One of my fascinations about Game of Thrones is the question of power and ruling. How does power aid ruling and vice versa. In an earlier season, Cersei once mentioned to Peter Baelish that “power is power.” The equation is a reflexive one that reflects the absolutism in Cersei’s mind about power and ruling. In that sense, how does it fit in with the Night King and the White Walkers?
For this review, I decided not to do a play-by-play type of commentary. Instead, I wanted to address the macro issues within the episode since a lot of things happened. Much of the episode was about setting up for the highly anticipated upcoming battle between the living and the dead but there was a lot of other subtexts going on too.