Originally Posted by Ron Temple
Finale came out pretty much as I expected, a visit to each storyline, a cliffhanger and somewhat of a resolution with Dany and the Dragons (thankfully). Some great scenes...Tyrion's with the gloating Magister, Varris and Shae...Arya and Jonquer(sp?), when he changed faces my wife said "Wow"...Briene and Jaime, for some reason this arc is appealling to me and I hope they develop it...John Snow ended exactly where I thought it would, a fight with his boss, a deliberate sacrifice and partial acceptance (all in about 3 minutes). I've never liked the Theon/Bran storylines, but I guess they had to move that along, so fine. The march of White Walkers (I only saw the 2 riding) with their dead Wight (zombie) army was a good place to end it. All in all enjoyable and better than I expected for this complicated wrap up.
that pretty well sums up my take on this last ep.
they covered and caught us up on all the storylines except davos and his son;
i liked the way dany harnessed the power of her dragons and exacted the revenge to which she was richly entitled after all she had to endure to make sure his dragons survived. also liked the way she realized that she possessed special powers that could overwhelm the magic of the warlock.
odd that tyrion wants to stay in kings landing where he will clearly be a non-entity with no allies. after what he did in the battle and receive such unjust treatment would certainly motivate me to find a more receptive environment. is shae leaving for her home country? she is clearly unsafe as long as cercai remains in power.
mystified by what happend at winterfell. if the ironmen burned it and killed luwin for no reason, why wouldn't the bastard laying sieige to it let the ironmen escape? no motivation for the bastards troops to sack the city since his father is serving in robb's army and apparently has some leadership position. why were bronn, his brother and their aides oblivious to the siege and destruction of winterfell? why go north?
presumably theon is in cuffs on his way to meet justice with robb.
unless some of you prognosticaters are correct and sansa has some role to play in the downfall of the lannisters from the iron throne, i'm done with her character. bad decision after bad decision. doesn't she understand that she will be mistreated/imprisoned since she has no value other than that of a hostage? was littlefinger trying to get her to work in one of his brothels?
conjecture on next season, given the rise of dany and the dragons and the imminent invasion from the north, the destruction of winterfell was certain just a matter of time. arya may end up with her friend jaqen in braavos if she cannot find rob and learns winterfell is no more.
i can't wait for the lannisters to be slaughtered, either by dragons, whitewalkers, or stennis and his black magic.