Monday, July 4, 2011

Game of Thrones: Closure at last

I'm so late posting my thoughts on the season finale of Game of Thrones that I wonder if I should even bother. I went on vacation the day after the show aired, and my plans to post something from the road were predictably thwarted. When I got back, I tried to ignore the giant loose thread dangling from my blog (aka, my last GoT post previewing the finale). But in the end, closure must be had.

To make up for my tardiness, I've come up with something special. The word collage above is based on Entertainment Weekly's lengthy season finale recap (in case you're curious, I put it together using a tool called Wordle). I suppose there could be some subliminal spoilers in there, so those who are still planning to see the show might want to avoid looking at it for too long. Otherwise you might feel a vague sense of disappointment as you uncannily anticipate each of the episode's climactic events. Which would be a shame, because "Fire and Blood" was, in fact, a superb conclusion to a rock-solid first season.

Now come the real, non-subliminal spoilers.