The Bare Hand

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  1. Over the years, it always irked me that some of what we saw regarding the running of kingdoms, city states or armies was a bit questionable. I forgave it mostly due to focus being given to maybe more important elements, but this season a few things have been too much for me to ignore. At the beginning of the season, the biggest army - one of the biggest - Westeros has seen for a long time arrives at a tiny island and decides to camp there, so far not good but not impossible. Advisers to the queen manage to stay her hand and not attack the capital immediately; thus, making their stay on the tiny island a longer term plan. Now we know a Dothraki khalasar is not just the warriors and their horses; consisting of families, former slaves or whoever decides to join in I guess. Add to that, the Unsullied, Dany's retinue, the crew of her ships and you get the point. Although we do not see any of that during the shots of Dragonstone where Dany and Co do their thing, but nowhere is mentioned how this horde of over 150,000 in number are being managed on an island where Stannis barely survived.
  2. Is not she the girl from The Fall? She is an amazing up and coming actress, she is also beautiful. One big reason she was cast as Lyanna, I believe, was the feisty and warrior like attitude she showed in The Fall.
  3. Blonde hair + dark hair often results in brown hair, but blonde hair is often recessive which does explain Jon's hair colour.
  4. I did not find that exact quote, but here is one that is pretty similar from Time Warner CEO: “Basically, we’ve been dealing with this issue for years with HBO, literally 20, 30 years, where people have always been running wires down on the back of apartment buildings and sharing with their neighbors,” he said. “Our experience is, it all leads to more penetration, more paying subs, more health for HBO, less reliance on having to do paid advertising… If you go around the world, I think you’re right, Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world. Well, you know, that’s better than an Emmy.” That said, I agree with you.
  5. But you cannot put the genie back in the bottle, can you? I'm not saying you should promote it, but if we have watched it, there is no point pretending it's not happened. On a related note, did not a producer or an HBO official say that they did not mind the historical piracy numbers in regards to GOT because the same people who pirate were eventually going to contribute by buying GOT merch?
  6. It's the Dany got that teleport magic as well episode.
  7. As somebody who enjoyed watching every moment of Rome, during the wait for ADWD, I gotta say this is an accurate observation. There are so many familiarities and elements that served as a pretext for HBO to create GOT, especially the overseas cooperation, casting, filming sets, budget etc. You can read the rest here: