27 June, 2016 - NME.com
Game Of Thrones fans have reacted positively to the finale of season six, which was broadcast in the early hours of this morning.
The final episode The Winds Of Winter saw a long-held fans’ theory come true, following the deaths in the previous instalment The Battle Of The Bastards.
Many celebrities joined in the praise for The Winds Of Winter, with Colin Hanks commenting: “When you put together the last two episodes of this season, you get the new high watermark. In so many ways…”
Lily Allen, whose brother Alfie Allen plays Theon Greyjoy in the Sky Atlantic show, wrote: "Jesus fucking Christ. Squad goals #GameofThrones finale."
When you put together the last two episodes of #GameofThrones of this season you get the new high water mark. In so many ways...— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) June 27, 2016
Squad Goals #GoTFinale— lily (@lilyallen) June 27, 2016
Most fans appeared to agree that The Winds Of Winter was the best episode of the series so far, with many commenting that it was the best finale of any television season. Others expressed frustration that they will have to wait until 2017 for the next season.
Game Of Thrones director Jack Bender recently stated that the next two seasons will only have seven episodes each, leading to speculation that the 2018 episode will be the last ever. It was also revealed last week that actors including Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage will have their pay increased to £330,000 per episode for season eight in 2018.
Season 6 of #GameofThrones might have been the greatest season of a television show ever.— Bruce Greene (@brucegreene) June 27, 2016
Well #GameofThrones just delivered the hell out of that finale. So beautifully crafted and emotional. I'm in complete silent awe.— julieplec (@julieplec) June 27, 2016
This finale tonight made every other TV show look like a kid's elementary school project #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/1zwzoAyHqf— Whitney Blom (@WhitneyBlom) June 27, 2016
When you realize you have to wait til April 2017 for the next season #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/PDj2dhiPjj— Hershie Cordova (@hershienina) June 27, 2016
Tonight's #GameofThrones be like: pic.twitter.com/PfSxyvN47a— Steve Zaragoza (@stevezaragoza) June 27, 2016