Game of Thrones has officially finished, and whether you liked the ending or not, you can’t deny the existence of that gaping hole in your soul that’s been left after the end. We completely understand you and we are here to help with some ideas on what to do with your life now.
1. Rewatch the whole show and watch your favorite characters developing from start to finish. Let’s have a look at some of the most important characters in the show and where they ended up.
Jaime Lannister and Cersei Lannister both dead: a lot of fans had a lot to say about their deaths. They died together, just as they were born, just as they would have wanted. Cersei died a queen, in the Red keep, in the arms of the man she’s loved her whole life; the biggest villain of the show, without a majestic death, actually dying the way she probably would have chosen to die, and poor Jaime had been developing for 8 seasons only to go back to the beginning… that is what most of the complaints talk about. But there is some poetic beauty to it: especially after we see the scene when Tyrion finds their bodies under the bricks in the Keep.
Daenerys Targaryen died at the hands of her love, Jon Snow. Again, many fans complained about the fact that she became the Mad Queen and had to be killed, but to be fair this had been forthshadowed throughtout the entire show. In Season 2, when Dany enters the House of the Undying looking for her dragons, she has a vision about this. The Throne room is covered in something white: everyone thought this was snow, turns out it was ash. She almost touches the throne: a symbol for her getting so close to ruling Westeros. Afterwards she sees Khal Drogo and her stillborn child: a symbol for her death.
Jon Snow went up to the Wall, and beyond the Wall with the Free Folk. A good ending for a good character: he’s in the place where he would have wanted to be the most. He also finally gave Ghost a pet, well deserved by the best boy in all of the kingdoms. Many are asking why does the Night watch still exist? Tyrion does mention this by the end of the show: there must always be a place in the world for ‘’cripples, bastards and broken things’’.
The rest of the Starks also meet good ends, just what you’d expect if you knew that George’s final book was supposed to be called ‘A time for wolves’, instead of ‘A dream of spring’. Bran becomes the king of Westeros, probably the thing fans have complained the most about. However, when you think about it, this is the only way they could have finished the show. If anyone else sat on the Throne, the show could have continued. Bran was the only logical ending. However, he became the king of six kingdoms, not seven, as the North finally gained its independence back, thanks to Sansa, the Queen in the North. And while Sansa is finally ruling the North, Arya is going west: west of Westeros, to explore what exists there, a fitting ending for such an adventurous soul.
Tyrion Lannister gets the biggest punishment but also the biggest reward for his character: he becomes the Hand of the King – something that he was definitely born to do. He has some interesting people in the Small council: Ser Davos who has also become Master of Grammar, Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, Ser Brienne of Tarth, Samwell Tarly who is writing ‘A song of ice and fire’. We also overhear beautiful two words: ‘SER Podrick’.
2. Do something else related to Game of Thrones!
Drink your sorrows away and play the official GOT drinking game
Play ‘Beyond the Wall: Game of Thrones’. HBO has just announced a thrilling virtual reality experience where you yourself can go beyond the Wall and fight the white walkers.
Watch ‘Game of Thrones: The Last Watch’. HBO has also just released a documentary about the making of the final season. You’ll find some Dubrovnik in there as well. And now that we’ve mentioned Dubrovnik…
3. Visit us and do a Game of Thrones tour with us!
Take a stroll through King’s Landing and make sure it’s actually still there even after the penultimate episode of the final season – book our Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik
Here are a few photos of some of the spots you will visit, and you will probably recognize a lot of these spots from the final few episodes:
If you want to extend your experience and remember the Tyrells, you can also visit the Trsteno Arboretum and see the Gardens of King’s Landing
However, if you’d like to remember some other places, not just King’s Landing, such as the great city of Mereen, then our tour from Split is perfect for you
4. See King’s Landing, but through a different tour!
But if the wound is still fresh, and you want to forget about Game of Thrones for a little bit, you could see King’s Landing for what it really is: the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. The best way to see it is from the city walls, and you can do this tour with us
You could also visit some of the beautiful surroundings with us as well. For island lovers, we have the Elafiti island cruise or the Korčula day trip. If you’d like to admire the islands from a kayak, we have something for you as well. Or if you prefer to stay on the coast (and eat!), do the Taste of Dalmatia tour.
We hope our ideas have helped you get over the fact that Game of Thrones is over. Valar Dohaeris!