Gam is returning to its roots.
HEAVY SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN
After the intense and tense third episode in which the dead beat the dead, we can finally get some sleep. The Night King is dead, as his entire army. That's exactly what the creators of the series wanted - to take the dead out of the focus to commit themselves to the conflict between the living. We did not find out anything about the history of the army of the dead, nor about the motivation of the Night King. The seven-year-old hippopotamus was completely demolished in an episode. It seems that the first spinoff will offer some answers, but what is important at the moment is GoT, which every week does not surprise, fascinate and occasionally disappointing.
The fourth episode, in my opinion, is the best in the eighth season. After many hurdles in the previous one, this returns to the roots. Excellent dialogues and acting, twists and political intrigues. From the first scene I was hissed (John's speech - an hour). The first five minutes had a greater emotional impact than the previous episode.
After a long time, Tyrion is in the lead role in one episode. Peter Dinklegg is awesome in the role of Tyrion, but how to forget how much he can contribute to an episode. Thyron is loyal to Daenerys, but we can see how this dedication is tested when Vary offers a number of arguments why she would be a bad queen (and Varis is another character who returns to old glory in this episode).
Their conversation focuses on issues that have been ignored in the last two seasons. How should the true ruler of Westeros look like? Is it better to be a man or a woman? Can two sit on the throne? More importantly: loyalty to the family or to the kingdom (realm - I do not have a more suitable translation)? In these conversations, we can feel that the solution will not be completely positive. Tirion expresses optimism ("Why cannot both of them rule?") But he himself does not believe in that statement. Victims must have and must make everyone with their choices. Varis is the protector of the kingdom while Tirion is loyal to Daenerys. It seems that it puts the two on the opposing sides of the chessboard.
John is facing similar difficulties. John is the most sophisticated character in the series, which completely resembles his "father" Ned. On the one hand, he loves Daenerys and will do everything to preserve the loyalty to her. On the other hand, it can not lie to Sansa and Aria for his true descent. Ned lived for years with the secret only to save John's life and preserve peace in Westeros. But John cannot live with the same secret without sharing it with his half-sisters. The same information spreads like a plague. It makes John the target, for good or for bad. But that's the choice he made himself and who he will have to live with.
The least favorite character in my episode was Daenerys, but I think that's the director's point. Daenerys is more like her father (the Mad King), but for bad reasons. It moves away from everyone and is thirsty for power. He must have the throne just for himself, at all costs. The only loyal counselor to whom he trusted with all his heart was Jorah. Another such character was Misendei. Now both of them are dead, and relations with John begin to cool down.
The ambush in which Danerris and her little army fell, was the main surprise that was devastating to one of the dragons (Rhaegal). How did they not notice Eron's fleet and how could he have been so precise and not once to get out of the first three attempts? Why did Searsi (who, contrary to the speech of Tirion, really turned into a monster) simply did not finish down Daenerys and her poor army when they were in front of her gates? These are questions that we need to ignore.
Nevertheless, the battle between the living reaches its climax. There are more questions left, but if you keep the spirit of this episode I expect to receive satisfactory answers.