Game of Thrones FINALE Breakdown! Iron Throne Scene Explained! (8x06)

Install Raid for Free ✅ IOS: ✅ ANDROID: Start with💰50K silver and join the Special Launch Tournament for a chance to win prizes. Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6, the final episode, gets a full in-depth analysis of the deeper themes and parallels with The Lord of the Rings. Why did Bran become king, and was that part of his plan all along? Why was the Iron Throne destroyed? Erik Voss explains the Game of Thrones ending, and how it connects to the longtime thematic threads throughout the 8 seasons. How is Dany's villainy inspired by real-world leaders? Where is Jon going in the final shot of the series? What is "west of Westeros" and why is Arya going there? How is the Iron Throne like the Ring of Power, and is Jon Snow Frodo Baggins?
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    New RockstarsNew Rockstars28 gün önce
    • I noticed that was the last line of dialog in the series: "I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel..." Not the last words, but the last line of dialog. Also, Tyrion carrying the: "Who better to lead than the keeper of stories." These are both _so_ George RR Martin.

      Lynn PerryLynn Perry26 gün önce
    • 👏👏🙌🙌 hats off !! This was awesome! I didnt catch all those parallels . some I did but dang you did an amazing job 👌👌

      Katrina TorresKatrina Torres26 gün önce
    • I didn't know you were shills, blindly defending this rushed season...

      [ Hector C N ][ Hector C N ]27 gün önce
    • I love your beard, tummy and cheeks Eric Voss <3

      Jimini ParkingJimini Parking27 gün önce
    • So in your opinion the US is a financial Oligarchy? It's hard to believe that your insightful analysis comes from the same mind that served up that little gem of wisdom.

  • And it turns out that Arya killed Christopher Columbus and took his face and Arya was actually the one to explore America

    Barrett DimidikBarrett DimidikGün önce
  • I loved the last season and they did promise the ending was bitter sweet.

    domminick smithdomminick smith7 gün önce
  • Drogon knows what really killed his mother

    ElouxEloux7 gün önce
  • You are a g e n i u s! Who doesn't like it, c'mon!

    Anna FilipczukAnna Filipczuk8 gün önce
  • I wonder what would have happened when Jaime managed to kill Daenerys without Drogon even noticing back in Season 7

    ognilouD driBognilouD driB8 gün önce
  • I love this video!! Thank you!!

    Nancy R.Nancy R.10 gün önce
  • Really sloppy

    Jan George MeiringJan George Meiring11 gün önce
  • I live for your endless supply of tree jokes 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 hey, a tiny friend for king Branch! Aaahhh I can't 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Sandra HintSandra Hint11 gün önce
  • He looks like samwell

    Bacon PhillipBacon Phillip12 gün önce
  • Thank you for the great analysis & the flashbacks to previous seasons many which were long been forgotten. You really helped but things in a great perspective !!

    colette coatescolette coates12 gün önce
  • it's not snow tho it's ash

    Atela LaffordAtela Lafford14 gün önce
  • So the throne got melted? Lmao. They really screwed a lot of fanbois in the A. Lol

    jose patinojose patino16 gün önce
  • Make sense that Bran is king after iron throne melt , Bran is the only one with his own chair

    Burim SylaBurim Syla16 gün önce
  • lol dire straits

    arredondarredond17 gün önce
  • Thanks NewRockstars!

    Shivam PanchalShivam Panchal17 gün önce
  • it was not Bran's plan. he saw the outcomes and knew what was coming. He did not plan anything, he foresaw it.

    lisabob22lisabob2218 gün önce
    • lol commented too soon

      lisabob22lisabob2218 gün önce
  • Nuclear winter

  • These narrations are misplaced.

    InfinityInfinity19 gün önce
  • Dany will always be MY true Queen. Period.

    Lightefilit FaylinLightefilit Faylin19 gün önce
  • The son and the queen returns!

    Tim OrrallTim Orrall19 gün önce
  • Excellent tree jokes, as usual! Lotsa laffs! Gonna miss that.

