Counseling service available for 'Game of Thrones' fans to talk through show's ending
Last night, peace was finally brought to the warring Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
We saw Daenerys meet her unsurprising end at the hand of Jon, the Iron Throne be poetically destroyed by Drogon, and, Bran Stark, the boy who knows everything, be named King of the Six Kingdoms.
Yeah... the North remained an independent kingdom and Sansa was named its Queen.
Rewatch the scene and LOL at Yara's face when she realizes that such a thing is even an option:
However, while the last episode might have tied together all threads in the Game of Thrones storyline effectively for some, it was never going to satisfy everyone, and for others, it's going to be much harder to let go of the series that's dominated our screens since 2011.
So, where there's a market, a service will appear, and now distraught fans can speak to special GoT counselors. The service's existence was made known on Bark.com, an online marketplace.
We think Sansa's coronation is one of the most powerful scenes in the episode:
There isn't just one counselor offering this service, either. An entire subsection has been created on the website for GoT fans. They can speak to a professional face-to-face, as part of a group or over the phone or Skype.
Distraught fans will have to fork out $25.50 (£20) for a half an hour session and $51 (£40) for an hour-long one.
According to the website:
"The finale of the show was always going to leave fans distraught after eight years of enjoyment, so we've launched a specialized Game of Thrones counseling service to help bereft fans seek support and get the help they need through this tough time.
"Fans can speak to qualified counselors (who are familiar with the series) to discuss plot twists and storylines. The professionals will help them digest their feelings and interpretation of the show, which could range from anger and confusion to sadness and grief.
"Most importantly the counselors will be on hand to guide fans on how to move on after almost a decade of fandom."
Relive the poetic moment Drogon melted the Iron Throne:
While this service might seem like a joke, a counselor has explained that TV shows like GoT can provide a valuable form of escapism for many, which can leave them feeling lost and upset when they draw to a close.
According to CNN, Lynette, a counselor from Bark.com said in a statement:
"We watch them to escape our daily lives and immerse ourselves into the 'unknown'. This is the very reason why we sometimes become addicted to watching them, the stories they tell become part of our identity."
If nothing else, Ghost got the good boy pet he deserved in the last episode:
Great news if you're one of the many fans who have signed the petition to have the entire series remade, wish that some else had sat on the Iron Throne, or are simply sad that it's over.