Our watch may have ended, but these iconic scenes demand a rewatch
Warning: this post is dark and full of spoilers for season one through eight of Game of Thrones.
It's the end of an era - the mega hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones has come to an end on Monday. The finale was, let's just say, unexpected and rather controversial. We personally thought the ending could have been better in many ways; but whether you love it, hate it, or feel just meh about it, the series finale does not negate the huge impact that Game of Thrones has made in the world of entertainment. The final episode set a HBO viewership record, attracting an audience of 19.3 million. We're preparing ourselves for more record-smashing during award season, when the show would likely add to its current trove of 47 Emmy wins, the most for any TV series.
Why has Game of Thrones captivated millions of fans around the world, worming its way into our hearts forever? The following top moments across all eight seasons of the show offer just 10 reasons. We have picked them for their iconic, tone-setting, most riveting significance, hoping that they can serve as a balm to your post-Game of Thrones woes.
10. Arya kills the Night King (Season 8, Episode 3)
All hail Arya Stark, the Night King slayer! The final season has its ups and downs, maybe more downs, but the moment when Arya kills the Night King is a big thumbs up. Fans have had their theories of who would be the one to perform the much-anticipated strike (with Jon Snow’s name coming up often), and when it finally happened, it felt certainly like only Arya could have done it.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said, “It’s probably three years now or something we’ve known that it was going to be Arya who delivers that fatal blow.”