Warning: This article contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Game of Thrones
Watch a second from every one of the 73 episodes of Game of Thrones' 8 seasons in a new fan-created video. HBO's juggernaut series based on George R.R. Martin's novel series titled A Song of Ice and Fire wrapped up over the weekend. The 80-minute series finale answered most of the show's looming questions, including who ultimately sits on the Iron Throne to rule Westeros. In an unexpected turn of events, Bran the Broken (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) assumed the position, a choice brought about by Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and the rest of the country's most powerful people. This was after Daenerys' (Emilia Clarke) tragic death at the hands of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), following her Mad Queen turn in its penultimate episode.
Now that the show is over, fans are moving on from crafting their own theories on how the series will wrap up. And since Game of Thrones had been on air for almost a decade, most of its loyal viewers choose to celebrate its end by looking back at its celebrated run. One fan took this retrospective look to a different level by compiling a second of footage from every episode of the series into one package.
Online content producer Andy Kelly shared a minute and 23 second-video of some of Game of Thrones' biggest moments in its eight seasons. That includes snippets of Ned's (Sean Bean) beheading; the birth of Dany's dragons; the Red Wedding, the death and eventual resurrection of Jon; Joffrey's (Jack Gleeson) death; Hodor's (Kristian Nairn) death and the Wall's fall. It also includes key moments from the series' final six episodes, like Dany and Jon's kiss in front of the waterfall; Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) knighting Brienne (Gwendolyn Christie); Arya (Maisie Williams) killing the Night King; Dany's Mad Queen descent; and Jon cradling Dany's dead body in front of the Iron Throne. Watch the clip shared on Twitter below:
One second from every episode of Game of Thrones. pic.twitter.com/rFz2CFLwBx— Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) May 20, 2019
73 frames obviously aren't enough to fully grasp the narrative of Game of Thrones. There were a lot of things that happened to the characters over eight seasons. Interestingly, the video also highlights how many characters the show had in its early seasons that weren't fortunate enough to stay alive at least its final year. Ned, Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) and Robb Stark (Richard Madden) were among those. Despite not really being an effective way to cram in everything one needs to know about the show, the video tracks how the series became more focused as it neared its end, with lesser characters to follow, hence, giving fans more time to really spend with them. The same can be said in terms of locations, in Game of Thrones' last season, there were really only two major locations: Winterfell and King's Landing, with hints of the Wall and what's beyond it in the final moments of the show.
It's no secret that Game of Thrones season 8 has fans split down the middle, as evidenced by the petition to rewrite the final year of the show now already garnering more than one million signatures. While everyone is entitled to their opinions, it's important to note that largely the same people who created the series that fans fell in love with are still the major creative forces behind its finale. And they deserve respect, given the work they put into the show.
Source: Andy Kelly/Twitter