A podcast heads beyond the wall.
With the endless leaks this season for HBO and Game of Thrones, some fans were convinced that there would be a poor showing in the viewership numbers, as a result.
Once again, they were wrong- Game of Thrones is unstoppable.
Entertainment Weekly reports that not only was this Sunday’s new GoT episode a ratings smash, but “Beyond the Wall” is the second-highest rated episode of all time for the show.
If there’s one thing Game Of Thrones viewers have complained about during season 7 — well, not the only thing, but one of them — it’s how quickly travel is being done. For no episode was that criticism more prevalent than it was for episode 6, “Beyond The Wall,” where it was loudly decried that Gendry’s run back to Eastwatch, the raven’s flight to Dragonstone, and Dany’s arrival beyond the Wall was impossible in what seemed like a short amount of time.
For his part, director Alan Taylor knew that “timing was getting a little hazy,” but the production team worked the natural environment into the storytelling as an explanation of sorts.
The title for Game of Thrones season 7 episode 7 has been released … and boy, do I hope it implies what I think it does!
You’re having your typical Monday, your typical beginning-of-the-week slog, your typical afternoon solar eclipse – wait what? Assuming your eyes are not burned out from the eclipse that took over everyone’s Facebook and Twitter for the greater part of today, then you are still capable of reading what the Internet’s many critics have to say about last night’s ‘Beyond the Wall.’ So let’s get to it!
With your read-through of Sue’s Sullied recap complete, and your Sullied chuckling over the Unsullied nature of Oz’s review in the past, the only thing left to do is
get cornea replacement surgery read more reviews of ‘Beyond the Wall.’
Here at Watchers on the Wall, we don’t usually go into ‘analysis mode’ for a mere episode promo, as that is usually reserved for proper trailers. However, for the season seven finale we are making an exception, as there’s a lot to glean from the promo.
This episode isn’t special just because it’s a finale: at 80 minutes, it’s the longest Game of Thrones episode ever; and, despite that, we have only seen four shots of it in trailers. Even for those of us who dove into spoilers and leaks, there is still mystery around it.
Last night’s “Beyond the Wall” was the penultimate episode of the penultimate year for Game of Thrones, and it delivered the action, suspense, and heartbreak we’ve come to expect at this point in the season. While reviews have been mixed on just how well it delivered, there are certainly no lack of hot topics to discuss: the conflict brewing between Arya and Sansa, the suspenseful action beyond the Wall, the growing attraction between Jon and Daenerys, and – of course – the terrifying prospect of an undead dragon. We have quite a few interviews and videos to dissect today, so let’s take a look!
Spoiler note: The discussion in this post is primarily for non-book readers (book fans can discuss the show-only here). We ask that all Sullied book-readers refrain from posting any mentions/references to the books in the comments here, veiled or otherwise. No spoilers, at all! This show is best viewed without knowing all the surprises beforehand or afterwards, so please be respectful of your fellow fans. Thank you!
Ladies and Gents, a man has returned from the frozen depths of hell to bring you the Unsullied, untenable recap of shock and awe that could only be matched by the coldest shower you can imagine. I felt like I needed a blanket for the entire duration.
This shit was cold.
Beyond the Wall was chock-full of revelations and realizations that maybe we thought possible along the way and then ultimately came to fruition. Let’s be honest… the episode had its issues. But the inaugural meeting of ice and fire has been recorded, and for the first time, I honestly feel like it’s all happening wayyyy too fast…
So, Game of Thrones tonight…Well, that was rather a lot, wasn’t it?
Spoiler Note: This is our book reader’s recap, intended for those who have read the A Song of Ice and Fire series. The post and the comments section may contain spoilers from the novels, whether or not that material has appeared on the show yet. Because no, we are not all Unsullied now. If you have not read the books yet, we encourage you to check out our non-book-reader recap, by Oz of Thrones!