I – like apparently just about every other person with internet access or a television – have just finished watching the final season of Game of Thrones. Plenty of people have written about the problems with the season: questionable plotting (or, at least, incoherent pacing) and a cringe-worthy finale that seemed more like the last-ever episode of an entirely different show – one regularly described by words like ‘feel-good’ and ‘wholesome’ rather than ‘brutal’ and ‘disturbing’. But I’m not a TV critic. I’m an environmentalist (though of course I’m sure there are plenty of people who are both). And the last season of GoT was a weird rollercoaster of thoughts and feelings if you had started to see the show as at least partially an allegory for the climate crisis.
This article contains copious spoilers, so if you continue to read you only have yourself to blame for ruining several key plot points for yourself.