This is going to be the episode where Jon is trapped in a hotel and he has to sing karaoke?
Jon V Night King in a one on one sword fight. Please give me this Thrones
I was extremely underwhelmed. Maybe my expectations were set too high, but it didn't really deliver on anything. The battle scenes were fine but nothing really special, there weren't really any great character moments, none of the deaths were all that impactful, and yet another battle that's lost until the very end when someone/thing comes out of nowhere to save the day. And Melisandre is heroic all of sudden? At the very end I was thinking maybe they save the episode by having the Night King actually kill Bran and leave or something like that, but no.I don't think it was a bad 82 minutes or anything, but it didn't come anywhere close to my expectations of some historic memorable episode like we got last week.
I also think it really hurt that we really didn't know anything at all about the Night King's motivations.
However for me this tracks with pretty much every other battle sequence we’ve seen on Thrones, just larger in scale
ALL THE LEAKS WERE WRONG, YALL. TAKE THAT LEAKERS.
I let out a scream of "Hell Yeah!" about a half dozen times when the Night's King shattered and all of his minions went with him!!
Theon. Beric. Jorah. *Lyanna*
And I thought a couple of times that we were going to lose Jaime and Brienne!
What do we say to the God of Death? Arya fucking Stark says "Not today!"
My fucking girl
I was kinda mad about shooting at night in a foggy snowstorm.
Arya gets laid and kills The Night King, best week ever!
I don't think it was a bad 82 minutes or anything, but it didn't come anywhere close to my expectations of some historic memorable episode like we got last week.
Low-key think Ramin Djawadi saved this episode. I was feeling somewhat sceptical, but when the sound drops out and the piano starts going, holy fuck. I didn't care any more, just awesome.
That beginning was the worst battle plan I've ever seen. They planned on the dothraki just riding into a pitch dark horde of zombies (they didnt even know that Mel was going to show up and light their weapons on fire)?
Why not have your dragon light up a line through the zombie horde BEFORE they all die, which she did it after they all died in the darkness).
And if that's how Ghost died, I'm going to be pissed. Tactically it's just stupid to have a goddamn wolf charging into a dark zombie horde with a bunch of horses. It's even dumber when you consider that Ghosts teeth and claws arent made of valyrian steel, dragon glass or fire. You're just asking for him to die for no reason.
Narratively it would suck, because we never see him again after he is charging with the Dothraki so they dont get to pull our emotions out over him dying. We don't see a blue eyed version of Ghost later on or anything, and we never will if he's dead.
That will be a horrible mistake by the writers to not even show us that he was killed by bring him back as a wight.
I have a little faith that he will come walking back up to Winterfell in episode 4.
I think some issues I had were that 1) It was really dark (literally) for me 2) Wasn't the biggest fan of the editing. I think in a big battle sequence you should always keep the viewer focused somewhat on the battle. It's fine to cut away obviously, but I felt like when they cut away it was for a long time. 3) TOO. MANY. FAKEOUT. DEATHS. Seriously. After it was over there didn't feel like there was any REAL loss.
I liked the episode enough but I feel like I've seen better directed battle sequences...on this show. Don't blame me, it's their fault for setting their own bar too high.
Anyway, now the real battle begins in the south.
@JaimieT, I am totally joining you in the Sansa/Tyrion ship.
There's a difference in you not knowing his motivation and you simply not liking what you've been told that his motivations are. Maybe we dont know why he has gone into a long hibernation since the last Long Night, but many writers would argue that we dont need to know that for this story and that it's better to leave that unanswered.