The Game of Thrones Series Finale Ending Explained

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After an uneven final season comprised of only six episodes, fans were excited, concerned, and downright desperate to see how the Game of Thrones saga would finally end. From the Iron Throne to the fate of Westeros and the final showdown between Daenerys and Jon Snow, here's what the ending of Game of Thrones means not just for the final season, but for the entire series.
Beware: spoilers are coming!
After the burning of King's Landing in the previous episode, several main characters wander through the brutal aftermath, with Tyrion Lannister, the Hand of the Queen, looking stricken as he walks down ruined streets and sees the bodies of those Daenerys burned without mercy. As he and Jon Snow survey the destruction, Jon and Tyrion separately set off to meet the queen.
Jon's journey finds him at odds with Grey Worm over the execution of Lannister soldiers. But soon after Tyrion sets off on his own, he makes a horrifying discovery. In a truly heartbreaking moment, Tyrion finds the bodies of his brother and sister and breaks down amid the rubble. With the rest of his house literally entombed, Tyrion finds himself suddenly alone, and in that moment, his resolve to defy his queen strengthens.
Later, as the Dothraki and Unsullied celebrate their victory, Daenerys makes a grand entrance, riding atop Drogon and landing in a perfect shot with her silhouetted by his wings. While she gives a full-throated victory speech in which she praises her army for taking down a tyrant and claiming the city as their own, viewers know the truth: Dany is no better than the tyrant she aims to replace. In fact, she's probably a lot worse, as she announces her plans to prolong the war and conquer the rest of the world.
Daenerys has always bent towards justice, but with this proclamation, it seems as if she's finally gone too far, and even her most trusted advisors seem frightened by her endless hunger for power.
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Assessing the damage | 0:23
Tyrion quits his job | 1:45
Jon consults the Hand of the Queen | 2:39
Drogon's final moments | 4:34
A king is chosen | 6:07
The North remembers | 8:10
Stories are completed | 9:06
Spring is coming | 10:29

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  • All in all how did you feel about the final episode?

    LooperLooper3 aylar önce
    • @Leland Jung Not the writers fault.

      What ?What ?20 gün önce
    • @Steban Lewansky The writers were the same. It is not their fault though.

      What ?What ?20 gün önce
    • @Andy Irwin No shit. It took Martin DECADES to craft this. The show writers had 4 months. Martin himself said he would have done a worse job in 4 months.

      What ?What ?20 gün önce
    • @Biophare Why are you blaiming D&D? Is it because you are stupid?

      What ?What ?20 gün önce
    • @Vanessa Pearl It was not D&Ds nor Martins fault. What have you been smoking?

      What ?What ?20 gün önce
  • GOT series all season's are best. Even 8th season is best till last 6th final episode. Ending is poor and disappointing. There can be a different ending to a series which give justice to its populiriaty. They build John Snow such a solid character through out seasons and at last made him stupid character. Till the Night King deafited the 8th season was at its best. But final episode is poorest of them in all seasons.

    R. K.R. K.7 gün önce
  • so, it have totally naive ending.. I'm glad I didn't invest much time in this show, just watched some episodes for boobs and eel jokes.

    moofymoomoofymoo7 gün önce
  • No one can explain this ending lol

    Thomas CourseyThomas Coursey13 gün önce
  • Bran: I'm the Three Eyed Raven now, oh wait, F'yall I'm the King now, Shut your pie hole Sansa!!!, I said I'm the ruler of the 7 kingdoms not 6!!!

    RetroKnightRetroKnight13 gün önce
  • I liked the ending.., no problem!

    Pede MeyerPede Meyer15 gün önce
  • I can explain season 8 in three words..........WE GOT FUCKED!!!!!

    David LariscyDavid Lariscy17 gün önce
  • in one interview with george rr martin and main cast, george said he told the story ending to D&D., that the character who will sit on the throne is one person in the room with them now, one of them:sansa,arya,john,cerci,tyrion,jamie and cathryn,that is season 2 or 3 maybe. so who will be on the throne in books as planned by george,it is obvious.

    suhe chengsuhe cheng29 gün önce
  • I deserve a super healing potion I found the hack

    David PetrescuDavid Petrescu29 gün önce
  • it was narration not explanation. I came here to understand where did John go? Did he abandon his post and decided to become a wildling?

    tom jenstom jens29 gün önce
  • Probably GOT come back again in his name or a new name!

    Rabiul HaqueRabiul HaqueAylar önce
  • so at the end of this legendary series all the legends died or pointed idiots .and a handful of cunts got the power. if this was the end then we are idiots for spending years to wait and watch this shit....