    Olga KuchukovOlga Kuchukov19 gün önce
  • Really enjoyed the break down that isn't focused on bitching about the ending. We can always want more but there was enough to rewatch and review and contemplate our feelings so I feel it was still a success.

    Golgo 13Golgo 1320 gün önce
  • "a friend for king 'branch' @ 30:29"

  • "Trim hedges and spray pesticide" @ 21:37.."And a master of gardening how will i survive" @ 26:16....these jokes are fire

  • Sooooo do you think that we will get movie continuations!!?????!!!

    Tamyia MignonTamyia Mignon20 gün önce
  • Jon Snow is so powerful not even George RR Martin can kill him forever

    QuantumQuantum20 gün önce
  • Why does "searching" for Drogon mean warging into him? I see people griping that "why didn't Bran just warg into Drogon and stop the massacre?" Why can't it just mean warging into ravens as he always does, and locating Drogon? I don't like the idea that Bran can warg into dragons. IMO.

    Ryan HossRyan Hoss20 gün önce
  • Frodo volunteered

    Jacob ClarkJacob Clark20 gün önce
  • Your analysis opened my eyes, as always!

    Alicia TangoTweetyAlicia TangoTweety20 gün önce
  • I watch many people who do GOT and this is one of the more lousy channels.

    John AcquavellaJohn Acquavella21 gün önce
  • My favorite version. Did i ever tell you about the time I went into a brothel with a honeycomb and a donkey. I coated the Donkey in the honey and paid the whores to lick it off. Everyone agreed, that the Imp has a sweet ass.

    doro626doro62621 gün önce
  • it's not snow, it's ash

    Daniel BodnerDaniel Bodner21 gün önce
  • Your summary and insights are SO much more satisfying than the final episodes themselves. On paper, it's all there - the main characters follow the paths they were destined for - so why was the finale such a letdown?

    B KB K21 gün önce
  • I thought the King’s Landing scene was ash falling, not snowfall. It could have been symbolic of snow

    • Yea, ashes make way more sense.

      Kirstin RochelKirstin Rochel18 gün önce
  • George R.R. Martin would probably dislike that you are trying to make an allegory out of his world.

    David HoladayDavid Holaday21 gün önce
  • I think Bran knew what was going 2 happen. That makes him evil, he let his enemies kill each other. He also let hundreds of thousands of people 2 die. He could've spoken 2 Dany! He didn't.

    Angel Pabon JrAngel Pabon Jr21 gün önce
  • I'm sorry but D&D fucked Daenerys character arc! Also, Jon being Aegon Targaryen meant nothing! In the books Dany never had this vision in the House of the Undying.

    Angel Pabon JrAngel Pabon Jr21 gün önce
  • If the Unsolids stay on the islands of Naath, they will die from "butterfly sickness"...

    Mike BrownMike Brown21 gün önce
  • 17:10 isn’t that Lord Karstark?

    InstajohanInstajohan21 gün önce
  • Excellent review!

    Stephanie WoodsStephanie Woods22 gün önce
  • _"Evoking the victims of the napalm war"_ or... just someone on fire... facepalm 👏

    Joshua SallesJoshua Salles22 gün önce
  • 300 years since last king in the north not 1,000

    acobabeacobabe22 gün önce
  • The biggest question is what happened to Septa Unella.

    bourbon_ albertabourbon_ alberta22 gün önce
  • Jon Snow became the Khal of the Dothraki once he killed Dani. They should have slaughtered the Unsullied once they took him prisoner.

    bourbon_ albertabourbon_ alberta22 gün önce
  • Casual watcher here, but this is one of the best analyses you guys have done. Instead of focusing on the "negative" you focused on cool parallels and interesting threads the episode contained. I think this is what the writers were trying to do, despite the Internet's collective thumbs down opinion.

    Logan McChesneyLogan McChesney22 gün önce
  • "A step in a very dark timeline." OOF. Too real.

