Last year it seemed like the second to the last episode (the one with the famous beheading) was the finale, and the one after was an epilogue. This season felt the same way.
This season the second to the last episode had the big, satisfying battle on land and sea and the betrayal of the 13 at Q’arth. The Hound abandoned Joffrey. You didn’t know for sure if Tyrion was alive or dead. So you had resolution and and you had cliffhangers. Seems like a good place to end to a good season.
Instead we get one more episode that’s a murky bummer. Tyrion’s alive, but living in a broom closet. Sansa’s off the hook from marrying Teen Incest King, but still in danger. Rob has a quiet marriage under a tree to the woman he loves, but he’s going to have to fight another war because of it. Theon Greyjoy’s out of Winterfell, but the place is a smoldering mess and there are bodies everywhere.
What did you think?