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  1. It seems unlikely that Grey Worm knows or cares anything about the Night's Watch, or that the difference between Jon taking the black vs. simply being banished beyond the wall (essentially what ended up happening) is something that would matter to him, so I'm not sure what would be the point of a ruse here.
  2. It's a good thing Hot Pie didn't resurface this season, or he would have had a vote on the council purely by virtue of being a character we recognized. I'm surprised Ed Sheeran wasn't there.
  3. I felt the same way. From everyone else's perspective (except, I guess, for Yara, who forgot she was promised independence...and the new Dorne guy was a cardboard cutout, so who knows what he thinks), Jon is the true king and saved the realm from a usurper who had just incinerated the largest city in Westeros along with its civilian populace...so why is the usurper's military leader (who would be isolated in a city that was just turned to ash at this point) in a position to dictate anything except exchanging his prisoners for free passage to Essos? It really bothered me that 1) Someone didn't stand up and give a speech to the effect that "We already have a king. His name is Aegon Targaryen, the Sixth of His Name, blah blah, now release him to us or face the full fury of the Seven Kingdoms." (Dick joke optional) Everyone who seemed to think Jon had the best claim and was such a superior choice to sit on the throne an episode and a half ago suddenly threw him under the bus really quickly, and it's hard to tell if this was because Bran and/or Sansa really didn't care about him and wanted the power for themselves all along, or just another example of lazy D&D writing... 2) In any case, there was zero reason not to bring Jon back from his exile the instant Grey Worm's ships disappeared on the horizon...it's not like he's going to be coming back to ensure the sentence was carried out as agreed upon.
  4. And yet while everyone was sitting there looking at each other for 5 minutes trying to figure out where to find a new king, no one (including Gendry himself) found this even worthy of mentioning...
  5. I mean, I guess I'm impressed at this point that they remembered there was anyone else left in Westeros besides Tyrion, Davos, Gendry, Yara, and the Starks...no word on where all those people have been for the past 2+ seasons, though. I hate how small and limited the world has felt since the story moved beyond book material...as the books have expanded in scope, adding more layers of mystery and intrigue, the show somehow managed to do the exact opposite. This season's plot felt like moving from Point A to Point B to Point C - about as linear and predictable as you could possibly have written it.
  6. Agreed. Now, waiting for the last 2 books to be finished and then remaking the whole thing from the start (with someone who understands and loves the source material at the helm)? That I could get behind.
  7. Forget stabbing...just give his wheelchair a nice shove into the Blackwater. Easiest assassination ever.
  8. Why would anyone want Bran on the throne? IDK, maybe that will happen in the book too, but in the world of the show it feels completely unearned. He played no part in the endgame, has done nothing to prove he would be a good ruler, and his 3ER powers didn't amount to shit. "But he's the keeper of all our stories" -- yeah, okay. Dorne and the Iron Islands (and probably other regions as well) would be like "Mmkay, that's nice. We're gone now."
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    Books vs Show: How much difference?

    I feel the opposite way: I'd rather wait longer for Winds than have it come out (after so long a wait) feeling unfinished and incomplete the way Feast and Dance do. I've thought for a while that George should consider re-releasing AFFC/ADWD as a "Part 1" and "Part 2," with the POVs from both stitched together to make a complete narrative and the material that was moved to Winter put back to give those storylines the climax they were supposed to have. Might be a good way to buy some time with the fan base if he still has a ways to go to finish the rest of TWOW...
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    did you look up the spoilers for this season? No spoilers inside

    I caved and read that Reddit thread with the plot summary of the finale. Everything from the preceding 2-3 episodes seemed pretty accurate, so I presume the finale stuff is also (even though I hope it's not). Remember, folks: it's not a "dumpster fire"...your expectations of the dumpster have just been subverted.
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    To fuck Cersei, and tell people about it every five minutes thereafter?
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    You can believe that Dany's "Mad Queen" turn was inevitable and a fitting place for her arc to end up (which I do) and at the same time think the show didn't do enough to set it up and sell it. Foreshadowing it isn't the same as making it feel believable and earned once it actually happens.
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    I kept seeing Drax, LOL. https://cdn3.movieweb.com/i/article/WK46qR95CkQJxI4pmfUll14nh6XIeI/798:50/How-Thanos-Killed-Drax-Family-Infinity-War.jpg
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    So given the ease of Dany's victory (it seems obvious that Rhaegal was sacrificed last week in a way that made zero sense to give the illusion that Cersei had a chance, when in reality she never did), and lack of any civilian casualties until she incomprehensibly decided to go apeshit, can someone explain to me why she shouldn't have taken King's Landing a season and a half ago, when she still had three dragons and the Night King was still trying to figure out how to get through the Wall?
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    Oh boy, this is going to be a good thread...
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