Before we start, if it isn't already obvious, this post will contain spoilers, so look away if you didn't watch the Game of Thrones finale!
The final episode was a whirlwind, a rollercoaster of emotions, and, this morning, the internet is sharing its opinions on the show's end. After the season we've had, the reactions to the show's end were always going to be a mixed bag.
Even Kit Harrington (AKA our beloved Jon Snow) had something shocking to say about last night's episode.
The 'Game of Thrones' finale might just have been one of the biggest television events ever.
And of course, like with any fanbase, there were mixed reactions to the ending.
But Kit Harrington is here to squash that negative energy!
Knowing that the critiques were coming...Esquire about the critical reception of the last show, and it was bold. "Whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their judgment on it, in my head they can go f–k themselves," he stated.
For someone who works with such a tight-knit cast, Kit felt the need to share how his show was unlike any other production.
It's important to remember all of the efforts that go into a show like this...
The viewing figures for this final season have been astonishing.43 million viewers per episode in this final season! That's ten million more than the last season, which was still pretty impressive in comparison to other shows' figures. To put that in context, The Sopranos was record-breaking back in the day with, on average, 14 million viewers per episode.
Reviews of this final season have been, let's say... mixed.There has been blunders and controversies left, right and center since season 8 began - there's even a petition circulating to have the whole season rewritten.
But most are feeling nothing but love for the show now the final season has come to a close.
Can we just stop criticizing writing for a moment and appreciate how incredible the cinematography was in this se… https://t.co/PpTGzW3Mt3— chagan_rt🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@chagan_rt🇮🇳🇮🇳)1558346197.0
We guess we can look past the errors of judgement...
#GameOfThonesFinale #GameofThrones miss u all badly 😭 https://t.co/6nT2LG15nJ— 𝑭απςγ Gα𝑔α⭐ (@𝑭απςγ Gα𝑔α⭐)1558347140.0
Need a quick reminder of what happened in the final episode?
GOT finals SPOILER without Context. #GameOfThrones #GameOfThronesFinale https://t.co/KHxMx23mic— D A N I S H A N S A R I (@D A N I S H A N S A R I)1558347018.0
We joined the characters as they had to deal with the problem of Daenerys Targaryen.She had just burned down King's Landing and they had to make the decision as to whether to follow the seemingly ruthless Daenerys or to save Westeros from what was likely to be a reign of terror. They decided to stop her. Jon Snow, after a kiss, stabbed Daenerys and Drogon, after melting the Iron Throne with dragon fire, flew away, carrying his mother's body.
Jon, because he killed Daenerys, became a prisoner of the Unsullied.He was ordered to return to the North - to the Night’s Watch, it appeared - and he reunited with Tormund Giantsbane and Ghost, his beloved direwolf.
Tyrion Lannister was imprisoned by Daenerys for releasing his brother, Jamie, in the previous episode.
I’m no longer Bran, I’m the Three Eyed Raven. Unless you want me to be King and then I can totes be Bran again.… https://t.co/7TEYJzjKyf— Lorrie Gilchrist (@Lorrie Gilchrist)1558325690.0
Ayra Stark decided that she's going to travel West, past where the maps of Westeros stop.
"The winters are hard, but the Starks will endure. We always have." #GameOfThrones https://t.co/tDeIZ3fqPy— Barbs ✨ (@Barbs ✨)1558342466.0
Now that we've had (a little) sleep, we can finally process the fact that our favorite show has come to its end.And we're ready for the memes. Keep scrolling to hear what the internet has had to say about the big finale!
Daenerys deserved more.
Accurate representation of how long Daenerys was Queen of Kings Landing. #GameofThrones #GameOfThronesFinale… https://t.co/Agc1ZwEQWS— Geeks of Color #BlackLivesMatter (@Geeks of Color #BlackLivesMatter)1558316891.0
We're not crying, you are.Okay, so it was probably for the best, but we couldn't handle Drogon's reaction when he realized that his mom was dead.
We're hoping that one of the planned spin-offs will fill us in on what happened when Drogon carried Daenerys' body away.
Drogon is out in the wild with Dany’s dead body and I’m just supposed to be fine with not knowing anything about th… https://t.co/Zddd2Dv5F9— emilioᵛ (@emilioᵛ)1558319014.0
Hey, at least Varys was justified.
THANK 👏 YOU 👏 !!! #GameOfThrones #Varys https://t.co/JQkACdEXtg— The Ringer (@The Ringer)1558315639.0
There's another character that deserved better too...
HE FOUND JAMIE’S GOLDEN HAND IN THE RUBBLE https://t.co/g3XOO7Yb2Y— antonio (@antonio)1558314798.0
Some things didn't make sense.
How is no one in King’s landing coughing with all those ashes in the air??? #gameofthrones— Michael V (@Michael V)1558315135.0
Some people thought that it was all just a little rushed.
Game of Thrones really ended like a last minute written essay that was due an hour ago.— mentally, spiritually and physically exhausted (@mentally, spiritually and physically exhausted)1558317756.0
Ayra decided to have a gap year.
Christopher Columbus circa 1492. #gameofthrones #demthrones https://t.co/OlxYjPDgjV— Chase (@Chase)1558319185.0
We're hoping this will mean we'll get an Ayra spin-off.
ARYA STARK > CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS— h (@h)1558317889.0
We think that Ayra deserved to be Queen...
TYRION: People love stories. And no one has a better story than Bran ARYA, WHO LEARNED SHAPE-SHIFTING AND MURDERED… https://t.co/bJAQRHQRmw— Jason O. Gilbert (@Jason O. Gilbert)1558319042.0
But, in the end, things really worked out for our fave siblings.
Arya, Sansa, and Bran getting Daenerys killed just as they had planned from the beginning #GameofThronesFinale https://t.co/7st0JgyeEu— chinchanpu (@chinchanpu)1558319310.0
Sansa's ending was one of our faves.
sansa @ all her haters after outliving all her abusers, getting the north's independence and being crowned the quee… https://t.co/vsVdoV8fg1— mir⁷ (@mir⁷)1558317506.0
Speaking of Sansa...
Sansa just out here dropping bombs tonight. #GameOfThrones https://t.co/NoanECiqGZ— Binge Mode (@Binge Mode)1558317390.0
A true brother-sister relationship.
ABSOLUTELY NO ONE: SANSA: BRAN’S DICK DOESNT WORK #GameOfThrones https://t.co/fkuPuO6F3L— Nikhil T. (@Nikhil T.)1558322124.0
And while we are, truly, happy for Bran, his win kind of reminds us of something...
When you don’t contribute in the group project & still get an A #TheFinalEpisode #GOT https://t.co/UwsAC1JYLH— ||SMKS|| 📸 (@||SMKS|| 📸)1558317874.0
Everyone had the same reaction to Bran's outcome.
BRAN HAS BEEN TROLLING US ALL! #GameofThrones #ThronesYall #DemThrones https://t.co/pzl48632X9— theblerdgurl™️ (@theblerdgurl™️)1558317257.0
He played us all for fools.
So for like 6 seasons, Bran been in his room singing “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” to himself. #GameOfThrones… https://t.co/i28s69y0XO— 36 Chambers (@36 Chambers)1558319221.0
This sums it all up perfectly.
#GameOfThrones how bran won the iron throne https://t.co/ejxu4KOqBC— patrick (@patrick)1558322336.0
Now we've only got one thing on our minds...
Me going back to waiting for Winds of Winter for the real story knowing damn well George is never gonna release it… https://t.co/KVetq6FcfL— Annie Edison ♈️ (@Annie Edison ♈️)1558319004.0