BlondieTVJunkie comments on (Spoilers Everything) I believe it was Preston Jacobs who said in his Q&A for the last epiode that "Do the showrunners understand this is supposed to be an anti-violence tale?": "BoB? I had a buddy tear up. Most of my guys were in the Battle of Fallujah. Grunts. The Jon/battle stuff was incredibly realistic. Even though it's sword fighting, which a totally diff style... the emotion is the same. When Jon was trapped, that emotion speaks through time. When he gasps for air, that embodies every true veteran's experiences. Bc if you have ever fought in any real shit, not just some one-time firefight, but the real deal...months on end...you had that moment, where you were fuc&ed. Dead. And Kit nailed that fear. And at the last minute, took a breath that led to life. So many stories my ex and his guys tell, if u can get them too, a lot don't talk about it. But, when they do, it's accounts of like, they were dead. Dead. But the grenade literally rolled and didn't blow or some like crazy thing. Time and time again. A slither of Reddit, complained that Jon living was like excess "plot armor" -- and I never replied to those people, cause they won't get it...even if I told every detail. But you have this almost bubble, the bullet was an inch off; or you turned right instead of left; stopped to tie your shoe or reload...just missing a landmine in the mud... all of these things save your life, and you go home, with these set of experiences, that you can't comprehend. Jon just constantly missing death... it was so real.
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