Season 7 finale sets up great things for 'Thrones'

This season on Game of Thrones was one that was very different from other seasons, and not just because of length. They show proof of the undead armies that are quickly heading toward the Wall. Aided by Bran Stark and his new gifts courtesy of the Three-eyed Raven, the truth of Lord Baelish's many dealings and manipulations became known-leaving Lord Baelish to pathetically plea with Sansa and beg for his life. The Aegon name is after Aegon the Conqueror, the first Targaryen ruler of Westeros.

In the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, Bran Stark revealed to Samwell Tarly that Jon Snow is "the heir to the Iron Throne" as he confirmed that Lyanna gave her son the name Aegon Targaryen. The Targaryen prince and the Targaryen queen are on their way to Winterfell before heading even further North to fight the White Walkers - and a resurrected Viserion - but this may drive a wedge in their newfound relationship. Certainly, the obvious logical conclusion is that the ground continued to collapse until they fell to their deaths, but when the scene switches to a wider view of the Wall, after the Night King and his Wight-dragon have completed their destruction, there are portions of the Wall left standing.

Jon Snow is in fact Aegon Targaryen, son of Rhaegar Targaryen (brother of Daenerys) and Lyanna Stark. So, now everybody knows the "great war" they are about to face, and this time "the war is beyond houses, titles and oaths".

Sansa and Arya outsmarted Littlefinger, with his past schemes finally catching up to him. He at least suspected the game was up back in episode four when Bran told him, "Chaos is a ladder". I never felt that Arya and Sansa would be at each other's throats over a simple letter.

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Anyway, the two were finally back in the same place in Sunday night's episode, but their reunion wasn't as love-struck as we'd hoped. By that logic, since we didn't see Beric or Tormund explicitly die, it's possible either or both somehow survived the attack on the Wall.

Since the folks at HBO are nice people, and know that we're going through a lot of emotions right now, they've made a decision to bring us more Thrones. This is a show that has consistently kept its viewers on its toes and tonight, it reestablished that tone.

Consider Littlefinger's demise just the start of what's to come in the eighth and final season of the hit #HBO series.

There's also the question of what will happen once the Golden Company makes it to King's Landing.

  • Michelle Webb