March 21 2018

Reasons 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Feels Different

March 21 2018, 10:16 | Frederick Owens

Game of Thrones is known for ending seasons with a bang, with major deaths either taking place in the finale or penultimate episode (as in the case of the Red Wedding).

Sansa and Arya Stark aren't really feuding, and will bring down Littlefinger: Let's hope that the Stark sisters are wise to Littlefinger's scheming efforts to pit the sisters against each other. If there's one lesson that can be learned from Lady Olenna of House Tyrell - the wise older woman who tells Daenerys she has survived many powerful men - it is that even when women are no longer young and the focus of attention, they still have some influence to wield. While Game of Thrones threw us some pretty epic curveballs, one constant, as always, is the Internet's meme-making appetite.

Curious to see how "Game of Thrones" ratings stack up against the season premieres of other popular HBO shows, Business Insider reached out to the audience measurement company Nielsen for answers.

A photo from the GoT finale shows Jaime looking at Cersei as she sits on her throne.

Spoiler alert! The following contains spoilers from Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7, "The Dragon and the Wolf".

Jon Snow rides to fight. "And it is here" as he meets with Cersei (Lena Headey).

Romance has been in the air in season seven of Game of Thrones, with sparks flying between Grey Worm and Missandei, Yara and Ellaria, and - at least according to him - Tormund and Brienne. "Arya is certainly lethal and sort of threatening, but when Sansa sends Brienne away, who is Arya's natural protector, something is coming very soon between them, and it will be violent but surprising". In the newly released GoT Season 7 finale photos, we can see that the tension is rising between the Lannisters and the newly formed opposition, led by Daenerys Targaryen. Of course, this big reveal is going to change up everything for Jon.

And why did Jon wish they'd never gone or that he'd never asked Daenerys for aid? Its author and screenwriters prefer to build fan expectations, then overturn them for narrative impact - and sometimes for pure shock value.

Be that as it may, I am as fanatically devoted to Game of Thrones as ever and am eagerly anticipating tonight's finale. A lot of the characters are finally getting teleportation devices it seems, which I guess means Littlefinger doesn't have to be lonely anymore in his teleporting ways. We don't know for sure if the two will face off, but it's definitely a possibility.

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