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    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    The show has had a problem with the telling and not letting the story show you why/how for awhile now. The characters do not really do anything anymore, they just sit around telling each other what a different persons traits/feelings/thoughts are supposed to be instead of letting the story speak for itself.
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    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    My biggest gripe is with the plan to take out the Night King. Not the lure him into a trap part, makes sense in a fantasy kill the leader kill the army plot. But that they want to keep the Dragons close to Bran in the Godswood to protect him. The Godswood a closed in area with trees and the one form of offense the dragons have is reigning down fire upon their foes. How could this go wrong? They have been hyping up the dragons vs. undead for awhile now and we won't see it? This is a wait and see thing to me on how they pull it off, but I hope the dragons aren't MIA during the outside battle. These two episodes could have been combined together to make one. We got partial reunions last week and the same reunions this week plus a couple more. Speaking of reunions, there still has not been a reunion between all the remaining Starks together. It seems against their characters and a real missed opportunity that these four wouldn't be in the same room together. At the same time, I don't think they would be able to write a scene like that to save their lives so bullet dodged?
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    Ghost

    I am worried they added him just to remind the viewer he exists just to use him as an emotional sacrifice next episode.
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    Who is Going to Die

    I had a long discussion with my friend about this last night after the episode and this is what we came up with. Grey Worm - Someone close to Dany needs to go. Grey Worm is an easy target. He hasn't done much since leaving Mereen in terms of being an influencial character. They brought up him panning for the future after the battle which is a big red flag for me. Theon - I want him to survive, but him dying to protect Winterfell and Bran would bring his redemption arc full circle. He lost himself sacking Winterfell and killing "Bran" so it would be fulfilling. Beric - He has no plot connection in the South what so ever anymore. If you add in his book arc to it it makes even more sense. Dolorous Edd - Someone close to Jon needs to go and he is the perfect character for this. It is a safe and easy bet. Tormund - kind of a combined reason of Edd and Beric. He doesn't have a connection in the South and he is a close adviser of Jons adding to impact. Really hope I am wrong on this one Jorah - He gave his blessing to Dany, told her she should keep Tyrion around, received Heartsbane, made up with Lady Mormont. They don't do subtlety easy in the show, and he spent this episode tying up loose ends. Gendry - The Arya scene. They found some happiness together so one of them has to die and I don't think it will be Arya. Brienne - I want her to live and be involved in the battle south but won't be surprised if she goes. She is a commanding officer on the front lines of a battle and she was knighted (really liked that scene) Her story arc has come full circle. Jon/Dany - One of them needs to die to fulfill the Azor Ahai prophecy to prevent the eternal winter. I think we went a little overboard, but this battle should have many deaths in it that impact the main characters. It is a battle against the odds in every way shape and form. This is one of the climatic battles of the series. The army that ends up going south (if this is the way the story goes is going) to dispose of Cersei should be battered and broken making it an even fight. P.S. Had to come back and edit to include one more. Ghost. They showed him for the first time in 2 seasons? They just wanted to remind the viewer he exists for when he dies.
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    Bronn the Bought?

    Got to agree with everyone here, this was their way of getting him to head North and get involved with the majority of the remaining characters. I don't know if we the viewer are supposed to be thinking "Oh my god Bronn is in a dilemma now. Does he kill Tyrion and Jamie or betray Cersei?" Because the only thing I thought was "this is just to get him to the action" Add to it that Cersei had Jamie dead to rights in last seasons finale where she said she would kill him if he chose to leave and the mountain was standing right next to him just awaiting the command, and he chose to leave and she let him. Now it's time to kill him for leaving?
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    What smart things has Sansa done?

    But that doesn't make you smart that just makes you average. I'm not tying to say she is dumb as a sack of potatoes, I'm just saying everything she does that is supposed to make her seem smart is just basic knowledge or actions. Asking for advice and council is what you should do when making a big decision. Especially when that advice is from your all knowing brother and the decision being made is to get rid of your sister. Acting without thinking and jumping into something like that would be stupid, figuring out littlefingers plan and out maneuvering him on her own would have been smart. She shouldn't be praised for being smart for just doing what any normal person should/would have done. Just because she didn't do something stupid (except the Vale army thing, there is no way you can convince me withholding vital information like that wasn't stupid) doesn't automatically make her smart. And the point of my comment you replied to was to explain how she did not out smart littlefinger, she did not know what he was up to and did not figure it out on her own. Which is true right? Her actions show she is of average intelligence, but because they don't know how to show her being incredibly smart they just show her not being dumb and say she is smart because of it.
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    What smart things has Sansa done?

