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  1. If we're getting all realistic: dragons not only could, but must, fly greatly in excess of 100 mph to stay aloft. Dany could get there in 5-10 hours. Magic ravens are probably slower so the trip would be 10-20 hours.
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    The Best commander in ASOIAF

    Stannis also made a bungle of the Battle of the Blackwater, then got his army mired in the snow to starve and freeze.
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    The perfumed seneschal

    It seems obvious. All the others are very obvious.
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    The perfumed seneschal

    Yes it is. He's not a metaphorical seneschal, either. For Varys to be the perfumed seneschal, that word has to have almost no meaning.
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    The perfumed seneschal

    The most obvious problem is that Varys is not a "Seneschal."
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    [Spoilers] EP609

    You are distorting both book and show Sansa. Book Sansa just participated in killing Lysa, framing Marilion, helping LF gain the protector ship of the vale by fraud, and is now helping poison SweetRobin. I don't say that to make her out as a monster, I don't think she is. But she's not exactly on the path to innocence you portray. As for the show, you're just reacting to others' overreaction to her demonstrating some degree of cool calculation. She didn't throw Rickon under any bus. She merely recognized he couldn't be saved. And there is no evidence--zero--that she wanted Jon dead.
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    [Spoilers] EP609

    I think that's going way too far. Sansa has certainly become more calculating than Jon (she learned from LF, after all). To suggest she wishes ill on Jon or anyone else in her family is a real stretch. And Jon could stand a bit more calculation. Might've kept him from being killed the first time.
  8. During the Meereen scenes, my wife asked "is this the battle of the bastards?" "No, this is just the appetizer." And the main course did not disappoint.
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    [Spoilers] EP605

    Almost as big a deal as GRRM's oblique references to the New York Giants, New England Patriots, and Dallas Cowboys.
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    [Spoilers] EP605

    Norrey, I think.
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    [Spoilers] EP605

    Good catch. Forgot about that. But the point stands: there's something about Varys or the ritual that is important to the priestess.
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    [Spoilers] EP605

    Varys's comversation with the new Red Priestess seemed remarkable for a couple of reasons. First, Varys acted very unlike himself, allowing his feelings to get the better of him and acting in a a way that could have blown their political goal. Then the red priestess blows him (and us) away by revealing that she knows all about his castration ritual. How does she know this? Two possibilities are (i) she learned about it in the flames, (ii) she was there for the ritual (possible because she is almost certainly glamorous now, could have been the, could even have been the guy who did it). Either of those possibilities suggests that Varys, and perhaps the ritual, is important. Either Red Ralloo is giving a priestess visions about it (maybe so she has good ammo to convince Varys of her powers) or the priestess was involved in the ritual to begin with.
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    [Spoilers] EP605

    From their perspective it's not terribly interesting. He had a seizure and it zapped his brain. It's only important if you know about the warring aspect.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    I suspect that you read the books but didn't understand them. At all.
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    [Spoiler] EP604

    There is an underlying mystery, in the show and the books, as to why all these magical things are happening now. Why have dragons come back? Why did the Stark children receive Dire Wolves and, more importantly, why do perhaps all of them have warg powers? As you said "only rare Starks are wargs" so far as we know, but at least Bran, Jon, and Arya can do it. Why are the Others back after apparently thousands of years? The bottom line is that magic seems to be coming back, or increasing, in a general way, for reasons not yet explained. Given all that, I don't see why Dany's powers are surprising.