My Thoughts on the Series Finale of my Fav Shows

Once I like a show, I will stick besides it through every season till it bites the dust.

These below are my all time favorites:

Castle

I remember Flygirl had downloaded all the episodes of the last three seasons because I used to insist upon it so much. And I had deliberately avoided watching Season 8 because I didn’t want Castle to end.

Meanwhile, the show itself ran into a lot of trouble with it’s Season 9 being abruptly cancelled, so they had to re-do the ending of Season 8 to serve that as the Series Finale.

This was how the Finale looked like – Castle, Beckett,
lots of kids and lots of books

I didn’t like it. Of course, returning to Season 9 without Stana & Tamala would have looked very awkward but just because that didn’t work out, there was no reason to sugarcoat the ending.

In fact, I would have preferred it if the series had stopped at this:

Caskett – One Word Short!

Game of Thrones

It aches my heart to think back on the GoT Finale. I have ranted enough about how rushed and lousy Season 8 was and recounting it gives me a headache.

I HATE the fact that the show makers robbed me of seeing the Valanqor theory being fulfilled.

I watched the Finale by playing it in the background and throwing glances at it in between. I was that disappointed. Nuh uh, I will never forget nor forgive this!

The Vampire Diaries

Now this Finale was sassy and our gal Bonnie brought down hell on Satan himself!

It was lovely to have Katherine and Vicky back, even if it was just for a bit. My only problem was with the epilogue where Elena got everything that she wanted, all by being Sleeping Beauty ๐Ÿ˜

The Originals

This show was going so well, I felt bad when they started dwindling it to just 14 episodes in the last two seasons. And it’s end wasn’t great either – it felt like getting the unavoidable over & done with.

Good to see the Mikaelsons honor “Always and Forever” but I would have loved to see an epilogue here too. I guess, I’ll have to just follow Hope into Legacies to find out.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S

This show just doesn’t age, does it?

It’s Finale is actually very cliche – with all the Rachel returning to Ross mush – but still every time I watch it , I bite back a sweet smile.

Fire and Blood ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Every time a Targareyn is born the Gods flip a coin.

The Mad King gave people the justice he thought they deserved.

Children are not their father.

Be a dragon.

You have a gentle heart.

You don’t want to awake the dragon, do you?

When the recap concluded with that shot, I was all eager for the sack of King’s Landing. And I don’t know what it says about me as a person, but I didn’t feel a single bit of remorse for the people in the city when Dany went rampaging around.

And Danerys incurring her wrath like that wasn’t out of character at all. It was not the right thing to do I agree but it wasn’t totally random. It was years of anguish, longing, betrayal, resentment, fear, anger, hate, disappointment and loss all pouring out like lava. If you see all that she has gone through, she snapping in that moment doesn’t seem odd or mad.

Infact, I’ll say it made for a good Game of Thrones worthy twist and the look on Jon’s face as he saw Danerys and Grey Worm’s reactions after the surrender made it worth it!!

It wasn’t as heartbreaking as The Red Wedding nor was it as well deserved outcome as The Battle of Bastards but the seige of King’s Landing was Fire and Blood and that’s what it was meant to be about.

Didn’t think I would be rooting for The Hound to not die but that moment with Arya was like a very protective unselfish gesture.

And when Sandor “The Hound” Clegane took over Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane, I was staring in apprehension. The Hound emerging victorious from the confrontation would have been too unrealistic so I’ll take The Hound plunging to death in his worst fear to take down his undead brother with him.

Btw, if only Arya had been next to The Hound when Cersei so hurriedly excused herself, she would have easily unchecked the top contender on her list. Just saying ๐Ÿ˜

And Qyburn. God, he died like a broken bird’s egg. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Danerys blamed Varys for spreading lies (not really lies though) about her and barbequed him but aren’t Jon, Sansa and Tyrion equally responsible? But she didn’t hurt Jon even a bit. Uff, The things we do for love!!!

She wasn’t that forgiving towards Tyrion though. She dangled the bait of Jamie in front of him knowing full well he will take it. That moment between Jamie and Tyrion was nice.

