Written by Guest Contributor, Kat Hammond


Everyone is ripping apart Episode 4 from the final and eighth season of Game of Thrones. Even Forbes and Cosmopolitan are writing reviews that are all about what was wrong with this latest episode and the final season overall. Cosmo needs to just stick to hair, makeup, and sex.

I was surprised, though, by Forbes’ review because they don’t often review movies or TV series unless it’s to report facts or financial updates. Their review of Episode 4, “The Last of the Starks” was just downright pitiful!

The title of their article is “Every Bad Moment From Last Night’s Disappointing ‘Game of Thrones.’” I will recap just a couple of their complaints. Whoever wrote this review does not understand the journey and where we are at in the GOT world.

Jamie and Brienne

Forbes disappointment: The relationship that we saw so briefly between them should have been romantic since it’s apparent that they have real feelings for each other.

My response: They both are not in the least bit respectful to each other. They are like the boy and the girl on the playground pushing each other down because they have a crush on the other person. Brienne is also a virgin and the most masculine female character in the show, so how would she know how to be romantic, especially with someone like Jaime Lannister?

Dany’s Gag Order

Forbes disappointment: Dany is showing who she really is by asking Jon to keep it a secret about who he really is. She has earned the iron throne and is just becoming this tyrant who cares about nothing else and is going to turn into a villain.

My response: Has the person writing this review actually watched the last 7 seasons?? If Jon doesn’t want the Iron Throne, she has every right to try to continue to take it and yes, she had the right to ask Jon to keep his secret about who he really is.
Dany has said, “I have been sold like a broodmare. I’ve been chained and betrayed, raped and defiled. Do you know what kept me standing through all those years in exile? Faith. Not in any gods, not in myths and legends, in myself. In Daenerys Targaryen.” She has lost so much and is trying to get to the iron throne so that she can rule. Anyone who expected this to go well, and without obstacles (including that time with the lords of Westeros, or that time Dany showed a real emotional reaction to her best friend’s head getting chopped off by an evil tyrant), should probably stick to fairytale movies. This show is not for the faint of heart.
And don’t forget who united Meereen, Yunkai and Astapor and abolished the tyranny in Slaver’s Bay. Dany knows how to rule and she knows justice. She IS the best choice as a ruler. This has been proven throughout the entire series over and over.
I could continue with every disappointment they listed off in this poor review, but I think you see where I am going. We are in the final stages of the journey and there is no reason for all of this side stuff to happen, like the romance and questioning of Dany’s emotions, or why she is making the choices she is making.

The whole point of this season is about who will end up on the throne and that is what we are seeing unfold. Don’t lose faith in Dany just yet.

You can read the full Forbes article here.

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