Why the fuck did she not at least give Jon a clue about the Vale army? she coming out there and smirking her ass off with army when she's the reason that the armies of the northern houses she got help from during the last few weeks are dead.
RIP Rickon and Wun-Wun. The Starks have seriously been through so much but I guess the ones that are left are the ones with the plot armor, Jon's was at Arya level this week.
The scene with Tyrion dressing down Theon was excellent. Best work Dinklage has done all season. I can't say I was too worried about how Meereen would turn out.
Well, Jon is alive because a God wanted him to be alive. That God had bigger fish to fry than Ramsay Bolton. If that God is remotely worth its salt, which one assumes it is since it can bring back the dead, you'd think it could give Jon a little battlefield protection and keep stray arrows from hitting him.
Also, Jon had a far better sword than anybody else and is significantly better at using it than an average Bolton soldier, so it made sense that he would do well in the single-combat melee.
Tyrion was such a dick to Theon when they first met. Sure, I guess Theon made a dwarf joke, but Tyrion was pretty brutal about his captive status and Tyrion mocked Theon about Tyrion's superior tips and whoring skills. So it felt kinda obnoxious that Tyrion only remembered Theon's dickishness and forgot his own. But sure, nobody likes the Greyjoys, and Yara had to win Dany over by the force of her personality rather than her name or connections, which I liked.
This is probably a situation where they should have pretended Rickon stayed 8 years old and just re-cast him. Actor continuity is one thing but it would have been way more impactful to see Ramsay murder a little kid instead of a pimply faced teenager.
I'll bet a good amount of money that the main reason they gave Rickon zero lines this season is because Art Parkinson probably sounds like Liam Neeson at this point.
A thousand Dothraki charge a piddling group of Harpys shaking down an inexplicable group of Meereenise outside the gates, huh?, a budget constraint?
Mereen is a mostly civilian population, mostly supporting Dany. The Dothraki wouldn't have been given permission to sack the city, and nothing they can do about the boats in the harbor. What did you want them to do? Riding up to the gates, killing a few enemies that were ?trying to take the gates? - that is as much as you could really ask them to contribute to this particular struggle. I think the actual point of that scene was to establish that Dany doesn't have to wait for them - if she wants she can start loading her ships tomorrow.