All the Moments on the 'Game of Thrones' Finale That Made Us Feel Warm and Fuzzy
For an episode filled with destruction, betrayals, and earth-shattering revelations, there were also a lot of moments that were almost too pure for this world. But that has always been one of the show's greatest strengths: showing that no matter how bleak things may seem, there's still a lot of good worth fighting for (...also, it can get so much worse and a magical zombie dragon could spell the end of mankind, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves). Here are moments between a few of our favorite characters in the season finale that feel like a mug of hot choco with mini marshmallows that we need this rainy, dreary season.
Tyrion and Podrick's reunion
Before he became Brienne's squire, Podrick was Tyrion's loyal squire who saved his life at the Battle of the Blackwater. They last saw each other when Tyrion was in jail for supposedly murdering his nephew Joffrey. Now, Tyrion is the Hand of the Dragon Queen, while Podrick is a well-trained squire whose loyalty still knows no bounds. They fondly meet again in the finale, as House Targaryen, House Stark, and House Lannister come together for tense negotiations. Talk about "a pleasant surprise in an unpleasant situation."
Brienne and the Hound's reunion
The last time these two saw each other, they were engaged in an intense swordfight basically over who should protect Arya. Brienne won but Arya slipped away, and now Arya is a badass wolf who can protect herself quite well, thank you very much. The proud look on their faces as Brienne caught up the Hound on Arya's progress is priceless—like two parents learning that their kid was just named valedictorian of the class.
Tyrion and Bronn's reunion
So many reunions during this short walk to the negotiations, including Tyrion and Bronn’s. They were able to talk for a bit when Bronn arranged a secret meeting between Tyrion and Jaime two episodes ago, but it’s only now that we see their signature banter from when Bronn was Tyrion's champion and bodyguard. It's good to see these two together again, even if it was just for a short while.
Theon and Jon's heart-to-heart
Theon is well-aware that he's been an awful person and a traitor to House Stark. Even if he has somewhat redeemed himself by helping Sansa escape, he still feels a lot of guilt, as any decent person would. The first time Jon saw him after everything went down, it took everything he had to not beat Theon senseless, but now that he’s had some time and now that Theon is truly repentant, he has forgiven Theon for what he has the right to. "You're a Greyjoy...and you're a Stark" is the kindest, most empowering thing he could say to Theon.
Arya and Sansa's teamwork
There had been fan speculation that Arya and Sansa were only pretend-fighting to outsmart the manipulative Littlefinger, but that scene in Arya's bedroom seemed a bit much, and hello, there was no one there to witness their intense face-off. This is why the plot twist that it wasn't Arya who was being judged and sentenced by Sansa, but Littlefinger was the best. Thing. Ever. Littlefinger's surprised look, Arya's triumphant smirk, Sansa's matter-of-fact rundown of his crimes, Bran's mystical assist—everything was perfect. If there's one thing that makes us feel good more than reunions, it's the teamwork between and the justice served by these sisters.
Jon (sorry, we're not calling him Aegon anytime soon) and Dany's quiet moment
We're not talking about THAT boat scene because while part of us ships these two, part of us is also screaming, you guys are aunt and nephew! Confirmed!!! But also, Targaryen culture celebrates incest??? Nope, that scene definitely did not make us feel warm and fuzzy—just seriously conflicted. We're also not talking about the negotiations, when Jon refused to lie and un-bend the knee to Dany, even for the sake of the war against the undead. (Noble but stupid, very Ned Stark of him.) It was that quiet moment while waiting for Tyrion to change Cersei's mind, when Jon was saying that Dany is different, she's still here, there's still hope for her family line, they can get a second opinion about her infertility from someone who isn't a vengeful witch. That rare light moment they shared after discussing the bleakness of their situation is so sweet...and we're back to feeling conflicted.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend