Fans hit Twitter to express their anger and disappointment after last night’s “Game of Thrones” finale
Emotions are running extremely high on this, the day after the very last ever episode of Game of Thrones. Expectations were mixed and probably too high for everyone to be happy no matter what direction the story took, but last night’s finale left much to be desired for a lot of fans, if Twitter’s to be believed.
It didn’t take long for the tweets of anger and disappointment at how the insanely popular HBO show wrapped up its eight-season odyssey about the world of Westeros and everyone in it. Are people possibly going a bit overboard with their fury? Perhaps. But did millions of us invest countless hours over the last eight years obsessing over every detail of the complex plot lines and characters only to be left wanting in the end as show runners seemingly rushed to the finish line? You betcha. Luckily, plenty of people made light of their upset and if you’re in need of some levity after last night’s ending, you’re definitely in luck.
First of all, did the show’s writers even know Beyonce was watching? You can’t disappoint Beyonce, you guys.
The overall biggest gripe seems to be all the unanswered questions that, by all rights, really should’ve been resolved by the end.
So where did Arya ride the horse? Why did longclaw blink? Who is the Azor Ahai? Why was Jon brought back to life?? who was the green eyes from Melisandres prediction? Why is there so many blanks for a shite happy ending?
— President H1 (@H1Babyy) May 20, 2019
The people WANT answers, y’all.
SO WHO REALLY WAS AZOR AHAI IN THE END BECAUSE ARYA KILLED THE NIGHT KING BUT SHE DOESN’T FIT THE CRITERIA, WHO WAS THE YOUNGER MORE BEAUTIFUL QUEEN, WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE NIGHT KING, WHAT WAS THE POINT OF BRAN BECOMING THE THREE EYED RAVEN pic.twitter.com/lEVin01qTI
— kayleigh (@benscallum) May 20, 2019
Fans feel like they invested so much in complex storylines and character arcs that ended in kind of a fart noise.
We got dragged through this boring ass Faceless plot only for Arya to use the shit once. ONCE.— FRANKLIN SAINT STAN (@Cindtrillella) May 20, 2019
What was the fucking point? pic.twitter.com/xVNBrGxQVa
There were quite a few missed opportunities.
but why didn't they let arya, bran, and jon be there for sansa's coronation? why couldn't they have said goodbye at winterfell? why not let us see their proud smiles as everyone cheered for her? why not give us at least a modicum of god damn heart in the final episode?
— thimbleful (@thethimbleful) May 20, 2019
And a few unexplained plot holes. Just a few.
— strawberry_milk (@strawberri_me) May 20, 2019
Just… a whole big bunch of WTF?
Wtf is there to “watch” at the Wall?
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) May 20, 2019
And yes, PLENTY of women recognized the looks on Sansa and Arya’s faces when “Bran the Broken” took the top spot in the seven (no wait, six) realms after doing… kind of nothing? Over the course of the series, the Stark sisters endured and accomplished so much while Bran just sort of arrived in time to usurp them. Sounds. About. Right.
Also it is a hell of a thing when creators can imagine dragons but they can’t imagine a sane, smart woman as ruler of the six or seven kingdoms.— roxane gay (@rgay) May 20, 2019
I mean, really? Really?!
'Bran the Broken' is the best choice to rule Westeros?
— Dog Jays of Summer® (@DiedInTheSnap) May 20, 2019
However — there were some bright spots. The brightest of all if social media is the decider is when Jon finally gave Ghost some Good Boy ear scratches. The ones denied the loyal pup in the prior episode that he so richly deserved.
"Ok, but Jon got to pet Ghost"
— The Movie Marathoners Podcast (@moviemarapod) May 20, 2019
JON AND GHOST
— harman. (@woIgang) May 20, 2019
People were also very here for Sansa’s coronation making her Queen in the North. As she was always meant to be.
THEY REALLY SHOWED SANSA STARK'S WHOLE CORONATION, IMAGINE THINKING I WILL EVER SHUT UP EVER AGAIN pic.twitter.com/1tpSl2D8UT
— kinsey (@sansacstark) May 20, 2019
People were also VERY here for her harsh take on Bran ruling over Westeros.
Sansa: BRAN’S PARTS DON’T WORK ANYMORE.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 20, 2019
still feels like Sansa was kind of harsh on Bran in that scene pic.twitter.com/Xi03V1sQMT
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) May 20, 2019
Overall, the mixed reactions prove that there’s no way any ending would’ve made every fan happy. But at least we got these amazing tweets all season to sustain any disappointment in the show itself. Long live Twitter and House Stark.