In response to Byron ^ Spoiler That's exactly the question the art director should be posing to the concept team - recycle an existing idea, or come up with something new and inventive. It bothers me because it's exactly the line of work I'm training for, and recycling an existing idea is such a cop-out (and an obvious alternative to having more time and a bigger budget, if you ask me). If it had been me I'd have kept The Night King on his horse, and I'd have given the dragon a demeanour in-keeping with the rest of the Army. As it stands we have a host of reanimated corpses hobbling along on exposed limbs, and then in swoops a reanimated dragon corpse performing fine-tuned aerobatics and breathing bright blue fire. I'm not going to enter into the ridiculous dialogue of "that wouldn't happen in real life", however I think it's fair to point out stylistic inconsistencies from an artistic perspective. IMO it'd have looked better if the dragon was like a flying wrecking ball, taking advantage of its enormous mass and inherited invulnerability (by virtue of being dead) and smashing the wall to pieces by flying into it. Also, if you're going to have the dragon breathe fire, make it black, or even dark green, or purple. Why the hell does magical fire always have to be bright blue?! This isn't fantasy for kids who need to be spoonfed the token good-vs-evil semiotics! On your other points - agreed on all. Especially the Theon scene, both with Jon beforehand and afterwards when he really puts his head to the task. Awesome episode...most of it!