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  1. Another EW artickle seems to hint that he decided to desert the NW and go live with the Free Folk: “Like Jon Snow going beyond The Wall to start a new life with the Wildlings, Harington is ready for something new.” https://ew.com/tv/2019/05/22/game-of-thrones-farewell-ew-cover/
  2. You should read up on the imperial elections held in the HRE.
  3. Edmure made a better case for himself as king than St. Tyrion did for the Branbot.
  4. Einheri

    Where did Jon go ? SPOILERS

    From EW: “Like Jon Snow going beyond The Wall to start a new life with the Wildlings, Harington is ready for something new.” Source: https://ew.com/tv/2019/05/22/game-of-thrones-farewell-ew-cover/ I’m really hoping that this is true. Him being stuck in a military penal unit for the rest of his life after having saved Westeros twice over is such a shitty ending for Jonno.
  5. I'm noticing a lot more interest in the books after this season. Should be good news for the George.
  6. Einheri

    Why Did the Show Turn on Jon?

    Wolverine could probably have made use of some of her Faceless Men skills to bust her brother out of prison, but I guess she kind of forgot about it.
  7. It's the last episode of the show, and they're still wasting screen time on pointless stuff such as characters walking through rubble for ages or climbing up steps for ages or moving f****** chairs for ages... Anyways, if I had to sum up this season (and the series as a whole, really) in one word, it would be “disappointing”. Yes, the previous three seasons have also been terrible, so it was to be expected that they would screw up the final season as well. Even so, I still allowed myself to hope for more, in part because they had an extra year to make this one, but mostly because of the depressing realization that this might actually be the only sort of conclusion we’re ever going to get to this story since it’s looking less and less likely that the author is ever going to finish the final book(s). On the plus side, I don’t have to watch another episode of GoT ever again, so there is that at least.
  8. Einheri

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    The Branbot-9000 becoming king of Westeros… St. Tyrion the Incompetent becoming the real power behind the throne as "punishment"… Ser Bronn of the fookin’ Blackwater as Master of Coin… Citadel drop out Samwell Tarly as Grand Maester… This scene needs a Tommy Wiseau cameo because it definitely sounds like it will be in the so-bad-it's-actually-kind-of-hilarious territory.
  9. It’s nice to see that at least something good has come out of this trainwreck of a final season, though I must admit that I actually would have preferred it if the show had ended on a high note as this might well be the only sort of ending we’re going to get to ASOIAF.
  10. I imagine that D&D are going to get so much backlash for this. If only they hadn’t dedicated a ton of screen time to pointless filler instead of the development of important plots and characters, then maybe people wouldn’t be so angry when their fan favourites end up at these destinations (be it from GRRM’s plan or D&D own fanfiction). Sigh. Whatever. Just one more episode, and we’re done with this farce.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    So, if I understand this correctly, the leaks says that Kit Harrington will off 200.0% MAD Emilia Clarke, and then exile himself to the north, making the entire parentage mystery a giant waste of time as it meant almost nothing to the overall story? And the Branbot-9000, who has been repeating for several seasons now that he "can never be lord of anything", is then made king of Westeros? That's BS, but I believe it. As should anyone at this point, really. If D&D think it’s too cliché to have Kit Harrington be the one to kill the Lich King (a character they invented, so they wrote themselves into this corner...), they probably also think that it’s too cliché to have him sit Iron Throne in the end, and we all know that once these two have set their minds on something, all previous build up and logic will be thrown out the window to make that happen.
  12. Good people of Westeros.org, There is something important that I have to tell you. ... ... ... ... Oh, you're still here? I thought the scene would have cut to black by now. You know, like it constantly does on GoT whenever a character is supposed to reveal something important.
  13. The power, range, accuracy and rate of fire of the Scorpion is beyond ridiculous. They might has well have had Qyburn design something like this. What an unceremonious end for Rhaegal…
  14. Wolverine is pretty much an anime character at this point.
  15. Einheri

    What was your personal GoT breaking point?

