‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Were Disappointed With Last Night’s Episode: Here’s Why
It’s true that people will complain about anything and there’s no pleasing everyone—especially when your viewers are in the millions. But with all the build-up leading to Season 8, it’s only fair to expect the final six episodes to exceed expectations. That’s why everyone was so mad that Episode 3 was impossible to see (literally) and Episode 4 had quite a few bizarre plot developments.
This is not a full list, but read on to discover some of the worst things that happened on last night’s Game of Thrones.
Warning: spoilers ahead.
Jaime and Brienne’s romance
Even though the storyline of Jaime and Brienne hooking up felt inevitable, the way it eventually happened was forced and awkward, according to fans. After Brienne of Tarth admits to being a virgin, Jaime Lannister shows up drunk and seduces her which just felt a little bit icky.
But then Jaime decides to leave his new lover Brienne and head to King’s Landing to either kill or rescue Cersei (it’s unclear which). After everything the two have been through, including that poignant moment when he knighted her, abandoning Brienne and reverting to his former self just felt like a harsh blow.
Daenerys’ thirst for power
Now that the Dragon Queen knows someone else (ahem, her nephew) has a better claim to the throne, the logical thing would be to back down or at the very least have a discussion about it. Instead, Dany begs Jon to keep his mouth shut about his true identity, issuing what sounds like an ultimatum about telling Sansa and Arya (or anyone else).
It may be true that Jon doesn’t want the throne (more on that in a minute). However, Dany wants it a little too badly, which could lead to irrational decisions in the name of what she considers her birthright. This is all starting to sound too familiar…
Jon Snow is either very smart or very stupid
If Jon seriously thought Sansa and Arya would keep a secret as big as the one he told them, then he doesn’t know his fake sisters very well. Fans are speculating that even though Jon claims he doesn’t want the Iron Throne, sharing his big secret proves that he does want it—at least a little.
It doesn’t take long for Sansa to tell Tyrion and Tyrion to tell Varys, and once Varys knows, everyone knows. Jon is a smart man—he must have foreseen this exact outcome even though he swore them to secrecy.
The death of a dragon
Fans are clearly upset over the death of the second dragon, Rhaegal, leaving Dany with just one of her babies left to fight in the Great War. The incident was upsetting enough, but the method of killing seemed a little far-fetched even for people watching a show that features dragons as main characters.
Dragons are supposedly strong and quick, which made people question how Rhaegal wasn’t able to dodge those bulky ballistas that surely take forever to move and aim at a target. A moving, flying target should have been able to outwit this type of weapon, but instead, the dragon is struck three times. Seriously?
Cersei shows too much mercy
Fans are prepared for beloved characters to die and surely that includes fan-favorite Tyrion Lannister. After Cersei hires an assassin to go and eliminate her brother, who she never loved in the least, are we supposed to believe she lets him live in those final moments of the episode when she could literally execute him with a flick of her wrist? She could ostensibly do the same to Dany at that moment, but instead, she only kills Missandei (which was upsetting but expected).
The next episode has been described as a fight more epic than the Battle of Winterfell. We’ll see if it lives up to the hype.