Just a reminder, so far the leaks have been true. Including the eunuch sex scene.
Oh bloody hell. An entire scene about a varys being a treachorous bastard, and yet, is supposed to be a hero is the scene? Hated the fucker in the books, still hate him. Dany, who is supposed to be blood, and fire incarnate, gives a little warning, because it was all for the sake of the people. I forget just what they left Mel doing, but it is obvious between killing off the Stannis family, ignoring Mance, and Snow buggering off, they had nothing for her to do, so they made her go to Dragonstone. Because obviously a targ with dragons is more important then the fucker you literally raised from the dead to fight "the long night". Couldn't accompany him down, no, that would make some sort of sense. And valyrians knew no gender, forgot if this was always the case, but it wouldn't be any modern television if it wasn't hammering your head with relentless feminism. And Cersei's iron throne speech? Just makes me wonder, where the fuck did Dany's armies land, or at any rate, set up camp? It is why it is such an important piece of detail where the young Griff landed. Introduction of the ballista was neat. Oh, and that image of the war council. Varys, Ollena Tyrell, Grey Worm, afro girl, Tyrion, Dany, Yara?, Obyrin's lover, and Theon. The nine most important figures representing the fight against Cersei. Only one guy that still has his cock and balls intact, and it's the dwarf. Oh look, Cersei is a populist leader, appealing to people's fear of foreigners, like the dothraki, and the unsullied. It is almost as if there was a war of nine penny kings, fielded entirely by foreigner mercs, for the black targs. And Tyrion's master plan, to send the eunuchs to take Casterly Rock. And Dany needed to hear "be a dragon" and "ignore clever men" at this point? Fuck me, at least when it followed GRRM's writing, it pretended that it could be a fantasy version of the War of the Roses. And holy fuck, a peasant boy is beyond death fat in the middle of prolonged war, raids, and famines, where we literally just had an episode where a family died together as opposed to starve to death. I could overlook fats if they are in positions of power, or completely removed from the riverlands, but somehow, this baker is more of flight of fantasy then dragons, and zombies. At least the Jon/Sansa stuff makes sense in context. And then Middlefinger needs to talk to Jon in the crypts of Winterfell. And Arya needs to kill more time in the show, by "acting" with CGI wolves. Still think she needed to be killed a long time ago. Euron shows up in a big boat, and kicks ass. At least one fleet is not entirely useless, and only for show. And the sand snakes needed a fight scene that wasn't entirely terrible, fighting the patriachy, before they're killed. Apparently Yara? did need a protector, but Theon bailed. I did not expect to be laughing literally with Euron. I saw an image on reddit in regards to Theon, sumarised as "I expected nothing, and still end up disappointed".
Mark my words. The series is going to end with Dothraki being given lands in the Riverlands, or the Westerlands. Even after being unleashed on the common folk of Westeros. They will ride, and pretty much target anyone not holed up in a castle, but still will be portrayed nicely. The Sept of the Seven is blown up, the old ways are ignored in the show, and the Red Priests/Priestesses are militant, are invading, and for the purposes of the show, wield actual power for good. So if people follow "Allah", they will be united under the dragon queen. And it is weird, the only reason why I didn't outright hate the plot of the books, like I do the show now, is that there was at least the possibility of Dany going hard on the route for vengeance, being both an anti-hero, and a real villain. The war refugees of the wildlings being given all the lands in the North from treacherous bastards are far too white for HBO's political messaging.