The Final Tweetdown – The Final Finale

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This is the FINAL Finale Twitter post!

After everything was said and done…

There was still much to be said.



Yes, but could you be more specific?

Goddamned prequels!

That’s… something!




People still had plenty to discuss.


And a queen, if you count the fact that he led his sister to an inescapable (?) death beneath the Red Keep!

Tales were shared, and I LOVED it!

And yes, the fans had a lot to say, and much of it was fond farewell:

And more:


Here’s something from one of our long-timers:

I like to think I add MORE chaos to the chaos, but thanks!

Ten woulda been better than six. It is known.

These words are also truth.

People discussing who had the best moments in the finale:

Weird, honorary factoids were broached.

Kudos came in from around the globe:


More thanks from cast, crew, etc.

There was much speculation about the future of these characters…



And some final farewells:

So that’s that. My last Twitter post is finished. I want to thank everyone at Watchers for their support, and want to thank all the Game of Thrones fans for their enthusiasm (on Twitter and in the comments section to these posts—I read ’em all!) and their love. Means the world to me.

Nine years ago when I begat Twitter posts over at our first site, Winter-Is-Coming, I never thought they would be so partnered to the viewing enjoyment of so many.

They were a lot of work, but ultimately rewarding; just combing through hashtags and feeds was like digging up buried treasure.

Oh, and here’s a final reward:

No way to top that. We done.

Go home.


WHY are you still here??


P.S. I love you all. It was a great run. PEACE.

P.P.S. REMEMBER TO VOTE! Ya filthy animals.



  1. That last shot from Monty Python and The Holy Grail is the funniest street-wise comments on medieval fantasy movies ever!

  2. Awww, thanks for everything, Kenny! These posts have been wonderful. I love being part of this community.

  3. I thought it was a great ending.
    Sheldon finally won his Nobel prize.

    I’ll get my coat…

  4. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU AXEY!!!!!!!! This was a joy to scroll through and just what I was needed as a post-series potion.

    Loved these Twitter posts! Especially the photo of the NK and the CotF, the photo of the young cast who grew up in front of us to become characters who would lead, explore, and protect their world and contribute so much to the series (Nina Gold – thank you!), and MEERA REED – how can we forget your contribution!

  5. Thank you to Morgan Freeman for summarising my reaction for me:
    “You’ve GOT to be SH!TTING me!!”

    Everything after Dany’s death was just so wrong. With the sole exception of Brienne, because Brienne.

    Bran?? BRAN? That hollow tree-stump turd who couldn’t even nominate Meera as Queen because Seven Hells she would have done a better job than any of these selfish numpties. Give me strength.

  6. Top Three Moments:
    1) The Red Wedding
    2) Oberyn v the Mountain
    3) Cersei blows up the Sept

    Top Three Worst Moments
    1) Jon Snow’s “death” that was basically just a waste of everyone’s time because we all knew he’d live
    2) That Dorne fight scene
    3) Jaime raping his sister over their dead son’s body. So classy.

  7. Wait – you’re not leaving WOTW are you? All of you will be back late 2020 to review the GOT prequel – right?

  8. So watched The Last Watch very good.
    Ok so Kit and Vladimir were brought to Seville to throw shadows for fake spoilers……
    we saw sneaky peaks of Tom Wlaschiha and Faye Marsay in the streets, but this documentary showed them in costume, but I don’t remember seeing any sneaks of that last years What were they doing in costume?

  9. Seeing the behind the scenes documentary “The Last Watch”, brought into focus once again the enormous effort that went into bringing this show to life, not only this last season, but the previous seven as well. One can only admire the dedication, talent and imagination of all involved.

    Therefore I would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you for the tireless work from all the people involved in this show, in front and behind the camera!

  10. Thank you Axey! These twitter recaps always brought joy to me, even when I felt the various episodes really dropped the ball. And there is very little in this world better than bringing joy to others.

    That Morgan Freeman summary was awesome.

  11. Thanks a million, Axey!!! Unreality needed that on an overcast morning, right days later, still depressed about it ending, and the nature of the ending, and saying

  12. Thanks again, Axey! This was a great finale for a great finale. Unpopular opinion, apparently, but I thought the GOT finale did its job and I’m satisfied with it.

    I will miss these Twitter round-ups a lot. I hope you will create them once the prequels get underway. They are very special and your writing for them is stellar.

    You might enjoy this bit of advice to Dan and Dave from Ronald D. Moore, creator of Battlestar Galactica (and survivor of finale hell):

    Interviewer: Let me end with this. If they have sobered up and come near the internet, do you have any words for David Benioff and Dan Weiss at this point?

    Ronald D. Moore:

    “Just keep your head up. I think they created and produced one of the greatest television shows of all time. And that will be the hallmark of the achievement. I think grousing about the finale will fade, and as time goes on, people will go back and see the show for the first time, years from now who have never experienced it, and I don’t think they’re going to think, “Oh my God that’s not the ending I wanted.” I think they’ll go, “Oh, well, that makes sense.” I think it will satisfy people. As a writer and a creator, that’s really all that you want. You just want to satisfy the audience, and you want to feel like we did our very best and we stuck the landing, as they say. And I think they did. I think they did a really good job.”

  13. Stella,

    Thanks for posting the link to that article. It is an insightful and good read about the thinking and reality behind writing and TV production. Thanks!

  14. onefromaway,

    You’re welcome!

    Mr. Moore is responsible for two of my favorite finales: the already-noted Battlestar Galactica and also Star Trek: The Next Generation. So, I appreciate his advice to D&D. And I agree with him.

  15. Thank you Axey for bringing a smile and a taste of the Twitter turmoil to all of us not on Twitter 🙂

    Yes, stories (history) matter. A lot. They shape our identities as human beings and as members of the society – it’s sad that this needs to be reiterated in my country, in which they dare discussing a decrease in the already few teaching hours of history in schools, and in a time in which knowledge and relevance of history to our present is persistently, instrumentally diminished and belittled in favour of volatile and mind-numbing gimmicks.

    Valar Morghulis.

  16. AXEY!! It’s over!! GADS!! It’s been over a week and I’m still recovering. These Twitter recaps have been a breath of fresh air for me for many years since the beginning at WiC. It’s just a show and silly little fan site but it has followed my personal path for the last ten years.

    GoT has seen me through a divorce; the meeting, courting and eventual marriage of my love and wife; adoption of two kids (in addition to my own two); adoption of our amazing dog; High School graduation of two of my four kids; five house moves; three cars; and fights and battles throughout this divorce!

    I can remember a few times in divorce court supported by my family and needing a breath from the proceedings and pulling up your Twitter recaps, silently smiling in the corner to distract me from real life. It was my little bubble of humor to slide into periodically and let me forget the world that can overwhelming and just plain shitty at times.

    I have shared them with friends and family, with most of them patting me on the head like a little kid saying, “Thanks, we will check them out.” They are not nearly as involved as I am, those schlotts! These recaps have been my own little Opus of Joy. I’m a grown-ass man and should be working but here I am typing out some hidden shit of what GoT and these Twitter recaps mean to me! Oye.

    And so Axey. We will never meet (unless you get to Seattle where I will happily buy you a good micro-brew) but I tip my cap and pour a little of my good micro out for you. THANK YOU for these silly recaps and entertaining me during some rough times in my life. It means more than you will ever know.

  17. Thank you, all of you, for the thanks and well-wishes.

    If I ever meet any of you in a dark alley…

    Well, I’ll drag you all OUT of that alley, then drag you to the U.S. Northwest and make
    Iceman240857, buy us ALL drinks!


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