I had multiple problems with this season (actually season 7 too)... pretty much the standard complaints, too rushed, lazy writing, nonsensical dialogue, characters all becoming complete idiots, and so on.
But I mostly didn't have a problem where the story ended up. It was the journey that was the problem.
Bran's story is a problem however, at least as portrayed in the show. Nothing really makes sense there. He spends his entire character arc becoming the 3-eyed raven, with all-seeing, all-knowing superpowers, then pretty much doesn't use any of them and they play very little role in the story. The entire whitewalker/bran thing also never really made much sense either.
But I read an article the other day with a Bran theory that kind of makes sense. Well, it makes more sense than what the show portrays.
Basically it's theorizing what if Bran is now actually the previous 3-eyed raven? Or to be exact, the 3-eyed crow --- i.e. Brynden Rivers/BloodRaven (Max Von Sydow)? It would tie in with Bran's loss of personality much better, which otherwise makes very little sense. Bran comes out and says he's not really Bran anymore ... he may mean that literally. There is no reason to assume the original 3-eyed raven is benevolent, and he does have the ability to see into the past/future as well as change bodies. I haven't read the books, and don't know if we are allowed to even mention much about them in this thread, but the books apparently go into much more detail in regard to his background --- he's a Targaryen, previously was Hand to several kings, etc. While the White Walkers may have a Stark connection.
Anyway, if the 3-eyed raven/crow/Brynden was just playing the very long game here, things begin to make more sense. It might also untangle the white walker storyline into something that makes a smidgen more sense too.
I still don't buy the scene where Bran was chosen as king ... that was nonsensical. But at the very least the overall story makes much more sense if Bran isn't Bran anymore and not just figuratively.
Last edited by Doe Doe; 05-22-2019 at 12:11 PM.