    Stylish-Ex ShahJiStylish-Ex ShahJiAylar önce
  • It’s amazing how a show can be so good yet end so bad

    Little TravellerLittle TravellerAylar önce
  • When he said unlike Martins stories this book is finished😭🤣 I felt that

    Darrell RichmondDarrell RichmondAylar önce
  • This ending was rushed and poorly executed, what a disappointment

    Miles BradshawMiles BradshawAylar önce
  • The final is ok, Aria is the best))

    Connie WilliamsConnie WilliamsAylar önce
  • Crap coated in caramel is still crap not an eclair..

    Sahaj ShettySahaj ShettyAylar önce
  • Loved every bit of the series. Every single thing was fine with me. Amazing show.

    Anthony HarnessAnthony HarnessAylar önce
  • Ok, now that GOT is over, they should bring back The Sarah Connor Chronicles.....Lena Heady is free!!

    Lasheba WinstonLasheba WinstonAylar önce
  • I read the real leaked storyline.. and was like haha good troll..then everything happens exactly as the leak said.. tf?

    DirtyBird760DirtyBird760Aylar önce
  • Bullshit season! All of it

    Shelly AugustinShelly AugustinAylar önce
  • Plot twist. Winds of winter ends just like the show does. BUT what if when the Dreams of Spring Novel comes out we find out Danny was resurrected and we get a whole new season from HBO.

    Alexander ShirmohammadiAlexander Shirmohammadi2 aylar önce
  • Queen Slayer!!!!!! 😠😠😠

    Johnnie JordanJohnnie Jordan2 aylar önce
  • 'decimated'?? come on! she did TEN TIMES MORE than decimate ths city - by definition!! she destroyed it and everyone in it.

    antigen4antigen42 aylar önce
  • daenerys did what she had to do and killed the people who have hurt thousands in the past

    nunya bizniznunya bizniz2 aylar önce
  • I wish that there could be a reshoot of season 8 just to give the fans a different ending 😐

    shilpa pankajshilpa pankaj2 aylar önce
  • I quite liked the ending

    Christopher MorelandChristopher Moreland2 aylar önce
  • They should unmake season 9

    DofBanerDofBaner2 aylar önce
  • You’re trying to explain nonsense that the writers themselves just put together just to rush to the end and be done with the show?🙄

    Candy CatCandy Cat2 aylar önce
  • This explained nothing

    Rapidest ArcherRapidest Archer2 aylar önce
  • I never did like the dragon chick. From the start she seemed like a weak person given power she did not deserve. When the weak get power without earning it, they tend to misuse it. Not becoming something else but rather show their weakness even more on the outside.

    Milantique StudiosMilantique Studios2 aylar önce
  • Here’s a better ending if Dany had to die which I think shouldn’t have Dany name Greyworm lead commander of forces which she did and 2nd to the queen if she falls. Greyworm leads the unsullied and dothraki to war with the starks after Jon kills dany justice. Winners sit on the throne.

    Google UserGoogle User2 aylar önce
  • Dany went Mad a little too quickly, she was killed implausibly, Jon Snow was spared implausibly, Bran was made king implausibly, Tyrion became Hand again implausibly, they all started blabbing about rebuilding brothels a few days after 100,000 people were brutally genocided, and, and, aaand .... Ah, what’s the use, The writing and pacing sucked, it didn’t make any sense, they ruined every single thing about Game of Thrones. But other than that ... well, at least he pet Ghost. Okay, and now it’s over. Yecch.

    54markl54markl2 aylar önce
  • I can explain it. As soon as the Night King died, the show turned into Pure Shite. It was almost like magic how all the goodness of that show was gone in a split second. Yes, remember the good old days when the biggest problem of the show was Too Many Weenies? R.I.P. Game of Thrones. And Benioff and Weiss? We gone find you.

    54markl54markl2 aylar önce
  • Starting a New trend nevet watch anything that has some Thing to do with david benioff and d.b. weiss

    Lars JensenLars Jensen2 aylar önce
  • Is there season 9😁?

    Ailynn DemadaraAilynn Demadara2 aylar önce
  • i expected more. i'm sure i'm not alone. NEXT!

    voiceMYopinionvoiceMYopinion2 aylar önce
  • Dragon queen was on the right track to cleanse the world of all innocent or not it needs a fresh start Even now in real life

