Where to even begin? “The Spoils of Conquest” was the reason we watch Game of Thrones, one of those episodes that starts entertaining and ends with an epic spectacle it’s hard to believe you’re actually seeing. And all it took was Daenerys tossing clever men’s clever plans in the garbage, and then setting a record number of actors on fire.
I suppose I should say this: The episode wasn’t great just because it featured (what surely has to be) the season’s epic battle, although man, it literally made me gasp multiple times. By sticking to basically three locations—Dragonstone, Winterfell, and the march of the Lannister army—“The Spoils of Conquest” felt far more focused than the rest of season seven, even as the episode, moment after moment, churned out more things we’ve been waiting forever to see, and things we didn’t realize how badly we wanted to see. Continue…
oh man, where to start? don’t really want to drop a bunch of spoilers in case you haven’t watched it yet, but damn… last night’s episode was the first one this season that really kicked some ass… the last few were good, and mostly just setting things up i guess, but then Daenerys finally kinda goes “fuck this shit” and goes on the attack with her dragons, and a horde of blood thirsty dothraki.
fuck yeah! about damn time, right?!
also, that sword “practice” between Arya and Brienne was pretty awesome… though i couldn’t help but wonder what was going through Littlefingers mind while he stood up on the rampart watching down on it… hmmm.