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What "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" lacks in forward narrative momentum it makes up for in cryptic callbacks, intimate moments, and the promise of imminent battle -- though some fans may find their patience tested. The things we do for love.
There were definitely some moments that made me emotional. But I wish "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" had dug a little more into the existential terror that characters must be feeling in concrete or insightful ways.
I like Game of Thrones when it is slower, chattier, and more character-focused, but at times, this episode became repetitive.
If anyone needed evidence that "Game of Thrones" has run out of both novel and story, Sunday seemed to offer it. "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" still managed to be satisfying in the same way last week's opener was satisfying
But now that the secret's out, that disconnect will likely fall away. Because the truth is their onscreen chemistry always felt more familial than intended, so at least now we're all on the same page
They're going to lose, aren't they?
The show is done with intrigue for now... Thrones is also apparently done mounting scenes that are riveting in their own right, rather than ones that just cash in on years of pent-up audience desires.
It's aware, as Thrones always has been, that something's going to be happening in the future, but this comes to the detriment of the here and now.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable episode. We got to see many of our favorite characters interact for what could be the last time. Some of it was a little forced.
Effective in several ways, especially by making us remembering why we love almost all of these characters [Full review in Spanish]
There's only four episodes left of the series and all cards are on the table. [Full Review in Spanish]
It sweeps you up in just how moving it is, and if you didn't tear up you're a liar or made of stone.
As much as we all love battles, and dragons, and twists and turns, at the core of Game of Thrones are these flawed, complex, interesting characters, and the relationships between them.