coincidence.
During the final moments of the seventh’s season finale, we catch things from a “raven’s-eye-view,” or Bran. The men in the watch tower notice men emerging from the woods. Only, these aren’t men—they’re white walkers.
With the newly turned dragon, the Night King holds nothing back. With a massive blue flame, Viserys destroys the wall and most likely everyone on it. After annihilating the wall, the white walkers head north, most likely to Winterfell.
With this love story work out? Will the white walkers defeat the living? What’s next for the North? No one will know until 2019 with the airing of season 8.