Low Key


'Game of Thrones' Final Thoughts: Is Bran a Mass Murderer?

Season 1, Ep. 31

The "Game of Thrones" finale left the "Low Key" team divided. House Aaron was disappointed. House Keith found it lackluster. House Tim was satisfied.

We get into detail about the reasons why, while pondering several other issues, before getting into the real question: Was Bran the bad guy all along?

We also discuss the final Jon-Dany scene, why the main cast members are kinda jerks, and the one thing we all agree on: That beautiful shot of dragon wings behind Queen Daenerys.

And then we get to an issue we think everyone's been missing: Couldn't Bran have prevented a lot of pain and atrocity (including for his sister, Sansa) by using his time-travel or warg powers? Was it maybe a little self-serving to allow lots of awful things to happen so that he could become king of the, uh, six kingdoms?

Join us as we say goodbye to a show that we all agree was totally brilliant for at least four seasons. (And that the person writing this loved from beginning to end.)

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