It is, but the episode has that tragic tone.Jack Bauer 24 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:23 pm
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The cinematography as usual is stunning. Those Icelandic shot always looks beautiful, GoT can be dark at times so it is nice to have the white snowy backdrops.
There is a build-up of tension throughout the episode. This isn't suppose to be some epic battle with great CGI like episode 4. Although the CGI is great as always (I was lucky, I have downloaded a 720p version with perfect sound). This isn't a battle.
You feel melancholic, because you can feel the last desperation of the characters and many of them are tired of fighting but they keep on going, simply because there is no other choice. They are awaiting their deaths. If you look at the group, they are not a bunch flashy men, like Jaime for example, they are soldiers. They are just doing a thankless task for the realm, and they are trying to do their best, but they are completely outnumbered and overwhelmed, there is a sense of hopelessness not just for this group but for everyone who keeps on ignoring the true threat.
Even when Dany arrives, it doesn't feel like a relieve or a big save as with the Battle of the Bastards, everyone is just trying to survive and get away, they know that they don't stand a chance. In the end they lose the dragon and Jon (at that stage), it doesn't feel like anything was won or gained, and there is still worse to come. This episode affects you more emotionally, while episode 4 for example didn't effect me emotionally at all. I don't think the idea of these scenes was to create an epic CGI, feast there is something deeper to take away from it all.
Or that is my take on the intentions of the episode.
Jon and the rest would have slowed down Gendry. They had their weapons, captured wight, and iirc an injured Thoros to deal with.
Lol I thought so. Even though I read the leaks and knew he was safe, HBO really tricked me for a moment and made me think they changed their minds.Pigeon wrote: ↑Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:06 pmViserion slowly sliding off the ice into the water damn near ended me.
And then Jon gets about 5 words to Benjen and boom gone. Will miss Joseph Mawle, brief as his appearances were.
Anyone else think Tormund was done? He and Sandor are quite the pair. And fire is still such an issue for Sandor. He may have had my favourite moment though, beaning a Wight with a rock and then calling him a dumb cunt. Hahahaha.
That is really lame, why did they have to be so secretive about it? This season has had terrible titles, I bet the last episode will just be called "Dragonpit" or "The Dragonpit".Flayed Potatoes wrote: ↑Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:32 pmThat's so lame omg.Jack Bauer 24 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:26 pm"Beyond the Wall" is the title https://twitter.com/JamesHibberd/status ... 1026638849
Well... the answer to that is left for the viewer to ponder.
She does see his rippling torso towards the end with a lot deep wounds still in them (how they're not infected by now, I don't know - perhaps Westeros has a good national health service), and her look is one of shock and concern, but we can't read anymore into it than that.
I have been playing with the theory that Jon and Dany will have a child and that this child will have some significance, but after this episode and learning that Cersei is pregnant, I want this theory to be true more than ever.
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