As a whole I enjoyed the episode, but as others have pointed out it was a bit hard to make out what the heck was going on via many scenes. It also feels to me like going to fight Cersi (sp) will be rather anticlimactic now that the greatest enemy in the series is gone.
For me it was a great episode, but I agree that some of the shots were quite confusing. Maybe it was intended, since I thought it was the single most chaotic battle of the series. It captured the feeling of complete confusion, fear and hopelessness perfectly.
The end of the Dothraki charge was chilling; it’s hard to imagine so many great warriors being snuffed out so quickly. The wights steamrolled the outer defenses of Winterfell with such disconcerting ease. I was genuinely shocked to see how outmatched the combined armies of the Starks, Dothraki, Unsullied, Knights of the Vale and wildlings really was. For a few minutes, I really thought everyone was about to bite the dust. For those who survived the Battle of Winterfell… I really can’t see how anyone could defeat people who survived the Night King’s army. These guys went through hell and back.
I don’t know why, but I thought that the extinction of House Mormont was really sad. The Targaryen/Stark alliance just lost so many irreplaceable men… I don’t know how on earth they’re going to reclaim the Iron Throne, especially against a formidable force made of professional Lannister soldiers and the Golden Company. I have a feeling Tyrion will have a much bigger role to play in the last three episodes…
Well said. Perhaps Jaime as well, although that will obviously put him in deep conflict. Perhaps to the point of destruction.
With the Dothraki gone and and Unsullied decimated, there are not a lot of people in the North left to fight anyone. Cersi’s plan is working out well
And with Dorne out of the picture, House Tyrell annihilated and House Tully leaderless… (Edmure has to be the most overcooked spaghetti I’ve ever seen) it really looks like support for the Targaryens is out of manpower.
Cersei played her cards perfectly.
Well they do still have a dragon (or two)
Question, did Dani lose one of her dragons? Perhaps the one that had the zombies all over it? Incredible scene BTW. Or was that the one who came back to shelter her? Jon’s took a fall as well, if memory serves. Need to watch episode again obviously.
It’s unclear what happened to the second dragon.
Those dragons need collars or something so folks can tell them apart.
A theory that Daenerys‘ dragons are both alive…
What is it that makes the good guys charge when they should be on the defense? As a certified arm chair general I call BS.
Nice second half of the episode, though.
Late to the party but loved it.
Some tragic moments, but I’ll say most of the “important” cast (ok, my favourite, ok?) are still there.
Lady Mormont sacrifice was EPIC, but infinitely sad.
That I felt it- maybe as a father that expose me a bit.
At first I wasn’t so convinced about how the night king dies- but the more I thought about it tho more convinced I became.
I’m afraid next episode is going to have at least 50% of lengthy explanation.
That was one pissed off 10 year old.
This was literally me
BUT one thing that pissed me off was the TERRIBLE Dragon CAS technique:
- lack of comms,
- no clear fall back plan,
- low loiter time,
- absolutely disgraceful Air to Air mutual cover,
Like- are you EVEN trying?
Yeah, but the poor lad was only on his second hop! Even if he is the Dragon King.
BTW, dragon dogfighting needs to be a thing too.
I can’t wait to see the people reporting “The FM feels completely wrong… I have more than 200 hours in a C152. Trust me, I know what I’m talking about.”
I’m actually looking forward to your guide Chuck .
A fun (sort of) analysis if Winter fell battle.
And Bronn has that crossbow…
I’m afraid Tyrion will sacrifice for Jaime.