Game of Thrones: 6 questions we’ll forever have after the finale


Game of Thrones almost wrapped up its series successfully. But the longer we think about the episode, the more questions we have.

Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8 follow below.

Our watch has come to an end for Game of Thrones, and as expected, not all fans were pleased with how things ended in “The Iron Throne.”

Perhaps the ending was rushed, or perhaps the lack of a George R.R. Martin book for reference sabotaged things — but with that, the ending of the series left us wondering more about Game of Thrones’ past, present, and future. Here’s what we’re asking ourselves now that the series has come to an end.

Will Bran be a good king?

Considering he’s the Three-Eyed Raven, we’re assuming he already has the answers to this. But there’s fairly little to go off of, seeing as there’s not much to make of Bran’s character. He was missing for pretty much an entire season, mind you. Entertainment Weekly even assumed five years ago that “Bran’s immediate future didn’t seem to [be] compelling material… [and] sidelining only one character in the TV adaptation is a minimally disruptive move.” So much for that.

What does Arya find out west?

Some have assumed that the Game of Thrones’ version of the Americas exists out west, as Arya seeks to find what lies beyond their borders. Sadly, there was no mention of Gendry going with her, so he may just be a permanent resident of the Heartbreak Hotel. Throughout the series, Arya has established that she likes doing things solo, but in the end, she’s always got someone to help her along the way. Without Gendry there for her, we’d love to know what allies she’d make along the way. (This may be the one good spinoff we’d love to see, especially if that means we get to see more Maisie Williams.)

What will happen to Drogon?

We would like to remind everyone that there is a dragon on the loose. Assuming Drogon plays by nobody’s rules but Daenerys’, even if someone were to find him, he probably won’t be so easy to let them take advantage of him. Jon may be the one best bet to reeling in Drogon — he is a Targaryen, after all —  but does that even matter?

Did Jon Snow’s parentage mean nothing?

Speaking of, the big reveal about Jon Snow being a Targaryen didn’t really seem to shake things up the way we all thought it would. Despite him being her nephew, Daenerys still loved Jon. And even Varys’ attempts to get the news out did little — seeing as nobody really rallied to make Jon the king, despite being the heir to the throne. Learning about Jon Snow’s parents was a game changer, and the show really dropped the ball by not using this information as leverage for anyone seeking to get the throne.

How much more is there for the Night’s Watch to do?

While we’re picking apart Jon Snow’s character arc, we know Jon’s sentencing for his crimes was light because his brother was doing him a solid. But with the Night King and his White Walkers seemingly all gone, is there anything else to look after anymore? We did see Jon and the Watch escorting the Wildlings back to their home, so that’s something for them to do. Though, as someone suggested on r/freefolk, the Night’s Watch is now for “going on camping trips with the boys.” We’ll accept that.

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Honestly, there are so many more questions we have about the series — and they all seem to be loose ends that will never be tied up. That’s including, but not limited to:

  • Did Arya becoming a Faceless Man mean anything?
  • What about Cersei’s prophecy?
  • Did it matter that Cersei was pregnant?
  • Did John Snow really need to be revived?
  • How did they repair the wall so quick?

Unfortunately, there is so little time for answers. Let’s just hope David Benioff and D.B. Weiss don’t go on a post-show press tour like Avengers: Endgame’s Russo brothers and end up making things even more confusing.