Game of Thrones finale The Dragon and The Wolf in pictures: The night is full of terrors

Dany on a dragon in the Game of Thrones finale
Dany is late and Cersei is annoyed — despite the shock and awe of her arrival

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale. Don’t read below if you don’t want to know what happened.

Lannisters and Cleganes, Starks and Targaryens, and a Baelish no more, quoth the Raven.

The finale was all that and a side of delicious Dornish wine. We got switch-ups, fast ones and a reclaiming of Theon Greyjoy’s manhood which all were served up in The Dragon and The Wolf.

Theon fought for Yara and her rescue from Euron — and he won!

As we knew, Jon Snow is a Stark, but not Ned’s son. He and Dany are nephew and aunt which makes their torrid lovemaking all the more complicated as Bran/Three-Eyed Raven plans on educating Mr. Aegon Targaryen [Snow] who he really is.

The setting at King’s Landing allowed our Bronn to riff on the nature of c***s with Jaime ahead of the big Wight reveal to Cersei.

Tyrion, Varys, Davos Seaworth, Theon, Jon Snow, and the minions arrive and Dany makes her big dragon-riding entrance, much to the annoyance of Cersei who said, “You’re late.”

Ahead of next season, will the producers and writers flesh out the potential love match between the Hound and Brienne of Tarth?

The Hound and Brienne of Tarth
There is love there, despite the fractious history

We loved Clegane’s moment with his brother Gregor (the Mountain), saying: “You’re even f***ing uglier than I am now. What did they do to you?”

The Hound, and the Mountain
The Hound and The Mountain face to face in King’s Landing

United in hate except their pragmatic desire to live, the wight pops out, Cersei seems frightened, and Euron makes his dramatic cowardly exit.

All a ruse of course, as Cersei will never give in to anything Dany and Tyrion propose. She goes along with it giving them a false hope. In a side deal unbeknownst to Snow, Dany et al, Euron has been sent to Esson to shore up her army.

But not Jaime. He wants to honor the deal and fight the army of the night. This seems the final schism between the brother-sister lovers.

Winterfell is the final resting place of the conniver Petyr Baelish-a.k.a Littlefinger. Sansa and Arya hatch a brilliant turnabout on him, accusing him of all his crimes. Groveling does not work.

Petyr Baelish
Baelish is out of options and favor with Lady Sansa of Winterfell

After a heart-to-heart with Snow, Theon fights near to the death for his champion and sister Yara, winning back the respect of the Ironborn sailors.

The finale ends with snow falling in King’s Landing as Bran, reunited with Samwell Tarly, vision quests to learn how Snow came to be.

Flashbacks of a happy union between Rhaegar Targaryen and Ned’s sister Lyanna Stark are shown. Later he sees the apocalyptic ending to the Wall and the Night’s Watch.

The zombie Dragon Viserian bellows blue fire as the Night King mockingly rides him as Dany does her others.

Tormund watches the dead army amass and then runs for his life as the Wall is decimated by this blue fire and falls.

Game of Thrones’ last season will see exactly how these families end up, and if Fire bests Ice.

Here is the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale in pictures…

Lord Baelish grovels…and he is lost to the fate he created in his conniving
Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth
Jaime and Brienne meet in King’s landing, “F*** loyalty,” she says to his deaf ears
Jaime Lannister
Snow falls upon King’s Landing, which never happens
Dany and Jon Snow a.k.a, Aegon Targaryen
The brother-sister (half) lovebirds Dany and Snow (Aegon) who unite to fight the Wights
Theon Greyjoy, Jon Snow
Theon gets a partial absolution from Jon Snow about father Ned Stark’s demise
This undead dead army is outside the Wall, about to be breached by dragon fire
Tormund witnesses this spectacle and runs for his life. We will learn next season if he survives
The wall is breached by the blue fire of the zombie Viserian dragon
The undead now have entered the North, Winterfell is up first…
The Night King rides his dragon ahead of the army
Petyr Baelish
A smirking Baelish here before his fate and fortune changes
Three-Eyed Raven aka Bran sees Rhaegar Targaryen and papa Ned’s sister Lyanna Stark marry, meaning Jon is legit!
Samwell Tarly visits Winterfell and learns truths from Bran (Three-Eyed Raven)
House Targaryen and House Stark marry, meaning their child Jon Snow is a legitimate heir
Arya Stark
Arya Stark in her ruse with Sansa to capture and convict Baelish
The last goodbye forever? Jaime breaks with Cersei and rides North
Arya Stark, Petyr Baelish
Arya assassinates Baelish in one neat cut

Game of Thrones may not return until 2019 according to an unconfirmed report by The Hollywood Reporter. The reason is reported to be the extended production shoot from October 2017 through summer of 2018 or longer.

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