Just after Jon (Kit Harington) kills the dragon queen, her beloved Drogon melts the throne and carries her body away. Apart from having to cope with her demise, couldn’t we at least have had closure on Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) final resting place?
What Was the Point of Jon Snow’s Storyline?
After all of the build-up surrounding Jon’s true lineage as a Stark and Targaryen, the truth was never discussed once the entire episode. Also, how did he end up in the one place he was probably happiest after killing Daenerys? Despite doing what was right and “saving” the realm, it was certainly a lackluster end for the show’s hailed hero.
Why Was Grey Worm Holding Jon and Tyrion Prisoner?
We know that Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) was loyal to his Queen and it makes sense why he would continue to imprison Jon and Tyrion after Daenerys’ death, but was it in his authority? Without the Queen there to rule was Grey Worm the one in charge? He was named commander of her armed forces, but that doesn’t mean he was her second in command.
Who Put the Starks in Charge?
When it came to the council meeting, we can’t help but notice the Starks were front and center leading the conversation. Since Jon is considered their brother, wouldn’t it seem like their authority over absolving criminal behavior is biased?
Why Did Edmure and Others Get Screentime?
So we’re not unpleased to see some old characters return, including Edmure Tully (Tobias Menzies), but considering the other more important storylines, the council scene could have been cut just a bit shorter to allow for better resolutions.
How Did Tyrion Go From Prisoner to Hand Again?
We love Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) just as most fans do, but how did he manage to select the next ruler of Westeros while he was a shackled prisoner? Sure, Bran defends Tyrion for his past mistakes, but considering he’s one of the reasons that Daenerys became so powerful, his influence over choosing Bran is a bit of a head scratcher.
Did Bran Know the Whole Time?
Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) has sparked a lot of reactions from fans even prior to his being named King of the Six Kingdoms, but was he aware of his fate the entire time? For someone who lacked interest in being Bran and focused so heavily on his abilities as the Three-Eyed Raven, his response to Tyrion’s asking if he would rule certainly hints that he knew all along. “Why do you think I came all this way?” he asks, and it really makes us wonder. If Bran knew the whole time, that means he was aware of the destruction and death that would occur to lead him there, and it doesn’t seem to be a good thing if that’s the case.
What’s West of Westeros, and Why Is Arya Going There?
Arya (Maisie Williams) is definitely one of the most independent characters of the series, and while she’s following The Hound’s (Rory McCann) advice to live, we can’t help but wonder what is West of Westeros? And even though her “ending” made sense to an extent, Arya’s dismissal of her family contradicts her previous moments in the show when she was searching for home and family.
What’s Next for Sansa?
As Queen in the North, will Sansa (Sophie Turner) work peacefully with her brother Bran, who is now King of the Six Kingdoms, or will she remain cutthroat? It would have been nice to see a bit more regarding to this Stark considering her evolution over the seasons.
[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for the Series Finale of Game of Thrones, "The Iron Throne."]
Game of Thrones wrapped its epic story in the Season 8 and series finale on May 19, but not all was answered as we [Spoiler] returned North with Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in the last shot.
With a show so beloved, any ending was sure to dissatisfy some, but there's no question about the many unanswered points that were left hanging as those credits rolled to the recognizable theme song. From the question of what point there was to Jon Snow's lineage storyline if it wasn't going to be addressed when it came time to choose a ruler, or the open-ended questions like what's west of Westeros, we're covering it all.