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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.
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
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.
Smoosh that episode together with this one, and you could distill from them a good hour of fan service. But with one-third of the season now spent, I can't deny I'm eager for everyone to get to the fireworks factory already.
The issues surrounding "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" would be lesser if a) Episode 1 hadn't also been so devoted to moving pieces into place and b) Season 8 wasn't going to be only six episodes.
Shout out to some other great character interactions including Ser Jorah Mormont and Lyanna Mormont sharing a scene together for the first time.
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.