He frees the dragons and shows that Doran Martell was doing something. All Doran's actions would be meaningless without "Vengeance. Justice. Fire and Blood," and that would be meaningless without sending Quentyn. It doesn't have to be long. It's all 5 scenes of 1) on his way to Mereen 2)Going with the Windblown (or they could scrap that) 3)Meeting Dany 4)Tattered Prince 5)Unleashing the dragons.
And I will be very mad if they remove Quentyn's story. He's one of my favorite characters.
Did you... not read my post?
I said "no separate story from Quentyn". I did not say "remove Quentyn". Quentyn, however, is only relevant ONCE HE ARRIVES IN MEEREEN. We don't need to see him travelling to Meereen.
Although, to be fair, they could scrap the Dornish plot and I wouldn't particularly weep for it. All it does is establish that 1) The Martells support the Targaryens, 2) The Martells won't support Dany, and 3) The dragons are unleashed. Those points could all be established without a Dornish side plot (and they would have been had GRRM wrote AFfC like he wrote the first three books...)
What else is there? Fighting Dareon and briefly meeting Cat? I guess they could scrap it, but I'd rather if they scrap sleeping with Gilly. I'd rather not scrap anything. His story isn't that long.
"His story isn't that long". Did I say it was? I just think everything in Braavos unrelated to the dragons and Maester Aemon is irrelevant and a complete waste of time, so I think they should scrap it. Sleeping with Gilly is pretty important.
The truth is that they need to condense AFfC and ADwD as much as possible. Any cutting they do without compromising the main plot (re-starting the war in Westeros) will be a good thing.
I don't know about this. Seeing has how little the characters interact as it is, why miss out on the Sam/Arya meeting in Braavos? Sure, it's brief and plot-wise pointless, but when important characters' path cross, it's best to show it.
Sorry, that part is too frustrating to keep imo. Sam and Arya cross paths and ... nothing happens. A waste of time.
The whole point of Bolton marrying "Arya" wasn't to give House Bolton the right the rule the North, that had already been done by royal decree, as Roose had been named Warden of the North, it was to ease the transition of power for the other Houses by having the Boltons and Starks intermarry. It was done purely for appearance's sake, and that wouldn't really work if Ramsay married Robb's wife.
Wrong. Ramsay married Arya so that he could claim Winterfell.