I thought it was an awesome episode. That doesn't mean that I agree with everything that happened, but I thought it was great.
-People are saying she was too harsh on Varys. I don't think so. If you remember, he told the little girl to make sure she was eating. I believe he was trying to poison her. I don't feel bad for Varys, as he was openly scheming against her.
-The scene between Jaime and Tyrion in the tent was a tear jerker. That was old school Game of Thrones where the dialogue was perfect and emotional. I got teary eyed during that scene because Jaime truly was Tyrion's hero even with all of his faults and wrongdoings. I thought that scene was perfectly shot.
-Lot of people complaining about the dragon between over powered. I would agree here, but at the same time, this is Drogon, the biggest, strongest, dragon that wasn't chained up or hurt. Also, Dany actually was ready for battle this time, and not taken by surprise. I thought it was a little ridiculous that she was able to fuck shit up so easily, but then again, the dragons are crazy powerful in the books. Makes sense why they killed off Rhaegal so quickly.
-Dany going mad. I saw it happening, based on events that transpired this season and this episode, but I still felt bad. So many innocent lives lost, and so much havoc was created. I know some people say hey, the bells were ringing! They quit, why did she attack? I actually did not believe the bells. I was waiting for some kind of ambush by Cersei or the troops when the bells were ringing so I am defending Dany attacking. I think she should have just went straight for the Red Keep and destroyed that instead of the town, but I get it.
-People complaining about Grey Worm being a savage. I don't blame him. He attacked the Lannister army that was partially responsible for killing the women he loved. I don't actually feel bad about the Lannister army being slaughtered, but the innocent people, I do.
-Hound and Mountain battle was pretty badass. Fitting that fire is the ultimate way that they were both killed.
-Euron/Jaime battle was solid, but also kind of cheesy. Of course, Euron is the only one that washes up on shore when Jaime is trying to get to Cersei. It's too convenient for me, but the battle was pretty solid.
-Don't necessarily love the way Cersei died, but it was pretty fitting. I liked that Jaime went back to his true self, the man that loves Cersei and always has. I thought it was a bit anti-climatic dying in the tunnels, but I'll take it.
-Not sure what's happening with Arya exactly. She is supposed to be an assassin, but all it takes for the Hound to say is that she doesn't want to end up like him, and she kind of resorts to her old, pre-assassin self? I think this was also created so that she can have a reason to hate Dany and ultimately be the one to kill her.
Like I said earlier, awesome, intense episode. I am not one of those people that will keep bitching about how everything is made concise because the show is ended this season. Of course, I want this show to be extended and worked out in more detail, but I take it for what it is this season, and I am still enjoying it a lot.
Great breakdown, and well said
Curious as well what the point of Arya here was, her whole journey was to eventually kill Cersei, when she got their and finally had a chance possibly she changed her mind just from the hound saying dont be him? How bad ass and cold blooded almost soulless she has seemed, that was a bit strange but I guess it was for her to see her true mission,in which its killing Dany,to complete her prophecy? Arya has that stare of death look to her when we see her standing in the trailers for the final episode.
I couldn't stand the way Cersei died, it felt cheap and she deserved worse. Tho in a symbolic way, she died as the prophecy stated, just not as described fully. She died in the arms of her younger brother, reflects Jamie choking her to death, while the red keep collapsing was the other part of the prophecy
Queen you shall be… until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.”