Obviously, don’t read this if you’re a Game of Thrones fan and you haven’t seen the series finale, which aired Sunday night (5/19). But — SPOILER ALERT — unsurprisingly, a lot of fans weren’t happy with the way the story ended.
It’s never easy to wrap up a long-standing and much-beloved series — reactions to the endings of Lost, The X-Files, Dexter and True Blood, to name a few cult series, were negative. And the final episode of Game of Thrones had a lot of work to do, particularly after an incredibly unpopular episode last week, which saw Daenerys Targaryen become the Mad Queen, as well as the deaths of Cersei Lannister and her brother Jamie, as well as the Mountain and the Hound.
So, how did fans react to the finale fare? (we warned you, spoiler alert!) saw Daenerys die, Bran Stark become King of Westeros (with Tyrion as his Hand), Sansa Stark become the Queen of the North, Arya Stark exploring to find out what is west of Westeros, and Jon Snow returning to the Nightwatch, and quickly ditching his post to go north with the Wildlings?
Well, a lot of fans didn’t like it. Here are some of their reactions:
Bran’s surprising ascension to the throne was one of the less popular moments:
One moment that did seem popular was Jon Snow’s reunion with his dire wolf, Ghost.