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Game of Thrones: the final season

As HBO airs season 8 of its hit show based on George R.R. Martin’s novels, we’ll be following every development

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Game of Thrones

With season 8, HBO’s Game of Thrones, based on George RR Martin’s bestselling books, finally comes to an end. Join The Verge as we navigate the character deaths, the battles for the throne of Westeros, the arcane politics, and the grotesquely complicated family dynamics of America’s favorite fantasy soap opera. From wild fan theories to books-vs.-show connections to creator conversations and controversies, we’re tracking the most compelling parts of this unprecedented cultural phenomenon.

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Game of Game of Thrones: season 8, episode 6, The Iron Throne

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Who were the people at Game of Thrones’ pivotal finale meeting?

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The high and low points of Game of Thrones’ final episode

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Game of Game of Thrones: season 8, episode 5, The Bells

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Game of Thrones’ writers love their clumsy-fool characters and big, dumb gestures

Or: Varys got robbed, Euron is a meathead, and Jaime is a dolt

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Game of Thrones’ final showdown comes down to what it means to be a good ruler

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Game of Thrones’ showrunners say Daenerys’ big decision was completely spontaneous

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A brief history of Cleganebowl, Game of Thrones’ best fan theory

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Game of Thrones Hope Chest: underserved and absent characters

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Game of Thrones could be doing so much more with its big dragon metaphor

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Romance is dead on Game of Thrones