Honestly I liked this episode, Dany going mad seemed likely since everybody she ever loved has been killed in front of her. She also felt like she was completely alone in the north and even John started to separate from her.
@Frankie Say Relax , yeah. The only people she had left respected her and served her, but didnt really care about her
@Frankie Say Relax , and she even brings that up constantly
Excuse me, pardon me, hope you don't mind if I squeeze by
What a let down this whole season has been 😰
@PippyPie, What I feel is most disappointing is, while the characters have been an essential part of the show/books, I feel that after the night king there seems to be no real threat. Sure Dany maybe turning mad, but if she wins, she'll rule for 30+ years at most. Die. And them some other will take it. The ending now seems to be whoever gets to sit in the placeholder for the next shlthead, instead of seeing if our favorite characters survive the literal apocalypse.
@PippyPie, I actually have liked this season. It’s had some epic battles. I think the let down comes from us formulating the way we wanted it to end in the 1+ year they made us wait. Other than that, I don’t really see where the let downs have been. The battle against the wights has literally been the longest battle scene of the whole show. I’m curious to know why you feel it has been a let down?
@DiamondBear, I kind of felt the same way at the beginning, but the show is called Game of Thrones not Game of Surviving the Apocalypse. That was just a sweet side story to the whole thing.
@marshMELO, Don't get me wrong, there's been moments in this season that's got me excited and I can see where a lot of people come from. Honestly, once I take time to steam down and think it all through, I'll probably come back to it and enjoy it more.
@DiamondBear, ive always felt when wTching the series that the show was about the rule of westeros, and that the wight army was a side plot
@marshMELO, the long night episode was what I feel people were expecting the final episode to be. If that had been last I think we'd have fewer whiney people. I think you hit it right on the head tbh.
@DiamondBear, don’t keep up with GoT but sounds to me that whoever sits on the iron throne is just like the horde warchief in WoW. There for an expansion and then either goes mad and we have to kill them or does nothing and dies anyways so some other psycho can take the spot
@marshMELO, the story seems rushed, the plot doesn't make much sense, and the characters personalities and motivations are lost due to the poor writing. I understand you like the show and you think it's fine, but a lot of other people don't. Don't just assume people dislike things because they like to complain or because it wasn't how they wanted it, have respect for people and their opinions.
@marshMELO, Dont forget the name of the book series is actually A Song of Ice and Fire. This title is a plain reference to the prophesy of who will lead the fight against the Others: the Prince Who Was Promised, whose legacy is the Song of Ice and Fire. Game of Thrones is only the first book of many, and the Game in question is plainly served up as a distraction from the true threat.
@DiamondBear, for sure and to be honest I was a little disappointed in the show at first as well. Once I let it all digest, I was more okay with it. It’s definitely not the best season but I don’t see it as a disaster either.
@microman, Im wondering what part of my comments have been disrespectful? I referred to ‘us’ as having the expectations, which includes myself. Then proceeded to ask what about the season they dislike? Has it been the strongest season? Of course not, but I believe it’s still a pretty solid season and they’ve closed a lot of the storylines. I don’t really see how characters motivations have been lost, would you like to discuss and elaborate?
@Yourself, to be honest, I haven’t read the books, so things like that I wouldn’t know. But I feel like the show has primarily focused on the iron throne with the Night King being a secondary storyline.
@marshMELO, couldn’t see the dang episode with the wights
@marshMELO, I don’t get all the people being upset that the show isn’t going the way they want it to. That’s always been the entire point of the show, subverting expectations.
I don’t think anyone expecting a nice, happy ending has been paying attention to how the show works.
@I Are Lebo, I think the problem that people have is that the ending of this tale, called the song of ice and fire, ends with the Game Of Thrones. And while it is true that subverting expectations is the bread and butter of the show, the nature of this season’s plot twists and character development feel like fan fiction rather than genuine well written plot points (i.e. deus ex Arya).
@atomic waffles , I don’t see how any of that can be backed up by anything more substantial than subjective opinion.
@marshMELO, it’s too much to go through here but I’ll give you one example based on what you mentioned. The battle with Night King answered NO questions about who they are or what they wanted. Just a generic action packed battle scene. So disappointing.
@I Are Lebo, It’s absolutely my opinion, I’m not saying I’m right in any way. I’m just expressing my displeasure as a viewer and my personal opinion about the writing this season. I don’t want a nice happy ending, but what’s happening with the writing feels very campy to me
@I Are Lebo, ugh. The only expectations this season subverted were that of a quality well told ending. This has been garbage.
@atomic waffles , I disagree. I haven’t noticed a meaningful difference in the quality of writing, editing, or acting in this season as compared to previous seasons.
@PippyPie, I don’t see how that’s the case. Can you demonstrate to me how it’s been bad? Or how it’s been different than previous seasons?
@PippyPie, the whole point of the night king was that he was death incarnate and was completely incomprehensible to living beings. From a practical standpoint, though, he has nothing to add. The dude doesn’t speak, and has the sole desire to end life and spread darkness. He’s not a character to be explored, he’s a force of nature to be stopped. It’s not deus ex machina to have a company of people all trying and failing what Arya managed and she’s the only one to try stealth. That scene wasn’t unreasonable, the only reason Arya succeeded was because of the deaths of Theon and all of his men distracting (and apparently amusing) the night king.
@I Are Lebo, so all the foreshadowing of the special connection between Jon and NK was for nothing? What about Bran? Good thing he turned into a raven and did absolutely nothing
@I Are Lebo, and I hate to say this but there’s plenty of videos on YouTube that detail all the problems much better than I can on FP
@PippyPie, what are you talking about it being for nothing? It was precisely because of that connection that Jon realized it was going to take everything to stand against him and that’s why he pledged himself to Danareys in the first place. The entire battle took place because of the special connection between Jon and the Night King, and were it not for the connection between Bran and the Night King, there would have been no opportunity to kill the Night King, as if it weren’t for that, he would’ve stayed well outside the city while his minions slaughtered the defenders.
I do agree with you about that raven diversion being pointless. I have no idea what that was about. It couldn’t have been Bran leading the NK to him, because he previously established the NK could track him because of the mark he put on Bran’s arm.
@I Are Lebo, so since when can Arya fly? Also the NK, the embodiment of death falls for a little trick of the hands and dies just like that?? Just lazy writing man. Can’t believe you’re defending it
@PippyPie, Arya didn’t fly, that’s ridiculous.
The Night King was an arrogant SOB that stood and let a dragon breathe fire at him. He didn’t consider any of them to be actual threats, and were it not for Arya being trained by Westeros’ equivalent of the Dark Brotherhood AND managing to lose her pursuers via stealth, AND Theon dying in a self sacrificing solo attack, Arya wouldn’t have had the opportunity.
Also the Night King would have killed her a moment later if she didn’t think so quickly.
You are being overly and pointlessly critical. It is clear you are searching for something to find fault with, though I do not know why.