LordStoneheart Posted June 12, 2014 Share Posted June 12, 2014 I think I've figured out why this episode just doesn't live up to a usual GoT episode for me. It's a book reader thing and that's something I'll never turn off. I really do like the Wall story line regardless of if Jon is a Mary Sue/Cliché Hero/Special Snowflake or any other meaningless trope name. I've always enjoyed Jon's chapters, and Samwell. I like the Night's Watch and most of the characters up there... but the show has just not given this story line any of the greatness it has from the books. We only get a few central characters in the show whereas in the books we get a lot more. The show has always (IMO) struggled with making the Wall an interesting storyline. the best was probably Jon getting aquainted there. The worst was probably season two, particularly the latter half of Jon's story, the ending, and the terrible follow-up in S3 they did (budget reasons? no excuse. don't set up big epic battle if you can't follow through with even one visual like Tyrion S1). Nothing in this episode was engaging for me. I know the outcome and though I didn't expect Grenn to die, I knew for certain that Sam and Jon would survive, it's just a matter of how. The characters were not engaging and the storyline is not engaging.... The episode is executed remarkably well, and I'll even give it a guilty pleasure point for the giant metal scythe... but I don't think I'd give it anything higher than a 6 now. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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