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The Dragon and the Wolf 

Everyone meets in King's Landing to discuss the fate of the realm. In Winterfell, Sansa confronts Arya. Sam reaches Winterfell, where he and Bran discover a shocking secret about Jon Snow.

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In King's Landing a grand meeting takes place. Theon makes amends and rescue plans. Sansa punishes those who wronged her family. Jaime confronts Cersei. The complete truth of Jon's lineage is revealed. The army of the dead reaches the Wall.

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27 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Arya tells Sansa "In winter, we must protect ourselves. Look after one another" what their father told her before ("Lord Snow"). It is almost the same sentence Eddard tells Arya in the parallel book scene. Sansa then tells Arya "When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives" - which is exactly the previous sentence Eddard tells Arya at the same book scene. See more »

Goofs

Tyrion tells Jon there are one million people in King's Landing. In Game of Thrones: The Bear and the Maiden Fair, Jaime said the city had a population of approximately half a million people. However, population could grow over the years, especially if refugees came to capital to escape the war. See more »

Quotes

Jon Snow: There is only one war that matters: the great war... and it is here.
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Connections

References Game of Thrones: Mhysa (2013) See more »

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Game of Thrones Main Title Theme
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Written by Ramin Djawadi
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Dumbed down to the level of a cartoon strip
29 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

I have found this show to be enthralling, but this episode (even worse, actually: season finale, as I only found out after watching it) was like a slap in the face, and the disappointment only grows the more I think about it. As I was watching I couldn't help but get excited, but then quickly realised I just witnessed blatant abuse of my own and others' fascination and love for a great story.

I haven't read the books (I hope those who have can take refuge in them), but I very much enjoyed the way an intricate world was meticulously built up and used as stage for incredible plots, twists, battles, and great character development (which was all the more satisfying as characters we'd been led to believe were 'main' got swatted like flies, and others stepped forward).

The TV show did a great job of all this, but then at some point (perhaps when running out of book material) decided to (or could only manage to) pump this delicate foundation for cheap thrills and fan service, glossed over with spectacular Hollywood action scenes. Plot lines carefully laid over years have been torn up and clumsily tied together for the sake of some "awesome scenes", and nothing has been done protect the integrity of the GoT world or story. After this episode there is little left to excite anyone - who honestly cares about any of the characters anymore? All that's waiting for us is a clash of living vs dead - it's like we're all incredibly excited to see the next crappy zombie movie to come out.

The show has plenty of momentum left for a chance to redeem itself, but it will take hard work to patch together something respectable from the rubble left by these last episodes.


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