Gaz0680 Posted May 10, 2017 Share Posted May 10, 2017 9 hours ago, Meera of Tarth said: Thanks for your insight. I've been commenting on how ridiculous was Arya's ending arc of s6 for months, in the general Rant Thread and other ones, especially when she was perfectly jumping and running after being stabbed (although there could be a "magical" explanation to that), but the Frey Pie thing has caused a lot of controversy. I find it ridiculous that we only get the Walder Frey scene as much shocking as it can be fed to the audience, just because it feels it is needed in that moment, but they don't pay attention to the how she made it, how she went there, how did she disguise as a servant, killed the guys, quartered them without no one noticing it, cooked them disguised again and then returned to kill Walder. That's an example of something that was not necessary. Instead, they could have shown us how she arrived there (of course, then we wouldn't have had the shocking moment of seeing Arya as another girl) or just the scene killing Walder. Frey Pie thing was just the icing of the cake. And I love Arya and wanted him to die. But this way, just like s5's finae with MT (making her kill him because apart from Syrio's death he was a pedohpile, and with all the blood involved, etc). that's too out of character. But I'd say the Frey Pie is just too much. And you know when you see this that it's just for shocking value. Except for the fact that it doesn't even makes sense on its own. So what's the point of the shocking value then? Sadly, it's what it is now. I can still enjoy the arcs of certain characters, but it's not the same as it used to be. Arya's S1-S4 arcs I really loved..and her S5 arc was a little dull but ok too up until the point they had to make Meryn Trant a pedophile. That was a stupid decision. I hate how D&D seem to want to turn this into clear good guys and bad guys, when ASOIAF is about real human characters, who are grey and capable of horrific atrocities but also heroic actions. I love Maisie Williams portrayal of Arya, yet I hate some of the writing for the character's arc. Most of her season 6 plot was nonsensical and made a mockery of both Arya and the Faceless Men. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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