Fans have now finally entered the last stretch of Game of Thrones and it looks like some fans are having mixed feelings about their experience.
The final season of Game of Thrones has been extremely hyped upon and has been long anticipated. Fans had to wait for two long years for it and each episode came with a longer runtime than its usual shows.
Was the last Game of Thrones episode disappointing?
After such a long time of waiting and knowing this will be the last season, the tension built over the years was brimming for some fans as to who will finally be seated on the Iron Throne. Obviously, there were high expectations.
Unfortunately, it looks like the reverse. The episode ratings of Game of Thrones has fallen drastically from its last episode. Episode 5, titled as “The Bells” has the lowest rating for a Game of Thrones episode till date with just a 49 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It stands at 49 percent, almost five percent blow the second lowest rated episode back from season five.
Here’s what the site ratings describe the previous episode as:
Death, destruction, and the deterioration of Daenerys’ sanity make “The Bells” an episode for the ages; but too much plot in too little time muddles the story and may leave some viewers feeling its conclusions are a little unearned.
While the action was unmatched, the episode was stunning visually but many fans were left disappointed by the plot points that were rushed upon and so many turns in the arcs.
Sudden Change in Daenerys Targaryen
Even Daenerys Targaryen who has always shown herself as the rightful and honourable queen, as someone who is the freer of the slaves. However, in the last episode she took a turn and laid waste to many innocent lives in the King’s Landing. Many fans have pointed out that her character was always capable of such things but some plot points were simply rushed upon in the Game of Thrones episode.
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Here’s what one fan tweeted:
s01 to s07 showed up a Daenerys that rose from the very lowest of lows to the height of power. In s01 & s02, we see Daenerys realize that without power, no one will respect her or take her claim seriously.
She had her armies. She had dragons. She had powerful allies in Westeros. She had the strongest claim to the throne and finally had the chance to take King’s Landing.
Season 7 and Season 8 was about losing that power. First, her powerful allies are stripped away one by one. Olenna, Elliria, Yara. Tyrion mismanages them as Hand of the Queen and makes horrible tactical mistakes.
In S08E01, Daenerys realizes she doesn’t have the love of the people.
In S08E02, she loses her claim.
In S08E03, she loses Jorah.
In S08E04, she loses her second child, and Missandei.
In S08E05, she loses Varys, Tyrion, and Jon, through betrayal.
Here is the preview of Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: