By Darren Franich
May 20, 2019 at 03:57 PM EDT
Credit: HBO

Game of Thrones has ended, which means we only have the rest of our lives to debate the ending of the HBO fantasy phenomenon. Our man in Westeros James Hibberd already recapped the series finale, and published an in-depth piece about Emilia Clarke's reaction to the final fate of Daenerys Targaryen. Now he's talking to me all about the end of Thrones, in the newest (and not yet the last!) episode of our podcast EW's Game of Thrones Weekly.

Our conversation goes in-depth on the major plot twists in the finale, including our complicated feelings about the end of Dany's reign — and a debate about the political merits of naming Brandon Stark the King of the Six Kingdoms.

Read all of James' coverage of the episode, including a chat with Bran actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright. And listen to the new episode of EW's Game of Thrones Weekly below. You can also find the podcast on iTunes,, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. <iframe src="" width="100%" height="200" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" class="" allowfullscreen="" resize="0" replace_attributes="1" name=""></iframe>

Episode Recaps


Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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  • 8
  • 73
  • TV-MA
  • David Benioff
  • D.B. Weiss
  • HBO
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