As with all things, so goes the Game of Thrones. Right? I think that’s right. Ashes to ashes, hiatus to hiatus. We are brought into this world, burn as bright as the sun for a short period of time, and then we go off the air for 9 months or whatever. (I literally have no idea what I’m talking about right now.) Before last night’s season finale, a few friends were predicting whether the episode would be a “a doozy or a snoozy” because me and my friends are cool people who do cool things. The over-all consensus was that we expected last night’s episode to be a snoozy, what with the show blowing its wad the previous week, or at least stabbing its wad repeatedly in its pregnant belly. And I guess in comparison that was kind of the case, but mostly during last night’s finale I kept thinking the same thing you may remember me thinking during the season premiere: “this show is great.” The scene with Tyrion and Joffrey and Tywin: great. The scene where Ygritte shoots Jon Snow with so many SPOILERS: great. The scene at the Irons Islands when that old bag of garbage gets word of Theon’s on-going torture and Theon’s sister’s subsequent departure: great. The scene with Daenerys: fine, I don’t know if I think it was particularly great, but she had kind of disappeared for awhile, and in general, the whole episode just did a good job of wrapping up where we have been and getting us ready for where we are going, as a show should. Great show! Goodbye for now, old friend! Have a great summer. K.I.T. xoxoxoxoxo GOSSIP GIRL.