After eight years of twists and turns, battles and bonks, and more bloody deaths than we care to remember, we are finally nearing the end.
But it seems that last night's penultimate episode left fans feeling more frustrated than fulfilled.
With massive plot holes, the demolition of any character development and basically crappy writing, the GoT writers have managed to ruin our favorite show in a mere seventy-nine minutes.
And fans have not kept quiet about their discontent. Far from it.
Twitter is ablaze (not literally, we're not in King's Landing) with bad reviews and feelings of disappointment.
And just wait until you read about the moment that the writers actually forgot their own show's history...
Since Game of Thrones first hit our screen way back in 2011, it has had us on the edge of our seats.
There have been so many unforgettable episodes over the years.One of our favorites is "The Rains of Castamere" aka The Red Wedding - probably the most violent wedding to ever take place on television. And a stark reminder to fans of the show, that no character is safe.
"The Bear and the Maiden Fair" was pretty thrilling to watch, too.We saw Brienne have to square up against a live bear with little more than a stick as protection. And don't forget, it was during this episode that Theon was gruesomely castrated by Ramsay Bolton. Ouch. We remember that scene like it was just yesterday.
"The Climb" in season three was another winner.We were literally on the edge of our seats (well, better than being on the edge of a mountain) as Jon Snow, Ygritte and Tormund had to scale The Wall.
And, of course, we have to mention the penultimate episode of season one.Which saw one of our favorite characters, Ned Stark, be beheaded. It was then that we knew that this was a show that was not afraid to push boundaries.
But as this much-loved show draws to an end, fans have been quick to express their disappointment with how the series has panned out.Some have even suggested that it has been going downhill since season six. To be fair, we thought that "Beyond the Wall" was pretty annoying. Yeah, the special effects were good but the plot holes were ridiculous. And then it just got worse...
The penultimate episode of season eight has been the worst-reviewed in the show's entire history.And if you haven't seen it yet, yes, it was that bad. In fact, Rotten Tomatoes has revealed that "The Bells" is the lowest-rated episode ever with a 50% score so far.
Many have referred to it as nothing more than bad fan fiction.
Show is 100% stupid fan fiction bullshit now. Like SO bad I can't believe it's come to this drivel— Afam Swinter (@Afam Swinter)1557712508.0
They seem to think that stunning special effects can make up for glaringly obvious plot holes.
Where to begin with "The Bells," an absolute disaster of an episode that exhibited every bad habit the series' writ… https://t.co/XeC4XXPd5H— mantouhoo (@mantouhoo)1557741443.0
Not to mention the fact that the writers seem to have forgotten the history of their own show.
Cersei: "Red Keep has never fallen." Apparently, she forgot that her own father, Tywin had breached the Red Keep du… https://t.co/x2J4IUmwPD— Prixie (@Prixie)1557741480.0
But the fans main bugbears seem to be surrounded around Daenerys.
Boo fucking hoo 'I wost my widdle Dwagon and my bestest fwend so I'm going to burn some widdle children' fuck you D… https://t.co/LPeBLywdS2— littlemopeep (@littlemopeep)1557741422.0
And the way she just snapped when the surrender bells rang.
Oh God Dany has AirPods in, she can’t hear the bells... #Gameofthrones https://t.co/dSArGec2d7— Josh Go (@Josh Go)1557731992.0
And even for GoT fans, who are used to a lot of violence and gore, this was a bit much.Danerys, who has previously fought to stop the raping and slaughtering of innocent people, has suddenly done a massive u-turn and decided to kill a load of them herself. WTF? Are we actually to believe this could happen?
And we are not the only one who thinks that it's a bit (or a lot) farfetched.
Oh my god. Danaerys sweetie I'm so sorry for what they did to your character. You were not like this. You were the… https://t.co/gxK2EJYedV— shey (@shey)1557743770.0
And this wasn't the only element of the episode that fans have got their knickers in a twist about.
