Jay Merlan Posted June 21, 2016 Share Posted June 21, 2016 (edited) I give it a 6 out of 10. Can't understand the 10's and can't understand the 1's. The writing and the motivations were still very bad, the technical stuff (imagery, costumes, CGI, editing, choreography) was outstanding, so I'll land just a little above the middle of the scale. After I watched it yesterday, it would've been an 8 but the more I think about it, the more I get confused and angry at some of the decisions made. The battle itself was fine, but how the characters got there and acted was beyond comprehension. Sansa not telling Jon about the Vale army is, as many pointed out before, a total dick move and cannot be explained properly within the shows own rules. And looking back and seeing how D&D handled Aryas stabbing, I am pretty sure, that there will be no sufficient explanation for this. Maybe they'll drop one sentence about this, but this won't be enough to excuse the possibly unnecessary death of her brother (?!) . Jon acted like a fool, in every sense of the word, and would've been (rightfully) slaughtered by military genius Ramsay who had the upper hand the whole time (ugh). Just imagine if Jon just turned around after Rickon's death (furious, of course) and rejoined his forces for an coordinated attack. He would have listened to the advice Sansa gave him and he wouldn't have looked like a total dumbass. I really liked the one-take of him in battle and the battle itself but I was so frustrated with the lack of logic, that it really sucked the tension out for me. Why did Ramsay choose to hit dying Wun-Wun in the eye instead of killing Jon, who was standing right next to him? This stuff isn't that hard, just write the scene a bit different and noone will complain about those minor plot holes, but those are all over the place and script. Mereen was surprisingly well done this time, hasn't been as good in seasons. A bit whacky that the slavers can still be surprised by the dragons, but what gives? CGI looked really great (especially for TV) and the whole thing was very well done in a short period of time. Even Dinklage got something to work with, good for him. And even with a Theon apperance we didn't get a "dick got cut off"-Joke. Good for you D&D! I really don't mind the Dany/Yara girl power - at least she now has enough ships for finally leaving f'cking Essos. In total, again, a very uneven season - D&D struggle to write without GRRM leading the way and multiple badly written set-up episodes really hurt my enjoyment of the few well done episodes. Edited June 21, 2016 by Jay Merlan some errors Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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