Last night’s season finale of Game of Thrones titled “The Dragon and the Wolf” left viewers with their jaws on the floor.
It could be considered one of the best season finales yet, especially since it had so much content in a short period of time (even though the run time was about 80 minutes).
These were the most memorable moments we witnessed from the episode.
A Little Present
As promised by Jaime, Daenerys’ gang was given safe passage through King’s Landing and were to meet with one another in a section of the kingdom called Dragonpit.
Reunion after reunion followed, some of which were more unpleasant than the rest. Tyrion was reunited with Bronn and Podrick, while both Clegane brothers stood toe to toe.
However, these reunions were meant only to show how time has passed by since we last saw these characters together.
The real reason why they were gathered was for a truce to be settled between the two rivals in order for them to face their greatest enemy, the Army of the Dead.
As Jon and Tyrion did their best to convince Cersei about the real enemy, it was the Wight that finally did the trick.
When it was released, it made its way to Cersei, almost attacking her but it was stopped by the Hound. Jon was able to show them exactly how it could be killed and it was enough to make Cersei agree to a standstill.
However, there were certain things that she asked for before agreeing to the truce; one of which was that Jon was to return to the North and play no part in the war.
Seeing as how stubborn and loyal Jon is, Cersei quickly left and decided against the truce. It wasn’t until Tyrion stepped up to talk with his sister in order to get her to agree, which she ultimately does.
She even let her pregnancy slip to Tyrion. Unfortunately, it appears as Cersei is lying and has no intentions to aid the North in the war against the Dead.
Cersei confesses to Jaime that this was the best way to get rid of an enemy, whichever enemy that may be. She even noticed that one dragon was missing.
Jaime, true to his word, is in shock that Cersei will not help and decides to leave all together. Does this mean that Jaime will help Daenerys’ group and more importantly, fulfill the prophecy?
It was about f*cking time! And yet, I can’t believe it happened. Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger, was finally executed for all the treachery and treason that he committed.
However, at one point, it seemed as though he was a step closer to achieving what he planned, which was to eliminate a Stark from Winterfell, namely Arya.
As he spoke to Sansa about possible reasons why Arya was back in Winterfell and how much of a threat she posed, it looked as though his plans were going exactly as he hoped.
When Arya was escorted to a hall, which was filled with soldiers, it looked as though she was ready to face her doom. However, the twist came when Sansa directed her accusations at Littlefinger.
His entire past was poured out. From the time that he killed their aunt, Lysa, to the time that he conspired to kill Jon Arryn, and his involvement with Cersei and Joffrey, everything was out on the table.
It was all thanks to Bran, who we can guess, saw what happened the day that Ned was betrayed and Littlefinger, holding a knife to his throat, muttered the words, “I did warn you not to trust me.”
The knife that was used to try and kill Bran was also his knife, even though he accused Tyrion at the time. Littlefinger, trying his best to convince Sansa that he was innocent, was brought down to his knees and begged for forgiveness.
However, the deed was done by none other than Arya as she slit his throat. And that’s the story of Lord Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger. Peace homie.
Two Targaryens in Bed
Sam is back! The last time we saw him was when he was leaving the Citadel with little Sam and Gilly. It seems as though he has returned for good this time at Winterfell, where he believes he will be more useful to Jon.
When he speaks with Bran, they talk about Jon’s birth and his real parents. However, Bran has him mistaken for a Sand, which is what all bastards that are born in Dorne are named. It’s Sam that connects the pieces for him when he recalls transcribing a High Septon’s diary.
In it, the Septon annulled Rhaegar’s marriage to Elia and secretly wed Rhaegar and Lyanna. In order to make sure this was true, Bran goes into a vision and witnesses his aunt being married to the Targaryen. He realizes that Robert’s rebellion was “built on a lie.” Jon’s real name is revealed to be Aegon Targaryen.
While Bran narrates the story, Jon decides to pay Daenerys a visit in her cabin. No words are spoken but we know what happens (wink, wink).
It is confirmed that Jon is the heir to the throne. Kind of weird that he’s doing it with his aunt but I guess what happens in the family, stays in the family?
The Night Dragon?
As Beric, Tormund and his men guard Eastwatch, he notices a figure come out of the woods.
It’s one of the White Walkers on a horse. Soon, more figures are revealed and the men blow their horn to warn each other about the threat that’s coming for them.
However, it is too late when we notice what used to be Viserion being controlled by the Night King. The dragon wastes no time and burns the Wall down until a passage is made for the army.
Defenseless, Tormund decides to fall back but the damage is done. Now, the Army of the Dead is in the North and it’s only a matter of time before they make their way to Winterfell and possibly, King’s Landing.
Here’s to hoping this season comes back asap cause this cliff hanger was more than we could handle.
Worst of all, there will only be six episodes in the last season.