+ King of the North! Lyanna leading everyone! "The North Remembers!". Stark civil war next season? + R+L=J! + The Sept of Baelor exploding was pretty cool, though I wished for a better death for Margaery and Mace. + The end scene was pretty nice looking. + Frey motherfucking pies! + Varys/Olenna/Dorne plot, Fire and Blood! + Little birds killing Pycelle! + Tyrion as Hand of the Queen + Cersei as Queen and sitting on the throne! Setting up valonqar. + Citadel!
- Tommen's death. I would have much rather him run into the Sept to save Margaery before it exploded when he worked out something was up.
It was a satisfying episode. Obviously R+l=J...cool casting to find a baby that can give a Jon Snow-Stark Grumpy cat look. TOJ scene was touching Nice farewell from Benjen Dany and friends finally moving South. I was LOLing at Cersei when they showed Dany and her ships. Queenbowl is on. Littlefinger expects payment from Sansa, I think he might get it now that Jon is KitN High Sparrow is gone Lyanna Mormont should be running things in the North. Loved her calling out the Northern Lords. Not sad about Freys at all. Jaime telling off Walder was good. Enjoy the crown Cersei. You won't be wearing it long.
Questions/observations How is Meera getting Bran to the wall? Arya has amazing healing powers/travels fast/was the one who really avenged the RW. Guessing House Frey is done. So is any hopes of LSH Varys also travels fast. Jon did not avenge the RW, the knights of the Vale did. Arya did.
Tommen's death was lame. Odd to have no reaction from Cersei. Also, KiTN scene was not as emotional as it was with Robb...guess having the Northern Lords suddenly be humbled by Lyanna and going "So sorry Jon we'll never do it again.." just kind of took the air out of the scene for me. You think they make a marriage with Jon and Lyanna????
Post by StannisForGhostKing301AL on Jun 27, 2016 2:24:57 GMT
Solid all round episode. What was lacking was a timeframe, things seemed to happen very rushed, but that's probably because seeing everyone get news about events would be boring as fuck. Still, consistency.
And no Euron.
Seemed a little anti climactic, but fuck it, it's a finale, I can live with it.
8 is a fair score.
“But nothing’s ever perfect, haven’t you realized that yet? Earth turns on a tilted axis, just doing the best it can.”
Post by barristanwhitebeard on Jun 27, 2016 3:12:27 GMT
10/10. Not the best finale (that's still "Fire and Blood", and I doubt it will be beaten until the show finale), but pretty great.
* Dany is on her way!!!
* The Wildfire explosion.
* Frey Pies.
* The King In The North scene (although I agree with those who liked the one with Robb better). Lyanna Mormont was amazing, the revelation of the season, hands down. Please bring her back for Season 7.
* The Queenbowl/Stormbowl setup. I suspect an alliance between Euron and Cersei is on its way...
* Dorne was actually decent!
* Tower of Joy was not perfect, but better than I expected from the leaks.
* The little birds scene was well done.
Le Not So Good:
* No Euron. I think the finale needed some resolution to his arc, I'm afraid that show watchers are not impressed at all with him, and that's a shame. One of the few disappointments in the season.
* I don't know what to think about the Sansa vs Jon stuff that is looming in the horizon. I think I have to think more about it.
* Tommen's death was anticlimatic. It should have more emotional weight, it's the King dying after all.
The good stuff overweight the bad by far and I felt satisfied at the end, so it's a 10 for me. Great Season!
“As Daenerys Targaryen rose to her feet, her black hissed, pale smoke venting from its mouth and nostrils. The other two pulled away from her breasts and added their voices to the call, translucent wings unfolding and stirring the air, and for the first time in hundreds of years, the night came alive with the music of dragons.”
