- Aug 2010
I read someone describing it as the moment where the show turned into the West Wing, with Tyrion somehow winning the day with one speech, and that does seem an apt summary.That's why this episode is fun for all the wrong reasons. Actually, this applies to the season as a whole, come to think of it.
My positive take is that I imagine that if Martin ever actually finishes another book, this ending will probably work with the context filled in and some changes to the order of events. (It seems likely that KL going down in a Dany/Young Grift confrontation happens before the showdown at Winterfell in the books)
The biggest problem with the Bran-as-King ending wasn't the concept, it's just that show Bran long since lost anyone's interest or affection and then did nothing in the story to justify earning the spot.