At long last, the final episode of Game of Thrones aired on Sunday night...
And it left all of us feeling, well, conflicted.
After eight seasons of war, wights, and weird familial relations...the whole issue of who got to sit on the Iron Throne was solved by...a committee?
...............and they nominated the guy with **zero** leadership experience?
There's a huge chance that you, like everyone else who's invested too much of their lives in a TV show about castles and zombie dragons, were too stressed during this scene to notice who was all present at this lil impromptu Electoral College situation...
So if you didn't notice or recognize this guy, don't worry: you aren't alone.
But one eagle-eyed fan did and realized instantly who it was: Robin Arryn!!!! And listen, not only was the Lord of the Eyrie, Defender of the Vale, and Warden of the East present and accounted for, but more importantly, he had also GROWN. UP.
BRB moving to the Vale in thirst and in haste!
YES. Your eyes are not deceiving you. While the rest of Westeros was busy fending off White Walkers and the Cersei situation...Robin Arryn was over in the Vale doing **this**.
King's Landing might be in ashes and Jon Snow has been banished from the kingdom, but HONESTLY NOT ALL HOPE IS LOST because our boy Robin Arryn is — and I cannot emphasize this enough — firebreathin' hot now.
It's almost enough to make you forget that this was the whiny kid who ran around tormenting Sansa at the Eyrie...