Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5 Impressions


Goodbye, old friend.

And with that Varys was gone.  It’s a shame that it took until his last moments for me to truly realize how fond I was of this character.  For much of the first few seasons he existed merely as a schemer, and at that he even took a backseat to Littlefinger on most occasions.  But it is in his final episode that his true self becomes evident.  He just wants what is best for the people.  He was, after all, a man of the people himself, albeit one who had risen to a height most never dream of.  It would be hard to say that I will miss him, as there is only one episode left, but I think instead I will regret that I misread him the whole time, and never appreciated him for who he truly was.