    Zara HoffmanZara Hoffman22 gün önce
  • Did someone noticed, in the book about the Kingsguard Commanders, Duncan the Tall is also mentioned. Sir Brienne of Tarth is a confirmed descendant of Duncan from Flea Bottom (Duncan the Tall). He was the main character of the book "The Hedge Knight" by George R. R. Martin. He was a Lord Commander of the Kingsguard and Aegon Targaryan (brother of the former Maester Aemon Targaryan) was his squire.

    Mister AndremsMister Andrems22 gün önce
  • Basically Jaime is responsible for Brann becoming a king.

    Bibbie MoshBibbie Mosh22 gün önce
  • That wasn't snow, it was ash (dead people ashes)

    DragonuyDragonuy22 gün önce
  • All i have to say is... you’re awesome. Thank you for all your mindful videos.

    Sylvia ReischkeSylvia Reischke22 gün önce
  • Nah mate first other queen recognised by the crown since conquest which is roughly 300 years

    ChrisChris23 gün önce
  • Did he give J. R. R. Tolkien like 4 Rs?

    Aaron J MillnerAaron J Millner23 gün önce
  • Bran is also the memory of all men being the three eyed Raven.

    Josh JamesJosh James23 gün önce
  • What a review! You are a genius. Not sure why a million people want the ending re-written. Interesting that you don't judge the choices made, you just point out all the excellent reasons and ideas that directed those choices.

    David SmooklerDavid Smookler23 gün önce
  • Tolkien at least planned his ending from the beginning, that's why lotr (books) will always be superior to anything Martin writes

    leespiderpodleespiderpod23 gün önce
  • America is not really a financial hierarchy because lots of people have the opinions on how shit should work but nun of them are smart enough to be at the top take bottle water for example. Only the best of the best get rich and powerful and I sure he’ll cant do better than most.

    Anthony HimselfAnthony Himself23 gün önce
  • So what, I spray pesticide... Big woop!

    Kane StevensonKane Stevenson23 gün önce
  • Look at him trying to make a good spin on this ending.

    Alex RiptideAlex Riptide23 gün önce
  • Better leave drogon alone bran.

    Kim NavarroKim Navarro23 gün önce
  • I think you're reaching on a few of these "foreshadowing" moments and call-backs.

    Adam HildebrandtAdam Hildebrandt23 gün önce
  • Bran is Brhanos

    XyzzyxXyzzyx23 gün önce
  • That is NOT snow. It is white ash, which forms if very high temperatures are used.

    XyzzyxXyzzyx23 gün önce
  • Fantastic video.

    Bernadette OHanlonBernadette OHanlon24 gün önce
  • Bran is the true villain. The story is not definitely finished.

    farshid beigloufarshid beiglou24 gün önce
  • Thank you so much. Great analysis!

    Finch359Finch35924 gün önce
  • Thank you for that insightful comment Arya!

    Rex LongfellowRex Longfellow24 gün önce
  • Bran doesn’t have the best story. Danny Jon and Arya stories are better.

    Arlington ForbesArlington Forbes24 gün önce
  • Very nice summarization. I disliked the finale - but after seeing this and how it tied in to past hints/call backs and the books - it makes more sense and changed my impression of the finale Thank you NR for your many years of covering GoT

    John BarkerJohn Barker24 gün önce
  • Learn to speak.

    nevillebamshewnevillebamshew24 gün önce
  • Danmmit George, publish the last 2 books already! 😲

    lilbluefreaklilbluefreak24 gün önce
  • But... but... what about the BUTTERFLIES? Foreigners can't live on the Isle of Naath. Butterfly fever, anyone?

    Kye Platt-BoydKye Platt-Boyd24 gün önce
  • I feel empty now

    Slimey AnnihilationSlimey Annihilation25 gün önce
  • The main problame was the only 6 episodes. Should have been at least 10 of 80 minutes. I mean, they have the money, and with a couple of "calm" episodes would give the audience time to digest things and give them more time to build up on things.

    Don Omar RamiroDon Omar Ramiro25 gün önce
  • So i get that you believe that the main theme is 'magic leaving Westros bring peace'. But it's currently being ruled by Bran who is clearly a super magical being... any thoughts on that?