    That's just bad storytelling if it were true. They were in a room arguing, fighting and threatening each others lives with no one else around. There were no eyes or ears spying on them in that room, just Sansa and Arya no need to fake it. She did not know, and it has even stated she did not know and Bran was the one that told her in a cut scene. Isaac Wright (Bran): "We actually did a scene that clearly got cut, a short scene with Sansa where she knocks on Bran’s door and says, “I need your help,” or something along those lines. So basically, as far as I know, the story was that it suddenly occurred to Sansa that she had a huge CCTV department at her discretion and it might be a good idea to check with him first before she guts her own sister. So she goes to Bran, and Bran tells her everything she needs to know, and she’s like, “Oh, s—."
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    What smart things has Sansa done?

    - She did not outsmart Baelish. Every scene invloving that plot on the show had her being played like a fiddle by him. Then boom the trial happened and she outsmarted him, and never once was there a scene explaining how this happened. Then you find out that they cut a scene where she goes to Bran for advice and he tells her that Baelish is playing her. She didn't out smart him the show just made her miraculously know it with out ever showing how, then the viewer was told after the fact that Bran let her know, that's just bad storytelling really. - She complained and worried about not having enough men, found out there was a fresh army from the Vale ready to fight for her and then didn't tell anyone about it. Then with not telling anyone about the army of the vale she brought them into the battle when almost all of the wildlings and northemen were killed. Sounds pretty stupid to hold back vital information like that while planning a battle where the livelihood of you, your family, your friends and anyone left you hold dear to you depends on it. - Dumb'ing down other characters to make her have a basic sense is not smart, it's just bad writing. Just like her asking "how are we going to feed all these people" and everyone else being like "oh that's right people and dragons eat food, how did I not think of that?" It's stating the obvious that anyone with a functioning brain should have thought of.
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    Theories about the LOOK Drogon gave Jon?

    "Whatever you do to her I am going to do to you"
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    Rant and Rave Thread

    There are a bunch of things I could nit pick about but my three real problems are ones that have been recurring over the last few seasons. - They don't let the story tell the story tell the story and let the viewer come to natural conclusions. Sansa is the smartest person now? When did that happen? Because the way she acted this episode towards Dany (and how Dany was acting too) was pretty stupid. Let's not even try to allies with the person leading two massive armies and two dragons, instead just be a snotty bitch from the get go... makes sense. They just have other characters tell you things like she's smart even though nothing in the story makes it so. - The dialogue is pretty bad for the most part. They started the episode with a dick joke. We get it Varys is a eunuch and Tyrion thinks it's funny. I don't know why they need a dick joke in every episode now, but it has been the norm for awhile. And Euron is the absolute worst written character in my opinion. He seems like his lines are written by a middle school aged kid who just learned what swear words and by using them all the time it makes him a badass. At best he is unbearable. - Lack of emotional depth or tension. They knew they had all these reunions to do so, boom let's get them all out of the way in the first episode. Made them just feel underwhelming for the most part. I liked Arya and the Hounds though, feels like that's the type of reaction you would get from him. Theon just snuck onto the main ship in the middle of the harbor and killed everyone on board and rescued his sister then just sailed away (with three ships) and no one noticed? And it took about a minute on screen. The wall has fallen and the undead are marching on Winterfell with an Ice Dragon and no one seems rushed at all. Instead we have the catty fight between Dany and Sansa because... reasons? I just don't know what kind of pay off that could build to with the urgency of the undead coming down upon them soon.
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    [Spoilers] EP707 Discussion

    I think they vary are alive. It shows them running then looking back as the wall to their right the starts collapsing. Then keeps collapsing to the right all the way out to the ocean. The whole wall did not collapse just that section, I think the last shot of them was for us the viewer seeing them out of danger.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP510 Discussion

    I know this probably isn't a popular idea, but I don't think Myrcella is dead. When the sand snake grabs Bronns hand I think she gives him a vile of the antidote. And is a lewd comment and a bite on the ear really enough to get Bronn frazzled. Or was the look of confusion because she slipped him the antidote? If not, I know its nitpicking, but it shows a lack of understanding of his character no matter how small of a moment. Won't really know till next season, but I'm probably reaching here.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP510 Discussion

    So we never actually see Myrcella die. Does anyone think when the sand snake grabs Bronns hand and pulls him in for the ear bite that she slips him an antidote? He does give her an awkward stare after, and a guy like Bronn doesn't seem like the kinda guy that gets flustered with a crude comment and ear bite.
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