And so, after eight seasons, Game of Thrones came to an end this evening in a blaze of ash, mixed messages and seemingly endless council meetings. There were a lot of mixed feelings about the way things ended in Westeros – not least Bran being crowned, Daenerys being killed in that absurdly anticlimactic way, and women getting less than ten per cent of the dialogue – but there was one thing we can all be truly thankful for.
In the closing moments of tonight's series finale, "The Iron Throne", Jon Snow was reunited with his loyal, loving direwolf Ghost – and finally, Ghost got the loving caresses and pets he DESERVED like the good boy he is!
You'll all recall that two weeks ago, viewers were livid about the fact that poor Ghost was sent off to the North without so much as a pat from Jon because he "belongs in the North". Jon barely even gave Ghost a glance before he departed with Tormund and the Wildings, leaving his poor pup looking sad and despondent in a truly devastating shot. The revelation that this injustice allegedly came down to a CGI issue did not help matters. But tonight, as Jon departed for the north, he enjoyed a truly beautiful reunion with his direwolf.
That was fantastic. Everything I wanted and more. Ghost will forever be a good boy and deserves all of the best pats and belly rubs that Jon can give him. Couldn’t tell you what happened in the rest of the episode because it’s not important. #GameOfThronesFinale pic.twitter.com/ndwyDxFNn9- Brotato Chip (@Beembee3) May 20, 2019
Honestly, given that Jon's now had to watch the only two women he's ever loved die in his arms, he's probably better off focusing on trying to mend his relationship with Ghost. Say what you will about direwolves, but they almost never spontaneously decide to burn down entire cities on a poorly-developed whim!
Anyway, can't wait for the prequel series.
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