–No, internet, the Night King isn’t coming back. At the moment of death, his spirit did not possess Bran’s body. They are not the same person. And the entire series isn’t being made up in the mind of a kid looking at a snow globe.  Just let all of that go. Don’t overcomplicate it.

–The general consensus among anyone with any military experience at all is that Jon Snow’s battle plan was horrible.

–”There’s no need to execute me, Ser Davos. I’ll be dead before the dawn.”

–Jorah is leading the Dothraki charge of the light1  brigade. Yet he is one of very few who return. Hmmm.

— After the Dothraki are wiped out, a riderless horse runs back to Winterfell. The closed captioning describes its sound as “neighs hoarsely.” Ha.

–As bad as the plan was, it takes about ten minutes before Dany abandons it. “The dead are already here.” Yes, but we anticipated that…

–Having someone like Samwell on the battlefield is a liability.

–Despite several commenters to the contrary, I see no evidence Bran can see the future. He sees the past and the present. Several people argued he could see the future when he told Theon he as a good man because Brann knew Theon was about die.

You didn’t need to be the Amazing Kreskin to know that. You didn’t even need to be Carnac the Magnificent.

–”I could think of no organization less suited to my talents.”

–Words with everyday applicability: ”It’s the most heroic thing we can do now . . . look the truth in the face.”

–Sansa: ”You were the best of [my husbands/fiancees].”

Tyrion: “What a terrifying thought.”

–”Everything you did brought you to where you are now.” True. But that does not mean all the bad shit you did that brought you here was OK. Maybe if you had not done some of that bad shit we would all be in a better place right now.

–I hope all of the “Prince that was promised” prophecy nonsense is just that. There is no Azor Ahai. Prophecies do not make the future. Humans make the future. They make decisions. They take action. That is it.

As Melisandre said earlier in the series, “Prophecy is a tricky thing.”

–When the Hound called Beric a “stupid whore.”

–Lyanna’s death was epic. Bonus points for the sound of bones crushing.

–At first I was all like “Where the hell did Ayra come from?!!” But I have since been convinced by the internet that her mad ninja skills have been established.

–No one drips blood louder than Arya. Despite her mad ninja skills.

–It seemed far too easy for the wights to push out of their stone crypts. They are stone. If they were not, they should have been.

–The Night King had not seen The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. If he had, he would have known that if you are going to stab, stab. Don’t gloat. 2

–Now that the Army of the Dead has been defeated, the last three episodes will remind us, as every zombie affiliated bit of fiction has since George Romero invented the genre, the real threats are the living.

  1. Heh. Their swords were on fire. Double entendre.
  2. Come to think of it, Oberyn Martell could have benefited from that advice, too.