After this episode, I believe we have a new game called "White Walker, Valerian Steel, Dragon"
This is actually one of the parts I didn't have a problem with. I mean Benjen's whole deal past the wall is he's always hunting/tracking the night king/wights, plus he's a warg so he can scout with wolves/birds/whathaveyou so it's not too far fetched that he happened to around. But him not getting in the horse because "there's no time" was fucking stupid, he could've been on the horse in the time it took him to say that, not to mention he didn't even hold them off for more than two seconds so what was even the point(just like Summer lol).And then of course uncle Benjan just comes out of nowhere to save Jon. The first time he did it for Bran, sure, fine, whatever. But this was just kinda bullshit. I'll give him this though, is flaming flail was pretty cool.
It was so, so very dumb. Why the fuck would they have had him decide, even with that Hero Complex he's always kinda had, that he ought to heroically hold theJon also loves his staredowns with certain death. Vyserion died and Jon went full terminator. It was excellent. He also should have drowned but whatever.
I don't even wanna get into the logistics... bottom line is, they needed a momentous last-minute dragon appearance to save the day and make Plot happen, so they fibbed it on the offscreen stuff. Same stuff they've been doing since early on in this season, but a lot more so this time because they literally sent all the way to Dragonstone for reinforcements, and got them, all in the amount of time it took the Night King and his compadres to get a pond to freeze over.I'm willing to forgive the raven travel time since they made it seem like at least a day or two passed in the frozen lake before the fighting started.
You're not an angry little girl whose major life lesson for the past few years, as you went from pre-teen to young adolescent without the guidance of any kind of responsible parental figure, was: "you really don't have to compromise on anything at all if you really don't want to." Arya's also so profoundly inexperienced in any non-martial form of diplomacy, that what Catelyn Stark and all her advisors easily recognized as Lannister threats sent through written by her Stark child under duress, she apparently reads as a totally viable and fairly well-hidden trap, by Sansa, that could have presented a very credible danger of tricking Robb into compliance.Probably the first Game of Thrones episode I was disappointed with. The Sansa/Arya plotline is shit. I don't understand how Arya can just come home and already be threatening to murder her sister. The fact that she can't empathize with her sister having been held prisoner by various terrible families, but can empathize with ragtag soldiers who fight for one of those terrible families is bewildering. Yes, a little girl was stupid enough to believe that they wouldn't harm her father if she played ball. In fact, everyone did until Joffery took it upon himself to have Ned Stark killed in an impromptu display of authority. That's not really hard to believe, and frankly understandable.
I read it differently. Consider, order of events:To talk for a second about Sansa and Arya and you guys having the issue with her threatening to kill Sansa
She told her sister about the lying game. She admitted she can tell when someone is lying or telling the truth. She's intentionally being vague for the sake of making a point to Sansa. That's why she gives Sansa the knife. The ball is in her court now to do whatever she's going to do.
Arya trusts her sister to do the right thing. She's laying it all out on the table now and telling her the whole truth. Maybe Sansa doesn't understand everything fully, but she knows Arya isn't to be fucked with and that there's more going on with her than she's given her credit for. I give LF one more episode. Sansa has her head on her shoulders properly, there's no way she tries to go against Arya.
Maybe it's not the wights that concern him, but rather the cold, in Jon's case? Jon barely made it back to the Wall in time as it was, and he'd left the AotD well behind him.He rode off just fine with both Bran and Meera when they were running from the wights last season, and I'd assume Bran and Meera together weigh at least as much as Jon.