10 Ways To Celebrate the Game of Thrones Season Finale

By Charlie Harwood on Jun 1, 2012 to Game of Thrones

The stage is set and the battle is over. Some of you have been waiting all Season for this moment, others have been dreading it. The Finale of Game of Thrones “Valar Morghulis” will be broadcast this Sunday and there are still a lot of things to talk about. Will Dany get her dragons back? Will Ramsey Snow show up and ruin Theon’s party? And what about Arya and Jon Snow? They still need their subplots concluded too. Whatever happens, I have certainly enjoyed Season Two. There have been a lot of surprises, a few disappointments, but overall it has been fantastic.

While I am definitely sad to see it come to an end, I have different reasons to be excited for Sunday. It’s also my birthday. I know, lucky me. And what better way to spend the day then to dedicate it to my favorite show? I started thinking about how to spend my personal holiday and came up with a list of ten ways to celebrate the finale. I’m not the only one that can use this list though, others can run with these ideas as well:

 1. Show Your Colors

Got any GoT shirts, hats, or other cool swag? Pull it out and rock it! You may even have someone yell out “King in the North” at you like I did last week. Seriously, that really happened to me.

2. Relate everything to GoT

Going to Starbucks? Tell them your name is Cersei, Tyrion, Arya, or Theon. You can even be really brave and see if they’ll yell out “Mother of Dragons” when your order is ready!

3. Tell your significant other he/she is your “Sun and Stars”

If anything this should provide some nice brownie points, right?

4. Buy the new cookbook

From Innatthecrossroads.com: “Ever wonder what it’s like to attend a feast at Winterfell? Wish you could split a lemon cake with Sansa Stark, scarf down a pork pie with the Night’s Watch, or indulge in honeyfingers with Daenerys Targaryen?” These people have published the first and only official cookbook for the show called “A Feast of Ice and Fire”. You can get it now on Amazon.com. I wish I could endulge on honeyfingers with Dany.

5. Find a nerd

Do you have a friend who knows EVERYTHING about the show? Have them come over so you can pick their brain.

6. Marathon

HBOZone is replaying Season Two back-to-back-to-back leading up to the Finale. Zone stands for “Zone out on Game of Thrones until the Finale starts”.

7. Use our drinking guide

Here at HBOWatch, we have a drinking game we refer to quite often. Check it out and see if you can drink your friends under the table. I recommend a nice Arbor Gold or some Winterfell Beer.

8. Count the extra 10 minutes and make sure we weren’t cheated!

We reported earlier this week that the Finale will run an extra 10 minutes longer than normal. Most episodes are around 54-55 minutes. So, that means this one should be around 65. Set your DVR’s to accommodate this change and make sure we aren’t cheated!

9. Speculate with your friends about Season 3

Have a discussion with your friends about what you want to see in Season 3. Recently, we have been dishing out news on the Season 3 cast. Check out these three articles for banter material:

Season Three Casting Speculation

Reeds and Blackfish in for Season 3

Shireen Cast for Season 3

10. Pray to the Gods that next year goes by fast

If the show keeps the trend, Season 3 will premiere in April 2013.  Pray to the Gods that it comes quick! The Old, the New, the Lord of Light, it doesn’t matter. Pray to them all if you want.

Here is the the trailer for Sunday’s episode, “Valar Morghulis”. Thanks for enduring Season Two with us fans. I hope you had as much fun as I did. But how could you not?

  • tai

    so great ! the best film i have never seen before ! all characters , i love all . i ‘ m looking forward enjoying the GoT SEASON 3 .

  • poihtraz

    so nobody else is disappointed some what with the season 2 finale? I think they could have summed up some more of the characters individual story lines a bit better. they did succeed in making me want season 3 to start next week, but that’s only because they really didn’t give us much in this finale. they definitely should have revealed a bit more of the characters story lines and maybe went on to something new for each of them to leave us craving season 3.

    • poihtraz

      but hey it’s still the best show out there. winter is coming!! …in 9 months ;(

    • poihtraz

      and since I’ve read the books it doesn’t really matter what they reveal in the show, but it is cool to see them translated onto the tube.

  • SusanMorin

    I think Bran has always been special. I didn’t read the books,but don’t want to start them yet…as I will nitpick everything to death.Bran seem’s especially sensitive psychically.Maybe clairvoyant.He has a strong bond with his wolf,which always contributes to superiority in visionary matters.I’m addicted to this show.What will I do without it?!

    • Charlie Harwood

      Yes he is. I actually wrote an article explaining his “wolfdreams”. It contains mild spoilers, but shouldn’t ruin anything for you. Check it out, unless you adament on being surprised. Which is totally cool. http://hbowatch.com/?p=6875&preview=true

  • SusanMorin

    I just want to see Dany get her dragons back,arya get back to Winterfell, and john Snow get a pleasant surprise. Karma restored to our favorites who have been suffering too long.

    • Charlie Harwood

      Nice Susan. I want to see those characters come out on top as well. Bran too. I always feel so bad for him.

  • Charlie Harwood

    Hey East Coast! Less than 2 hours to go. Let’s get some discussion going. What are you wanting to see happen tonight?

  • Johan

    Just fyi 10 minutes of each episode is taken up by the intro and credits. Epsiodes are more like 40-45 mintes long.

  • Jef

    I did go by fast didn’t it? This harbors back to my post awhile back that HBO was burning through this series too fast.

    At least you know that you can always come back to HBOWatch and reminise about seasons past.

    • Charlie Harwood

      Remember back when each season of The Sopranos, The Wire, and Sex and the City were 13+ episodes long? Not sure why 10 is the new magic number now.

      • Jefd

        I guess it goes back to the question we hit on a while back; the quantity vs. quality issue.

        I enjoy the series and all but if it takes a whole year to make the best quality production and get it edited etc. than I would much rather have that than quickly turn around and crank something out .

        As for the 10 episodes a season issue, it probably has to do with money & contracts. The shows you cited probably got more in the can for their buck. GOT has got to be expensive and so they thought the bugget for 10 episodes was a nice figure to work with and they stick to that model now.

        We just should appreciate the QUALITY of production we are given not how many episodes there are.

  • Queen in the North

    I love it since ep1 of GoT season 1, but im still in ep8 of season 2, its far behind here in manila. I HATE GEOFRY LANNISTER!

    • zenyman64

      It’s spelled Joffrey. And that sucks to be behind.

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