    Rated RRated R2 aylar önce
  • There is always reference to world history, particularly the way how the west dominated the world. The whole GoT series is akin to how Europe was engulfed by plague, famines and war. In the end, they were able to found an alternative way to raise Kings/Queens. No longer a birthright and a divine one, but that which is chosen by the people who know best. Isn’t that like republicanism? And this ending, where Arya sets further westward feels a lot like Columbus founding the new world for Europe. Arya founding a new world for Westeros. Much like renaissance x French Revolution (bastille style). I can only imagine stories from Arya in her old age governing settlements in that part west of Westeros establishing ties as well with it, particularly with the North. Judging how UK’s history went by, the whole of Westeros probably won’t break up ever again. The North, in a sense is like Ireland, and whatever land Arya sees would be the Americas. Drogon, probably flies further east. Highly relevant to how Westeros achieved its enlightenment and break from tyrannical rule of families who drive by birthright. Dany is dead, but will be a forgotten figure only Drogon can live by. I think he will eventually end up in Ashai and where people surely know what happened. And I think Ashai is Asia. Far East, holds much history the world has yet to know. And Further into this story, Ashai is probably closest to west of Westeros than we might think, and could probably be, ironically the land further west coming full circle. And Arya sees it for herself. As for Jon, he’s welcome to go back and forth I think. With Bran and Sansa sitting on thrones. The North is compassionate with the wildlings now. And what about Eastwatch? The sprouting grass probably is a foreshadowing that the wall will be in ruins or no use as the ice melts away gradually. The black will relax and just be a gate for whatever relationship will be. Bran will write a constitution setting reliable laws for everyone, and could someday abolish the monarchies all together. They will look east to Bravos and other cities that have no kings & queens for inspiration but will probably have cold relationships with the bay of dragons for killing their heroine-Dany.

    BasadictBasadict2 aylar önce
  • There is no excuse for this ending I feel bad for Jon snow all the hype for nothing

    King GrayKing Gray2 aylar önce
  • Jon snow becomes the new night king. Drogon takes Dany to the house of dying and Bran rebuild the wall that would be a koo new saga

    Jonathan OrtegaJonathan Ortega2 aylar önce
  • Winter is coming! For like 2 days. Arya is immune to the NK's power too! Terrible Garbage. Cannot believe how bad they ruined it!

    John SmithJohn Smith2 aylar önce
  • you're watching "Looper" Don't expect them to know the difference between explanation and just narrating

    The Gibbs GuyThe Gibbs Guy2 aylar önce
  • The only thing that didn’t make sense 2 me is for Grey Worm not to rip Snow’s head clear off soon as he knew that (Snow) killed his Queen.

    jaye simondjaye simond3 aylar önce
  • Does anyone know if Benioff&Weiss are still hiding in some cave? Because if would be interesting to see their reaction to all this (very justified) backlash on how rushing the story to the end was clearly a huge mistake.

    jarmadaxjarmadax3 aylar önce
  • I didnt like the ending at all 😐 1. The dragon queen was killed too easily 😵2. John Snow ❄️ banished far north as punishment for killing Daenerys Targaryen! 😱Sansa and Bran agree to this exile when he did everyone a favor by killing the psycho queen yet he is punished. 3 Cersai died so stupid by falling rocks in the Castle and we dont even see her get killed 🗡, I wanted to see her die a vicious death ☠️ at the hands of the dragon queen🐉 or Arya Stark 🏹 for all of the evil she did but no we dont get that.👎😾👺😡👿🖕🤢😤😩😫😓😥😢😪😬💀⚰️

    V SV S3 aylar önce
  • They should've had Jon snow throw down with the night king instead Maisy Williams you bullllll

    mc menace 1 ARIZONAmc menace 1 ARIZONA3 aylar önce
  • Lol, you did not explain anything...just sumarized?

    don juandon juan3 aylar önce
  • Sad it's all over. The war with the white walkers was very gripping, the music built up the tension perfectly. I was disappointed that Jon Snow didn't become King. I would imagine working together for so many years, these actors will miss the work and company of each other. Great entertainment and well acted throughout. Goodbye Jon Snow, so beautifully acted.

    S trutherS truther3 aylar önce
  • Am I the only one who was okay with the ending?

    lauren lerouxlauren leroux3 aylar önce
  • It is such a PERFECT conclusion to GoT. D&D have done a brilliant job. The conclusion laid a foundation to the the end of an era of royals & royalty & beginning of another era - democracy & the rule of law. And who best to usher this in - Bran - the philosopher king & a broken one, who has neither the desire nor the capability to further his royal ambition through biological perpetuation. And so begins the new world order. My compliments to the writers.

    Shri PashupatinaathShri Pashupatinaath3 aylar önce
    • What are you talking about, the ending was awful.

      glockwiseglockwise2 aylar önce
  • Tbh I didn’t really hate the last season

    Aatreyee BhattacharyaAatreyee Bhattacharya3 aylar önce
  • Just finished.. The ending ACTUALLY made sense.. LOVED IT!

