Yes!!! my fellow Game of Thrones fans can relate and agree with me that the much awaited winter we have been hearing of since the first season is finally here. Lets take a minute to acknowledge Jon Snow shall we? he’s the only one that really took the impending doom seriously and tried to prepare for it. He made the smart decision to go and gather the wildling army because he knew that there was no way the men of the night’s watch could outnumber and fight the much dreaded white walkers without help.
This decision was met with derision and no one except Sam and the old Maester Aemon though he was being sane by suggesting to ride out with Tormund his wilding captive to hardhome in an attempt to convince the wilding army to come fight with them when the long night comes. Little did he know that winter was here already, because winter came while he was still at hardhome and they were ill prepared for it. The white walkers came in all their creepiness and killed almost all of the wildilings except those who were wise enough to get on the boat.
Now, a couple of scenes made my breath catch and my heart skip a beat. The first scene was the one where Tyrion gave the speech of a life time during his discussion with the Khaleesi. I do not think that there is any character on GOT as wise, savvy and smart as he is because not only did he save Ser Jora’s life, he has somehow managed to become her special adviser in one fell swoop!
The second scene was were Tormund went rogue and beat the Lord of Bones to death with his own staff and then said: “Now gather the elders, and let us talk!” like a boss! I found myself clapping when he said that. Then of course the thunderbolts that accompanied the white walkers, talk about spooky but in a good way. All I could say was wow and when the commander of the white walkers raised his hand and raised all the slain wildlings all I could say again was wow. Backtracking to episode 7, who else was ecstatic to see the evil Cercei in jail just moments after she went to taunt her imprisoned daughter in-law? I am curious to see her talk her way out of this one.
I am sad that there’s just two episodes left but then that’s why it is GOT. All I can hope is that nothing happens to Jon Snow, now that isn’t a very smart hope because GOT fans have often learnt the hard way not to get attached to any character because they might die at any time. Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon, Rob and Catherine Stark, Rob’s wife and his unborn child, Khal Drogo and Lord Obrien are characters I loved and had to say goodbye to, although I was very happy to say goodbye to Khaleesi’s evil brother (I don’t remember his name), the foolish King Jeoffery and Tyrion’s mistress Shay. I also look forward to saying goodbye to Ramsey Bolton, its about time!