omg I'm seeing all these got spoilers bc episode 6 leaked and like its worse than i thought it would be??? i feel like s7 is this massive clusterfuck of things happening and characters being v ooc and it's so bizarre to watch
Okay so keeping in mind that I am away on vacation, may have missed some of the leaks and definitely didn’t watch the episode, if this ia about the Arya thing I’d suggest waiting until ep7 to find out wth is going on there, because there may be ~twists so, like.. hang on in there my pal
More generally, as someone who loves these characters way too much to ever stop liking Game Of Thrones: organic anything was never this show’s forte, but even more so this season since they have So Damn Much plot to cover and a very small amount of episodes to cram everything into (I understand D&D wanted to quit while they’re on top but two full final seasons would’ve been a lot better than one long-ish season split in two IMO).
So if even before they had the issues of plot dictating the characters’s actions instead of the other way around, that goes double now that everything is happening in order to check out some plot boxes they need to be done with, there’s no room for the story to breathe and characters get twisted into doing random stuff that doesn’t really make sense. I HIGHKEY suggest just letting everything go, turning your brain off and going along with the ride - stop overthinking stuff and enjoy the pretty package, the WTFs and the pretty people. Then when the episode is over get on AO3 - that’s what fandom is for!
(Anyway I am calling this now, if GRRM ever goes through with finishing the saga the last book will either be just as rushed - in a more refined way, full of fortuitous coincidences to Make Stuff Come Together - or he will end up writing 8 books since he’s not on a budget and that’s the best to make everything happen that needs to happen in an organic way)