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- Sep 20, 2018
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Interesting profile of Gwendoline Christie: ‘Playing Brienne of Tarth changed my life. I feel emotional’
We may not have learned much per se, but there was a hell of a lot of groundwork laid, and a whole lot of boxes were checked. A few things that happened...The last season of the show opens with a generally superfluous episode. We the audience didn't learn a single thing.
None of these points are correct. Plenty of character have met for the first time and found out new things; that's arc advancement. Jon's learnt who Dany is to him, that's a relationship change. "Da Norf" has discovered their chosen king is a kneeler, that's a change too. As for "nobody dies," I was going to make a quip about Noone being fine and dandy, but then I remembered poor Ned Umber and the folks of Last Hearth. A bit part player for sure, but still a very important death in terms of plot advancement and threat tracking (and a super creepy moment to boot).Nobody dies. No relationships change. No character arcs advance.
This I'll agree on, the actual writing in this episode was kind of meh. The dialogue was easily the weakest element overall.The writing has sadly never recovered without GRRM's way with words.
I've heard rumors and speculation that the war with the Night King may be over sooner than anyone expected, it looks like it is starting next episode. We need surprises, twists and unexpected deaths, or this isn't Game of Thrones.
Pretty much this. Brienne's never really been positioned as a player in the "Game," so there's not a lot to be made from having her interact overly with Team Dany. In this area at least, she's going follow Sansa's lead.She apparently had little to do, though she has a few glances during the council meeting between Jon, Daenerys and the Northern houses.
I don't remember seeing her at all.She apparently had little to do, though she has a few glances during the council meeting between Jon, Daenerys and the Northern houses.
That he rode the dragon was a big bit of proof, and lots of people saw that. Some non-Targs have ridden dragons over the centuries, but the number is very small and there's speculation about those all being bastards with at least some valyrian blood in them.ther people will require proof however, so I really hope the journal was one of the books Sam "borrowed" and that Howland Reed turns up at some point to confirm Ned brought baby Jon out of the Tower of Joy.
On this topic, it's interesting that it was Qyburn who came to see Bronn, not Cersei. It tells you something about how much hate there is between Lena Heady and Jerome Flynn that it has an impact on how the show is written.Bron has been given a reason to go north, it'll be interesting to see if he's really team Cersei now.
Other people will require proof however, so I really hope the journal was one of the books Sam "borrowed"