Every single Scorpion crew in the bay and on the walls was ready and waiting for an attack. And while Dany was diving at any one cluster, the rest had all the time in the world to line up their shots. Barring one initial volley, the tactical situation for Dany was worse in this episode than the last one, because her targets weren't all clustered together. And yet this time she doesn't take a scratch.
The walls were out of reach, and the boats were all ready, yes, but with the cloud cover, where were they aiming? Given the speed she hit them with, and the time it took for a crew to aim a scorpion, don't think they had all the time in the world by any means. So the way I saw it was that the boats were all kind of clustered, but not in a set formation....each was facing its own way, and they were unsure where she'd come from.
Whereas in last episode, the boats had cliffs on either side and had a clear shot at the dragon.
I think they could have maybe portrayed some of this more clearly, or maybe had someone watching make a comment to help explain, but no such luck. I feel like so many complaints like this could be prevented or addressed with like one line of dialogue.
We haven't really seen it unleashed full force against a structure before now - but it's certainly no more powerful than when the Night King blew up the Wall with an undead dragon. The only thing that got to me was the sheer volume. Apparently the dragons can breathe fire forever, more or less.
Yeah, the amount kind of surprised me as well, but that's because of my D&D upbringing. I don't know if they ever established how often or for how long a full grown dragon could breath fire.
For comparisons to the undead dragon....at that point, I don't even know if it's breathing fire anymore, and the wall was ice rather than stone...and hinted to be magical in nature, too....so it's hard to say if the comparison works.