The hotly anticipated Game of Thrones has come to an end. Season 8’s episode 6 aired on 19th May and it has left people with mixed emotions. Fans are largely disappointing with the bittersweet culmination. Prominent Critics have shared their verdict on the final episode.
Here’s what the critics said:
Carissa Pavlica at TV Fanatic gave the episode a 3/5. She wrote, “The ending was rushed to the point of a fantasy even greater that the story told, as given all we had grown to know and love over six (or seven, depending on your view) got torn asunder in the space of six episodes.”
Erik Kain at Forbes gave the episode a good rating. He wrote, “I liked this episode, and at times I thought it was truly brilliant… But the lords and ladies of Westeros picked a new king in five minutes, when we’ve spent eight seasons fighting a bloody war over who would sit on the Iron Throne.”
Nick Hilton from Independent has written that the finale lacked emotional resolution. The final ever outing failed to deliver that crucial coup de grace of making you feel or care. He gave it 2 stars out of 5.
Huw Fullerton at Radio Times gave the episode a bad score. They wrote, “That finale was a mixed bag for me. I’m not sure how much it made ACTUAL SENSE in terms of how we’ve seen this world to work, but Jon ending up back at the Wall with Ghost actually felt to me like one of the best endings for his character.”
Kimberly Roots at TV Line gave the episode a good score. She wrote, “Wow. Drogon understood more about the geopolitical power struggle and human weakness than I would’ve thought he did.”
Kelly Lawler at USA Today gave it a rotten rating. She wrote, “It was hacky; it was cliched. Every character left standing received a saccharine coda. It was all too simple, too clean, even with a major death and a surprise contender for the Iron Throne. Closure is one thing, but pandering is entirely another.”