Or Not! I have to say for this was one of the more epic episodes of Games of Thrones that I watched in a long time. Causing speculations upsetting the death odds and just whole build up was really exhilirating. Some complex storylines also drawing to an end. This is my look at season 8 episode 3 of Game of Thrones.
No Spoilers Until the Last Part…
Recommend for Watching: yes, 7/10 go on finish what you started.
The Good Parts
The story buildup was great, everyone knew someone was gonna die and everyone said their goodbyes, To create an atmosphere of fear, they sent the vicious Dothraki Riders in first. When that defeat was inevitable it struck fear into everyone.
The surprises, the small clues that we thought of who might die was well off, but the clues for who might kill the Night King was there especiallly all the grooming… you will have to watch to find out.
The atmosphere, though the lighting it was too, watchers literally needed a flashlight to watch the episode. The cold and death was well conveyed. Especially with the deaths of all sorts of warriors and innocent and the sheer numbers of the White Walkers. Simply Amazing!
The Bad Parts
It was literally unlit. The lighting was not really good, for all who wanted to know if the fates of some of their favorite characters it was so hard to tell. Any blacker you would think might be staring into the center of a black hole.
Recommended: switch off all the lights if you are watching Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3.
Dany’s weakness...They could use the dragons to more of an advantage but Danaerys just flies around and blows a few and stops. If I was her I would be having a 24hr barbeque. Then without her Dragons, Dany was next to useless (something tells me it wouldn’t be too hard kill her if you got skills like Arya wink, wink)
The war itself was stated to be the longest war on screen time. If felt like like it was getting slow, Lord of The Rings: Battle for Helms Deep was much better in execution as character and soldiers all contributed to the war scene. For Game of Thrones the switching from one character scene to another felt like too much juggling, where’s the individual struggle of Mister Winterfell Guard No.1987?
Tyrion, did not do much, for a smart-ass thinker, he sure does do a lot of nothing. Not even drinking, couldn’t do something heroic like muster up the woman or man-up a little.
I don’t care how much people argue about it going at the right time to save people while traversing the a whole area of Winterfell is still whack. Come on, you telling me scaling walls like spiderman, after being locked in room with a few thousand whitewalkers at your door and in ever nook and cranny to get to the right spot. Take out Black Widow, replace her with Arya and Infinity Wars wouldn’t have been too hard.
Main characters plot armour is THICC. All the GoT characters that could die, died and the mains that could die did not die. Somehow Whitewalkers wait for you to kill 1 or 2 before coming towards you in 1 or 2’s.
SPOILERS FOLLOW NOW!
Who Died in This Episode of GoT…
Lyanna Mormont – she put up a super eye-poking on the Giants that were attacking. Brave and sad for a little girl, but she will always be remembered by all of as Giant Killer & Whitewalker No. 102,987
Jorah Mormont – He died like he lived, giving it all for his love Dany. He put up a great fight for his Queen and it would of been a injustice if he became a Whitewalker too.
Beric Dondarrion – our fire sword handling warrior has finally finished all his lives. Beric, was always told he had to live for a reason and that was to keep The One alive. His permanent death was well done. At least they didn’t show him as a Whitewalker. or it would have been a blow to the face.
Theon Greyjoy – he went out… well? Nope. For a seasoned warrior, his fight with Night King took 5 seconds, he could of done a little more. At least he atoned and becomes a “good man”.
Melisandre – she came, she blessed, she died, before sunrise. She was important in driving Arya to the final showdown and she was there to see the Night King off. Melisandre did not do a lot, even her fire swords were puffed out in few secounds, but she did do the important things.
Dolorous Edd – the other Night’s Watch that fell. I thought he would be there always but alas his watch has ended.
Sadly, no Main main characters died accept the Night King. It would of added even more emotional weight to the big battle but I guess the producers are waiting to keep the best for last:
Night King aka Whitewalker No.1 – he offed Theon quite well, but not so Arya. I wondered if his bodyguards could of done better or done some fighting but they just watched. Arya showed her left hand/right hand quite well it put me in expectation. With him gone the race of Whitewalkers is gone. Or are they? Ya, probably.
Wun-Wun’s Brother the Giant Whitewalker – I always liked to watch giants and wish they used them more when they were alive. Again even as a Whitewalker, they get stabbed in eyes and die.
What’s In Store for Westeros
Personally, I felt that the hit the suspense and story flow really well. Yes it did have some faults but overall it was really good and I recommend all not to miss this epic war.
The battle for Helm’s Deep is over, the war for Middle Earth has just begun… wait wrong script. You get it, with the almost GAME OVER written on this episode the other war is about to begin. Who is going to site on the Iron Throne and rule Westeros? Will George R.R Martin like the end? So where we go from here? Let’s all keep watching.