Game of Thrones has attracted record viewership on HBO and has a broad, active, international fan base. It has been acclaimed by critics, particularly for its acting, complex characters, story, scope, and production values, although its frequent use of nudity and violence (including sexual violence) has been criticized. The series has received 47 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, 2016, and 2018, more than any other primetime scripted television series.
Tonight Game of Thrones returns for its 8th and final season after a long layoff. This season we will finally get the answer to the question of who will take the Iron Throne?
Leaving off in Season 7, Daenerys arrives in Westeros with the Dothraki and the Unsullied and prepares to march on Cersei. However, she first meets with Jon, who tells her about the White Walkers, and convinces her that they need Cersei’s help too.
Like a classic action movie, Jon assembles a team of tough guys to go and capture a White Walker to prove to the rest of Westeros the threat is real. They succeed, but they have to get rescued by Daenerys, who loses one of her dragons in the process.
Jon, Sansa, Arya and Bran all reunite at Winterfell; Bran uses his powers to uncover Littlefinger’s treachery. Bran also uses his powers to uncover Jon’s true lineage, which is ickily revealed as Jon is consciously coupling with Daenerys.
The Night King has Daenerys’ dead dragon dragged out of the water (where’d they get those chains?) and turns it into an undead flying monster. The undead dragon then knocks down the wall, allowing the White Walkers to march south.
Prepare for the final chapter of the battle for the Seven Kingdoms debuting tonight on HBO with this ultimate Game of Thrones Recap courtesy of Alt Shift X.