Slate’s Use of Your DataIf you’re tired of feeling like Game of Thrones is making it obvious what’s going to happen in its final two episodes, try this for a surprising twist. We’re on the brink of war between Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister. All the forces are aligned. And just when the battle is about to begin, the Seven appear. You know, the Father, the Mother, the Smith, the Maiden, the Stranger, the Crone, the Warrior—the embodiments of the divine worshipped by a good chunk of Westeros. Instead of allowing the people who survived the Night King’s assault to slaughter one another just as a yearslong winter is about to start, the Seven intervene and create a new order, with civic institutions to adjudicate disputes (even those involving rulers), an end to feudalism, and a newly robust state with a monopoly on the use of force.
I love this ending. It’s shocking, it reconnects with the source material’s deep skepticism about the efficacy of violence, and it’s the way that the story of the House of Atreus, the original multigenerational revenge saga, ends in Aeschylus’ Oresteia. But it’s a little too shocking, a little too deliberately unsatisfying, and it’s missing a sense of inevitability to mix with the surprise. What we really want when something ends is the delicious feeling of watching something unexpected happen and then realizing, perhaps with a wry smile and a nod, that it always had to end like this.
Not to mention she doesn’t have any heirs. Since when has she ever been about future generations? It was always about her personal right.Dany literally burned whatever future figurative bridges she might have had to her new subjects. Did she honestly believe that future Kings Landing generations will accept her as a benevolent monarch and forget the multitudes of innocents she incinerated alive on her road to the Iron Throne?
Yes! Highlight of the episode!My favorite resolution here was the Clegane Brothers death match. The Hound apparently did not realize that the Mountain was already legally dead, which made killing him by normal means a frustrating process.
Oh please. Inside these threads don't feel obligated to use the spoiler tags. These are dedicated threads in a dedicated forum. If you have something, please feel free. It is only a problem when it's in the general section with all the threads.Not sure how to spioiler-tag quoted stuff, so...
***** spoilers! *****
Except the window looks like this now.Posted in the other thread inappropriately...
Well, there we have it...
Of course, that result was predicted long ago in a much earlier in season-2:
She's as mad as dad... I'm taking odds on who the next king-slayer will be. Part of the proof in that all of the 'wildfire' stocked around the city from Aerys Targaryen. I'm still of the opinion that the Night King was a Targaryen ancestor being impervious to fire and could swear they hinted at his return in his post 'death' preview of things to come.