Game of Thrones: A dramatic finale

Game of Thrones, TV, review, Laura Brown, KettleMag
Written by LJayne26

It’s pretty safe to say that as far as season finales go, Game of Thrones’ season 5 finale was certainly dramatic and cliff hanger full to say that least. If you’ve not yet watched the episode (where have you been!?) and have managed to avoid all spoilers so far, then you probably won’t want to read ahead.


Mother’s Mercy saw the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones come to an intense conclusion for all characters. After the penultimate episode saw Stannis Baratheon sacrificing his own daughter, father of the year may be out of the question, audiences saw karma at its finest with everyone’s favourite heroine Brienne finally getting her revenge for Stannis’ role in the killing of his brother Renly. This was just the start.

After weeks of seeing Arya traipse around in the dark, seriously get these guys some candles, in the House of Black and White, she finally came in to action, all be it stealing from the Many Face God as she did so. Game of Thrones is widely known for its violence and once again it did not hold back. Arya well and truly ended the life of Meryn Trant by stabbing him in the eyes and just about everywhere else before finishing things off by slitting his throat.

Her moment of glory sadly didn’t last long as in return for stealing from the God she ended this series blind. Slight come down.

Jon Snow and his time during this episode has been the one thing that’s left everyone in a state of loss, confusion and despair.  It all started so well, early on in the episode him & Sam enjoying a lovely conversation and then in the last five minutes it all went downhill. Betrayed by the Night’s Watch, Snow was stabbed multiple times and the last we saw was him lay in the snow bleeding. GREAT. 

The internet reacted accordingly.

So what can we expect from the next season of Game of Thrones?

With the Song of Fire and Ice books now no longer providing us with any hints it’s anyone’s guess.

Most importantly, will Jon Snow actually be dead? There are many theories floating around the internet from his potential relation to Dragon Queen Daenerys and Melisandre returning to the Wall being of some help if a ceremonial burning takes places to the potential that at the crucial moment he transferred into his direwolf Ghost. The 10 months of waiting will cause trauma for many.

More dragons can be expected. Game of Thrones visual effects master Joe Bauer told Yahoo that audiences will see the dragons grow in size once again. Will we saw them causing havoc or being of great assistance?

Will Sansa finally escape from Ramsey? Hopefully. We last saw her and Reek aka Theon launching themselves over the side of the castle. We presume that the snow was going to break their fall and neither of them are going to come to much harm as they land.

Once again Game of Thrones has produced an intense, emotional and often controversial 10 weeks of television. Only another 10 months until it all kicks off again!

Let us know what you thought of the Game of Thrones finale in the comments below!