People are calling 'Game of Thrones' season 8 episode 4 the worst ever episode
During its eight-year run, Game of Thrones certainly has had some incredible high points. In fact, with a rating of 9.5/10 on IMDb, it seems to be nothing but high points. And yet, even the best of shows have their low moments - and GoT's apparently happened this weekend.
While it's difficult to recap everything that happened (because, even by Thrones' standards, there was A LOT), let's just have a quick run-through of some of the moments that left some viewers feeling a little less than satisfied by the episode...
First of all, the writers seem to have forgotten how their characters usually behave. Daenerys has very suddenly become a mad, tyrannical queen, Jon Snow is apparently now a heartless guy who won't say goodbye to his beloved pet, and Cersei didn't even try to slaughter the last remaining dragon even though it was right in front of her. I mean, what gives!?
What's more, some of the other characters had their storylines totally invalidated in the space of seconds. There was Sansa, who all of a sudden claims she only became who she is because of the brutal rape and torture she faced at the hands of various men (when, really, she was always a badass), and then there's Missandei, who was heartlessly killed off for the sake of hurrying the plot on a little faster. She barely got any screen time in this season, and the few times she did show up didn't result in all that much happening.
And, while we're on the subject of Missandei - how exactly did they capture her? Why didn't we get to see that? Actually, why didn't Dany's whole fleet see it coming? She literally had a bird's (or dragon's) eye view of the whole scene: she should have seen Euron Greyjoy's ships long before he was in range of them.
Oh, and that wasn't the only key plot point that occurred off-screen. We never saw Jon tell Sansa and Arya the truth about his lineage, which should have been a big deal.
And while we're splitting hairs, here, can we just add that Jaime was a total a-hole for ditching Brienne, as was Arya for ditching her family. Seriously, why spend literal years developing these characters if they're just going to turn around and do something completely unrealistic?
And we're not the only ones who are mad about all this.
Hopefully, the last two episodes will turn it all around...