Game of Thrones 7.07 — It ends tonight
*Spoilers below for Game of Thrones 7.07 — The Dragon and The Wolf*
The “season” finale has come and gone and I don’t really know how I feel. The episode was long (too long, I think) and there was so much ridiculous dialogue that it felt like we were watching Big Little Lies, but with an ice dragon. This episode was generally predictable, but with some satisfying moments so I will focus on those for this last post.
Let’s start with the best scene from this episode: the death of Littlefinger. After smirking from every corner of Westeros, Littlefinger finally gets what he deserves: a public shaming and execution. In a great turn, Sansa is accusing “Arya” of murder and treason, she gives one last look at Littlefinger for “approval” and then addresses the accusations to him. Finally, the man of a thousand words, who prides himself on always being one step ahead, is three steps behind and sputtering out his last pleas. Truly, such a satisfying moment for everyone invested in this show. Littlefinger’s character was interesting in the beginning because he was stirring a pot that often needed stirring, but as the threats became more real and the pot became smaller, his meddling became counterproductive. Here, we got to see the women of Winterfell work together and make their own justice and Bran actually used his all-seeing eye for GOOD not just creepiness.
Speaking of Bran, he really just went all out and explained the entire history of Jon’s lineage for the people in the back who just weren’t quite getting it. It was also a pleasure to see Sam actually react to Bran’s weirdness in a normal way, rather than just ignoring it like everyone else. Sam’s standing in the doorway making hilarious faces while Bran speaks and actually asking questions, which is so satisfying for an audience that has been more than fed up with Bran’s inability to even pretend to speak normally. The two of them put the pieces together (even though Sam didn’t even bother to mention Gilly was actually the one who told him about this — she never gets the credit she deserves) and Bran confirmed that Jon is actually the rightful heir to the Iron Throne and Daenerys’ nephew. We, obviously, already knew this, but I guess the creators wanted to really make sure of it.
But wait, what is happening while Bran is painstakingly revealing that Jon & Dany are actually related? Oh yes, of course, they are banging. A bit heavy-handed to put the voiceover of Bran reading out the family history over Jon & Dany in bed, but this season of Thrones is not subtle. And how else will they really be certain that Daenerys can’t have children (Jon definitely was just curious for curiosity’s sake in the dragonpit when he asked)? I am thinking that Cersei won’t be the only who one who is pregnant at the start of next season and I’m also thinking that if both of them live to give birth, they will both have deformed babies in some way.
Speaking of babies, the ice dragon has really done a number on the Wall. As in, the Wall does not exist anymore (in that spot — of course, Tormund & Beric are okay…) and the dead are coming! Too bad no one at Eastwatch knows how to write because I don’t think they were able to send a raven out. Hopefully Bran will find it in his good heart to let everyone know because the time is now and they need to fight. So, is Jaime just riding his horse out there by himself? Hopefully, he’s going to collect Bronn and the rest of the army to mutiny mutiny against his sister and head north. I’m sure the whitewalkers will make it to King’s Landing in no time next season (because time doesn’t exist) and then Cersei will be in deep shit with her army fighting in the north. But I’m sure Jaime will return when he realizes the undead are coming for Cersei and then she’ll try to burn the city and Jaime will kill her like he did the Mad King. I’ve been saying this from the beginning — it needs to happen for the prophecy and it needs to happen for Jaime’s honor, which something that matters more to him than anything else.
This episode and season have been entertaining, dramatic, and action-packed but (and I know I’m not the first or only person to say this), they seem to have strayed from what makes Thrones Thrones. The allegiances, the smart dialogue, and the human characters have all basically disappeared. We’re left with weird soap opera conversations and robotic characters that don’t act for any purposes that make sense in the overall story. I hope they can find their way in the last season, but if not, I’m really looking forward to watching the ice dragon fight the fire dragons and seeing Jon & Daenerys’ faces when Bran tells them that they’re related right after they’ve fucked.
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Originally published at lizziekreitman.wordpress.com on August 28, 2017.