“New character Lord Elmo achieves more to stop the White Walker apocalypse than any of many schemers in Westeros. And all he had to do was get Tyrion and Cersei Lannister into the same room and get them to promise to try to work out their difference for the common good. Which is much healthier than the usual GOT playbook, which would have Elmo poison Cookie Monster’s cookies, resurrect his bloated body, and make him serve as an armored behemoth that feeds on carnage and chocolate chips.”