The dead bull rush the large men, push back Ser Brienna and shatter the Unsullied but Aria can stab 3 with her spear and shove them backwards? Not buying it. How did Aria get from the castle to the tree? What did she jump out of when she killed the Night King? I have to give the entire episode a C+ at best and the ending an F. Complete anticlimax.
1) She's been trained to move and fight while blinded. As such she was able to hide the fact she had no blue eyes. (AD&D skill Blind fighting)
2) She knows how to move silently (AD&D skill Move Silently)
3) All the undead in the grove were watching the Night King finally get his prize aka Bran. Now the Night King controls all the undead and as his attention was on Bran it was not on the undead so they just sat there watching none of them were on guard. (AD&D skill Hide in Shadows)
4) She was able to drop the Valerian dagger from one hand to her other before he could stop her from stabbing him. (AD&D Skill Ambidextrous+Quickness)
5) Finally on her attack she rolled a 20 scoring a critical hit, then on the critical hits table rolled double 00’s on two ten sided die causing instant death with no saving throw.
Was just predictable and lacked any sort of drama. Episode built up to a let down. Plus John and Dinarys did basically nothing except for fly around. They had two jobs, light the trench (they failed) and keep the undead dragon busy (again they failed) . Not even gonna get into how they stayed on the dragons barebacked during the fight. Just expected a better episode. Felt like when a storyteller gets stuck and ends with "then she woke up".
Posted on 2019-05-03 at 18:15:33.
Edited on 2019-05-03 at 20:51:14 by Keeper of Dragons
Sorry but Jon is not going to sit on the throne. Since it is a fantasy series Cerci will not but she actually had the best chance at the moment. Sansa kills Dinarys , Ceri dies and the imp takes the throne.
...it was a bit of a "lackluster" ending, imo, but the way they wrapped it up did make sense, I suppose.
My favorite bits:
Sansa becoming Queen of the North (and the north keeping it's independence) - Couldn't stand the girl in the first few seasons but, given all she's endured and the way she matured, she totally EARNED her ending.
Jon being sent back to the far north as "punishment" for killing Dany - Total "peacekeeping" manuever, really, but puts him back where he belongs. The Night's Watch (and the Wall) have been rendered pointless so, him heading beyond where the wall used to be with the Wildlings in tow is a nice little wrap up for him. Kind of makes one wonder if he'll become a Mance Rayder sort of "leader" for the Wildlings. Also, I see they found enough $$$ in the budget for him to finally give Ghost the "good boy" pat he deserved.
Arya sailing off on her new "quest" to find out what's west of Westeros - That's a spin-off I'd be interested in more than the "prequel that takes place thousands of years before GoT," that they've got in the works.
Tyrion becoming "Hand of the King" AGAIN... Where else would he end up? That's been his job for almost the entire series. I mean, he drinks and he knows things, what better job for him?
In the end nobody won the iron throne or united the 7 kingdoms.
Loved Drogon melting the throne. It forshadowed the fractured kingdom and change in how rulersno longer gained power by the sword.
Brand being king was the easy way out. Yes they tried to make a good case for he was "a new way forward" but he was kind of a smug little s***. Telling Jon he "was exactly where he was supposed to be" and the "Why do you think I came all this way?" comment. He cannot sire children so they made it sound like that was good because he wouldn't continue the ruling by birth idea. But it also means he doesn't have to ensure he does what is best for anyone but himself. I feel like he is the snake in the grass no one recognises.
Sensa was never my favorite and she showed she was in it for herself by refusing to join the other kingdoms and becoming Quen in the North. Kind of like the kid who takes his ball and goes home if he can't be the captain.
Jon found the strength to kill Dani and in the end his exile put him right where he always wanted to be so he can claim a bit of a victory but at a high price.
Greyworm is a jerk to put it nicely. Should have died. Reminded me of all the war criminals who "were just following orders" while killing everyone,
Therion in my mind was the biggest winner. He not only lived but became the hand of what I see to be a very weak king. He will wield the true power the same way he did under Ceri and then Dani. For a moment I hoped he woudl accept the crown just to see Greyworms head explode. He was probably my favorite character and I think he truely tried to do what was best for the people in the end.
In all the final season seemed like the writers were rushing to end things quickly and without development because there were so few episodes.