In my recap this week, I focused on why the Children of the Forest were never on Dragonstone (truth hurts Benioff and Weiss), why Jaime is probably still alive and kicking, why Arya vs. Brienn…
I enjoyed your recap.
Since you know so much more about the books, I can see why the COTF cave writings would bug you so much. The more I think about it, the more it spoils what was otherwise one of the ten best episodes ever.*
I hope there is some explanation that will create better continuity. Is it possible that the cave drawings were made by descendents of the First Men who still understood the significance of dragon glass and wanted to supply a form of instruction sheet?
Game of Thrones is like a designer drug. You get all kinds of emotional highs and mind blowing insights, then wake up the next day and start to reconstruct how a large majority of it was your own impaired perceptions over amplifying something that wasn’t all that coherent to begin with.
*Looking back at “The Door,” I found the idiotic action of Bran and the equally idiotic lack of a warning from the Three-Eyed Raven about not letting the Night King touch him, followed by the gratuitous sacrifice of Summer and the last COTF made the episode almost unwatchable. Especially all the impossible to understand time-space-future-past ideas that are completely illogical. Everything was created just to lead the audience to uncovering the meaning of Hodor and have a deeply moving emotional moment, but it doesn’t have the staying power of the top five episodes.