Alas, all good things must come to an end, right? Last night was that end. Good with the bad, I have to say I’m satisfied with the ending. We were promised that season 8 would be bittersweet and that is what we were given.
The bells are ringing and Jon sighs in relief. Jaime is panicked that he won’t get to Cersei in time. I can now recognize what is happening with Dany in this moment. Dany is experiencing Adrenaline, a family history of mental illness, several defeats in a row, losing several loved ones within the past few weeks, being rejected by her love, being betrayed by that love and close advisers and realizing that it was a lie that she would be welcomed by loyal subjects who have prayed for her return to save them. She has nothing to win and nothing to lose in this moment and the voices in her head are yelling “burn them all”.
This is why we love Game of Thrones! Cersei evokes such rage and anxiety when she is at her most evil. Euron seems to have stepped his villainy up a tad bit this episode as well. The thought of Missandei being in chains in the red keep relieved me of all sanity and hopes for diplomacy. BURN THEM ALL! Cersie has to go!
I give this episode a 10. I was thrilled, saddened, and a nervous wreck the entire episode. There were lots of unexpected moments, including some that I thought could have gone another way, but It did not take away from the overall experience that was episode 3.
❤❤: opening credits, Arya ❤ Gendry, Theon & Yara and Jon & Arya (Minus the Sansa talk) 🤨🤔: Arya &