Apart from wether or not you liked the fate of the characters we have all come to love over these past years, I'm convinced that a different order of episodes would've made this whole season better. Looking back on it a 2 episode prelude to the giant anticlimax that was The Long Night was completely unnecessary. They just built up the tension and then failed us utterly, which made it all the more painfull. If they'd have balled up the first 2 episodes into one, the climactic arch would've been smaller AND they'd have had time to spread the last episode over 2 episodes. The first half of the last episode was, in my opinion, practically perfect. How great it would've been to end that episode with Drogon melting the Iron Throne and flying away in that sad, majestic way he did, with the perished Dany in his loving claw. Then in the second episode, characters would've had a worthier goodbye, instead of a few hastedly cut last impressions.
Your thoughts on this?