A lot of Game of Thrones Fans were disappointed when the Battle of Winterfell seemed to be somewhat anticlimactic, particularly since most people felt that the fight between the living and the army of the Dead would be THE BIG BATTLE of this final season of the show.
Well, then last night happened. Season Eight, Episode Five: The Bells.
If there is ANYTHING you can say about last night’s episode with 100% certainty, it is that the episode was decidedly NOT anti-climactic. And it was one of those things that you just couldn’t stop watching. Like the Red Wedding, but orders of magnitude worse.
Continue reading “Game of Thrones and the End of Character Arcs”
The first two episodes of Season 8 have come and gone, and there are only 4 episodes of the show left. It took two years of waiting, but it almost seems like it is going by so fast now that it’s here.
Well. I won’t spend too much time recapping the episode, as I would rather spend time talking about what I think it all means and what will happen next.
Continue reading “GoT S8E2: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”
Well, here we are – rapidly approaching the final season of my favorite TV show. HBO has released some teasers and such.
So I thought I might make some predictions for what we might see in the final season of the show, and specifically, who I think will live and who will die.
Continue reading “Some Predictions for GoT Season 8”
I love New England. One of the things I love most about it is that is has four distinct seasons (five, if you count Mud Season). So when the winter weather here starts acting like the winter weather in the South, i.e. rainy and cool with no snow, it kind of annoys me a bit. I expect to have snow. And we have had no snow (or bitter cold) since November. We had a wet fall, and that seems to have extended into winter.
Well, it now looks like we will get our first winter storm of the season, some six weeks into calendar winter. And for some of New England, it looks like it may be a real doozy.
Continue reading “Winter is coming, finally”
I rewatched S7E6, “Beyond the Wall”, again and noticed a few things I had not noticed the first time.
For one thing, it almost seems like the Night King knows when Bran is watching him through Greensight. Is it just me? When Bran had warged into the ravens to fly over the Army of the Dead, the Night King looked up and the ravens scattered immediately, as if the connection to Bran had been suddenly interrupted or broken. And since Bran immediately goes out of his warg/Greensight trance also, I am assuming that it is broken.
The Night King was created by the Children of the Forest. Did they pass on Greensight to him when they created him?
Continue reading “Does the Night King have Greensight? A theory”
As the news just gets harder and harder to watch, a little escapism once a week can be a wonderful thing.
Sadly, there are only two episodes left in this season, including tonight’s episode. So GoT’s ability to blot out the awfulness of reality is going to be temporary. You might even say limited to a brief… eclipse. [rim shot]
Thank you, thank you, remember to tip your server.
So while there was a lot I liked in this episode, there was also some stuff that I didn’t like. But first, a few things that were guessed correctly.
Continue reading “Not quite what I was suspecting in S7E2, but still good”