I’m very much interested in this because of the journey. Yes, as a prequel then we know the destination. We know how this story ends. That has already been written, that is the established lore. We know what comes after this chapter and before the one we’ve already played.
But we’ve not actually had the space to live in these moments. To me, that’s why this isn’t an “again” point of negativity. The downer was already established. Without this prequel story then it was no less a part of the fiction. But it was only there as brief mentions and implied complexity. The joy of the moments was mainly missing. Something this season can write in.
I understand why others don’t want to engage with another story with a similar conclusion. But, for me, this has the potential to add meaning and depth to the cliched elements that have already been established.