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The Last of the Starks becomes the second-lowest rated Game of Thrones episode ever

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Game of Thrones' Season 8 Episode 4 "The Last of The Starks" becomes its second lowest rated episode ever

Game of Thrones Season 8 seems to be getting a lukewarm response as of now. There’s no doubt about viewership — millions are watching it, just that people aren’t liking it as much as they usually do. The latest episode, Season 8 episode 4, titled “The Last of the Starks” has now become the second lowest rated episode, ever. Read on!

Last week we reported that what was supposed to be perhaps the most important Game of Thrones episode, ever, had become the second-lowest rated Game of Thrones episode, of all time. Season 8, episode 3 “The Long Night” got rated at a low 75% on Rotten Tomatoes, a low for a show that has 22 episodes rated at 100%. Now, “The Last of the Starks” has beaten the record again, sinking to a quite low 59%, placing itself dangerously close to the lowest rated Game of Thrones episode. That crown still belongs to Season 5, episode 6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”, at 57%.

It seems as if the apparently illogical death of Rhaegal, the Starbucks cup goof, and other things pushed this episode far away from being a fan favourite. However, the question is, is Season 8 going that badly?

Game of Thrones' Season 8 Episode 4 "The Last of The Starks" becomes its second lowest rated episode ever

Let’s face it, Game of Thrones has an obsessive fandom. After two years, and a high level of hype, any mistake the show makes is bound to get extra attention from the fans. Not only that, it appears as if the show’s usual style of surprising the audiences is not so welcome anymore as people are questioning the logic of many of these scenes.

In any case, it seems likely that the show might end up breaking the record of its lowest-rated episode before the series ends for good and if that happens, it will leave a bad aftertaste for a show that has been hailed as the best TV show, ever. Let’s just hope the show does not have a How I Met Your Mother-esque ending in store for us.

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Totally 100% agree with this assessment, especially this part: “… it appears as if the show’s usual style of surprising the audiences is not so welcome anymore as people are questioning the logic of many of these scenes”. I was surprised at Ned Stark’s death and the events of the weddings, but I could also see that there was a natural progression of the characters to find themselves in these positions (even Rob Stark’s choosing to get married and then attend his Uncles wedding in the middle of a protracted military engagement with a ruthless enemy who will do anything… Read more »

Rui Pinto
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I think it’s pretty clear: they are rushing things over. In the same episode they start and finish relationships, they are not giving any time to grow feelings in the viewers and the logic it’s all messed up. It’s like: hello, sex, bye, or hello, death, bye. The production is great (as usual) but if you have a low argument, nothing saves it. It’s a shame. It still is my favorite series but…

Martin R.R. George
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I have no faith in this having a proper ending without Martin’s books.

Linda
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I was devastated by the gratuitous death of Rhaegal, I actually had to pause the show and take a few minutes away from it before I could continue to view it. 🙁

LadySong
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No wonder people are turning it off – stupid mistakes like the cup, actions that are totally out of character (come on, who actually believes Jaime wanted to sleep with Brienne? Totally destroyed the chemistry and weakened her character. Now she’s just some poor sap crying in the snow), and for F-sake, Jon, would it kill you to pet your dog? I will hang on until the bitter end, but I am finding zero satisfaction in the way this is going.

sapulidi
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sapulidi

For me, it is not the dragons that made me excited to watch GoT. Even while reading the books, I always skipped the Daenerys chapter. Boring. Rhaegal died. Missandei beheaded. Boring. Sorry to say…

Pascal
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Pascal

I think viewers still want surprises. But as I see it, it just feels they are all in a hurry. Killing the white walkers within 1 episode after they were the immanent threat since the first scene felt very abrupt. But still, I liked 803 a lot. But even though surprisingly fast transportation from A to B always were a mistery, in 804 it’s been a whole new level. And the strange lovestories didn’t feel right at all. How the characters spoke to eachother, the words they chose. Something was different, too much hollywood. They’ve got too much to do… Read more »

Johanna
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Nothing breaks the 4th wall faster than lazy, lazy, lazy writing. It’s like when you write the last chapter of a 40 page term paper, and you’re just rushing to get it done.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 finale beats all previous viewership records for HBO

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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Game of Thrones final season might not have gotten the expected response from critics and fans with regards to the rankings, the show still has maintained its viewership figures. Game of Thrones season 8, episode 6, “The Iron Throne” beat all previous viewership records for HBO, making it the most watched HBO episode of all time. Read on!

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

A report by The Wall Street Journal says that the finale of the show garnered a record viewership of 19.3 million viewers, including the live TV viewership, and streaming viewership from HBO Go and HBO Now. The live TV views accounted for 13.6 million of those views.

This not only make the episode the most watched Game of Thrones episode of all time, but also makes it the most viewed HBO episode in history, standing above some pretty great television.

Season 8 has consistently broken the viewership records for the show, starting right from the premiere. The last episode of the show being the most watched is quite fitting, given Game of Thrones had been HBO’s poster child for a long time now.

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Fans spotted two water bottles in Game of Thrones Season 8 finale

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HBO releases photos from the series finale of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones did it again. The series finale — Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne” aired today, giving the show an epic conclusion. However, there was one tiny fault. They forgot a couple of water bottle in the frame. Read on!

After the last goof where a coffee cup was spotted in the frame, leading to $2.3 billion of free advertising for Starbucks, you would think something like it wouldn’t happen again. However, in today’s episode, two water bottles managed to make its way into the scene.

Both the bottles were spotted in the Dragonpit scene, where Tyrion is brought for a trial in front of all the lords and ladies of Westeros. The first bottle seemed to find its way to this very reputable company, sneaking right next to John Bradley’s leg. Looks like Samwell Tarly was thirsty. The second water bottle was next to Liam Cunningham’s leg. He played Ser Davos on the show. Take a look:

Well, at least it wasn’t as up and front as the coffee cup. The fans still managed to spot it, as eagle-eyed as they are. HBO is yet to comment on this goof.

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Emilia Clarke pens an emotional goodbye to Daenerys and Game of Thrones before the series finale

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Nobody is Emotionally Ready for the Ending of Game of Thrones, Not Even Emilia Clarke!

Game of Thrones is in its final hour. The last episode of Season 8, which is also the series finale, airs in a few hours, and one of the biggest stars of the show, Emilia Clarke, took to her Instagram to say an emotional final goodbye to her character, Daenerys Targaryen. Read on!

Emilia’s performance as Daenerys has been magnificent over the years, and in the latest episode, we saw her character take the Mad Queen turn, extracting a performance from Emilia that was stellar, no matter how the episode was received. In an Instagram post, Emilia played homage to the character, and everybody involved:

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Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me. The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life. This woman has taken up the whole of my heart. I’ve sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice. Game of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being. I just wish my darling dad was here now to see how far we’ve flown. But to you, dear kind magical fans, I owe you so much thanks, for your steady gaze at what we’ve made and what I’ve done with a character that was already in the hearts of many before I slipped on the platinum wig of dreams. Without you there is no us. And now our watch has ended. @gameofthrones @hbo #love #motherofdragonsoverandout

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She shared a picture with all her co-stars in costume, one with the stars and the showrunners, chilling, one of her beautiful braided wig, and a selfie.

She reflected upon how the character has shaped her and thanked the fans for watching and loving her. She also wished that her father could see all that she has achieved.

Well, we’re sure he would be proud of her. Game of Thrones series finale airs in a few hours. Are you ready? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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