The finale of Game of Thrones is coming, and it is again a bittersweet moment, because we all expect resolutions and seeing how everything plays out, but also now we have to wait for another year to get more of it. And, apparently there will be only 7 episodes next season. This show is obviously coming to an end, with the ultimate finale, but the audience spent so much time with great characters and great stories, so it will be hard to let go of that.
With episode 10 just about to premiere, I have to look back at episode 9, which contained some of the best battle sequences that have been put to screen. It perfectly showed the chaos of it all, the frenzy, the fear, and struggle for survival. If only movies could do this. So, from a directing perspective, this episode was flawless. On the other hand, the writing in this episode, and the one before was not so great. There has been an issue that was kind of only slowly burning over the course of a few episodes, until it finally culminated in episode 9. I am talking about Sansa and her decision not to tell Jon about her contacts with Baelish and possible aid she might get from him. The feedback on her decision to remain silent about it, even the night before the battle, was negative and her decisions seemed to upset many people. But, I think that Sansa not telling Jon was more of a personal significance than of an objective one. Continue reading