Love, hate and a yearlong wait

Azrael Montoya

In the controversial “Game of Thrones” season finale, loyalties were indeed tested. There are friends on both sides of the line. With Cersei Lannister now queen, she will eventually have to decide whether to kill her brother Tyrion or not. Tyrion is the hand of Danny Targaryen the “mother of dragons,” the young woman going after the Iron Throne. The Iron Throne is the so-called main prize in all of the Realm.

Daenerys and Tyrion arrive in King’s Landing trying their hardest to broker a truce with Cersei. Jon Snow intervenes and tells Cersei that all that matters is the Great War that’s coming and surviving that war. The thing that they both having knocking at their door that is most important is not their animosity for one another but the White Walkers. Both sides, regardless of their lust for the Iron Throne, will have to put their differences aside momentarily. The White Walkers could destroy all of King’s Landing. The finale in Season 7 is a precursor to that most important war. In the finale the fate of Little Finger is decided as well before a makeshift court (with all the credit going to Bran Stark for the win).

One of the main things I really enjoyed about this finale is that there was a reunion of all the major characters. A handful of these characters haven’t seen each other since Season 1. I really enjoyed the dialogue between Cersei and Tyrion. As Tyrion always says he’s only good at two things which are drinking and talking, but he’s an intelligent character with a good heart who uses his wit to solve problems. I also liked to see what the writers did with the evolution of Arya Stark, turning her completely evil in some ways. I also like Little Finger because he is cunning and mischievous and many of the fans think that he’s evil. I think he’s a survivor.

“Game of Thrones” is a unique show where the audience gets to see real men with genuine honor and oftentimes in the show it’s the honorable men who pay the price. With respect to Daenerys, I’ve never really liked her because I think she’s selfish and she enjoys inflicting pain on cities and ruling over people with an iron fist.

Overall the show is one of the best on television because of its various plots and characters. The writing is well executed that fans such as myself have an internal dilemma about whether to love a character or not. The show is one truly about honorable men caught in indecent times and a story of survival. In the Game of Thrones you either win or you die. The fans will see what the final season brings with the Great War in 2019.

Cast: A+

Script: B

Cinematography: A

Soundtrack: A

Overall: A

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