    Ruka ZayaRuka Zaya25 gün önce
  • "three treason you will know: one for blood, one for gold and one for love". the last one was ominous for Danny.

    Arthur KArthur K25 gün önce
  • THANK YOU for the entirety of all of the GoT videos that you have done! It has been an added pleasure to my enjoyment of the series. And, I loved that "Walk of Life" ending, which left me giggling and smiling.

    Richann HaxtonRichann Haxton25 gün önce
  • 1:05 It's not snow. It's ash.

    MCU HQMCU HQ25 gün önce
  • If I was Dumb & Dumber I’d pay u for trying to justify wat they’ve done to season 8

    Marculin RiseMarculin Rise25 gün önce
  • Thank you all for your great and skillful effort/ passion throughout the seasons

    purplealizepurplealize25 gün önce
  • Thank you for all your insights throughout. I don't think you guys ever missed a trick.

    Roger BlakeRoger Blake25 gün önce
  • The branch jokes make this video

    dosmastrifydosmastrify25 gün önce
  • 16:25 well how else would you end it Fade to White Fade to Yellow Maybe??? You reach further than Inspector Gadget

    dosmastrifydosmastrify25 gün önce
  • 14:20 what hallucinations

    dosmastrifydosmastrify25 gün önce
  • 12:35 no. This was a cheap joke they added that the strong son is watching you thinking lustfully about his mom. Stop reaching.

    dosmastrifydosmastrify25 gün önce
  • 6:00 wouldn't you want somebody decent with strategy in that post?

    dosmastrifydosmastrify25 gün önce
  • This was my favorite GoT channel. Thanks for the great videos! Spring is coming.

    DeAnn PadeloDeAnn Padelo25 gün önce
  • At the end when you commented on the last of the Starks, you forgot about Bran. When Drogon goes east, and Arya goes west, And Jon goes north, Bran goes everywhere! In his head of course.

    DeAnn PadeloDeAnn Padelo25 gün önce
  • Game of Thrones has ended. Long live Game of Thrones!

    Chad MeredithChad Meredith25 gün önce
  • That last joke was almost a thumbs down all on its own... just sayin'. ;-)

    Kevin LindstromKevin Lindstrom25 gün önce
  • Council: Let's clean up the city and feed the people King Bran: Cool BRB gonna warg a dragon YOLO

    Elizabeth JoyceElizabeth Joyce25 gün önce
  • You know, Drogon may have showed up because Jon was crying. He did the same when Dany lost Jorah. He may not have known it was Dany at first.

    Melanie AnneMelanie Anne25 gün önce
  • AMAZING!!! Well done!!! ❤️❤️❤️

    Obsidian Cat MotherObsidian Cat Mother25 gün önce
  • All I want to know is, why is it Game of Thrones if there's only one Iron Throne?!

    Kris McMillenKris McMillen25 gün önce
  • @7:12 @7:32 that's not a head turn, NO ONE IS TURNING THEIR HEADS lol. Don't know why this bothered me 🤣🤣

    Kris McMillenKris McMillen25 gün önce
  • Not snow goofy, Ash!

    Beth COBeth CO25 gün önce
  • Drogon leaving represents end of magic in Westeros....3 eyed raven is king also

    Andres CarrilloAndres Carrillo25 gün önce
  • Great as usual, you're the best.. tho, was it snow falling in Kingslanding or the ash of the dead & scorched?

    Kathleen HammettKathleen Hammett25 gün önce
  • I always wondered why the Iron Throne, as it was forged in dragon fire, was never equated to a dragon's treasure. At least I have never seen it equated as such. I mean, a dragon's treasure was always allegedly cursed. It seems the Iron Throne was just as cursed.

    Abrxas01Abrxas0125 gün önce
  • Vaus, there's nothing to analyze, this finale was poorly written and laughable. Honestly, you guys should pitch a script for a GoT sequel or prequel to HBO.

    RuelRuel25 gün önce
Game of Thrones FINALE Breakdown! Iron Throne Scene Explained! (8x06)