Thoughts while recovering from "Game of Thrones" eye strain:
With the sad demise of the beautiful and stalwart Lyanna Mormont, Daenerys and Jon Snow should recruit that crazy karate girl from "Barry." The kid who bloodied Barry and Fuchs would make a lethal team with Arya Stark.
Following the Houston Rockets, the White Walkers are complaining to the NBA that not enough fouls were called against the Winterfell team.
After all the buildup, Winter Is Coming turns into a few ice cubes?
Who's the biggest flopper, James Harden or the Night King?
Disappointing that after receiving her knighthood the episode before, Brienne of Tarth didn't receive a closeup moment of heroism slaying a wight or two.
Really, Tyrion? As the Long Night raged, you're spooning in the crypt with Sansa?
If Sansa didn't know what end of the dagger to use, I suppose it's too much to ask her to ride a dragon or battle zombies. Sansa's reverting back to helpless female was another of the Long Night's wrenching off notes. Daenerys' heroism, more effective than Jon Snow's, makes her the favorite to take the throne. (Except Cersei saved her army).
What's with Jon Snow cowering beneath the blue ice dragon? Couldn't Snow have stabbed the icy beast with his sword?
Note to Theon: Yes, you redeemed yourself, as Bran noted. But never run straight ahead with the spear. Even Barry knows better than that.
Jorah, another memorable secondary character, also will be remembered for his heroic final moments. But I thought Sam had given him the sword that kills wights.
As a Deadspin pointed out, Cersei was smart not to send her army to Winterfell. Now, the Lannister lass will be the No. 1 seed for the Game of Thrones Final Four. But you've got to like those flame-spitting dragons.
Who had the best clinching shot, Steph Curry or Arya Stark?
I kept expecting Varys to go "wooo, woo, woo," like the Three Stooges' Curly.
Who got the most boos, Roger Goodell at the NFL draft or the Night King?
"Godfather" fans remembering the death of Moe Green weren't shocked that the Giant got it in the eye.
Melisandre would be good to have around when you have a tough time lighting the grill at the barbecue.
I can see the commercial: When Melisandre lights the Dothraki's swords, they turn and say, "but we asked for a Bud Light."