That is honestly all I thought though the entire series finale. Man, they’re really leaning on PD to sell this shit sandwich. He’s a shell of his former character—has been since season 6 at least. He’s a 21st century insert in an already ridiculous and inconsistent storyline. Tyrion sad-face just made me to punch him. He is the literal embodiment of failing upwards. Oh, sorry, he wears his hand pin as a heavy burden.
His admonishing speech to Jon? Bullshit. His even getting a chance to lead and speechify in front of that ‘council’? Bullshit. His meta speech about stories? Bullshit. I hate when people use this turn of phrase, but I’m gonna use it anyways—this season’s writing was an insult to the audience. INSULT, I SAY!
I know some are saying only a few episodes were needed to sell this Daenerys turn, or an extra season, but I think this needed to be seeded in season 6. Toss Cersei to the curb in season 7. Daenerys’ whole ideology developed off-screen—and don’t tell me it’s on the cutting-room floor. In my opinion, they had to gut every major character to even attempt sell this trajectory: Jon, Varys, Tyrion, Sansa, and Arya, all had to be twisted, edited, or truncated to get to this point. Missandei has to be removed completely, except to die, apparently. Jorah had to argue in Tyrion’s defence because he learns, apparently—where the evidence for that is, I have no fucking clue. Whatever, let me be hyperbolic—this is writing is practically negligent.