Thursday, August 31, 2017

My Top 2 Quotes from Season 7 Finale - Game of Thrones (HBO)


This season I found it easy to narrow down all the season episodes to a few quotes without googling so perhaps this Nerdist article is true . I had less of a tangled web of stories to wade through; the season was all about fun and ease of travel - impossibly easy.

Both quotes are from the season finale, The Dragon and The Wolf. I feel they speak well of the entire season and can even be a lens with which to see who wins it all.

“Robert’s rebellion was built on a lie.”

from The Independent

A beautiful quote. A statement of fact as well as a declaration of lost innocence.

Nothing was ever pure. Not the "better" world built after the Mad King and certainly not the “noble” cause which gave Robert Baratheon the means to wrestle the crown. All of it possible with the help of the boringly honorable Ned Stark.

Bran made the discovery on the heels of getting blood on his and his sisters hands. 

He provided the information. Arya wielded the knife. Sansa made sure every single piece was in the right order including skillfully lulling Littlefinger into a false sense of security. 

Now there's no one left that is pure, and Winterfell is back, finally secure in Stark hands.

“I’m not going to swear an oath I can’t uphold. Talk about my father if you want. Tell me that’s the attitude that got him killed. But when enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers — only better and better lies, and lies won’t help us in this fight.” 

From the Verge

Down south in King's Landing, Jon Snow does not believe in lies. He thinks his father died a good death which was that he kept his honor. Also Jon essentially declared contempt of what is required to win the game of thrones even when confronted by Tyrion.

Season 8 will come down to these two quotes especially the second. The Verge article from the Jon Snow picture above carries a detailed analysis. 

There are other quotes that I find are in support of these two all within Season 7 but I couldn't have narrowed on these two without an old classical Game of Thrones
quote from the past.

From ScoopWhoop
Maybe Varys always had the winning horse?

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