you know what i'm not even mad at the jonerys stuff i knew that was going to happen and this is got so i know that sh*t won't last. What really pisses me off is Jon fucking Snow thinking he has any right to bend a knee. The North is not yours to give away a courting gift. Dude you can fu*k her without giving away your family home!
I’m going to preface this reply with a note to all that I’m NOT a meta person, I’m just not bright enough. Sorry! :D Anyway…
I understand where you’re coming from Anon. It’s hard when we see characters we like or love act in a way that we think is OOC or ridiculous (man this has happened to me more times than I like to remember!).
I haven’t watched the leaked episode, and may not even watch it when it properly airs. So I’m only going on what people are telling me, which is that: Jon bends the knee. And if I were a meta person, I might direct you to Sansa’s scene in 7x05 where the lords are clearly unimpressed with Jon… and if you want a glimmer of hope that there will be some repercussions about his actions, I think this scene gives it. I’d like to think that it won’t be plain sailing for him once the North finds out about what he’s done. That would make sense to me. And also I am 99.999999% sure that The North will be independent by the end of the show, in which case Jon won’t reallllly have given away his home. HOWEVER…
I will always argue that it’s hard to apply logic to Thrones now that’s it’s off-book. A reason why people may be angry about Jon bending the knee (and other things, I mean… I would NOT like to be an Arya fan right now, the assassination dealt to her is just… just NO NO WAY) is that each of us have a somewhat clear, logical path for our beloved characters to take in each step that takes them to towards their endgame. But unfortunately they’re in the hands of people that A) don’t agree with your headcanon path or B) just don’t care. TV shows are often made for the thrills (BATTLES! DRAGONS! COSTUMES! all of this shit I LOVE btw) and often drop the ball on characters.
There’s a lot of anger surrounding this leaked episode for a number of reasons. So I’d advise most people to watch what you still love about it and if you’re struggling to find ANYTHING that you like, maybe give it a break (hard I know when you’re involved in fandom). But one thing I do know, is that this hand wringing and wrath is not a good recipe for an enjoyable time here.
And isn’t that why we’re both here in fandom Anon? To have fun? I’d like to claw some of that back if I can.