- Feb 27, 2009
- Ruhr Area, Germany
- MX-5 ND & two bikes
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I also expected more deaths from the hero side. Only Theon, Jorah, Lyanna, Beric, Melisandre, Edd? I was also convinced that only one of Brienne/Jaime and Missandei/Grey Worm survive. Perhaps we get a few off-screen deaths confirmed in the next episode, but I doubt it.
But hey, I don't complain. As a certified Arya fanboy I am especially satisfied with the ending, and looking back, how it was subtly foreshadowed in the library scene - her being able to move so quietly that the dead don't notice her was a nice Chekhov's skill setup. The parallel and subversion to Lyanna Mormont's last stand was a nice touch too. Also, is it just me or was Arya the only character to get some character development in this ep? Everyone else was just fighting for their lives and was shown as they've always been, while she actually got to lose her cool (and then regain it) for probably the first time since she got blindsided by the Waif while she was blind.
All said and done, as expected, one awesome and long battle sequence. Now three eps of epilogue incoming.