I think there are necessary beats to hit, though, in order to complete each character’s story— or at least the main characters. I don’t see it as fan service, I think it’s responsible writing. Nobody wants to have a bunch of stuff left hanging. So in that respect, I think this was a fantastic episode.
But as it seemed to bring certain character arcs to a close, it made me particularly nervous about those characters. For example, Jaime. His arc was mostly about redemption, and I think he has fully achieved that now. He doesn’t need to kill Cersei; Tyrion can do that. I think Jaime’s done.
And Brienne: she has finally achieved the respect of her peers, and fulfilled her heart’s goal. I think Brienne’s done.
I hope I’m wrong on both counts.
As I watched Greyworm and Missandei, I had a feeling that when all is said and done, these could be the last two left standing.
Nor do I. She is ambitious, determined, and decisive. That’s not mad, it’s strong-willed. As for her focusing on Jon’s claim to the throne rather than what it means for her love life, well, of course she did. Dany has always put her career first. Romance is nice, but it’s secondary to her.
This was hilarious. NOT the way to win Brienne’s heart, dummy.
I would so love to see a spin-off, Road Adventures with Arya and the Hound. That’s the couple I will miss most of all.
Finally...GHOOOOST! Hope that final glimpse doesn’t mean he’s done, too.