I think this is the episode that everyone who’s read the books have been waiting for. We’ve been hearing all season about the impending war, but this second to the last episode finally brings the battle to King’s Landing in the true fight for the Iron Throne. Normally the episodes, as well as my recaps, are split up by location. There is so much going on all over Westeros and beyond that the story is told in bits and pieces. This week however, marks the first time that the GoT series focuses on one location for the entire episode.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss bravely and wisely stepped back from this episode and instead turned over the writing duties over to the man himself, George R.R. Martin. It’s rather fitting for the man behind the Song of Ice and Fire series to pen this episode considering it’s the biggest one so far. Neil Marshall took over directing duties and if his work on The Decent shows anything, it’s that he’s capable of doing a lot with very little.