Game Of Thrones Recap - Season 7 - Episode 6 - Beyond The Wall
This episode was titled Beyond The Wall and boy does that have many meanings. First is that obviously a whole bunch of shit pops off up north beyond the wall. Second, with the Jon Snow Daenerys romance in full effect - it’s safe to say Jon’s heart is wayyy beyond the wall. Finally, there’s the wall of family that exists to protect us from outsiders and Arya is way beyond that too. Now let's talk about wight zombie bears.
Direwolf Badassery - None but I think wight polar bears gotta count for something here.
Hardhome Pt 2 or Nah - Obviously this episode was amazing and totally thrilling. I got all the white walker chaos I wanted (even though only one white walker actually dies) but thing was because of the preview last week I know this shit was coming. Living up to the hype it did, but sometimes I like when stuff just comes out of left field, you know like a polar bear zombie.
1. So now that there is an ice dragon in place my first question is whether it will breathe ice, fire, or snow? In some ways breathing fire would be the worst outcome right?
2. When that dragon went down my wife was losing it. When Tormund looked like he was going down I was legit crying and ready to smash my TV. Love that guy.
3. Very interesting dynamic they set up with the wights dying when their master dies. Kind of feels like the writer’s plotting their end-game as this mechanic didn’t really matter in Hardhome. Jesus, I’m like a hardhome worshipper huh?
4. Arya has gotten pretty annoying ever since she’s been back at Winterfell - she was cooler when she was killing people like a machine, now she has to scheme and Maise Williams either is getting bad material or can’t really hit the right acting beats. It is taking me out of the story.
5. So when a dragon dies everyone just stops what they’re doing mid-battle and watches in awe? Even the wights?7
6. RETURN OF THE MIND BONE - Jorah’s brief conversation with Thoros about what he was thinking when he charged into battle with his flaming sword is important. Thoros doesn’t remember the moment he’s clearly known for. This is a sneaky statement about how our legends only matter to those who hear them. Jorah may think he’s a dishonorable man cause that’s his legend - but to the people he’s served with now he’s a hero. You can’t control your legacy for better or for worse.