I’m struggling with this episode. Really struggling. I’m having a hard time pinpointing exactly why I did not enjoy this episode, but it’s there. I’m just not happy with it all.
***SPOILER ALERT***YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED***
They opened with Daenerys and Jon playing whose got the bigger ego, and it completely crushed my expectations. Nothing I thought that would be in that initial conversation happened, and instead it was this weird stand off, almost awkward tiptoeing around what should have been the real discussion. It was maddening and a complete let down. When they finally come around to the dragon glass topic, it was more empty words with no meaning or progression. Yay for getting the dragon glass, but what the hell does any of it matter if Daenerys doesn’t believe in the Night King and Jon doesn’t want any part of the war with the Lannisters? Just say it! Jon is a Targaryen, and let’s move on!!
I really think Cersei is an amazing villain. She’s a flipping genius in the Game that surrounds the Iron Throne, and even though it is easy to hate her, you almost believe she is justified in *some* of her actions. Justice for her children all around this episode, but I almost wonder if even though she appears to be winning the war, if she is losing everything else that was her life with it. I think Jamie is seeing the light in his sister/lover’s wicked ways, but as he told Lady Olenna, he’s far too deep to do anything about it now. Tyrion on the other hand really needs to stop trying to outsmart Cersei because, I’m sorry/not sorry, I don’t believe he can. She is too much like their father, and he is trying too hard to live up to the Lannister name even though he hates it. He needs a wake up call, and I think after this recent loss, he’s about to get one.
I really thought the reunion that was about to happen at Winterfell was going to be Sansa and Arya. No such luck yet, but with Bran back and being all “I’m the Three Eyed Raven”, maybe it will be finally revealed that Jon is a freaking Targaryen! The reunion fell flat to me, and I was hoping for so much more. I get Bran is different now with everything he has seen, but for crying out loud, it’s his sister he hasn’t seen in years!
So much is going on in these episodes now, it is becoming a little overwhelming, but it’s a whole lot of nothing. Sure they are showing each person a bit more, but the progression for me has gone from painstakingly slow to two steps forward three hundred steps back! Jon and Daenerys meet, but they are weird around each other. Cersei kills those who killed her kids, but doesn’t battle Daenerys. Theon gets rescued, but nothing happens. Bran comes back, and he says almost nothing. What is going on?! Give me something here!
Whew! Maybe I need to stop over thinking it and watch the show, but there are so many holes that we are just dancing around the edge of, it is driving me nuts! Hurry up, Episode 4. I need more!