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Alright, so we're just keeping the Jew-hating nonsense, aces.
With regards to the show, I'm very, very happy to have more intrigue back in the plot, but killing Misande felt cynical and Euron doesn't just sound, act and look wrong but has the dullest motivation out of any character I can think of from the series. I know he barely spoke this episode but every time he's on screen I'm mentally preparing for the worst. If he wasn't a Greyjoy I'd have to assume he'd fallen through space-time from another intellectual property. I know book-nerds are upset he's totally different to his character in said books, and that's probably a valid point, but regardless no one should have let that actor do his best Jack Sparrow-but-darker impression, it only draws attention to the fact that he's the only person solely where he is because he just likes power and being powerful and stuff, everyone else could probably have an entire ten part spin-off show about them, but show-Euron would struggle to flesh out a three-minute music video. Seriously, Jack Sparrow's opening scene in the entire Pirates franchise tells us more about the character than almost everything Euron's done on TV. If I keep thinking about him I might actually begin to hate him, so I'll stop.
Regarding the "cynicism" mentioned earlier, what I mean by that is what is Misande to anyone except Danny's mate/hairdresser and Greyworm's missus (for the past fortnight at that)? It just felt like a character the writers didn't have any room in the plot for, but who was nice enough to get people a bit more sadderer if she was killed; a cynical slaying, basically. I could be misrembering her importance and unapriciating her death as a result, and it definitely worked in the context of Greyworm and Danny having lacked a personal reason to hate Cersei before that. However, what didn't help was that it felt like scenes had been cut after the ambush and her appearing in King's Landing. Hey HBO! If you filmed it, put it in the show, people are already staying up until 4AM to watch the damn episodes, no one cares if they're two hours long at this point. I don't know, maybe they didn't film them, but it felt rushed either way.
Despite doing nothing but complaining, I did like the episode, but perhaps that's the bar GoT has set itself; that when it feels like a TV show for a couple of minutes, it sticks out like a sore-thumb.