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Unless Euron is given some sort of depth, it doesn't feel like he fits into this world with the way the character is written.

You sorta only feel contempt for him, and I would have thought he'd be shown to have redeeming qualities by now.

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I loved it. It seems to me to have a concise complexity of the earlier seasons in a way 5-7 didn’t in ways that also unify the last few seasons in ways I didn’t expect so far. More or less a perfect premiere episode, possibly my favorite after the first.

A good example of what I mean is:
The interplay of Sam’s arc (him meeting his family in S6... & they get executed in S7) with Dany’s issues with conquering vs leadership, and using that to interplay with Bran’s discovery of Jon’s parentage with Sam as a way for Sam to say what he needs to about Dany...it’s all many many shades of gray that say a lot with a lot of elegant foils between character arcs. this is one thing that made me love GOT in the first place I’ve felt the show has lost and leading to the amazing scenes between Sam and Dany (of course he’s heartbroken despite hating his father) and Sam and Jon, the latter being 8 seasons in the making. Huge climax-level stuff.
Honestly, felt like so much more than a "set up" episode. Almost every scene worked unto itself. Much tighter, more elegant writing than season 7, anyway.


-Vader

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Dave Hill is very good at writing these types of episodes. Glad they gave him this one. Like I said... for a premiere you can’t ask for much more.
Have a feeling Varys is completely pointless on the show which is disappointing.

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Allstar wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 2:55 am
Dave Hill is very good at writing these types of episodes. Glad they gave him this one. Like I said... for a premiere you can’t ask for much more.
Have a feeling Varys is completely pointless on the show which is disappointing.
You could say the same thing for Tyrion for now

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Now Where Was I ? wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 5:21 am
Allstar wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 2:55 am
Dave Hill is very good at writing these types of episodes. Glad they gave him this one. Like I said... for a premiere you can’t ask for much more.
Have a feeling Varys is completely pointless on the show which is disappointing.
You could say the same thing for Tyrion for now
Tyrion and Cersei have never been as good as before since the end of season 4. Their relation rocked season 2, 3 and 4, especially if you add Tywin and Joffrey.
Loved how Sansa was able to see through Jon's lies, even more than himself probably. Bronn's arc looks great and the character is finally going to face a defining choice.

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We've heard at least 3 times from different characters that the night king's army can't get to the Iron Islands or Euron's fleet because of the water.

I mean, does that feel like foreshadowing to anyone else?

Again, with the climate change metaphor, lots of characters (like Cersei) think they can just sit back and wait to pick up the scraps or that they will be safe from what's coming.

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speaking of Varys, I'd love to hear his reaction to
Littlefinger's demise and being out foxed by Arya / Sansa / Bran.

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This felt much more like an episode from the earlier seasons, simply because of all the focus on character as opposed to plot. I'm grateful for that and I also am happy that this is likely as peaceful a life as these characters are going to get given what awaits them.

I think the scene at
the Last Hearth was where it really hit me how alien the White Walkers are and how terrifying the show has made undead corpses when I was convinced that zombies couldn't send a shiver down my spine but here we are.

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Ace wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 12:40 pm
TeddyBlass wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 11:43 pm
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That video is great, and seeing George Lucas on set of Thrones is awesome.

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