Right now, if Game of Thrones was anthropomorphized, all of its friends would be clamoring to host an intervention for it. Why? It is so addictive. The HBO fantasy series that has twice won the Best Drama award at the Emmys is one of the must-watch shows on television.
And this most recent season, the show’s seventh and penultimate, has been a lot more of quality television. It has also been a lot more hectic as the show is packing in the action as it prepares for the home stretch of the show in the upcoming final season.
This season, Daenerys’ dragons went beyond the wall and one did not come back. Jon Snow stared death directly in the face again. Jon and Dany started making cute looks at each other. And Arya started pressing her sister, Sansa, making fans around the world hold their collective breath.
And that was just one episode! The sixth, “Beyond the Wall,” was a landmark episode of astonishing television and it prompted a lot of thoughts about the episode. Here are just a few.
First, the mission to capture a wight seemed stupid and, with Thoros’ death, proved to be very dumb indeed. Despite this, the death of Viserion was expertly portrayed. And at least, the plan for Cersei getting involved is still in play so the goal was not a total loss.
Additionally, Arya has to know Littlefinger is up to something. Finally, the show is moving a lot quicker, but we’re okay with that.