Last night's Game of Thrones season finale had some ups and downs—plenty more ups than downs, in my opinion—but I hope we can all agree that the music stole the show.


Spoilers follow!


As much as I enjoyed several big scenes in last night's episode—chief among them the brutal throwdown between Brienne of Tarth and The Hound, as well as Hound actor Rory McCann's incredible final scene—my favorite part of the episode came at the end.

Arya Stark hopped a ship to Braavos, the camera swept out for an epic wide shot, and this killer version of Ramin Djawadi's famous theme kicked in, complete with a children's choir.

From 1:37 in particular: Hell yeah. It was a grand ending to an uneven but generally strong season, with the singing children echoing the Children of the Forest as well as Arya Stark herself, less a child than ever before, on her way to a new life across the sea.


Great final shot. Great final tune.

What did you all think of the finale? And more broadly, what did you think of this season?