Nah, it's ruling through fear.Again, there's a difference between ruling through fear and being a genocidal maniac. Cersei blowing up the Sept was ruling through fear, Dany deliberately burning the entire population of King's Landing is being a genocidal maniac. I mean, what's the point she's trying to get across here: Serve me or I will kill another half a million people?
Says who? Because D&D never said that. And, GRRM hasn't read the S8 scripts.
She was pre-occupied because she fell.for his trap to lure her away.
This bothered me quite a bit tbh, fire shouldn't be collapsing buildings like that.Dragon fire was basically a flame thrower before. It would set people on fire without even knocking them down. No force or blast.
Now it explodes stone castles like they were made of paper? How?
Try shooting a stone wall with a flamethrower and see what happens.
Exactly my thoughts. The fight should have been emotional for both brothers.I don’t share the same enthusiasm for the Clegane fight as many of you. I found it incredibly unsatisfying because the mountain is just a zombie of his former self. Whoever Clegane is fighting is just an impossible-to-kill creature that isn’t his brother. His brother died in season 4, so I found nothing redeeming about it.
You was just saying Arya did the actual work and killed NK and Dany didn't do shit, but now you're saying she's an idiot for going after NK? Lmao. Make up your mind.
They didn't even like Cersei. I'm not sure how any of them chose anything. The casual indifference to the roasting of one million innocents is completely at odds with how this latest episode was filmed. Where it's clear the director tried to show the horrors of war and frankly shoved it in the audience's face until they had to look away.
I don’t share the same enthusiasm for the Clegane fight as many of you. I found it incredibly unsatisfying because the mountain is just a zombie of his former self. Whoever Clegane is fighting is just an impossible-to-kill creature that isn’t his brother. His brother died in season 4, so I found nothing redeeming about it.
I think clearly some part of the Mountain was still there. He completely went berserk when he saw the Hound, he didn't give a shit about protecting Cersei anymore which has been his entire programming since he's been resurrected. If it was just a random guy to him, I think he still would have been following orders from Qyburn and Cersei - instead he flipped. Fight had me yelling at my TV.
In the end, it was just a cipher for Sandor's incurable damage. There was literally no point in him seeking out his brother. Even so he couldn't live without going through the motions of revenge. And was self-aware about it, warning Arya away from becoming like himself.I don’t share the same enthusiasm for the Clegane fight as many of you. I found it incredibly unsatisfying because the mountain is just a zombie of his former self. Whoever Clegane is fighting is just an impossible-to-kill creature that isn’t his brother. His brother died in season 4, so I found nothing redeeming about it.
The bells were never a trigger. The long takes of Tyrion looking to the ringing of the bells indicated he still didn't grasp that Dany was already gone. He thought the bells would stop the fighting, when instead they had already been decided upon as the signal to burn the city.
It was like when they blew up the whole town on Little House on the Prairie. :PJust saw the episode.
Botched writing aside, that was incredible. I was shaking the entire time. The pure distilled destruction on display was absolutely terrifying. Emilia Clarke killed it as well. She made Danaery's unadulterated rage palpable. There was something cathartic about watching the total collapse of King's Landing as well. All the conniving, scheming all the political games all the attempts at diplomacy all the ambitions of good governance and rule we've seen throughout the show turn to ash.
I mentioned it the other day but it’d be really hilarious if she did that training and stole the faces and ended up doing nearly nothing consequential with it. She uses it one time to kill the Frey’s? Ok....I can get over the leap of dragon lady all of a sudden snapping and killing civilians....maybe. But if Arya doesn’t kill someone in the next episode like the “faceless man” trained her, I’ll be very disappointed with her arc. Bran’s complete uselessness better be redeemed as well. I just feel like the showrunners have made so much of what happened in the earlier seasons completely pointless.
Where are you seeing it as a minority? RT gave the episode less than 50%Agreed. The episode was a fantastic 80 minutes of television.
Seeing a very vocal minority screaming about the poor writing regarding Dany's decision to burn King's Landing has me scratching my head though. It's almost as if some people haven't watched the show and haven't picked up on the possibility that this was always a potential outcome. The show has laid it out pretty clearly. Especially considering with what's transpired in the previous episodes for the character.
They are not just going to make up their own ending. We have known all along that GRRM gave D&D the information they needed regarding how he saw the ending of the series going. They are going to adapt that ending as best they can given the liberties they have taken up until this point. In fact as I have said earlier in the season I am willing to bet that is one of the major reasons why there are so many seemingly random things in the show this season. Its because they are in the ending to the books and D&D is doing their best (or worst?) to shoehorn them into the story in order match the ending as best they can.