Before we go any further, in case you didn’t catch it in the title there are spoilers here. If you haven’t seen the latest episode and want to keep the surprises, stop reading now.
A lot of people are upset with this weeks episode and honestly, to a point, I get it, but not the part many people are complaining about. Many are upset about Dany burning the city with a dragon after they surrendered. The problem is this was always going to happen and has been hinted at for years. She burned a witch alive in season one and in season 2 she literally said if she was turned away when her dragons grew up she would burn their city first and in that same season also said she would take what was hers with fire and blood. Then multiple times in the last season she outright says she wanted to just take her dragons and burn the city. This isn’t even counting the times she just had her dragons burn random people she could have killed in any number of ways. No, if you thought this wasn’t what she was always going to logically do yo simply were not paying attention.
My issue comes in at the death of Jamie and Cersei. First, let me get it out of the way, yes it is poetic and makes sense. I just feel robbed that after watching Jaime be a complete dick for all these years and toss a kid out a window and ditch Brienne of Tarth after destroying Tormunds chances with her, the couple we all wanted to have, this incestuous bastard and his crazy sister get crushed by a rock. Close to a decade and over 70 episodes waiting to see these two get what they deserve, and she gets crushed with a building. Yea, I feel robbed. That being said, I don’t have an issue with her breakdown, it made sense. What mother wouldn’t have one knowing she was about to die and her unborn child, the last one she would have after the death of her others was going to die with her, and freedom was just on the other side of a tunnel. It is enough to destroy anyone, and for s that wanted to see her go, that will have to be enough. Best wishes, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.