We saw Arya surviving the madness which Dany created. Along with the Mother of Dragon's sanity, the episode also marked the end for many characters: Varys, Euron Greyjoy, the Golden Company, The Hound, the Mountain, and the Lannister twins, Jaime and Cersei.
After the infamous coffee cup spotted in the previous episode became the talk of the town, fans kept their eyes out for new bloopers, and have apparently found one: Kingslayer Jaime Lannister, who got his right hand chopped off at the wrist in season 3 and has worn a fake gold replacement ever since, has miraculously regrown the severed part. Speaking to that publication for a cover story pegged to Solo: A Star Wars Story, Clarke offered this brief thought on the final Game of Thrones episodes.
Cersei's last words: "Don't let me die".
"She starts off in this final season trapped in a web of her own making, as is usual with Cersei", Headey says.
Speaking on HBO's Game of Thrones Inside the Episode post-episode feature, Benioff and Weiss chalked up Dany's decision to torch King's Landing and its innocent citizens to a sense of loneliness. "I think the biggest surprise is he came back for her. Cersei realizes just how she loves him and just how much he loves her".
Some fans felt Dany's turn toward revenge-fueled madness made flawless sense - considering last week's beheading of her closest friend and her family's history of insanity - while others felt it was a betrayal that ruined one of the show's most beloved characters. "They came into the world together and now they leave together". She only took action when she was finally convinced the city had fallen. "Ultimately they belong together". And will that poor dragon get a second to catch its breath? For now, check out the Game of Thrones series finale trailer below.
As highlighted on Reddit by u/WijoWolf, here's a reminder of Daenerys' vision of a ruined Iron Throne from Season 2.