There's nothing else on T.V. that can shock us in the wildest ways more than Game of Thrones (GoT). Ever since it started, GoT has a reputation of having brutal scenes, merciless deaths, and crazy plot twists. Some moments scar us for life (*cough* Red Wedding *cough*) but perhaps that's just the beauty of GoT. We never really get what we expect. Or at least we have to wait seven seasons until we do get them.
Unlike the previous seasons which had 10 episodes each, GoT only gave us seven episodes this time around which were nothing short of action-packed. Considering this is the second to the last season, we knew we were in for an amazing treat from the beginning. And after the final episode was just aired, we found it fitting to list down 9 of the most epic and satisfying moments we witnessed this season. Caution: spoilers ahead!
1. Season 7 opens with Arya Stark killing the lords of House Frey. In the finale of the previous season, Arya killed Walder Frey, who was responsible for the Red Wedding and the death of her mother Catelyn and brother Robb. Using Frey's face, she fully avenged the Starks and wiped everyone out in the house through poisoned wine. Yup, your girl just kicked Season 7 off in the most bada** way possible.
2. The Starks were FINALLY reunited. Just when we accepted the grim fate of everyone in GoT and thought that the Starks were never ever getting back together, Sansa, Arya, and Bran all found their way back home in Winterfell. Now, all we need is Jon coming back from his Southern rendezvous for a full-blown Stark reunion.
3. Lady Olenna Tyrell won her death scene. After her home Highgarden was seized by the Lannisters, Jaime had to kill her off through poison instead of a brutal death. Even at this point, the Lannisters chose to pay her respect, but little did they know that Olenna had one more secret in her sleeve. As she drank the poison, she confessed to killing Jaime and Cersei's eldest son and everyone's least favorite character Joffrey which was intensely satisfying.
4. Daenerys's surprise attack on the Lannister army was... lit. This is definitely our favorite battle scene throughout the entire season. Bringing her dragon Drogon and a hoard of Dothraki riders, Daenerys showed the Lannisters exactly how it's done. #Burn.(Literally.)
5. Jon Snow and his newly assembled squad went on a suicide mission Beyond the Wall. With the goal to capture a wight to bring to the South and prove the existence of the dead army, Jon Snow along with The Hound, Gendry, Tormund, and more went past the wall. Daenerys flew out with all three dragons to save the day. But unfortunately, one of her so-called children, Viserion, was struck with an ice spear and was resurrected by the Night King.
6. Jon Snow bent the knee and called Daenerys "my queen." Alright, shipping Jon and Dany is all sorts of inappropriate, but we just can't help it - those longing stares cannot be ignored! Ever since they met, it's obvious that they've grown extra fond of each other. The boat scene where Jon finally accepted Dany as his queen just sealed the deal!
7. Petry Baelish A.K.A. Littlefinger A.K.A. the root of all evil finally got what he deserved. The Lannisters may fit the role of villains quite well, but it was in fact Littlefinger who plotted it all. He was the one responsible for Jon Arryn's death which started Ned's suspicion against the Lannisters and eventually got the Stark patriarch killed. From there, he had been nothing but a parasite in everyone's lives specifically Sansa's. So when they finally got it all figured out, Sansa passed the sentence and Arya swung the sword. All is well.
8. R + L = J was officially proven right. Back in Season 6, Bran saw through his Three-Eyed Raven mojo that his aunt Lyanna passed the care of her newborn son to Ned. It has been a longstanding theory that the baby was Jon, son of Lyanna Stark with Rhaegar Targaryen which was proven right when Bran finally revealed that his aunt whispered "His name is Aegon Targaryen," to his father that day. Samwell Tarly then proved that Jon has a legit claim to the Iron Throne when he mentioned Gilly's discovery: that Rhaegar annuled his wedding to his first wife Elia Martell and legally married Lyanna which makes Jon/Aegon not a bastard, but a legitimate Targaryen heir.
9. Viserion destroyed the Wall. Season 7 concluded with the Army of the Dead finally reaching the Wall, and Viserion breathing blue fire to crush it. We don't know how to feel about a dragon face-off in Season 8. But we're crossing our fingers and hoping for the best for the living.
This has been officially the most heart-pumping season of Game of Thrones so far. What were your favorite moments? Let's hear it below!
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