I finished this edit and I have a few things to say. I hope they are worth the read. (I will try to give positive feedback, but I don’t think I’m good at it, sorry).
First things first: I like it. I was surprised by the fact that I was keen to watch the next episode every day. I decided to settle for one each night and so I did. After every chapter I was excited to see what came next, even do I knew it, since I read the whole post beforehand. I couldn’t wait and I watched the last 2 episodes in a raw. I think you did a great job, this does some healing and it can be my head canon.
The few things I noticed that made me “lose foot”, were 2 minor changes and other bigger one. I missed Gendry killing the 2 guards in Kingslanding, since it made his next scene more believable, as it made sir Davos sentence about Gendry’s ability with the hummer better. But that is minor and a first timer will never notice it, so that’s just me.
The big problem to me was “Into the North”. Don’t get me wrong, the editing is very good and making Bran tell Daenerys was very nice (about time he did something with his powers), but to me it is not clear what they were trying to achieve, for certain not kill the Night King. I think, stupid as it is, showing them capture the wight instead of trying to hide it, would help a lot this chapter plot wise. More so, when there are few takes where there is a tied wight and they protect it. It will add up 20 seconds to the chapter and it will give much more sense to it. Then again, it’s just my opinion.
The other minor thing was the whole Iron throne scene, but given the source material, is as good as it can possibly be.
I think making Bran posses Arya to do the big kill was very well put. We saw her do the move on Brianne few chapters ago so it’s quite plausible for it to happen again, more so with Bran’s big assist.
All in all, I think this is a great edit, thanks for kipping Missandei alive. I wish there where subtitles for it, so I could show to my friends. I really appreciate the effort put into this edit. It’s the best thing that happened to Game of Thrones since the Great Sept of Baelor became a summer terrace.