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  1. Bud RR Martin

    Loose ends

    What was the relationship between the Others and seasonality? Much was made of the irregular seasons (Winter's Coming), yet it all evaporated into nothing. I also understood the birth of dragons resulted in magic suddenly become more magical, though it was more of a book focus. Red priests weren't exactly resurrecting half of Westeros prior to dragons appearing.
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    Purpose of the wall now ?

    Daenerys named them all 'blood riders'. Accordingly, the Dothraki should have killed themselves after their Khal died. Jon's ending was the most insane of the lot. Jon saw Grey Worm aboard a ship. Why not watch him sail away while giving the finger? Sansa could pardon him if she so desires.
  3. Unanswered questions that personally bother me: What were the White Walker symbols all about? Why do season lengths vary? Why did the world suddenly become more 'magical' when dragons were hatched Did Jon leave the Night's Watch? Is he the 998th and 1,000th lord commander? Did he simply not take his vows and walk off? Where are the Reeds? Bran? Seriously? Why?
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    An Intentional Bit of Humor?

    Much like the show, the quality of the King's guard has gone down hill in book and show. I buy the Hound easily killing the red shirts. We're not talking about Selmy or Jamie with two hands here.
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    the death of Jaime and Cersei & prophecies

    To be fair, Maggy the Frog didn't mention a Valonqar in the show. I don't recall if it came up later.
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    What is stopping Arya from killing Cersei and Euron?

    Why not 'face change' and poison a wine loving Cersei and Euron? Game over. The ending has been botched if the NK is truly defeated.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    4 The episode was 'edge of the seat' while watching, but it fell apart when I turned my brain back on. Killing what should have been the primary antagonist in a single episode was a tremendous let down. Cersei and the elephant-less Golden Company don't appeal to me.
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    What was Bran doing the whole time?

    We can hope the show will address what Bran was doing for 90-minutes. The Night King may need to return for that to occur. Otherwise, I bet it will be lost like so many other sub-plots.
  9. I enjoyed the episode, but I also think Lord of the Rings would have been better if Sauron had been killed before the Balrog. Seriously, we 3 episodes to resolve the Cersei plot!?
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    [Book Spoilers] EP509 Discussion

    There is too much uproar about this Stannis stuff. I was not shocked at all. I am not upset about the act, but the flimsy reason for the sacrifice. We all knew it was coming. I am confident GRRM will make it more necessary and interesting than the show runners. I've always believed one family in the story will be the Reynes of Castamere. The Starks were on their way, and the Lannisters seem likely at times, but I believe the killing of Shireen means the Baratheons will be eliminated by the story's end.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP509 Discussion

    You complain of the show's characterization of women, yet use the word "honey"?
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    [Book Spoilers] EP509 Discussion

    A citizen of the United States of the Offended.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP509 Discussion

    My thought exactly. Members of this forum have been discussing the scene since the season began. I don't understand why anyone would be "shocked".
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    [Book Spoilers] EP506 Discussion v. 2

    I wasn't a member of the forum during season 1-3. Were the reactions to the most recent scene similar to the reactions of Drogo/Daeny, or Edmure/Roslin?