Knew shit was going to go down as soon as i heard Light of the Seven from Ramin Djawadi. It's such a sad yet slow-burning song that eventually turns into madness. Just like Cersei all season. Man Lena stole the fucking show which was warranted because she's been awfully quiet all season. I'm really sad she killed all the Tyrell heirs though, i was hoping Margery would survive. The wildfire explosion itself was amazing Tommen is not a bad person, seeing that and knowing his failures as a king, it made sense that the would want to kill himself. Jesus i'm so glad they went Dark, dark, dark with Cersei, its what i've been craving and needing Her scene with Septa Unella, creepy as fuck. Nice grandaddy Qyburn looked legitimately sad to kill Pycelle. RIP Lancel you tried FUCK So Jaime is totally going to kill Cersei next season. Walder Frey made him realise something. I really enjoyed their talk together. I don't think it was a mistake they both gave Cersei and Dany new black costumes. QUEENBOWL. Except Dany is good and Cersei is evil. When Tyrion finds out what happened in KL...
The twins was good, like really good. But i would've preferred Manderly actually execute the Frey pies as it didn't seem like Arya could execute that herself without anyone seeing. Then Manderly could have teleported North to be at the Wintefell get together! Anyway, i'm sad Arya only had about 2 minutes this finale, i want more from her. i definitely thought Jaime and Bronn would run into some trouble with her and didn't expect them to return to KL so soon. And no Brienne! i hope she goes back to Winterfell and kills LF for Sansa.
The northern scenes were all amazing. Davos broke my heart when he talked about Shireen and Melisandre blaming Stannis. omg no lol. i'm glad he sent her away. i suppose she'll bump into Arya or Brienne next season. The scene where Jon is proclaimed King in the North was amazing chills! I kind've expected them to name Sansa though :\ Omg Lyanna Mormont is the best haha shes like to Manderly, Cerwyn and the other idiot. Totally going to ship Lord Cerwyn ( ) and Sansa now. The casting for Manderly was spot on! i'm sad he didn't have his original storyline.
Damn, Benjen just sort of left Bran by a tree. How's he supposed to get anywhere? Meera better start training to pull bran along. I loved the second part of TOJ. I nearly cried. Lyanna looked a lot like emilia and the actor who plays young ned is just Thought Bran's story was left abruptly and i would've prefer we got an idea of what he'll be doing!
All the mereen scenes were great Dany.... don't leave Daario we need him! (for my own reasons) Damn it woman. Loved that tyrion was named her hand of the queen, you could see it meant a lot to him. I saw a bit of Emilia when she said "i made something for you" lol but other than that i enjoyed her this episode. Them leaving westeros wasn't as epic as i thought i was confused about why Varys was there and they didn't just wait for Dany to come to them... i liked the imagery of the sun and greyjoy banner on the ship, symbolising two houses working together. I wonder if Dany will get the Redwyne fleet as well considering Olenna is their lady now...maybe i mean the tyrell house is kind of finished?
Speaking of, Olenna telling the sandsnakes to shut up was great. I didn't like what proceeded but what can we do...the damage was done in episode 1.
I'm not sure if i'm forgetting something. the episode was sooo long. I would have wanted one more episode this season! i think it might have allowed it to be better paced. Kings Landing was the best paced story this episode except when Jaime arrived and did nothing.
Great episode 9/10
EDIT: oh yeh Sam! i was really excited about seeing Oldtown- seemed like a pretty foggy city except the tower. Why the hell did you bring Gilly into the Citadel. Silly Sam lol. the guy who met them was kind of a twat. I was really happy for Sam though, he seemed like he could cry. He better get reading though, thats a lot of books!
I gave it a 9. (and man, frikidoctor's "predictions" were kind of off)
LIKES King's Landing was amazing from top to bottom, but I'm shocked it opened the episode. I thought all of this would be at the end. Tommen's death was straight out of Ida though. And Ugh, I don't even want to think about what's happening to Septon Unella.
The North scenes - Frikidoctor was really off about Sansa. I think LF will try to get in her head again next season, but she didn't seem to resent Jon at all. That made me happy. I'm sure Jon will name her Lady of Winterfell or something important.
Davos didn't leave...yaasss! Lyanna Mormont...yaasss! Manderly...I thought he'd be fatter.
Oldtown looked great.
Seeing Dany head towards Westeros (and dump Daario) was very satisfying and I loved when she named Tyrion hand.
Olenna making fun of the Sham Snakes
The logic in Arya's story. I thought I'd be satisfied by seeing a Stark end the Freys, but I ultimately wasn't. She really killed two dudes and carved them up in a pie? This was a shit way to condense LSH/North Remembers story.
