Warning: Spoiler Down for the Series Final of Game of Thrones . Do not read on if you have not seen it or you do not want to be spoiled!
If you do not succeed first, try again.
This timeless adage was attributed to both American educators Thomas H. Palmer and the English writer Frederick Maryat, but if the final line of the Game of Thrones series finale is an indication, then Peter Dinklages is Tyrion Lannister precisely.
Tyrion, re-established as the king's hand, this time serving only the Bran Stark with the straight keel, and not the increasingly violent Daenerys Targaryen, led a campaign to rebuild Westeros after the chaos that had wrought the series. With old friends like Bronn, Davos, Brienne and Samwell at his side we got an insight into some of the planned town planning meetings. Our discussion topic? The importance of brothels, which Bronn, who now controls all the money in the kingdoms, wanted to ensure that they were quickly rebuilt.
"I think we all agree that ships take precedence over brothels," Brienne pointed out.
"I think that's a very presumptuous statement," Bronn said right back.
Tyrion intervened when it turned out that the last spoken line in the series was: "Once I put a donkey and a honeycomb in a brothel." To end the series, Tyrion has already mentioned her several times in the eight seasons of Thrones .
The first time that Tyrion tried to tell this joke (or is it perhaps a real anecdote?) Was in Season 1
Tyrion tried the joke again in Season 6 when he persuaded the previously icy mismanagement and gray worm to drink some wine. He starts telling the joke and his eyes are so big – Tyrion is so excited! – but again he's cut off, this time from an incoming fleet that Daenerys had to try to take out.
With a show known and loved for its flawless characters and immense attention to detail, it's a fitting ending that perhaps the very best and most popular of these characters had the last line – and one that people know had paid attention that it is of decent importance.