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After seven seasons, Game of Thrones still amazes

Season finale keeps fans interested.


There are few events in pop culture that reverberate through the deepest chasms and craters of the cultural zeitgeist to the extent that Game of Thrones has over the course of the past few years. This season has done nothing but expand on the massive universe and cutting character development that fans of the show have come to love.

Fair warning, there may be spoilers ahead, so please proceed with caution.

The season began with the treachery and deception that the show was left off with at the end of season six. Arya Stark murdering an entire room disguised as Walder Frey (conductor and mastermind of the Red Wedding) set the tone perfectly for the rest of the season.

Deception is a central theme of the season. The expansion of the armies of Daenerys Targaryen into the mainland of Westeros was a much anticipated and cathartic moment for many fans; however, the undisputed queen of deception is still reigning. Cersei has managed to become the most despised character in the cur- rent canon of the show; from subservient mistress to apathetic empress, her arc has proven her to be an easily dislikable character.

It is difficult to confine the interaction between Daenerys and Cersei into one article, but the most fascinating way is certainly an apparent treaty designed (in part) to defend against the rising white walker threat in the North. Of course, the saucy relationship between Daenerys and Jon Snow is worthy of a mention as well.

At the end of the day, this season has generated a lot of fan interest in the political relations that characters will act on. Perhaps in the next and final season, the White Walkers will actually win.

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