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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?
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    [Book Spoilers] EP506 Discussion v. 2

    I've also tried to figure out why Olyvar would confess guilt for the same "crime". Wouldn't he be in a cell next to Loras?
  16. I'm not sure. I think you may find the answer in the 31 pages of comments though.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP504 Discussion

    Off duty? Selmy doesn't work at the Gap. He a knight, a queen's guard. Knights wear armor. Try all you like to explain it away, but a Queensguard out for a stroll, unarmored, in a city in turmoil doesn't make sense to me. He had a sword didn't he?
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    [Book Spoilers] EP504 Discussion

    That's right. Armor is very heavy. Only a man that stood for hours a day protecting a king for several decades could be used to the weight, not Old feeble Selmy!
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    [Book Spoilers] EP504 Discussion

    Yes, highly trained, shielded, and spear armed soldiers will always lose to dagger yielding former slave masters.
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    How would you rate episode 504?

    The Sand Snakes couldn't act themselves into a community theatre production of "Our Town". I miss Tyrion talking to Varys in a box. Tyrion talking to Jorah in a boat wasn't as good. Varys is now off to join The Blackfish, The Brotherhood, and Gendry. Unsullied aren't the warriors they've been advertised to be. My initial reaction after the episode was "What did I just watch?" Therefore, the rating can't be higher than a 4. I'm considering now whether it was better or worse than episode 2.
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    How would you rate episode 503?

    "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." -- George Carlin
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    How would you rate episode 503?

    On par with the first two episodes, with this one slightly better than "bad". Even my unsullied wife doesn't understand why Littlefinger is showing off Sansa "The Suspected King Slayer" to the world. Cersei would have LF, Sansa, AND probably the Boltons after removing them as Wardens of the North. Furthermore, anyone with half a brain would now see Tyrion probably wasn't the guilty party. We're all stuck in a gapping plot hole. I'm also bothered that every character seems to know everything else. Arya easily removes the dead from her list, Davos can recite TKW vows, and the entire world seems to know Tywin Lannister is dead.
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    How would you rate episode 503?

    Since everyone seems to know everything, how long until word gets back to KL that Sansa is in the north with LF and will marry a Bolton? Has she been forgiven already?
  24. I did a re-watch yesterday. Does anyone remember where Pod was during the Purple Wedding? He was the one that identified Sansa and Littlefinger in the Westeros Applebees.