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if you're a game of thrones fan and you haven't seen the finale stop watching now , for everyone else Sunday marked the end of an era and in true thrones fashion the taste was bittersweet , it's been eight years in seventy three episodes of twists and turns and the show had a few shocks left , there was one last major death and unlikely character is king it wraps up a season that was one of thrones most divisive for critics and fans for this New York watch party episode seventy three officially titled the iron throne was no different %HESITATION and last chance for spoilers I will be more of a like a dramatic and the , John you know everything I don't expect , season eight I mean come on man hot takes from fans on social media range from mixed to out right exasperation to resignation that at least the last episode quote was less frustrating in the finale of the sopranos in the hours after it aired early reactions from critics were mostly less harsh though USA today called it one of the worst episodes in the show's history this season has been one of the series best for H. B. O. at least with record breaking ratings last week they said it averaged a colossal forty three million viewers per episode we'll find out Tuesday how well the finality did however fans and critics have given it some record low average scores on sites like IMDb and rotten tomatoes and when this video was published a petition for unhappy fans calling to remake season eight and well over a million signatures and counting , but HBO's future in Westeros is set to look deep in the past like winter a prequel spin off is coming a pilot's been greenlit for a series is set to star Naomi watts HBO says it will take place thousands of years before the current series with a whole new cast of characters for fans to love hate and argue about on Monday morning each episode