Before I see any break downs of the episode, or anyone's comments or anything at all, I wanted to write my reactions to this season finale through my own lens. Season 7 episode 7...it was meh.
No way, are you kidding, it was friggin' amazing! Spectacular! Wholly Moly, it was good and oh so satisfying. First of all, I called it! I said that if Arya and Sansa were really at odds and not playing Littlefinger, that I was going to be angry. Well, they gave him a little of his own medicine alright!
I knew that even though they were not the best of friends when they were children, that they were first and foremost family and more than that sisters. The only girls in the Stark household. Sansa, wouldn't be afraid of her sister, or fear for her life. She told Jon, Bran and Arya that Littlefinger was not to be trusted, so why would she so quickly forget. Arya wouldn't come all the way to Winterfell, just to bicker and kill Sansa. She wanted Cersei dead. Sansa was never on her list and she knew that Littlefinger was a liar and manipulator. So the only way I was going to be happy was if the sisters hatched a plan to catch Littlefinger off guard and pull out all of the receipts, and I was not disappointed.
I could watch him fall to his knees, grovel and cry a million times. Each Stark child pulled out evidence, left it for the Lady of Winterfell to pass judgement and assassin no one, Arya to execute the sentence. It was truly a thing of beauty for them to reclaim a win for the house. The lone wolf dies but the pack survives. Catlyn would have been proud of her she cubs.
Bran was a little less cryptic and creepy this episode. Dropping the knowledge out loud that we needed him to say! Sam! Sam was paying attention. All this time we thought he was too wrapped up in his feelings to have heard Gilly, though he didn't give her credit for bringing the info to his attention.
There were so many little moments that were amazing! I think it's safe to assume that there will be a Clegane Bowl next season. Brienne and Sandor were cute even after she tried to kill him. It was great to see them mutually understand why they fought. Him finding out that Arya was alive, well and at home was very touching. Though the looks between Brienne, Jaime and Cersei were crazy uncomfortable.
So, my second favorite moment was Danny riding into the meeting, late and on her dragon. Talk about drama! Only to be topped by Dany and Jon, having relations, while Tyrion watches and Bran explains their familial connection and Jon's legitimacy. Or should I say Aegon Targaryen. That was beautiful and yuck all at once with lots of butt.
Speaking of butt, Cersei and this plan to lie...she makes me tired. I guess she made Jaime tired too, because he left. He left the city! My guess is he's going to Winterfell? I suppose he can have really great conversations with Brienne, who I hope will be seeing Tormund again soon. I want him to be alright, but the wall! The WALL IS DOWN! I suppose all of the conjecture regarding what Viserion would breathe, whether fire or ice is moot, because its both. Nuclear blue flames just took the wall down allowing the dead to just walk right over the wildlings holding Eastwatch. I was not prepared for that. He rode in on Viserion and took the wall down with nuclear flames.
It was an amazing episode. I'm going to re-watch to add more points and further discuss the episode. I'm so sad that we have a year to wait but really pleased with the story and the special effects. A+