SPOILERS AHEAD for The ‘Game Of Thrones’ finale – do not read ahead if you haven’t seen the end yet!
Jason Momoa took to Instagram this past weekend to livestream his reactions to the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale and let’s just say the man who brought Khal Drogo to life in Season 1 of the famed series was none-too-pleased with the ultimate fate of his on-screen wife Daenerys.
As one can expect from the actor, many of his reactions were full of expletives best not to repeat here, especially during his passionate thoughts about Bran getting the Iron Throne (if one does not have a strong opinion about this, they clearly are not that invested in the series), and especially about the death of Daenerys at the hands of Jon Snow, which makes sense considering how supportive and protective Momoa has been of Emilia Clarke and the character of Daenerys in the years since his time on the show.
By the time his livestream got to the part about Jon’s punishment, Momoa was furious, stating:
“Let me get this sh*t straight. You’re going back to what the f*ck you did in the first place and you killed Khaleesi … Oh my god! We’re gonna go to the bars and we’re gonna get in a fight. … I feel lost. I’m lost. What the f*ck? Drogon should’ve melted his ass. Ugh. And the goddamn bar is closed!”
Which seems right in line to some other reactions to the series finale, including Daenerys herself, Emilia Clarke, who in a recent interview about the end to her character, was quoted as saying:
“What, what, what, WHAT!? Because it comes out of f—king nowhere. I’m flabbergasted. Absolutely never saw that coming.”
Of course, the actor whose character does actually end up on the Iron Throne (metaphorically speaking of course since Drogon took out his anger on the throne instead of Jon), Isaac Hempstead-Wright felt a lot more generous about the ending than his co-star, claiming:
“Not everyone will be happy. It’s so difficult to finish a series as popular as this without pissing some people off. I don’t think anybody will think it’s predictable and that’s as much as you can hope for. People are going to be angry. There’s going to be a lot of broken hearts. It’s ‘bittersweet,’ exactly as [saga author] George R.R. Martin intended. It’s a fitting conclusion to this epic saga.”
HBO is clearly standing behind the series and its decision with Programming President Casey Bloys recently sharing his thoughts on the ending:
“There’s no way for [co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] to have landed this plane in a way that would have made everybody happy and they’re not out to make everybody happy. I think they did a beautiful job. You just have to accept that not everybody is going to agree with the choices. I’m paraphrasing Tim but basically for show this big, and this epic and this sprawling, they [Benioff and Weiss] have to make choices.”
Personally, I was not thrilled about the ending, but I understood the need to get closure and wrap everything up in the time provided, especially since they did not have Martin’s source material to give all the context and richness that served the show so well during the first 4.5 seasons of the series.
As for Jon’s “punishment,” I am firmly in the camp that he should not have really been punished at all since he was standing up for the good of the free people of the 7 Kingdoms and the world (she had just slaughtered thousands of people, and was hell-bent on conquering the rest of the world in the same manner), not to mention the fact that Jon was the rightful heir to the throne, and it was never even brought up during the little meeting at the end. But I digress.
What did you think of Momoa’s reaction to the end? Are you still in Dani’s camp or did you turn on her after the second-t0-last episode when she showed her true colors? Let us know in the comments below!