That Game of Thrones Episode

Instead of watching President Shit for Brains read words off of a teleprompter, hence allowing him his moment where he finally becomes President of the United States, I caught up on the latest episode of Game of Thrones. I have some questions but there will be spoilers so scroll past this if you haven’t watched it yet. One more time:

What the fuck was that about? This zombienapping plan was so bad that I’m assuming that Daenerys’s new slogan is “Make Westeros Great Again.” I am bad at watching tv shows because I have a tendency to surf the web during it so sometimes I miss the finer points. But was Tyrion’s plan basically:

  1. Capture zombie and bring it to Cersei
  2. ???
  3. Profit

Even in the best possible scenario of this going down without a hitch, it’s not like Cersei has ever acted rational. What is the best case outcome? Is sending the King of the North out on some suicide mission the best use of your resources? And even if they did decide it was worth the gamble, shouldn’t you have your air support a bit closer to the action. In fact, why not just ride a dragon beyond the wall, swoop down and capture a damn wight like it was a goat. At the very least bring an emergency raven along with you to save Gedry a marathon.

This plan was so half-baked that they are lucky they weren’t all wiped out by that bear attack. We won’t even get into the distances covered, how long it took for Gedry to make it to the wall then to send out the ravens then for the dragons to come to the rescue. Well, kind of.

Everything just felt really clunky. Dany’s dragons are too powerful and they needed a way to balance the playing field a bit which is understandable. But did they need the Rube Goldberg machine to accomplish it?