Honestly what was the point of Arya being in King’s Landing again? Just to say goodbye to The Hound? She could have… https://t.co/4K0rPWZmjZ— Valencia (@Valencia)1557741152.0
Was it just for the sake of putting her in danger?
Problems w/ #GameOfThrones 0805 10. Arya's Storyline What was that all about? Hound restored her humanity but witn… https://t.co/rlsfOtwuXY— Irrelevant 2 Sense 💙 (@Irrelevant 2 Sense 💙)1557740772.0
But this wasn't nearly as disappointing as the way that the writers have completely demolished all character development that has been built up in just one episode.It just felt so rushed and hastily put together. And lazy. Definitely lazy. Let's just throw in a lot of fire and CGI and, hopefully, no-one will notice that we have literally given up on the show's main characters. Why not just kill everyone now?
This tweet basically sums it up.
This season was the writers sitting around say how can we subvert 10 years of character building? Make the Night Ki… https://t.co/qlU6Acxq6A— Terry (@Terry)1557717077.0
And we've somehow ended up hating the one character that we have been rooting for all along.
@shreya_080 @GameOfThrones Seriously..the character you have hated forever..you feel bad for them..nd the character… https://t.co/fvhid4de0w— Khushhboo (@Khushhboo)1557741705.0
What have they done to wise Tyrion?
Two characters the writers on @GameOfThrones butchered are Tyrion and Dany. Tyrion becomes an imbecile overnight. T… https://t.co/f94BRVGxxo— Obsidian Geek (@Obsidian Geek)1557744092.0
No. We ain't buying it.
And although many fans were pleased that Lord Varys finally died, some were disappointed at how it came to be.
Lord Varys deserved better. Death by dragon fire is a bad ass way to go but come on. #LordVarys #Varys #GOT #GameofThrones— RyLee (@RyLee)1557728664.0
And don't even get us started on Jamie's redemption arc.Or the fact that it's gone completely out the window (much like Bran in season one). Seriously, what was the point of it all if he was just going to end his days back with that b*tch. Another major disappointment.
And, seriously, what was the point of Euron stabbing Jamie in a cave?
Should I also talk about how after Jon's arc and Daenerys's arc D&D also ruined Jaime's arc? He's one of my favouri… https://t.co/1hL5bKoyx4— Aria Isara 🇫🇷♌🕉 (@Aria Isara 🇫🇷♌🕉)1557728587.0
And then yet another death caused by the dragon (or at least as a result of the dragon's actions).
I wasn’t impressed with #Cersei death... they could’ve gave a little more detail with those bricks falling on her h… https://t.co/iiVVve0OsK— Mel_ds831 (@Mel_ds831)1557741424.0
Surely having her killed by a Stark would have been more fitting?
This is not the death i had wanted for cersei. Ahhh why rocks? I wanted her to get killed by one of the starks. The… https://t.co/ZcQa5OQVyq— Rahul (@Rahul)1557744102.0
Even Cleganebowl was a letdown for some fans.
Think about how much Game of Thrones sucks now... Even Cleganebowl was shit— E.A.Mesa (@E.A.Mesa)1557742613.0
Some are even going as far as to say that the whole of the last season has been poor.
Think it's time we just admit that this season of #gameofthrones has been shockingly bad. Character developments de… https://t.co/m43YWloKRt— Paul Doc (@Paul Doc)1557742846.0
The general consensus is that it has been unnecessarily rushed.
Wasn't expecting an happy ending for #GameofThrones knew from the start that the show was not a happy ever after sh… https://t.co/8KJaLjRh04— Ash 🏴✌🏻 (@Ash 🏴✌🏻)1557744444.0
There are some fans, though, that honestly enjoyed the episode despite its problems.
@AnnieBecky Tbh i wanted this level of emotional trauma from every single episode this season. I can honestly say t… https://t.co/lcUtsiKPko— Spooky🎃Spar✘🇦🇬 (@Spooky🎃Spar✘🇦🇬)1557741432.0