Beyond the Wall showcased a pretty good episode for Game of Thrones; however it was not great by a long shot. The two GOT episodes I will always hold to the highest of esteem are The Rains of Castamere (The Red Wedding) and Breaker of Chains. Both episodes left me wanting more, while Beyond the Wall only makes me await the biggest question who gets the iron throne?
The acquisition of gaining a dragon for the Night King’s army was instantly brought to my mind when I saw the dead bear attack Jon Snow and his companions. The night King displayed his fierce power as he hurled an ice spear fatally putting an end to Daenery’s beloved child, which brings me to Jon Snow. Jon Snow for does not embody the part of a hero although he does have leadership skills he still suffers from maintaining that Ned Stark honor. Jon cost Danny a dragon, as he puts himself in harms way for whatever reason. Even when the show ends, and he’s finally given his true lineage, which may even happen next week *fingers crossed* if the throne is presented to him he won’t take it.
Jon has no desire to lead the seven kingdoms, but every desire to lead the North. Once Jon is told by Bran the secret that has plagued his entire life does he truly abandon the North? I don’t think Jon would leave just because of Targeryen heritage, which brings me to his new love interest Daenerys Targeryen (his aunt).
Daenerys is slowly becoming her father reincarnated as she no longer follows advice from the very people who got her this far. Tyrions ominous warning to do nothing foreshadowed the end of her dragon, and an apparent shift in power. The only thing that can save Daenerys from a similar reign as her father is Jon Snow, but she’s too reluctant to pursue anything with him in a romantic fashion because every man she’s ever loved has died. Perhaps things with her nephew will be a bit different.
The Night King although he has a dragon does not present a huge threat after Jon discovers early on that killing a lieutenant of the Night King caused the white walkers in that group to die. This lead them to they theory that if the Night King falls the rest will die.
Arya was justified in all her actions. I wish she had killed her sister, but she has bigger fish to fry. Cersei Lannister presents the greatest threat to everyone, and Arya must bring her to an end, or perhaps Jamie kills his sister, or Arya disguised as Jamie. The possibilities are endless. Arya further exposes Sansa for her cowardice during the execution of her father. The rift between the sisters is real with Little Finger uses it to his advantage.
Overall Beyond the Wall was good, but it shows the show is slowly coming to an end. I remember a time in Game of Thrones where no character was safe. People died almost every week and as a viewer you become fearful to fall in love with particular characters, but now we have entered the era where Benjen Stark miraculously saves his “nephew” from the entire white walker army in an instance. Oh if only Robb Stark had been so lucky but I digress.