We believe that this is the first time that A Game of Thrones has taken an entire episode and devoted it to one event. Comments we’ve seen and read are mixed regarding that fact. Here at A Flood of Talk we think that the episode stayed true to the spirit of the book version of this awesome battle so we generally liked the episode.
Speaking of liking, we give some praise to Sam Tarly after dissing him all season. Sam grows a pair and manages to kill a Thenn to boot. It’s arguable that Sam and Jon are character equals in this episode. Each gets to give commands, kill an enemy, and have a romantic moment. Hey, all in a day’s work for a crow.
Check out more of our comments about The Watchers on the Wall in the podcast. Happy listening folks!