Do you like Michael Fassbender? He’s starring in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie! It’s hard to dislike him, to be honest. He’s good looking, charismatic, and the leader of the Brotherhood of Mutants. Oh, wait, that’s Magneto.
Wow. That was some finale. The episode title, The Winds of Winter, is really fitting since it’s the title of the 6th book (which still isn’t out) and we start to feel the winds of winter — winter being the true end of the series with the White Walkers. The music in this episode was fantastic. Why can’t every episode be this great, at least musically? This episode had more story progression than half the season combined (but the inconsistencies can be jarring). Let’s dive in, shall we? Spoilers ahead.
Last week’s episode, I complained about how they cut away from every interesting or cool fight/conflict/battle, and it was to save money for this one. Was it worth it? Spoilers ahead.
It’s no spoiler to say that this episode is somewhat focused on Arya Stark. The title “No One” kinda gives it away, no? If a girl is no one, but is the focus of this episode, is she still no one?
Even Game of Thrones can’t avoid plot armour. Look, it’s bound to happen; we grow attached to characters and want them to do well, but how is that any different from Ned Stark? Robb Stark? 6 seasons in and some characters just don’t die, or can’t die, cause the plot can’t progress without them. Makes sense, and while I’m not unhappy, it isn’t the Game of Thrones I fell in love with. Game of Thrones, you’ve changed!
Max Von Sydow, The Three-Eyed Raven. (Holy crap, he was in Star Wars too!)
I wonder if there’ll be any surprises left for book readers when Winds of Winter comes out. “Blood of My Blood” reveals the identity of Coldhands, a mysterious figure in the books who lead Bran and co. to the Three-Eyed Raven. Yes, they’ve switched the order around in the show, and this episode played “catch up”, a way for the show to sync with the books better — this can only be for the better. (Spoilers ahead)
Game of Thrones is revealing everything this season. EVERYTHING! Great, right? Or is it? (Spoilers ahead)