SPOILERS for Game of Thrones, Episode 7.6, “Beyond a Wall.”
Some Sundays, we tumble into a deep, contemplative nap after examination Game of Thrones. we have dreams full of Greyjoys and Lannisters, Starks and Snows, direwolves and prohibited pies. But not final night. Last night we was nervous – nervous from a bad storytelling, a irrationality of a Sansa-Arya storyline, and mostly nervous since of a dragon ex machina, aka a Ice Dragon of Doom. Let’s get to it, this penultimate partial of a year. we can’t trust there’s usually one some-more partial this year! Ugh.
Sansa’s Many Faces. we wish to trust that GoT is pulling a quick one with a Arya-Sansa story, that they’re personally on a same page and that this is all some elaborate tract to trap Littlefinger. we severely doubt that’s a case, nonetheless we do consider it’s questionable that Littlefinger was like “maybe Brienne could help” and Sansa soon sent Brienne away. Anyway, Arya was like “you’re a traitor, maybe I’ll tell a Northern lords” and Sansa was like “Bish, we don’t even know what I’ve survived” and we was like “will we dual usually lay down and unequivocally speak to any other about all you’ve been through, for a adore of God?” Arya came tighten to doing that by revelation Sansa about apropos No One/A Girl, yet Sansa is still stealing behind her many faces.
Tyrion’s Wait-and-See Approach. we consider we’re ostensible to be on Tyrion’s side, a side of tact and knowledge and “understanding one’s enemy.” Dany has tiny calm for it, that we know totally – she wants sh-t to get relocating and Tyrion IS being too pro-Lannister. we mean, Tyrion creates good points – if Dany conquers Westeros a wrong way, she’ll usually be black of a ashes, dear by none. But Tyrion knows Cersei unequivocally well, and we feel like he’s giving Dany some sh-tty recommendation about Cersei.
Beyond a Wall: a chatter. There are some-more than 7 people in a train now, right? we consider Tormund brought along some additional helpers/Wildlings. As a organisation set off past Eastwatch, a organisation mangle off into apart conversations. Jon Snow offers Jorah his family’s sword, Longclaw. Jorah refuses to take it (and we totally forgot because Jorah was disowned, btw). Beric Dondarrion talked about being trance dipsomaniac during one of his bravest moments of Robert’s Rebellion. Poor Gendry was still whinging about being sole to Melisandre, and The Hound called him out on it. The best partial was when Tormund started revelation The Hound about a lady he was in adore with, and Tormund starts describing her and a Hound is like “OMG BRIENNE OF TARTH.” And Tormund is like, “Yes, we wish to make enormous babies with her.” That was A-plus.
The Ice Bear. They see a bear and they’re like, “oh, cool, a bear.” Gendry is like “are bears ostensible to have blue eyes?” ICE BEAR. Ice Bear attack! He got Thoros of Myr, a Brotherhood priest, yet Thoros survived. The Ice Bear did not. Also: The Hound’s face when a fiery Ice Bear was entrance for him: Rory McCann is such an extraordinary actor.
The Mission Goes Sideways. Here’s what we don’t understand… a goal was always going to be a disaster. They could have usually left a summary for Dany during Eastwatch and told a people there, “Wait a day and afterwards send a ebony to Dragonstone for help.” That’s how f–king unavoidable it was – they were always going to need Dany’s help. The army of a undead were always going to outnumber this small, mostly dipsomaniac and half-assed party. They managed to set a trap for a tiny organisation of wights, and Jon showed off how murdering one of a large White Walkers will kill off a ones he “changed.” They constraint one wight and he lets off this offensive roar to warning a rest of a undead, who apparently start marching towards a screaming. The celebration of a vital – a Band of Brotherhood Without Banners – start using and they finish adult on a solidified lake. The dudes finish adult on a stone in a center of a lake while a ice has damaged in a round around them. The undead wait.
Gendry is a quick runner. Gendry was sent behind to Eastwatch before a sh-t strike a fan, they told him to send a ebony to Dany. Dany – wearing her “beyond a wall” white and grey couture – tells off Tyrion before she leaves. He wants her to stay and do nothing. She’s like, “Nope.” The 3 dragons set off to rescue Jon Snow and a Merry Pranksters.
Back on a rock. The organisation have been watchful for God knows how long. Thoros has died from his wounds (ice bear wounds) and he substantially froze to genocide too. Jon Snow pours Thoros’ booze on his physique and sets it on fire. The Hound starts throwing rocks during a undead, and afterwards a stone slides all a approach opposite a now re-frozen lake. Oh sh-t. Game on. The undead start marching towards a rock. The quarrel commences.
Dragon Telepathy. It’s widely believed – maybe it’s even GoT criterion – that Dany can “call” her dragons usually by meditative about them, or communicating with them telepathically. we consternation if it’s Dany-specific, or if it’s Targaryen-specific. Because we felt like Jon Snow had a impulse where he was job for a dragons to come telepathically, and like a homing function, they found him. The song removed a “all is lost” impulse from a Battle of a Bastards, where Jon looks around and realizes how bad it’s getting. Jorah, The Hound, Tormund and Beric are all extraordinary warriors though, and they keep saving any other.
RIP Viserion. The dragons start blazing wights all over a place. Dany lands Drogon on a lake and calls for a organisation to float on his behind with her. Jon Snow is a final one fighting, perplexing to safeguard that everybody gets on safely. The Night King and a White Walkers are preoccupied by a dragons, and they chuck an ice pike to Viserion. Viserion goes down, violation a ice and great as he falls into his icy grave. Jon is still fighting and he yells to Dany that she should go. He plunges into a lake as Dany and a organisation float off on Drogon.
Jon Snow survives. He gets out of a lake, half-dead and mostly freezing. The wights are like “well, sh-t, we theory we should try to kill him.” Suddenly, Uncle Benjen rides up, puts Jon on his equine and BenJen stays behind to kill wights. Jon rides off, examination his uncle die.
Dany mourns Viserion. She is unequivocally unhappy that one of her dragon babies died, and she waits during Eastwatch. Jon Snow comes roving up, roughly catatonic. They get him warmed adult and Dany sees Jon’s scars, from where he was stabbed in a chest. When he wakes up, she tells him that they will quarrel a wights together, side by side, that she’s with him until a unequivocally end. She tells him that a dragons are her children – her usually children. Jon is anguish Viserion too – he feels so bad that Viserion died. He tells Dany that she is his queen, that he will hook a knee when he’s feeling better. They reason hands and it’s a unequivocally poetic impulse between these dual characters.
The Ice Dragon. The final images from a episode… a Night King has gotten a wights to drag Viserion’s physique out of a lake. The Night King touches a dead, solidified dragon. Viserion’s eyes open. And they are ice blue.
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