This episode was a huge downer and the season was not so great for me either. I was so disappointed last year when I heard that Bran was not going to be in this season. Now I am so glad he was not in this season.
It looked like the harpies were killing the masters and then they killed Hizdahr. Also, I think I heard the harpies do some kind of whispering chant before surrounding Dany. If I recall, the former slaves were hissing maybe chanting when the slave leader was executed. Could the harpies be pretending to be the masters to provoke Dany? I am really confused who the harpies are supposed to be?
Seems like the Sons of the Harpy were killing the masters. Also, I heard some kind of chant. Are the former slaves the Sons of the Harpy? (I think the slaves chanted or hissed when Dany executed one of the former slave leaders)
I also thought this chapter had a weird feel to it, but I had the same feeling about the "Mercy" chapter. I can't quite point out the exact difference, but maybe the feeling is different because Sansa and Arya are really not themselves? I wonder if the different feeling of these chapters has something to do with the five year gap that was suppose to take place? Maybe reading the chapters on their own is what makes them seem different to me?
I feel sorry for non-book readers because this scene really lacked the creepy feeling that is described in the book. I think most of this is due to the lack of time they spent on the scene. The walk in the cave should have been longer and focused on the skeletons, sights, and sounds of the cave. The 3 eyed raven was not at all what I expected him to look like.
Well, at this point I don't see Yara as fake Ayra working in any way to strengthen the Bolton's control of the North. Balon will die and when he does I can't foresee any circumstances where Yara would become queen. At least I hope not because maybe that means no Euron and he is interesting. However, I look forward to seeing what they will do about fake Ayra (I think they are in a tough spot with that one).
I think that Yara will either escape without Theon or she will be captured. However, if she is captured I don't think Roose will keep her at the Dreadfort because he wants to keep her as a viable hostage (Ramsey can't be trusted). Anyway, I think this is like Craster's and all for not - it will end up very much like it is in the books.
Could she be fake Arya ? Well the letters match ( Yara/Arya , Bael/Able) but I really hope not. It would make zero sense. While not everyone in the North knows what Arya looks like, they do know she is young. Younger than Rob and younger than Sansa. How can they pass Yara who is older than Theon for Arya.?