Why do we need Ellaria and the Sand Snakes? Olenna and Varys could've met in Dorne, and I HATE that Ellaria got part of Doran's famous line. Thank God Varys finished it.
When the snows fall, and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.
Post by Father of Dragons on Jun 27, 2016 4:12:27 GMT
Well where to begin This episode was jam-packed but nothing felt too forced for me.
The Positives -King's Landing Part I. Ooft. Just absolutely marvellous. The direction, the soundtrack, the writing. Hands down the best King's Landing moment ever. It beats everything else that's ever happened in that city. They created so much tension from the very beginning. Ramin's score was fantastic. The explosion itself - I think "bloodbath" is an understatement Oh, and also - Gregor removed his helmet! He's like a prune! (Prune + Unella = Prunella?) Poor Pycelle. And Kevan. And MACE. -The Twins Part I. Jaime's conversation with Walder was great. I feel like Walder said some phrases Jaime once used to someone, but clearly it has a different effect when you're being told rather than saying it. -Oldtown. Absolutely stunning. Not much else to say other than I'm glad Sam is so happy and John Bradley did a great job at conveying it -Meereen. Dany's talk with Daario was quite moving for me actually. I could see the sadness in Daario and it's clear that he definitely loved Dany. Also "Bay of Dragons" is epic. Naming Tyrion her hand was really sweet too. "Hand of the Queen" -Winterfell. I loved every single second of it. No doubt. Liam deserves an Emmy. Carice was incredible too. Loved Davos talking about Shireen like a daughter and calling her out when she tried to shift/share the blame. The Jon/Sansa scene was touching. Fuck the haters Sansa is not plotting against him. Loved the lines about Winter: "Winter is here." "Father always promised, didn't he?" (You're right Jon. He made anotyer very specific promise many years ago too!) LF calling Sansa "my love" is just revolting on many levels, but so glad she basically told him to fuck off again. And the last scene. Oh! Perfect. The King in the North. If it doesn't work out with Jon, make Lyanna Queen in the North because she fucking deserves it. Manderly and Glover were incredible. I was worried because I'd seen some sort of leak saying they'd support LF instead, but so glad that wasn't the case! -King's Landing Part 2/3. Lena is perfect. Not the on-the-nose madness of book Cersei, but this kind of subtler madness is a lot better. "First of her name" and with Qyburn as Hand too. -The Twins Part 2. Now I'd also been spoiled that Walder was going to be killed by Arya. And personally, I didn't think she deserved to be the one. Yes, she knows Walder murdered her mother and brother, but I just feel IMO that there's not been much set-up for it this season. BUT ... when she said "they're already here" and he looked at the pie, all negatives flew right out the window. I'm so happy they put it in when they didn't really have to. In this story it doesn't fit for Wyman to be the one. A little odd that she managed to kill and cook two grown men into a pie but whatever. It was cool. -Olenna putting the Sand Snakes in their fucking place. -Bran/ToJ. Worth the wait. For some, it was seven weeks. For others (not me), it's been 20 years. Ramin's score, the acting, the writing. Flawless. Not sure why they faded her voice when she said "his name is Jon" but I suppose it's less exposition-y, so no issue there. -Dany. Again, for some people it's been twenty years build-up to this moment. Finally, FINALLY she's leaving Essos. Now there is no character (except Jorah maybe?) who needs to get to Westeros. They're all either there or on their way.
The Mehs/Negatives -Tommen's death. I knew he killed himself (The woes of spoiler tags) so when the shot lingered on the window I knew what he would do. I understand the motivation behind it, but personally I didn't like the way it was shot. He's the king so it should have some kind of impact (pun not intended). Maybe if they took it a little slower it wouldn't have come off a bit odd. -Ellaria taking not only Doran's position as ruler of Dorne, but also his lines. Ugh. Sure Varys shared them and that was a slight improvement, but still -Arya going to the Twins immediately was a bit random. As I said there's been very little buildup to it this season. But Frey Pies negates this problem
Overall, my second favourite episode. A 10. Best season finale since Fire and Blood