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"The Last of the Starks" strains to set the board for Game of Thrones' conclusion, but serves up enough political intrigue and touching character interactions to satisfy.
"The Last of the Starks" was a fascinating lesson in how Westerosi official histories come about.
[It] couldn't help but feel anticlimactic and setty-uppy, coming as it does in the narrative gully that naturally stretches between last week's exultantly fire-and-bloody spectacle
It is a little table setty, to be frank, but we can't wait to see who triumphs in next week's battle.
If it were a character, it'd be Gendry: It got down on its knees, drunkenly updated me on its latest victory, then tried to make me buy into the fact that moving on after fighting a battle against actual ice zombies is fairly easy to do.
The episode recaptured some classic Thrones qualities, really. With the tedious army of the dead turned to powder, the show can, in its final run, get back to what once made it great: very tense feasts.
I didn't think the episode, called "The Last of the Starks," was particularly smooth overall.
I just want people to remember mess like this when they start praising the writers for how powerful the women on Thrones are.
The second half of the episode felt weirdly rushed for a show that took its sweet time taking in the post-apocalypse high.
No, Game of Thrones is not the same series that was when it started ... I've made my peace with that and I accept it for what it is, and not for what I want it to be. [Full review in Spanish]
Fasten your seatbelts. [Full Review in Spanish]
The best word to describe what went down in this episode is "bizarre."
Are you not dramatically satisfied? Because I'll be honest, I'm not, and they've got two episodes left to fix that.