Doesn’t irk me. It’s realistic. She’s always had a bit of madness in her. Jorah was there to calm her worst impulses. Often, a dive into madness happens so fast and we can’t control it. It consumes us. That’s why it’s madness! She lost so much, so fast. Anytime anything bad has happened to her she’s always blamed those who took the throne from her family. She’s threatened many times to burn and lay waste to cities.
Watching her spiral out of control so fast was stressful to watch. But that’s exactly why I love it! It feels real. Her world was crumbling. Dothraki horde’s whiped out. Jorah dead. Her ‘lover’ rejecting her. 2/3 dragons dead. Advisor betrayal. Then there it is, the red keep, Cersei and those who ousted her family all in her grasp. Without them, she never would have gone through all the difficult ordeals. I can only imagine the anger and madness swirling through her head.
While I too am disappointed Jamie didn’t sail the straight and narrow as it seemed he was about to, I was disappointed in the character. Not the writing. I don’t always have to be pleased to like a show.
Jamie really did everything for Cersei and his family. Ultimately, it’s why he went north. To fight for the living, but who among the living does he want to protect most? It’s always been Cersei, his kids, and the Lannister family. While he had every intention of staying north, as was revealed in his imprisoned scene with Tyrion, he had slight hope maybe Cersei would live, perhaps surrender, perhaps even win. When surrender was thrown out the window with the news of her ambush on Dany, I imagine it hit him like a rock. She’s going to die. My unborn child is going to die.
In the end, he promises his brother upon release that he’s going to save her. Not fight against them. It’s full circle. He loves his family and does everything for them. Both vile and Noble. In the end what he did was noble and kind, nothing vile to it. Does he care about the innocent? Yes. Just not as much as he does about Cersei, despite in his best efforts.
Really? I loved it! That’s the the whole thing about Arya. We really don’t know how powerful she’s become. She continues to impress. She’s clearly faster and stealthier than we can imagine. The Night King controls all and he clearly had everyone fixated on Bran and his glorious moment of killing him. They put their guard down, that was all she needed. I thought it was epic. The writers mentioned they wanted you to forget about her, but she left Sandor to clearly sneak off to the Godswood.
This, I agree with. Poorly done. That was Dany’s last tender moment. Happy to see her child healing. Boom. Gone.
My other slight disappointment. Some characters I feel are just fading out pretty meekly. Thormund, Brienne, and Yara. Perhaps the mad queen spirals north and we see them? I don’t know. I never look for and always stay away from anything to have to do with leaks. So I have no idea what to expect! Please, don’t tell me anything from leaks.
Not at all. The opposite! Watch it. Enjoy it. Be less of a critic perhaps, and just enjoy it! It mat surprise you! An epic TV series is about to come to an end. Enjoy it.
Overall, why I like season 8, is that in this magical world, realism has taken it’s foot. It’s believable. Often, events and emotions occur so fast in life and we are forced to make quick, often more impulsive decisions to counter such happenings. When we’re alone, without counsel, we can make mistakes. We can lash out. We can stay calm. It’s unpredictable from one person to the next.
That’s what we’ve seen, especially with Dany and Jamie. So MUCH happened so FAST. You could argue that both went back to their core person.
It’s madness. It’s stressful. It’s visually appealing. It’s epic. It’s Game of Thrones.