This is it! The season 7 finale.
Look, I know some of you guys have expressed concerns about how shitty some of the writing has been this season. Yes, the absence of GRRM is obvious. Still, I am more forgiving. Remember: I’m a book guy. I’m most interested in seeing where the story goes, and the story is still very much Martin’s.
Tonight? I’m very excited about where we stand and am pleased at the direction the story is heading. Dany and Jon have allied against the Walkers. Now it remains to be seen whether Cersei will join in. I mean, that really was the whole point of this season: getting the 7 kingdoms + Dany to see the true threat coming from the North. Season 8, I imagine, will focus on defeating that threat, but the plot objectives of this season are being met.
For that, I’m satisfied and can overlook some of the stupid plot contrivances we’ve seen in the past few episodes (the travel time compression, the Walkers having giant chains for no reason, Jon not dying of hypothermia, etc). Let’s finish this up.
Spoilers welcome! Beware.