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    [Spoilers] EP609

    I only partly agree. If she had told Jon to expect forces that she wasn't sure was coming then it could have changed the entire strategy for Jon and his army in his favor if the Vale forces did arrive. But it also could have changed the entire strategy for Jon and his army against his favor if Littlefinger did not arrive. Also, how do we know yet that this is what Sansa planned? Sansa was seen at night and I guess we are to believe that she spent the morning either with Littlefinger and the Vale forces or trying to meet up with Littlefinger and the Vale forces. Maybe we will learn that Sansa spent the morning trying to get the Vale to show up sooner than they did? Maybe we will learn that Sansa spent the morning looking for and hoping that the Vale forces would indeed show up. The show established that she didn't have a place in the War Room of her own brother, what are the chances that she is making decisions on military maneuvers for the Vale of Arryn? Almost none. We also know that Littlefinger has an interest in House Bolton being defeated but also taking as much leverage away from Jon and Sansa as possible so he does have an interest in letting as many Stark/Wildling forces die as possible so maybe she was at the Mercy of Littlefinger and his timing decisions? It has always been his plan to strike at either the Boltons or Stannis at their weakest moment on the battlefield during the Battle of Ice. Maybe that's what they talk about next episode? Deep down, I think it's a show mistake. Maybe even it's a planned motivation and Sansa had some of those similar motivations that Littlefinger did? Like maybe some part of her wanted Jon and his army to be at their weakest too in an attempt at an easier power grab somewhere down the road. Maybe Sansa IS truly becoming a bit** or even a villain on the show. Also, did Sansa create that risk? As far as she last heard, the plan was to hope Ramsay would attack head on so that the Stark forces would envelope the Bolton forces. About as good as a plan as a smaller force could hope for in traditional warfare. As far as she knew, that plan was still on. She had no idea that the Starks were going to be fooled into charging the center of Ramsay's line so I'm not sure if Sansa is really "risking" anything. As far as the plan goes, if it were to work then the arrival of the Vale forces would have been just a huge bonus and insurance. Yes of course, any normal person would have told Jon about the getting the support of the Vale. I'm not trying to excuse it. I'm trying to say that we don't know yet if this is a character motivation thing of hers or of Littlefinger or if it just reflects on the quality of writing. We have to give it to next episode, at least, to make that judgement because there are still, at the very least, semi-logical reasons to explain what happened last episode and until those are written off then it's hard to make any final determination on that.
  2. RedViperHD

    [Spoilers] EP609

    I'm not sure that Sansa is responsible for anyone dying. Just because she requested Littlefinger's help didn't mean that the forces were under her command and doesn't mean that she was making military decisions for them. Isn't it likely possible that even though she was receiving help from the Vale that she probably had no say in how/where/when they'd attack/assist? It was stated a long time ago that Littlefinger's plan for the Vale forces was to let a battle take place and then mop up the victor when they are vulnerable. Maybe the attack would only have worked or worked best when the Bolton's were already out of a formation that would allow them to re-adjust and defend? Yes, she probably should have told Jon but maybe she didn't get the guarantee of the Vale forces or wasn't sure that they'd actually show up/show up on time? Maybe the Vale forces weren't just waiting in the wings to attack, maybe they were just arriving? or if they were waiting in the wings then maybe it was at the command of Littlefinger/Vale Leadership and not Sansa? I'm no defender of D&D or bad writing but this is one point that fans are complaining about that I disagree with over because there are plenty of reasons why Sansa could have not wanted to tell Jon and plenty of reasons why Sansa had no control over the timing of the Vale arrival/charge.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    "You want a good girl but you need a bad pussy." That doesn't have anything to do with the books. It has to do with a drop in quality.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    Nope. Not a book reader and I thought the season was in a major decline.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVCtkzIXYzQ Enough said.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    Yes I understand the reasoning or logic behind what happened during the scene of events that took place during the bad writing. I just don't understand why it had to be written so poorly. I mean, I do, shock value.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    In comparison to the other characters on this show who have had their families murdered and raped and puppies killed and daughters burned at the stake, Brienne's motivations seem really weak and unbelievable. Other characters that even come as close to being as noble as Brienne then would be Jon Snow and Ned Stark and they are both dead for it. Yet Brienne keeps on beating every great warrior that she encounters.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    Lets also note that she is not real. She is not "lucky." It was written that way.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    Ok then lets look past the luck angle and lets examine Brienne. What is her arc and what is her development as a character?
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    Great question. I'd love an answer. It was violence for the sake of violence and pure shock value in both the books and the show. I'm not letting GRRM off the hook here. Poor writing is poor writing. Yet, despite that, Jeyne Poole is not our protagonist that the series has asked us to identify with and care for all throughout it.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    Another part of my problem with that explanation is that they used Stannis, a character with complexities and depth to advance the "badass-ness" of redundant Brienne who has no arc and no development and exists on the show only to be politically correct. The show claims to be realistic but Brienne and her story was so contrived and convenient and forced and unbelievable this season. I was willing to buy that she defeated the Hound, but now she by way of dumb luck, runs into another great warrior that she was looking to kill.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    Why couldn't she be at Winterfell and not get raped every night? Why couldn't she be at Winterfell only to have the Boltons actually struggle to get the best of her. Why did she have to return to being a damsel in distress? I thought that she was the "new Sansa" starting last season?
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    In my opinion, the goal of the show should not be to match the books, it should be to create a good show. Again, it added or subtracted nothing from Sansa or Ramsay. and again IF she even needed to be there.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    I think a lot of the future of the show will be determined in Casting for Season 6. They really need to choose wisely when they select an actor for Euron because they are going to need an award winning performance to make up for the decline in complex characters. Here is to hoping that it goes well!
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    Sorry, double post! my bad!
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