And I honestly don’t understand Jamie. He left Cersei in season 7 but went back to die with her. Badly wanted to see the Valanqor theory come true, but stupid Euron left no scope. How convienent that he was washed up on that same shore as Jamie and then kept speaking so much nonsense ๐Ÿ™„

Huh??!?

If the “baby” wasn’t going to play any major role in tilting Jamie’s feelings then why show Cersei pregnant?? Oh wait, Cersei never even had a proper pregnant belly ๐Ÿ˜’

Cersei does all sort of hateful things but still gets a lovely death – in the arms of her lover. While, Ned Stark died a traitor. How’s that fair?

Though as Flygirl said, they came into the world together and they died together. Which makes thier death poetic.

But still a too easy death for Cersei.

And I guess Bronn and his threatening crossbow makes no sense at all now. Why waste scenes in the beginning on that then?

Also, Arya somehow magically seems to get everything done right to her at the end of the episodes.

The carnage however was shot brilliantly. Buildings collapsing, Drogon soaring, People shrieking around in fear, it was shot very satisfyingly.

A Targaryen alone in this world is a very terrible thing.

Dany lashing out over the city was like my own rage over how disappointingly rushed this season has been. So if things are burning to the ground, I’m hopping aboard a dragon too.

Not Today

After two slow burner episodes, finally there was an episode with lots of action ( maybe a lil too much action to keep track of but I’m glad things kept moving).

There was a lot of hardwork that went in filming this battle and that’s commendable, but, I don’t know, there was something missing for me in it. Maybe the emotional factor. The Battle of Blackwater Bay and even the Battle of Bastards stirred some emotions in me but here I didn’t feel majorly for any dead character(not that much major characters died anyway).

Edd’s was like, there one second, gone the next. Of course, that’s how it happens in a real battlefield. The opening battle shot of the Dothraki charging into the dead only to have their lights extinguished like fireflies seconds later was also a good shot.

Melisandre served her purpose quite well – lighting up the Dothraki aracks and then setting fire to the trench, the flames reflected in her frightened eyes. She also helped Arya realise her destiny before walking out into the dawn and collapsing. She was always quite fascinating a character to me.

Now, talking about Arya. I’m not mad that Arya was the one to take down the Night King. In fact, it makes sense that a Stark should end Winter and I’m always up for girl power. I’m upset by how she did it. Just appeared out of nowhere??

I get she’s a sneaky assassin. But you got to be like The Flash to just appear as a gust of wind behind the Night King. Let’s say even that is possible but her trajectory just didn’t make sense.

However, it doesn’t take away from the fact that Arya was wonderful in the whole episode. Swinging her weapon in all directions, jumping off towers and refusing to die (Not today!!). In fact, the library scene with the wights was a brilliant piece of thought. It reminded me a bit of Stephen King’s Cell which also had brain dead zombies and the wights seemed to be behaving in the same way.

Another lady I want to applaud is Lyanna Mormont. It was another amazing moment when a girl her size took down a undead giant even as he crushed her to death in his palms.

The Mormonts did their best before being defeated. Even Jorah died doing what he loved – protecting Khaleesi.

I never knew I would feel bad for Theon. I don’t whether he got his redemption or not by that one liner Bran offered up but I feel he didn’t deserve to die like that. And that iron blood is on Bran’s hands alone.

Another thing that I found a bit uneasy to digest was the fact that the Night King was killed so easily. I would have thought that traditional methods should have not worked on him, bcoz he even emerged smiling from Dany’s barbeque fire, so how come a teeny Valyrian dagger did the trick?

Full marks for symbolic use of the dagger and stuff but if he had to be “undone”, shouldn’t it have been by removing the dragon glass from his heart?

Disappointed in Jon this episode. The show makers say it was done intentionally so that viewers could be surprised by Arya’s sneak peak butttt I would get it if Jon were in real difficultly. Like if he was cornered the way Brienne and Jamie were but the dude was freaking screaming at a blue flamed bad ass undead dragon.

The Long Night that we were all preparing since 8 seasons just got over pretty soon and with a lot of questions in my mind.

– What did the Night King want with Bran?

– What was his main purpose?

– What was Bran warging?

– Why would you send the people in the crypts and literally surround them with the dead?

– And where the hell is Ghost??