HBO game of thrones is unquestionably one of the most popular television shows of the 21st century, winning countless awards over its eight seasons. While the final three episodes of the series have been widely criticized for their unsatisfying story arcs, the final three seasons are considered to be some of the series’ most memorable offerings.
game of thrones is known for its incredibly detailed world-building, character arcs, and storylines, all of which are anchored in place by masterfully crafted dialogue. In fact, some of the show’s most unforgettable lines can be found in seasons 6, 7, and 8.
ten “You’re going to die tomorrow, Lord Bolton” – Sansa Stark
Sansa Stark suffers for a long time under Ramsay Bolton’s thumb, at least until she manages to escape his clutches with the help of Theon and Brienne. She takes a personal oath of vengeance against her malevolent oppressor, explaining why she wants to see him dead at all costs.
Ramsay attempts to convince Jon Snow to submit by revealing Shaggydog’s decapitated head, but Sansa coldly informs the Bolton bastard that he “is going to die tomorrow”. This line shows how well Sansa knows Ramsay, although Jon mistakenly believes there is still a chance to save their younger brother.
9 “You are my queen, nothing will change that” – Jon Snow
Jon is surprised after discovering his true heritage, but even that doesn’t affect his loyalty to his queen. Daenerys, on the other hand, understands the impact this would have on her request. She states that the people of Westeros would automatically rally behind Jon.
When Jon tries to ease his concerns, Daenerys asks him to “swear [his] brother and Samwell Tarly incommunicado. He insists he needs to tell his family the truth, a candid remark that confuses Daenerys even more. Jon’s heartfelt reassurances aside, Daenerys knows exactly what she’s talking about.
8 “I’m here to help you. Don’t eat the help” – Tyrion Lannister
There have been several theories claiming that Tyrion was the illegitimate son of Aerys Targaryen, but the story doesn’t really follow that path. That said, Tyrion clearly has a way with dragons, which shows when he talks to Rhaegal and Viserion.
Hoping to save Daenerys’ dragons from starvation, Tyrion walks straight into the dungeons beneath the Great Pyramid of Meereen and plaintively asks the fire-breathing creatures to spare his life. This line is both hilarious and poignant, especially after Tyrion shares a childhood anecdote about his fascination with dragons.
seven “Dragons are where our partnership ends” – Bronn
Blackwater’s Ser Bronn doesn’t like sticky situations he can’t escape, so he only hedges his bets after doing a cost-benefit analysis. He accompanies the Lannister forces to Highgarden, overseeing the looted gold train as they return to King’s Landing.
Much to Bronn’s horror, Daenerys and Drogon devastated the army. This forces Bronn to reject his previously stipulated deal with Jaime Lannister. He openly informs Jaime that he “won’t be around when these things start breathing fire on King’s Landing”. To Bronn’s credit, his self-preservation tendencies eventually pay off.
6 “Tell them the North remembers. Tell them the winter has come for House Frey” – Arya Stark
The Red Wedding is arguably one of the most devastating scenes in game of thrones. Robb and Catelyn Stark are lured to a feast under false pretences and brutally murdered. Walder Frey’s betrayal sends shockwaves through Westeros, prompting Arya Stark to seek revenge on behalf of her family.
Using her new skills as the Faceless Man, Arya kills Walder after feeding him her own son. She consequently disguises herself as an old man and poisons every male Frey in Westeros, eliminating the house from existence. Arya orders a nearby servant to chronicle her accomplishments for posterity, stating that “winter has come for House Frey”.
5 “You were dead and now you are not” – Davos Seaworth
Unable to deal with Jon’s intolerant attitude towards the Free People, a subversive faction of the Night’s Watch decides to assassinate him. Several men (and Olly) stab their Lord Commander in the courtyard of Castle Black and leave him bleeding.
Melisandre manages to revive Jon Snow, indirectly implying that R’hllor might still have a use for him. Davos is delighted to see his friend alive but expresses his confusion at the miraculous event. However, they don’t have much time to ruminate on the ramifications of Jon’s resurrection.
4 “You know who’s coming for you. You always knew” – The Hound
Sandor Clegane despises Gregor more than anyone, and for good reason. In fact, he wants nothing more than to be his brother’s killer. Sandor isn’t much of a schemer, nor does he have a list of future victims like Arya. All he knows is that he’s going to make Gregor pay for his crimes.
Sandor warns his brother to watch his back, an ominous remark that likely would have had a better impact had Gregor been “alive” at the time. The promised confrontation between the Dog and the Mountain takes place in game of thrones‘ penultimate episode, but the over-hyped Cleganebowl proves somewhat anti-climactic.
3 “None of you is fit to lead the Dothraki. But I am. So I will” – Daenerys Targaryen
When Daenerys is captured by the Dothraki, the Khals quickly banish her to the temple of Dosh Khaleen. She immediately begins planning her escape, sneakily collaborating with Jorah Mormont and Daario Naharis in order to gain control of the Khalasar.
The Khals pompously ponder Daenerys’ ultimate fate, but she calmly informs them that they are “little men” unfit to lead the Dothraki. An enraged Khal Moro threatens to have her assaulted by everyone in the Khalasar, only for Daenerys to set the temple on fire. While that line certainly packs a punch, watching Daenerys emerge from hell unscathed is far more exciting.
2 “Nothing else matters. Only us” – Jaime Lannister
Jaime makes it to King’s Landing with great difficulty, hoping to save Cersei before Daenerys’ army reaches the Red Keep. Although he is temporarily bewildered by Euron’s unexpected attack, Jaime reunites with his sister just as Drogon begins to destroy the castle.
The Lannister pair try to exit through the crypt’s secret passageway, but their escape route has been blocked by fallen debris. Jaime consoles Cersei during their last moments of life, reminding her how much they mean to each other. Despite everything Cersei has done so far, viewers can’t help but sympathize with her.
1 “Chaos is a Ladder” – Littlefinger and Bran
Littlefinger skillfully maneuvers the Great Houses of Westeros against each other. He causes the death of Jon Arryn, thus starting the War of the Five Kings. When Varys asserts that “chaos is a chasm”, Littlefinger loftily amends the Master’s precise assessment of the Whisperers.
Littlefinger adds that “many of those who try to climb [the latter of chaos] fail and never try again” because the fall breaks them. perfectly the self-centered ambitions of Littlefinger.
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