Ser Matt Dayne

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  1. Any chance that if Jon's true parentage comes to light next season that the GC will flock to him now that they've officially been brought into the fold? I don't expect them to go down the Blackfyre route but I wouldn't be surprised if they go through a generalised one of the army simply having blood ties and oath to any Targaryen "bastard". Could be a potentially great moment next season where Cersei's scheming is all for nowt. TBH Euron and Cersei should be the last great human threat so I'd be disappointed if the GC were introduced just to give Cersei reinforcement within the ranks.
  2. He has to speak to them really, though I suspect he won't and will send a raven declaring he has bent the knee, causing a further rift between him and Sansa much to Littlefinger's joyful twitching. The interesting thing is that while I believe Dany is showing quite a poor attitude, she has essentially posed the same dilemma that Jon posed to Mance before he was burnt. Jon questioned Mance, suggesting it was more pride that prevented him from bending the knee that anything else. Now Jon has been questioned in the same manner. I wonder if he thought twice in that moment about what he had asked Mance to do, only a King can understand a King and all that...yet what makes a King? Accepting the will of his people even possibly to their own detriment (Mance) or by challenging their beliefs and to try and help them see that there is always another way.
  3. Both Drogon and the Dothraki did their job. The former minimised any protracted stand off that would cause any further considerable damage to the queen's army while the latter very much lived up to their reputation as fierce and expert warriors on horseback (says it all when even precious Bronn was left flailing on the ground after being outsmarted by a Dothraki rider). All in all it was a very good day to be team Dany so I could forgive a bit of boasting in victory. In poor taste what that guy said no doubt....but the Dothraki aren't known for their sensitivity and compassion in battle.
  4. I don't know where they got that from as it's still early doors for Bran in the books. If anything the show has advanced Bran's ability beyond where it's currently at in the books. Not that I have a problem with how they're playing it in the show. It would make sense that Bran is traumatised and broken over what he has seen.....and not necessarily by choice given his admission that he hasn't got a grip on his powers yet.
  5. Arya seems to be slowly regaining her identity while Bran is going the opposite way. By her own words she is Arya Stark and while both have been traumatised, Arya hasn't let her identity slip away like Bran possibly has. If there's conflict between her and Sansa I imagine that will be the crux of it; that Sansa's actions may not be in the best interests of who and what they hold dear. Not because Arya has become a "freak".
  6. I've a feeling Mel may awake something in Volantis or at least gain information that will turn the tide in the great war. As let's be honest, after this episode, the armies of Westeros aren't going to have what it takes to defeat the Night King without a handy bit of magical intervention.
  7. It did feel rushed but they did a good enough job to suggest it certainly wasn't easy, not for Jorah anyway. I did enjoy the handshake however, I genuinely got gossebumps for Jorah feeling human contact again especially given he was only told 24 hours earlier to top himself.
  8. Yeah this is it for me too. I do think Bran cares and genuinely wanted to let his sister know that he was sorry that she endured such trauma, but at the same time he's become detached. That's possibly down to his own trauma of what has happened to him. As he said himself he still doesn't have a grasp of his power. He probably involuntarily saw Sansa's suffering like he saw his parents' and Robb's. That is going to change someone deeply nevermind what is essentially still a child. That's how I interpreted it anyway.
  9. Had they introduced her in season 4 and accurately portrayed her appearances in the books thus far (of course with a bit of embellisment), I wouldn't have seen having one scene per season up until 7 as unthinkable. I'd liken it to the Night's King appearances thus far in the show: they've been minimal, but all major and huge in repercussion for the entire story. The fans would have liked to have seen more of course but still accept it for what it is: a great mystery that is slowly unravelling. I think the fan base would have accepted a similar approach with LSH.
  10. I'd argue that Bran's recital of the Rat Cook in S03E10 was foreshadowing of supernatural vengeance for the red wedding. Bran wasn't aware of the RW then but the audience would have read the intention clear enough. They of course couldn't have linked that to the resurrection of Catelyn Stark (who could?) but it certainly would have built in some kind of expectation. I find it hard to believe that was them foreshadowing Arya the faceless assassin cooking herself some Frey 3 years in advance. At the very least I think that was them keeping their options open at the time. Like they didn't want to use LSH but perhaps at the time didn't know GRRM's plans. Once they did hear his plans for LSH they either decided they didn't need her presence or could shift things in a manner where they could drop her. I'm indifferent to it all at this stage as I only began to read the books before Christmas (on AFFC now) and can see the show and books as two completely separate things now. But I could have done without the stuff last season such as the use of Lemon cloak for no reason whatsoever. They could have done a "Locke" on that like they have repeatedly before but nope, they just wanted to troll the fan base (see also the Hound pissing in the river too in the aftermath of Beric's return). I can absolutely see someone's indifference to the character but to suggest people are just seeing slights where there are none is something I respectfully won't accept.
  11. It's the little character tweaks from the books that I would have liked to see portrayed accurately on the show. For example: Tyrion's bitterness. Jorah's smarm. Cersei not being the beautiful disaster she is supposed to be. The ambiguity of people's true intentions being simplified for the show. I get why these changes were made, to make for an easier adaptation but still.... To flip the coin I'm glad the show aged the characters because reading the story as it unfolds, knowing the ages of the characters, veers between discomfort and disbelieving.
  12. I don't get why they take such joy in it but there you go!
  13. Jon Snow = Based on season 7 rumours I just can't see Jon being content in a position of ruling. He'll die again in the ultimate sacrifice. Daenerys = will become queen but will handpick her wardens and will be hands off. Tyrion = Lord of Casterly Rock, Warden of the West Sansa = will die but on her own terms and having finally cut the strings of her puppeteers. Will order the death of LF which won't go without repercussion given his position and influence over Robin. Arya & Gendry = Lady of winterfell and Warden of the storm lands. Bran & Meera = will take his position beyond the wall and Meera won't be seen again once she leaves winterfell. Jaime = Makes the ultimate suicidal sacrifice to win the war against the WW (the things he does for love...) Cersei = Killed by Jaime to stop her from burning all of King's Landing after Dany wreaks havoc on the Red Keep Davos = Master of Ships in Danys council Littlefinger = death at the hands of Sansa but will be avenged by Robin (might actually get an arrow on target). Varys = will look after mereen. Done on councils. Theon = Warden of the iron islands. Yara = Killed in battle against Euron Brienne = queensguard Podrick = Knighted, serves Tyrion Bronn = dead Sam Tarly & Gilly = Lord and Lady of Horn Hill which is now the high seat in the Reach, Sam learns some stuff that helps defeat the WW The Hound & Beric = will both die Melisandre = will find some sort of redemption. Jorah Mormont = Re-establishes the Night's Watch as it's new Lord Commander. Will know it's right to leave Dany and fulfill his father's wish. Ellaria & Sand Snakes = Killed in battle against Euron Euron Greyjoy = Killed in battle against Daenerys during invasion (really he was killed by the writers of the series back in the beginning of season 6)
  14. I saw that the other day. It's quite clearly a wind up of the fanbase.
  15. I thought banishing Mel was just a means of making Jon vulnerable again to the viewer. I don't expect Jon to die again. If he does I wouldn't expect it until the series finale....and in the last 15/20 mins on top of that.