[Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Game of Thrones finale. Read at your own risk!]
The biggest Game of Thrones question has finally been answered: We know who's sitting
on the Iron Throne at the head of the table, and it's Brandon Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright). Yes, that Brandon Stark. The series finale of the show, titled "The Iron Throne," wrapped up all the major storylines surrounding our characters, leaving Bran in charge of Westeros, Sansa (Sophie Turner) ruling the North as a separate kingdom, Arya (Maisie Williams) heading west for who knows what, and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) heading beyond the Wall.
Also Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) was made Hand of the King, Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) became the leader of the Kingsguard, Robin Arryn (Lino Facioli) glowed up, Edmure Tully (Tobias Menzies) took a seat, and the wheel was maybe broken. Oh, also Jon stabbed Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) thereby ending her transformation into a "Mad Queen" and Drogon flew away with her lifeless body.
So while we saw big endings for just about all the characters, there are a lot of things we didn't see during the final episode. As with any finale of anything, there are a lot of burning unanswered questions, and unfortunately Game of Thrones just isn't going to answer any of the following no matter how much we badger showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
1. Why couldn't anyone come up with a better nickname than "Bran the Broken"?
2. Has Bran been playing everyone this whole time to grab power?
3. Why does Bran need a Master of Whisperers when he's the Three-Eyed Raven?
4. Will there be another Three-Eyed Raven?
5. Will Bran have Drogon killed?
6. What did Drogon do with Daenerys' body?
7. Why didn't Drogon eat Jon?
8. Why is Jon not OK with expressing his love for Daenerys and having a real conversation about the future of Westeros until after she burns down King's Landing?
9a. What will Arya find whatever is west of Westeros?
9b. Does Bran know what's "west of Westeros"?
10. When Bran asked about the Masters of Whisperers, Laws, and War, and then flitted off to hunt down Drogon, did that reveal him as a tyrant in the making?
11. Is there even a need for the Night's Watch anymore?
12. Does the Castle Black gate closing mean that the Wildlings truce is over?
13. Will Jon ACTUALLY father no children and take no wife?
14. Why did Jon have time to trim his beard but not comb his hair before leaving for the Wall?
15. Will the Dothraki and Unsullied remain allied without Daenerys?
16. Will Bronn (Jerome Flynn) get to rebuild his brothels, or will the small council be able to control his idiotic ideas for how to spend Highgarden's money?
17. Speaking of Bronn, how the F did he end up the Master of Coin?
18. Why was all the ash in King's Landing perfectly white?
19. Where did Daenerys get her manicure in King's Landing?
20. Who's been braiding Daenerys' hair for the last few episodes?
21. Why didn't Brienne of Tarth, a Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, write HER name in the book instead of finishing Jaime's chapter?
22. Who is the new Prince of Dorne, because he looks fabulous?
23. Is no one the prince/princess that was promised?
24. Is no one Azor Ahai reborn?
25. What is the ending of Tyrion's "honeycomb and a jackass" joke?
26. What happened to Arya's white horse that literally started a thousand fan theories about death?
27. Has the wheel really been broken?
28. What are we all supposed to watch on television now?
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