The Game of Thrones finale is arguably the biggest moment in episodic TV this century, and it’s here. After eight years, eight seasons and several dozens of hours, it’s over.
Season 8 has been controversial and is perhaps encapsulated best by last week’s episode, The Bells. It ended many of Game of Thrones’ longest running and most important plots, including the deaths of Cersei and Jaime Lannister as well as Daenerys Targaryen’s descent into Mad Queendom.
But it also sparked a backlash, which led to more than a million fans signing a petition to have the season remade. So not only does the finale have to end one of TV’s most historic shows, it also has to jiu-jitsu bitter fans into feeling satisfied.
Africa News24 (AN24) gathered some twitter reactions over the death of Daenerys Targaryen’, Cersei and Jaime Lannister
house targaryen will end with me. that made her sad. “you must be my children,” she told the dragons, “my three fierce children. arstan says dragons live longer than men, so you will go on after i am dead.”
— daenerys iv, asos pic.twitter.com/9N3WhS0H3T
— dany & rhaella reunion 305 AC (@Igbtdany) May 20, 2019
I'm still trying to process my thoughts after the absolutely soul-crushing ending of #GOTFinale . I have so much to say about this travesty… but right now, I'm in mourning.
— 🧚🏻♂️ (@SirToddtheCute) May 20, 2019
— R (@Reem_h222) May 20, 2019
— Nouswheein 🍷BTS Paved The Way🍷 (@yoonjinniechi) May 20, 2019
— Serena 🌈 (@RickyGol22) May 20, 2019
— Mad Queen Daenerys Targaryen 🐲 (@DanyUnburnt) April 29, 2019