The Final Line Of Game Of Thrones That You Probably Didn't Understand Was A Swing And A Miss

This is what happens when you're too clever for your own good.

Now that Game of Thrones is officially over, I am proud to say that I am not in the camp of the entitled cry-babies petitioning to have it remade. The disappointment is mainly a consequence of the extreme hype that preceded the final season. This was good TV, let’s not ruin it with unfounded saltyness.

However, I do have a minor criticism to make, concerning the show’s choice of final line.

“I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel.”

So we had Tyrion Lannister, Brienne of Tarth, Bronn, Sam and Davos Seaworth gathered at the table in King’s Landing to sort out what the f**k to do with Westeros now, under King Bran’s leadership. As the squabble over how to govern Westeros, Tyrion interjects with the seemingly random and nonsensical line, setting up a joke for which we’ll never know the punchline.

As it turns out, that line is actually a joke that Tyrion Lannister has attempted to tell multiple times throughout the series. The first time we heard it was in season one back when Tyrion was on trial for the attempted murder of Bran. It came up in a list of terrible things he had done in his life, but Lysa Arryn interrupted before the punchline.

Then in season six during a conversation with Missandei and Grey Worm in Meereen he tries again, and even gets to “The madam says”, before the Masters interrupt him.

In season six, he had another go during a conversation with Missandei and Grey Worm in Meereen.

In the final episode, the scene cuts away to the montage of Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, and Jon Snow, once again cutting off the end of the joke.

It’s a fine little easter egg, and satisfying I’m sure for the diehard fans that remember one of hundreds of lines Tyrion Lannister has had across eight seasons. But as a final line, it’s a miss.

The reference falls flat because it doesn’t register for most viewers. We love easter eggs, but the final line ever to be spoken in the epic journey that is Game of Thrones probably should have been something we could understand.

Then again, the cleverness of repeating this line once again is impressive once you know. So all we can really do now is spread the word about the significance of the final line and all retrospectively appreciate the reference.

There Is One Part Of The Game Of Thrones Finale That Is Just Genuinely, Unintentionally Funny

Iconic scene.

Spoilers ahead for the Game of Thrones  season eight final episode, ever.

The grand finale of Game of Thrones is not abundant in comedic moments, but there are a few gems in there.

With Sansa curtly telling her uncle to sit down and Tyrion’s revelation that he’s been left out of the written history of Westeros, the writers managed to squeeze in a few lighthearted moments amongst all the intensity.

But the one part of the episode that may genuinely make you laugh out loud, is when Jon Snow pats Ghost.

Yes! After all of the fan outrage over Jon Snow failing to give his loyal dire wolf the farewell he deserves in episode four, the finale has conveniently given us exactly what asked for.

Ghost the good boy got the pats!

While this scene was not intended to be funny, the fact that we were so outraged over the lack of pats previously allowed (apparently by the CGI budget), seeing the exact thing we so vehemently demanded just feels funny.

It feels almost…too perfect. And while it’s literally impossible that this scene was added in the aftermath of the Ghost-patting outrage, it does feel like something they’ve slipped in there at the last moment.

At the end of the day, the fans are happy to see Ghost get the affection he deserves.

And Ghost was happy.

That really is all that matters at the end of Game of Thrones.

Game Of Thrones Reimagined As Mean Girls Actually Feels Discerningly Accurate

I know I may seem like a tyrannical dictator, but that's only because I'm acting like a tyrannical dictator.

Game of Thrones is ending, today, but at time of writing we’ve only been privy to five of the six episodes in the show’s controversial final season. So expect spoilers ahead, but only to that point.

Right now while we are in limbo waiting for the final season to wrap up seems as good a time as any to celebrate the cross over of two pop-culture sensations: Game of Thrones and Mean Girls.

Reimagining GoT plot points as the iconic scenes of the 2004 classic Mean Girls is a lot more seamless than you would probably expect. You’ve probably seen comparison memes here and there because, the internet, but Twitter user Jenny Jaffe really kicked things off with this completely believable Mean Girls-inspired theory for how the show ends.

We all know that Jon “I Don’t Want It” Snow would probably prefer democracy anyway, so snapping up the Iron Throne to pieces really does seem his style.

As it turns out, there is a Mean Girls reference for just about every detail of Game of Thrones. 

If Cersei or Jaime Lannister turned up alive in the final episode that would be a very disappointing plot twist, but not unlike Regina George’s bus incident.

Then there’s Dany, the once beloved Queen who thinks she’s entitled to power and popularity.

But she hasn’t made too many friends with her tactics in King’s Landing.

Plus the Northerners are really sticking to their “she’s not one of us” party line.

Even the incest plot fits in.

And Bran ‘I don’t Have A Personality Anymore’ Stark gets a shout out.

As do the men of the Night’s Watch.

Tyrion and his terrible attempt at strategy in recent seasons also seems familiar.

But Varys’s Mean Girls meme is the absolute best.

And at the end of the day, there’s one burning question that remains for Jon Snow.

Happy Game of Thrones day, may the Mean Girls memes continue.

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