The hairy bear Posted April 22, 2019 Share Posted April 22, 2019 (edited) It's a generous five, for me. It gets a pass basically because of the scene of Brienne's knighting, with Pod singing Jenny's song. But: They've handled R+L=J terribly. The greatest revelation of the show, and it comes down to a couple of not particularly good short scenes in the crypt. They have overdone the pessimism before the battle. If everyone thinks they are doomed, why do they fight instead of fleeing to the Iron Islands or Essos? No king would allow his commanders such level of defeatism. Having dragons and a full armory of obsidian weapons should serve to at least try to inspire some hope. At the same time, this continuously stated conviction of the hopelessness of trying to win the battle is inconsistent with the characters focusing on discussions about the Northern independence or the inheritance of the Iron Throne. Still no reaction to Jon riding a Dragon. No one thinks that it can make a difference in the upcoming decisive battle. It seems it's not a big deal. Just a convenient transport when you want to show your girlfriend your beautiful childhood playgrounds. Grey Worm and Melisandre are one-sided tertiary characters that outlived their purpose once Dany reached Westeros and could interact with other protagonists. It's great that they keep them around as background. If they really feel there's a need to give them a small scene, so be it. But it shouldn't be one that undermines their very defining trait: their loyalty to Dany. It's surprising how people keep making statements without any ground to support them. We see Jorah claims that "Tyrion makes mistakes as everyone, but he learns from them". How does he reach to that conclusion? He devised the strategy against the Lannisters, costing Dany her fleet, Dorne and Highgarden (and the lives of loyal allies). He hasn't planned any war strategy since. Then he decided that they had to capture a wight to convince Cersei. It costs Dany a dragon, to no gain. No other brilliant plan from Tyrion, so far. So.. how can Jorah say that he has learned? Edited April 22, 2019 by The hairy bear LucyMormont, kirt and Daemon the Leaner 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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