    M L4M L43 aylar önce
  • You built a strong character that everyone would love and you know people will follow but soon destroy this character int the end to deviate from peoples expectation. You made millions of people cry because they didnt feel justice in it. Was it good? No. But of course you already made millions of dollars why the hell you care?

    kizztoffkizztoff3 aylar önce
  • Not an ending explained as much as highlights given. Waste of time.

    ArcanicFireArcanicFire3 aylar önce
  • Its good ending every one got something what they deserve.. Jon snow got some peace from this political shit.. great decision by brother bran the king of 6 kingdom..sansa queen of the north....stark family power ruling the world... .. Hats off to the maker of the show...👏👏👏👏✌

    mohammed junaidmohammed junaid3 aylar önce
  • Am I the only one that actually thought the ending was pretty good?

    t3hdudet3hdude3 aylar önce
  • Jon Snow is an absolutely disgusting character, he is a backstabber, he betrayed the nightswatch, his first love and then finally Daenerys in a two-faced, intrigant and manipulating manner. He used her love for him against her. He has no consistent morals. He is a coward. And he is full of self-pity with is almost constantly miserable look on his face. He has never processed being (treated as) a bastard.

    Varion BodhiVarion Bodhi3 aylar önce
  • worste episode ever

    fouad ouamanefouad ouamane3 aylar önce
  • Finale Explained: Terrible writing. Saved everyone 11 and a half minutes.

    IEatSand22890IEatSand228903 aylar önce
  • If you have to explain it like this, then Dumb and Dumber failed more than I thought...

    AiglosAiglos3 aylar önce
  • Dany burnt the King's landing.. D&D burnt the whole series

    Katrina KKatrina K3 aylar önce
  • The series finale rendered the Iron Throne itself, the inspiration for most of the terrible things we’ve seen over eight seasons, was grief-torched by Drogon after Jon Snow killed its mom. That same show had given us King's Landing, so now King's Landing had been destroyed. This whole moment was reminiscent and painful to feel but also deeply relatable. For all its flaws, Game of Thrones had a lot going for it, and those are why my family, who grew up in a time when the best shows were terrible, were so enchanted by both the series and the characters. If you liked me, you hated me; if you didn't, good, and not so much. And then suddenly, after nine long months, Game of Throne's final season's finale's ending, you can see this: "Do you have any more questions for Daenerys?" "What does she have with Daario?" "How does she come to be the Lady of the Eyrie?" That's, of course, what makes an episode like this great. Game of Thrones's finale's premiere's premiere's finale's finale's premiere's finales.

    A Real HumanA Real Human3 aylar önce
  • 11:01 it should be far south, not far north

    Uddipta KhataniarUddipta Khataniar3 aylar önce
  • ofc it's the end of game of thrones but what if they make another series that would be called something else and new storyline idk i just want a new ENDING

    Broken SmilesBroken Smiles3 aylar önce
  • 11 min video. 4...30sec ads. Sell out.

    Stank DankinStank Dankin3 aylar önce
  • Fuck Sansa and Bran, Jon could of had a better ending. I thought Tyrion would choose Jon or "Aegon Targareon", as the king... This was a depressing and disappointing ending for Jon.

    Antonio MartinezAntonio Martinez3 aylar önce
  • Night King: “Guys look, I know you know I know I could handle Theon, but I think it’s poor practice to let people run at me with a spear unchallenged” Undead: “Sir trust us, we would have totally stepped in If we needed to” King: “You’re sure, because I’m pretty sure a man running at me yelling with a spear, may or may not qualify as a...” Undead: “Sir we got you” King: “Ok, I’m just saying if we start neglecting the fundamentals of force protection we may...” Undead: “Sir, with all do respect, we ran a check on Theon, knew this was a mismatch, it was a hammer against glass, this isn’t our first rodeo..” King: “Alright, because I’m about to go and erase the memory of all mankind and stuff, and I reheaaally need to know if...” Undead: “Sir we get it, next time a lunatic comes charging at you with a spear we’ll cut him down - we just didn’t know you wanted us to” King: “Ok well I do” Undead: “ok” King: “ok” Undead: “ok!” King: “Thank you...alright let’s do this” Arya: “Ahhhhhhhhhhh!”

    Peter AssantePeter Assante3 aylar önce
  • Yeah we all are dumb and we needed a narration. Bring down the video with maximum dislikes.

    Aditya NarayanAditya Narayan3 aylar önce
  • Felt really bad for Jon.. But I think that is the right way to end the show. GoT has never sugarcoated anything, and always told the more realistic story, even when it hurts. The ending was exactly that. So well written ending, though sad for Jon...

    OmerM92OmerM923 aylar önce
The Game of Thrones Series Finale Ending Explained