So my son asked me last night and I totally forget, where in the story line do the books end?
So I just finished Season 7, Episode 5: Eastwatch.For the first time, I am a bit unhappy with the writing. The whole plot to go capture a Wight for Cersei seems unnecessary and a huge stretch on plausible thought. And to risk like 9 major characters, including leaders of major factions (on foot nonetheless) is too much to suspend believeablily. Not to mention it would take a long time to get from Dragonstone to the wall, finish the expedition, travel back down to Kings Landing, then back up to Eastwatch. We are talking years. I dont let the 'teleportation' get to me too much, but this is awful. When they get back to Kings Landing with a wight, Cersei better be breastfeeding.And all rational thought would point toward Cersei not giving a fuck. And Cersei/Lannisters do not possess a standing army at this point so a cease fire seems pointless (and who/where would they even attack?)
Yeah, I understand with the 'teleportation', we cant have it stretched out like the first 3-4 seasons were with putting the travel adventures and camping 'on screen' and have this thing have 50 episodes to get through the last 2.5 seasons... So far, to this point, I think you can make a case that time has passed with each teleportation.... at least enough of a case where it doesn't rip me out of being immersed in the story.But they are in this urgent 'time' situation, and this was the big idea (presented by the most brilliant strategist in the story). To travel up north, beyond the wall (on foot), back down again, and presumably back up again.... all just after introducing some "time sensitive" plot points of the Army of the Dead relentlessly marching down on Eastwatch, AND Cersei being pregnant. And the potential payoff of this plan doesn't seem to make any sense.
And a lot to wrap up. I thought these were all supposed to be longer episodes.