Yep, her death will be the change. (I hope) Her impulses have always been tempered by her counselors and now she only fears & distrusts them. Shoot Varys was trying to off her! Her death & madness were inevitable once she started losing things that mattered to her. I just want to see the human side of her in the end. But I won’t bet on it.
I had read that Jon was supposed to represent the Shire & he would face the final ‘Sauron’. I don’t see it at all. Not even a little.
I’m glad it was rushed too given what direction they decided to go in. But why not take the time to tell a full, well thought out story instead of jam packing it all into these episode? They had no reason not to since they were offered the resources.