    There were warning signs already in season 1, the most notable example I can think of being the infamous brothel (s)exposition scene in S1E7, and it only got worse after that. Still, I find myself agreeing with most on here that season 1-4 were overall enjoyable, and that it wasn’t until season 5 that the show went off the rails and over the cliff. Since then, I’ve been mostly hatewatching, hoping to pick up whatever traces of GRRM’s story that can be found, but after this week’s episode, I’m not so sure if I can be bothered to do even that…
  16. I was rooting for the NK too, even after they turned him into the biggest weak spot of the undead army in season 7. I even thought that a lot of the contrived stuff in 7x06 was going to be explained by him having greenseer powers, and that he was taking very specific steps to ensure that this would end up becoming the future in which he won. In that scenario, Bran would play an essential role in his defeat, but the living would only come out on top after a long and bloody war that would have devastated most of Westeros. But then this episode comes along, and the otherwise competent NK turns into a moron who needlessly exposes himself, and who couldn’t even foresee his own demise. And all the Branbot did was notify the living about the breech in the Wall somewhat earlier than a raven would have, and hand a Valyrian steel dagger over to Wolverine (not essential as she probably would have picked up a dragonglass dagger anyway). Edit: he also acted like bait because the NK really hates the GOT Wiki. Meh. This is the first episode I’ve ever rated 1/10. Sure there are a few nice scenes, like the WWs conjuring up a storm or Jorah’s passing, but other than that, the episode was just a complete clusterfuck that managed to kill off what little interest I still had left in this show. Shame.
  17. Except this turned out to be a massive waste of time as these forces were almost immediately destroyed by the undead, and all would have been lost if not for deus ex Wolverine. Sure the dragons did some of the lifting, causing the NK to fall off his mount (one he wouldn’t even have had if not for the stupidity seen in the previous season), and presumably preventing him from simply roasting the TER in an aerial attack, but seeing how obsessed he seemed with being the one to personally kill the TER rather than simply having one of his goons do the dirty work for him, I think he might have done that anyway. In other words, there was actually no need for people to set aside their petty squabbles and come together to fight an existential threat. One assassin was pretty much all that was needed to win the war. (If we go by this episodes logic, maybe they should have just listened to Dondarrion in 7x06, and attempted a charge towards the NK’s position. As thickly padded in plot armor as these characters seem to be, they probably would have made it…)
  18. Meh. What little interest I had left in this burning trash can of a TV show finally died with episode 3, so as far as I’m concerned, they can put whatever they want in the remaining three episodes. They could reveal that Wolverine was the Waif/Terminator all along, or introduce some time travel nonsense with the Branbot-9000, and it still wouldn’t phase me one bit. Heck, have the Spice King from season 2 show up and DESTROY Westeros with FACTS and LOGIC. Zero. F*cks. Given.
  19. Ikr? Not only is the Lich King/The Big Bad killed in Episode 3, but he's killed by frickin' Wolverine of all characters. Well, onwards to the wine chugger! (Who the heck cares at this point...)
  20. Einheri

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I agree that we should treat this with skepticism, but if they do bring back Jaqen, I could see him putting the Waif's face on just to mess with Arya (and the audience) for a bit before revealing that it's actually Sexy Jesus Jaqen H'ghar.
  21. Einheri

    Season 8 Predictions?

    They had already formed an alliance at that point, so there was no longer any reason for him to bend the knee.
  22. Einheri

    Season 8 Predictions?

    Forget the books. We have a scene in season 5 where Mance tells Jon that he doesn’t give a flying f*** about his own pride, and then provides perfectly valid reasons for not bending the knee: - He doesn't want them bleeding for Stannis (or the Iron Throne in the future since it would be seen as the Free Folk submitting to the Seven Kingdoms) - He doesn’t want for his people to give up the Free Folk way of life, which makes them who they are. - And finally, because most of the Free Folk would stop respecting him, and would not go along with his decision anyway. Nothing about this scene leads me to believe that Mance was lying. His statements come across as being genuine and straight from the heart. Then a couple of seasons later, a character that should know Mance better than most, is now suddenly accusing Mance of being prideful. The same guy who up to this point has been practically praising Jon for not being like the other kneelers, and who was only willing to help him out because he believed that he was genuine about them becoming allies (i.e. equals) and that he would not force them into giving up their way of life in return for sanctuary, is now chastising Mance for not kneeling even though he never got such an offer from Stannis. Obviously, the near total destruction of the Free Folk should have an effect on Tormund, but if he’s a rational individual he should understand that this wasn't really Mance’s fault for not kneeling since that would probably not have changed much anyway (on the other hand he probably should blame Mance for not coming up with a better plan to take Castle Black and the Wall, but that’s another matter). The Free Folk were screwed because the vast majority of them hated southerners and were not willing to give up their way of life even at the risk of dying beyond the Wall (and really, if they did they would no longer be the Free Folk, so it would spell the end of their people anyway), and because the people south of the Wall were not willing to come to some agreement where the Free Folk could stay as refugees/allies against the WWs and be excepted from most Westerosi norms and rules until Jon Snow rose to a leadership position in the North. I get that Tormund himself might have had a change of heart about kneeling, but being Free Folk himself he should understand why it was pretty much impossible for Mance to accept Stannis' offer.
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    Season 8 Predictions?

    That’s exactly what happened after Mance’s host was scattered. The vast majority of them effed off to places such as Hardhome. Also, the Free Folk followed Mance because they chose to do so. Once he was dead there was little stopping them from bending the knee to some southern king for protection, but they chose not to. Why? Well, the Free Folk are serious about maintaining their way of life, and that’s why they wouldn’t simply submit to some southern ruler even if it’s a matter of survival. Mance understood this. As did Jon, which is why he offered them passage with almost no strings attached. And even that failed to sway most of them as they didn’t trust the Crows. So, Mance can’t bend the knee because his people simply won’t respect that decision just as most of the Northmen won’t respect Jon’s decision to bend the knee to Dany. Their personal pride has nothing to do with it, and the fact that the show writers try to suggest otherwise is a testament to how little they truly understand Mance (no surprise there – these are the same people who stated that Arya reclaiming Needle was about revenge…). Well, that’s the point many on here have been making for years now. The characterization is often all over the place and many characters are so inconstant that it’s almost meaningless to even try to analyze them.