Quit reading now if you haven’t watched last night’s season finale of Game of Thrones. There were many many(I MEAN MANY!) deaths in this episode.
In an epic final episode, Cersei gets even. The death count on this show is in the hundreds and she and her co-conspirators just added more names to the list. She eliminated the High Sparrow and his zealot followers by detonating a cache of wildfire underneath the Great Sept. As she smiled happily from her bedroom window, the High Sparrow, Margaery, Mace Tyrell, Ser Loras, Lancel, and hundreds of others were vaporized by green flames.
Cersei said in season 1: When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. Sometimes you play against a holy man or slavers, and sometimes you play against the embodiment of Death Itself. Either way, you have to win.
And win she did.
King Landing’s suicide (he just couldn’t handle the disaster) meant nothing to Cersei’s heart as all she said when making the funeral arrangements was a simple “burn him.” She’s Queen again! Decked out in a black dress from the Maleficent fashion line in “The Winds of Winter” episode, truly helped complete her new fierce attitude.
Another major part of the finale, and you must play this in Maury Povich’s voice, is that Ned Stark is NOT Jon Snow’s father.
Jon’s birth mother was Lyanna Stark, which came to a light in a flash back of her screaming in the Tower of Joy from childbirth. She made Ned Stark swear to protect the child. Though his father wasn’t revealed, this implies his lineage has some significance.
Arya Stark crossed a HUGE name off her kill list with Walder Frey. She took sick pleasure in his death, almost in a Shakespeare revenge kind of way. He fingered his own neck wound with blood splashing everywhere, including the pot pies that Arya filled with his own sons.
So much more happened in this episode, but these major parts gives plenty of reason to tune in next season.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO