The Game of Thrones Series Finale Ending Explained

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After an uneven final season comprised of only six episodes, fans were excited, concerned, and downright desperate to see how the Game of Thrones saga would finally end. From the Iron Throne to the fate of Westeros and the final showdown between Daenerys and Jon Snow, here's what the ending of Game of Thrones means not just for the final season, but for the entire series.
Beware: spoilers are coming!
After the burning of King's Landing in the previous episode, several main characters wander through the brutal aftermath, with Tyrion Lannister, the Hand of the Queen, looking stricken as he walks down ruined streets and sees the bodies of those Daenerys burned without mercy. As he and Jon Snow survey the destruction, Jon and Tyrion separately set off to meet the queen.
Jon's journey finds him at odds with Grey Worm over the execution of Lannister soldiers. But soon after Tyrion sets off on his own, he makes a horrifying discovery. In a truly heartbreaking moment, Tyrion finds the bodies of his brother and sister and breaks down amid the rubble. With the rest of his house literally entombed, Tyrion finds himself suddenly alone, and in that moment, his resolve to defy his queen strengthens.
Later, as the Dothraki and Unsullied celebrate their victory, Daenerys makes a grand entrance, riding atop Drogon and landing in a perfect shot with her silhouetted by his wings. While she gives a full-throated victory speech in which she praises her army for taking down a tyrant and claiming the city as their own, viewers know the truth: Dany is no better than the tyrant she aims to replace. In fact, she's probably a lot worse, as she announces her plans to prolong the war and conquer the rest of the world.
Daenerys has always bent towards justice, but with this proclamation, it seems as if she's finally gone too far, and even her most trusted advisors seem frightened by her endless hunger for power.
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Assessing the damage | 0:23
Tyrion quits his job | 1:45
Jon consults the Hand of the Queen | 2:39
Drogon's final moments | 4:34
A king is chosen | 6:07
The North remembers | 8:10
Stories are completed | 9:06
Spring is coming | 10:29



  • All in all how did you feel about the final episode?

    LooperLooperPřed 29 dny
    • I didnt like the ending at all 😐 1. The dragon queen was killed too easily 😵2. John Snow ❄️ banished far north as punishment for killing Daenerys Targaryen! 😱Sansa and Bran agree to this exile when he did everyone a favor by killing the psycho queen yet he is punished. 3 Cersai died so stupid by falling rocks in the Castle and we dont even see her get killed 🗡, I wanted to see her die a vicious death ☠️ at the hands of the dragon queen🐉 or Arya Stark 🏹 for all of the evil she did but no we dont get that.👎😾👺😡👿🖕🤢😤😩😫😓😥😢😪😬💀⚰️

      V SV SPřed 2 dny
    • This wasn’t about gratification for the audience (bc that is sorely lacking) but about revealing to the collective consciousness a much bigger and more important theme: and that is, mercy. Jon Snow won, and will win, after all is said and done, bc he was all for mercy and humbleness. Concepts of mercy don’t always win in this realm. We want instant gratification and what feels good and soothes our egos and puts us in the spotlight. Look how Sam was shot down for bringing up democracy. Maybe it’s time to change concepts that exist in the morphic field. Bravo for brilliant directing and NOT giving us what we want but what we need

      MichelleMichellePřed 7 dny
    • Sad for fans but i think the dragon flys with danys body was credit sence for next movie and i think it will release by 10 years because treyan said it to snow before end the episode

      Chamith IsuruChamith IsuruPřed 8 dny
    • Disappointed

      Thatdoylekid 42Thatdoylekid 42Před 8 dny
    • You killed the main character and theres no more exciting to watch thats why you rushed everything in the end to cut cost of production.

      kizztoffkizztoffPřed 9 dny
  • The only thing that didn’t make sense 2 me is for Grey Worm not to rip Snow’s head clear off soon as he knew that (Snow) killed his Queen.

    jaye simondjaye simondPřed 20 hodinami
  • Does anyone know if Benioff&Weiss are still hiding in some cave? Because if would be interesting to see their reaction to all this (very justified) backlash on how rushing the story to the end was clearly a huge mistake.

    jarmadaxjarmadaxPřed 2 dny
  • I didnt like the ending at all 😐 1. The dragon queen was killed too easily 😵2. John Snow ❄️ banished far north as punishment for killing Daenerys Targaryen! 😱Sansa and Bran agree to this exile when he did everyone a favor by killing the psycho queen yet he is punished. 3 Cersai died so stupid by falling rocks in the Castle and we dont even see her get killed 🗡, I wanted to see her die a vicious death ☠️ at the hands of the dragon queen🐉 or Arya Stark 🏹 for all of the evil she did but no we dont get that.👎😾👺😡👿🖕🤢😤😩😫😓😥😢😪😬💀⚰️

    V SV SPřed 2 dny
  • They should've had Jon snow throw down with the night king instead Maisy Williams you bullllll

    mc menace 1 ARIZONAmc menace 1 ARIZONAPřed 2 dny
  • Lol, you did not explain anything...just sumarized?

    don juandon juanPřed 3 dny
  • Sad it's all over. The war with the white walkers was very gripping, the music built up the tension perfectly. I was disappointed that Jon Snow didn't become King. I would imagine working together for so many years, these actors will miss the work and company of each other. Great entertainment and well acted throughout. Goodbye Jon Snow, so beautifully acted.

    S trutherS trutherPřed 3 dny
  • Am I the only one who was okay with the ending?

    lauren lerouxlauren lerouxPřed 3 dny
  • It is such a PERFECT conclusion to GoT. D&D have done a brilliant job. The conclusion laid a foundation to the the end of an era of royals & royalty & beginning of another era - democracy & the rule of law. And who best to usher this in - Bran - the philosopher king & a broken one, who has neither the desire nor the capability to further his royal ambition through biological perpetuation. And so begins the new world order. My compliments to the writers.

    Shri PashupatinaathShri PashupatinaathPřed 5 dny
  • Tbh I didn’t really hate the last season

    Aatreyee BhattacharyaAatreyee BhattacharyaPřed 7 dny
  • Just finished.. The ending ACTUALLY made sense.. LOVED IT!

    M L4M L4Před 8 dny
  • You built a strong character that everyone would love and you know people will follow but soon destroy this character int the end to deviate from peoples expectation. You made millions of people cry because they didnt feel justice in it. Was it good? No. But of course you already made millions of dollars why the hell you care?

    kizztoffkizztoffPřed 9 dny
  • Not an ending explained as much as highlights given. Waste of time.

    ArcanicFireArcanicFirePřed 9 dny
  • Its good ending every one got something what they deserve.. Jon snow got some peace from this political shit.. great decision by brother bran the king of 6 kingdom..sansa queen of the north....stark family power ruling the world... .. Hats off to the maker of the show...👏👏👏👏✌

    mohammed junaidmohammed junaidPřed 9 dny
  • Am I the only one that actually thought the ending was pretty good?

    t3hdudet3hdudePřed 10 dny
  • Jon Snow is an absolutely disgusting character, he is a backstabber, he betrayed the nightswatch, his first love and then finally Daenerys in a two-faced, intrigant and manipulating manner. He used her love for him against her. He has no consistent morals. He is a coward. And he is full of self-pity with is almost constantly miserable look on his face. He has never processed being (treated as) a bastard.

    Varion BodhiVarion BodhiPřed 10 dny
  • worste episode ever

    fouad ouamanefouad ouamanePřed 11 dny
  • Finale Explained: Terrible writing. Saved everyone 11 and a half minutes.

    IEatSand22890IEatSand22890Před 11 dny
  • If you have to explain it like this, then Dumb and Dumber failed more than I thought...

    AiglosAiglosPřed 12 dny
  • Dany burnt the King's landing.. D&D burnt the whole series

    Katrina KKatrina KPřed 13 dny
  • The series finale rendered the Iron Throne itself, the inspiration for most of the terrible things we’ve seen over eight seasons, was grief-torched by Drogon after Jon Snow killed its mom. That same show had given us King's Landing, so now King's Landing had been destroyed. This whole moment was reminiscent and painful to feel but also deeply relatable. For all its flaws, Game of Thrones had a lot going for it, and those are why my family, who grew up in a time when the best shows were terrible, were so enchanted by both the series and the characters. If you liked me, you hated me; if you didn't, good, and not so much. And then suddenly, after nine long months, Game of Throne's final season's finale's ending, you can see this: "Do you have any more questions for Daenerys?" "What does she have with Daario?" "How does she come to be the Lady of the Eyrie?" That's, of course, what makes an episode like this great. Game of Thrones's finale's premiere's premiere's finale's finale's premiere's finales.

    A Real HumanA Real HumanPřed 14 dny
  • 11:01 it should be far south, not far north

    Uddipta KhataniarUddipta KhataniarPřed 14 dny
  • ofc it's the end of game of thrones but what if they make another series that would be called something else and new storyline idk i just want a new ENDING

    Broken SmilesBroken SmilesPřed 15 dny
  • 11 min video. 4...30sec ads. Sell out.

    Stank DankinStank DankinPřed 15 dny
  • Fuck Sansa and Bran, Jon could of had a better ending. I thought Tyrion would choose Jon or "Aegon Targareon", as the king... This was a depressing and disappointing ending for Jon.

    Antonio MartinezAntonio MartinezPřed 16 dny
  • Night King: “Guys look, I know you know I know I could handle Theon, but I think it’s poor practice to let people run at me with a spear unchallenged” Undead: “Sir trust us, we would have totally stepped in If we needed to” King: “You’re sure, because I’m pretty sure a man running at me yelling with a spear, may or may not qualify as a...” Undead: “Sir we got you” King: “Ok, I’m just saying if we start neglecting the fundamentals of force protection we may...” Undead: “Sir, with all do respect, we ran a check on Theon, knew this was a mismatch, it was a hammer against glass, this isn’t our first rodeo..” King: “Alright, because I’m about to go and erase the memory of all mankind and stuff, and I reheaaally need to know if...” Undead: “Sir we get it, next time a lunatic comes charging at you with a spear we’ll cut him down - we just didn’t know you wanted us to” King: “Ok well I do” Undead: “ok” King: “ok” Undead: “ok!” King: “Thank you...alright let’s do this” Arya: “Ahhhhhhhhhhh!”

    Peter AssantePeter AssantePřed 17 dny
  • Yeah we all are dumb and we needed a narration. Bring down the video with maximum dislikes.

    Aditya vJAditya vJPřed 18 dny
  • Felt really bad for Jon.. But I think that is the right way to end the show. GoT has never sugarcoated anything, and always told the more realistic story, even when it hurts. The ending was exactly that. So well written ending, though sad for Jon...

    OmerM92OmerM92Před 18 dny
  • "Explained my ass! You just narrated the whole show." -Weekend Warrior

    xxFalconArasxxxxFalconArasxxPřed 18 dny
  • Pfff! First 2 episodes of season 8 ok, the rest just crap lazy writing.

    Boaty Mc BoatfaceBoaty Mc BoatfacePřed 19 dny
  • Where is the explanation???

  • I loved the ending✌🏻❤️🐉

    Andrew ReevesAndrew ReevesPřed 20 dny
  • Finale explained: Everyone hurry up, crank the fan-service & plot-armor to 100. Let's get this done quick. Gotta get on Star Wars.

    JDAJDAPřed 20 dny
  • 1:58 tyrion looks like a alien

    Johanna JunesjoJohanna JunesjoPřed 20 dny
  • "making for a fitting end" can I work for looper, you are blind lol

    S SS SPřed 20 dny
  • Gotta say, I could never stand that John Snow character's droopy mopey face that he wore almost all the time. Kind of an RBF for men.

    Ross LarsenRoss LarsenPřed 21 dnem
  • It all went off theme in the last episode I never will watch this last season again as I own all the episodes accept last season I now will not complete my collection It felt rushed disappointing and Incomplete as as much as we did not give up on the Daenerys All producers gave up on all of us Yes everyone wants an happy ending But how about just a fair expected one The end

    francesca gullifrancesca gulliPřed 22 dny
  • There is absolutely nothing to "explain" because there is nothing here, just plot happening. You just told us what happened in the show, which was nothing. This video is nothing.

    Sanjuro ShinjitsuSanjuro ShinjitsuPřed 23 dny
  • so Daenerys's journey to the iron throne was for NOTHING....WTF

    freemusicloopsfreemusicloopsPřed 23 dny
  • I think it should another episode about what happened after the end? It’s so unfinished. I wish deanerys should still be alive with her children ..... and to find out what happens to everyone after 10 years in a cinema formate! So we get a full film 🎥 on cinema.🧝‍♀️🧝‍♀️🧝‍♀️🧝‍♀️🧝‍♀️

    Jacqueline NemorinJacqueline NemorinPřed 23 dny
  • i wonder what was the reason for Jon Snow to discover that he was a Taergarian, true heir of the Iron Throne and yet he was banished....i mean WTF.....Why didn't they bring that issue in the last meeting of episode 6....i am left stranded.

    freemusicloopsfreemusicloopsPřed 23 dny
  • The last episode written by AudioAndroid The Lannisters in the very end have won and all the head players from the family enter a small room that's located, hidden underneath the Iron Throne. This room contains the War Plan table, the same table that we have seen at the start of every episode, as it changed, it was the Lannisters moving the pieces everything according to the Lannister Song, it was the song, the War Plan was hidden in the notes and it allowed for the Lannisters to give orders, secret coded orders to those who knew how to decipher the meaning of the ever changing pitches of the notes. But at the end it would be the Hound who gets the last bite, following the family down the winding stairs the Hound strikes quick killing Jaime Lannister with a sword in the back, next the Alchemy Wizard falls with out being touched, a old heart is old indeed. Cersei Lannister orders the Cold Mountain to attack and indeed he does but the Hound is to familiar of his brothers ways and the mountain crumbles, Cersei with nothing else to give quickly tells the Hound "Here, take this Gold, live like a King"....The Hound says nothing... "Here take Kings Landing its yours" The Hound says nothing... "Is it me you want, then take me do what you wish I am yours" The Hound HOWLS...FUCK YOUR GOLD, FUCK YOUR MAP, AND FUCK THE the end the Hound sits on the Iron Throne.

    AudioAndroidAudioAndroidPřed 24 dny
  • Just say it was shit! Would of saved you making this pointless recap

    Lewis HardyLewis HardyPřed 24 dny
  • This was a pointless post, all you did was spell out what we can all clearly see happened as if we are blind, you explained nothing. Shoot yourself

    Chris 9FingerzChris 9FingerzPřed 24 dny
  • What's that background song please?

    Mbole NkuMbole NkuPřed 24 dny
  • yo... your Narrating not explaining

    Jason RecinosJason RecinosPřed 24 dny
  • Except for Tyrion, the last episode was weak. Glad I didn't invest 8 years in the series

    Lora JamesLora JamesPřed 24 dny
  • Why the fuck is there three adverts through this video?

    M KM KPřed 25 dny
  • This made the Sopranos ending look like the best one in TV history...

    Unclejerry50thUnclejerry50thPřed 25 dny
  • The finale is about as pointless as this video. I only clicked on this just to say that

    Indigent LoverIndigent LoverPřed 25 dny
  • I thought you were going to explain how Benioff hit his head and got a concussion

    number one internet contentnumber one internet contentPřed 25 dny
  • Jon Snow had a better story than Bran. I think Jon let all of them use him. In the sense than. Jon always say he doesn't want to be king and he meant it. Bran also always says he cannot be any Lord of king but all was a lie. Jon just let them use him like that. The name bastard really worked on him.

    costlyomacostlyomaPřed 25 dny
  • In other news: water, wet.

    Chinese NationalistChinese NationalistPřed 25 dny
  • Sansa was jealous and opened her mouth got thousands killed.she was rewarded for her stupidity .

  • I really liked Dany and Drogon 💔

    Bri-ann JonesBri-ann JonesPřed 25 dny

    googoomu22googoomu22Před 26 dny
  • Shit ending by amateur writers.

    Mike MMike MPřed 26 dny
  • Can anyone say “Hitler”???

    Cmark FreyCmark FreyPřed 26 dny
  • This is basically a walkthrough not an explanation

    Kai NellKai NellPřed 26 dny
  • 1season ●━━━━━━━━━━━ 8 season ⇆ㅤㅤㅤㅤ◁ㅤㅤ❚❚ㅤㅤ▷ㅤㅤㅤㅤ↻ 1 like if you want to rewind from your memory the 8th season.

    CaptureMovieCaptureMoviePřed 26 dny
  • This is a recap narration not an explanation, if you're going to make these kind of videos at least understand what it is you're making

    Bert SedgwickBert SedgwickPřed 26 dny
  • I loved the show, i wached it for years. wtf did they do!!! Now i hate the last episode as much as i loved it from the beginning...😑

    Sakilahmed WasiSakilahmed WasiPřed 26 dny
  • Wow 😮 completely on point

    A KTA KTPřed 26 dny
  • Now what After game of thrones Will it be continued

    • No sequel is coming. Make up your own : - Jon continues to brood in a cave or by the waterfall why and how his girlfriend Ygritte got killed and Dany was killed by him - Arya discovered a new land and all the indigenous people she encountered died of greyscale because she was a carrier - Tyrion and Bronn sold out Westeros to Daario to conquer, but Bran had a vision of them doing it and warg into Drogon to roast Tyrion and Bronn - Sansa bring her North army and annex the Six Kingdoms because chaos is a ladder, and she has Bran, her little brother, to agree she be Queen of all Westeros and he be her Hand. Fin. The End. But a GoT prequel is coming.....

      Nafisah MohamedNafisah MohamedPřed 24 dny
  • I knew we are fucked the moment sam told Jon that the lady he has just falling in love with is his sister , and he has already slept with her, , the mother of Dragon loved Jon snow , she wanted them to be together, she begged for it , but Jon refused, im sure that is also one reason she burnt down a city full of women and children , she burnt the only thing she was trying to protect all her life ( i just hope im dreaming because the disappointment in this is movie is too much for me )

    Nelson IgNelson IgPřed 26 dny
  • Глухарь всё равно лучше!

    Человек HumanЧеловек HumanPřed 26 dny
  • Terrible. Thought Jon snow would be king. It ended badly

    Albert UzoigweAlbert UzoigwePřed 26 dny
  • I remember Ned Stark’s beheading but guyz still asked to me to watch.....

    Pankaj GoreyPankaj GoreyPřed 26 dny
  • whole thing ep.1 to the end absolutely EPIC ,,,Just my opinion

    tatzilla thomastatzilla thomasPřed 26 dny
  • Pretty disappointing you didn't pick up at the end how John Snow looked back on castle blacks gate's shutting as though it was for the last time, before setting off with the tribe.

    Franko LucicFranko LucicPřed 26 dny
  • I'm just glad it's over.

    Work SuxWork SuxPřed 26 dny
  • Its started off great. But than the femanist socalist movement came in. Fuck it all.up. this dusgusting culture is growing fast. Men ned to stop supporting this filthy culture. Dont get married. Dint get divirce raped. Dont pay child support. Because the government will firce u to support this disgust shit. Just like the walking dead. Stared off great than later socalist bullshit. Even men are evil, bla and white dusgusting cuples, homo, and lesbo scence. Men wake up!!!

    Bill MunoBill MunoPřed 26 dny
  • What the fuck is there to explain

    HammoudiHammoudiPřed 26 dny
  • Is Kings Landing wheelchair accessible?....hhmmmm...

    viro523viro523Před 26 dny
  • season(not just the final episode) is an amazing superduper parody....its so funny sometimes that u realise....smth ur building so carefully so many years,,,so easily collapsed....shame on them

    geg xalasgeg xalasPřed 26 dny
  • Next sequel games of thrones the ravenge of drogon I can see it now

    Rachel RyanRachel RyanPřed 26 dny
  • I can explain it better. It's called bad writing.

    Rocky BeatsRocky BeatsPřed 27 dny
  • The worst episode in the whole season from 1-8 😠😠😠😠😠

    Uriko SpidyUriko SpidyPřed 27 dny
  • the dragon mother is much better than cersi I support her for burning king's landing.

    Xiaoxiong QinXiaoxiong QinPřed 27 dny
  • The last 2 episodes left me sad and shocked

    Simone OwenSimone OwenPřed 27 dny
  • what is the relationship of Tony Stark and Ned Stark? ancestors?

    Jef RilJef RilPřed 27 dny
  • Could you do a video about who is (or could be) the lord or lady of all the big houses? Not just the ones we say in the final episode.

    Leanne Northcutt-DumanLeanne Northcutt-DumanPřed 27 dny
  • What's with the water bottle at 6:28 min?

    Bearline ProductionsBearline ProductionsPřed 27 dny

    Trusty StrangerTrusty StrangerPřed 27 dny
  • A moment of silence for Varys the merman.

    Tijana TodorovicTijana TodorovicPřed 27 dny
  • I think a dark side to GOT ending is that Bran secretly planned to usurp the Throne for himself, having insight to the future.

    FK AFK APřed 27 dny
  • i liked the ending. but i just don’t like how they turned from the story Jon Snow should’ve been king

    Dane TaylorDane TaylorPřed 27 dny
  • You’ve just stated the obvious. There is no explanation in that👎

    MisajiMisajiPřed 27 dny
  • Idc they did dany dirty, this season was disappointing at best for me, I waited to long for this shit

    Amanda AliAmanda AliPřed 27 dny
  • So the most boring character become king. The end was not bitter, and its sure as shit wasn't sweet, it was just shit.

    michael swordsmichael swordsPřed 27 dny
  • Ah ! Winter coming to an end !! Global warming has it's perks !!

    Timothy LegerTimothy LegerPřed 27 dny
  • The killing of denearis was not good

    Green blueGreen bluePřed 27 dny
  • This feels like making a video for making a video's sake !

    Dr. RajarsheeDr. RajarsheePřed 27 dny
  • je suis partiulièrement deçu de cette serie , et pour cause ,je ne regarderai plus jamais des séries fantastiques de HBO ou de je ne sais pas , je préfère encore des série basé sur des faits historiques , au moins on connait la fin merde cette série ma traumatisé, jon jon , le gar réssucite et c'est normal quoi , non mais l'auteur de cette merde a fait fort

  • Explained!!!!! You just said what happened on the episode, the video is such a waste like the episode!!!

    Ehab Al-OtibiEhab Al-OtibiPřed 27 dny
  • Maybe he's having his own chair

    ARCHIVE 123ARCHIVE 123Před 27 dny
  • Where all those Unsullied and Dothraki troops come from????

    Vascular FellowsVascular FellowsPřed 27 dny
  • Iam still disappointed in the ending but it’s still an ending I just wish one of the dragons would have layed eggs to continue the dragons with just one male dragon left his kind will die same as his mother she went mad and now she’s dead it’s sad and I wanted to see the children of the forest not all die I wanted to see them help in the final battle with the white walkers then return to the north to continue there race didn’t the mother of dragons have sex with Jon on the ship ? I was hoping she was pregnant that would have snapped her out of her madness her and Jon could have ruled that pyramid city together and created dragon riders again soooooo much what they should have and should have done for the final season 😞

    robert rowerobert rowePřed 27 dny
  • What a shit! U hv just told the whole episode as it is and u name it ending explained

    Rushikesh KhotkarRushikesh KhotkarPřed 27 dny
  • series in the final disappointed

    Ann RamseyAnn RamseyPřed 27 dny
The Game of Thrones Series Finale Ending Explained