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    Aegon's absence is really noticeable now

    Important in what sense? to who will sit on the throne at the end? or to the overall story? fAegon is unlikely to be the person on the throne at the end, but his importance to the overall plot and themes GRRM is working with will be undeniable. GOT removed him from their series, because they couldn't handle an additional storyline and they also want the story to be as simplistic as can be to appeal to the biggest pool of audiences. In short make the series entirely about Dany, Jon and Tyrion and sideline the rest of the characters.
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    Aegon's absence is really noticeable now

    Just cause fAegon isn't king at the end of the series doesn't mean he isn't very important.
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    Aegon's absence is really noticeable now

    I don't think GRRM ever said the whole series was about the war against the others/White walkers. I only remember him saying that the others are the the biggest threat to westeros, but that doesn't mean they will be the focus of the series. anyway with the pace of the show this season I could totally see the show finishing in 5 episodes, because the war with the Others will boil down to one full episode of battle and then they will be done with it similar to the winterfell battle. I personally think the story (ASOIAF that is, GOT is whatever D&D make it) is mainly about the dysfunctional feudal system of the seven kingdoms and how it affects individuals. In the series Others are mainly a means to explore the effects of dire situations on the said feudal system, similar to how the plague transformed medieval society. I understand many show watchers and even book readers might be fascinated with the supernatural aspects of the series (dragons &the others), but I m personally mostly interested in the social exploration of the series and the supernatural only serves to create interesting situations, much like good science fiction. This is also why I have come to dislike GOT. At this point D&D don't give a shit about the politics and sociological aspect of the series, for them its all about championing their protagonists, showing "bad ass scenes" and fan service.
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    Aegon's absence is really noticeable now

    I so agree with the OP. On the show Dany has everything she needs win even before arriving westeros. In the books though Dany can't even count on Dorne since they are likely siding with Aegon and may end up fighting Dany. Tyrells also for the most part may remain with the Lannisters though a part of the reach might side with Aegon. Where the show currently stands there is barely anything left to the story. They don't really need two more seasons, they could finish everything in five episodes. But we will end up with tons of filler episodes no doubt to give the series another 2 seasons.
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    I am willing to bet Jon will be declared King in the north next episode, you heard it here first. The show is super predictable now.
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    I personally think they killed off Rickon just so he wouldn't prevent Jon from becoming "king in the North". If Rickon had stayed alive, the northern lords would have had to declare for Rickon instead of Jon.
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    Did everyone in the north (especially Sansa) forget that House Baelish is offically at war with House stark and Tully and claims lordship over the riverlands? Or did the show write that out and give the entirety of the riverlands to the Freys?
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    Agreed. It would not be very believable for stannis to make such drastic shift on shireen, hence why I trust that GRRM won't go that way. In fact I believe GRRM put in "pray harder" and "place my daughter on the throne" to emphasize the point that Stannis would not consent to Shireen's sacrifice if he were at the wall and it is a decision Melisandre will make without stannis' approval. The theme here will be that Stannis putting in with melisandre will have a terrible unforeseen consequence for him, rather than stannis being a religious fanatic that is willing to kill his own Heir.
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    You might have just predicted the next episode
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    Allowing the Iron Islands to cede would be the stupidest thing any would be king/queen of westeros would do. for starters an independent Iron islands is much more likely to continue to raid than one who is a part of the seven kingdoms. As a part of the seven kingdoms Iron Islands can at least trade with the rest of the kingdom with fishing and trading pearls etc, and the mainland would ship over what else the islands lack as part of the King/queens responsibility of seeing to the needs of its subjects. As an independent kingdom though there is not much the Iron islands can offer the rest of the realm to encourage trade and the Islands will be poorer as a result making raids more necessary. This is definitely not where the books are going with the Iron Islands. In the books there is a clear sense that the Iron Islands will eventually be better integrated into the rest of the realm and might actually end up adopting mainland customs/religion, TWOW latest Ironborn chapter further supports the possibility that the Droned God religion might be losing its influence in the near future. Much like how vikings adopted more mainland european customs/religion after a period of viking raiding, once mainland Europe became more organized military and the economic incentive for raiding was no longer there.
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    Yeah she was pretty decent in the first season, especially in the episode right after Ned's death. The same thing happened to Clarke, she wasn't that bad in the first season, but season 2 and on everything from her has been cringeworthy.
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    So true, I remember back when season 4 was on and I was getting a little annoyed with some aspects of the show, I was content with the fact that in 1-2 years we would get an exciting Stannis vs Roose Northern campaign and I wouldn't care about all the small little annoying things. So naive I was.
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    Which historic battle?? You mean what they say in the "inside the episode". They are talking out of their ass. The battle between Rome and Carthage (battle of Cannae) did not play out in this ridiculous manner. In that battle they managed to surround the roman army because of Calvary circled back and planned retreat in the Carthaginian infantry center. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cannae#/media/File:Battle_cannae_destruction.png You would have to be a real moron to let infantry surround you like the show. OF course that is just what happened, everyone one just watches while they get surrounded. The entire episode didn't have an ounce of historical authenticity.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP502 Discussion

    She does a similar thing in the books but its in great part because her family fears the boltons rather than hating stannis. they ll come around :cool4:
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