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    What should we expect from the Vale?

    Sansa remains a deadly threat to Littlefinger. During the chapte when Lysa Arryn was pushed through the Moondoor by Littlefinger, Sansa heard Lysa talking about how she killed Jon Arryn with the Tears of Lyss provided by Littlefinger and that it was Littlefinger's idea. If that memory should ever come back to Sansa's mind and she would tell that to - for example - Lord Nestor, Littlefinger's days would be done. So, if GRRM wanted a rapid twist in the Vale, this would be an option.
  2. It came to me when reading threads on the Mercy chapter. There were two main theories about Arya's killing of Raff the Sweetling: 1) The FM (and thus probably the Iron Bank) ordered her to do this (or something comparable) in order to sabotage Harys Swyft's mission. 2) There has been no such order and Arya did it on her own. If Theory 1 is true, the question is, why would the IB want this? One important point is then: Would the IB support two enemy parties at the same time? Or (in case the timeline is correct, that Tycho Nestoris went to Stannis before Harys Swyft came to Braavos), once the IB decided to support an enemy party to the Iron Throne, this would mean the IB would stop all support to the Iron Throne from then on? I think if Theory 1 is true, it would make sense that the IB stops all support of the Iron Throne at once. But not openly, as the commonly known threat, that angering the IB could turn out in the support of ennemies by the IB is in my opinion stronger, as long as it remains a threat.
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    How would you rate episode 701?

    My rating: 3 to 4 The first 25 minutes were acceptable to good, the remaining 30 min crap. And no real rhythm to the episode (length of scenes, cutting inconsistant). Rating of the scenes (chronological order probably incorrect): Opening (Arya poisoning Freys) 10 (Succinct, logical, consequent) Bran entering Castle Black: 5 (Bran one of the most important remaining charcters having jsut some seconds in the epĆ¼isode; no real answer to Dolorous Edd's question for proof for the identity of Meera and Bran not answered, however he let's them pass. No obvious identification answers such as to Jon Snow or the direwolves.) The Dead's army moving: 5 (Just shocking effects with the giants marching along. Missing the opportunity to surprise viewer by giving them a different target than assumed by Jon Snow or Sandor Clegane.) Jon and Sansa before the war council and discussion afterwards: 8 (Interesting dialogue, nice tension through Sansa contradicting Jon. However: illogical as Jon made no obvious mistake infront of all Northern Lords that Sansa could be able to address to based on her experience.) Cersei/Jaime: 9 (Best acting in the episode, we can rely on Lena and Nikolaj. good dialogue.) Cersei/Jaime/Euron: 6-8 (Euron somehow strange in acting, and not convincing in Dressing. Not really sure about this scene.) Sansa/Littlefinger/Brienne in Winterfell: 4 (Petyr Baelish, a main character in the show, just been given some seconds and five sentences? An insult.) Now the crap begins Samwell Tarly in the Citadel, a long and a short Scene: 4 (OK, the message is: Life is not what he expected, not only studying and reading books but a lot of serving and cleaning shit; no access to all books, hardly anyone believing him in the existence of the Others.Yawn! No need to waste more than 5 minutes on that. Only message: In an old book Sam finds that there is dragonglass on Dragonstone and he writes a message to Jon Snow (probably a raven flying to Castle Black instead of to Winterfell, but Dolorous Edd will hopefully see to that the message is delivered.) And Jormont's appearance is completely useless, could have shown him once there is something more to tell about his greyscale sickness, is it curable or not?) Arya and Ed Sheeran: 3 (Embarrasing publicity placing. Only message: Arya is no ruthless killer, she lets good hearted people live even if they wear Lannister armour.) Sandor Clegane and Beric and Thoros: 2 (Sucks. Very long scene, unconvincing. Message: Sandor is cured, half way to be High Septon, now can even sse the future in the flames (wasn't that reserved to priests, drunk or not, o the Lord of Light?). As far as I am concerned: Secondary if not tertiary character, pumped up in the show, but even in that perspective waste of time and unconvincing.) Daenerys, Tyrion arriving at Dragonstone: 5 (Only one sentence spoken. Does the the director think no talking would create an atmosphere of awe for the audience seeing Daenerys finally arrive at Westeros and coming bakc to her birthplace? No comment, question, remark by loose-tongued Tyrion? A completely misdirected scene IMHO.
  4. ? + Lyanna = Jon Snow. There I am sure. Ned mentioned several times that he made a promise to Lyanna shortly before she died, a promise he was determined to keep but haunted him over years. It appears obvious, that the child, Lyanna gave birth to just before she died was in the Center of this promise, and that this child was Jon. Ned grew angry when Catelyn tried to rise the question about Jon's mother, And many other hints (Jons look, Jon's dream of ebtering the crypts to find something there, Ned sending Jon to the wall). As to "?": This is most probably Rhaegar (Lyanna was his captive, she shared his bed willingly or unwillingly). It might also have been someone else (but I would put all my Gold on Rhaegar). Revealing the name of the man (if other than Rhaegar) would in any way have been very dangerous because it would have drawn Robert's wroth. Imagine e.g. Ser Arthur Dayne was the father - Robert would probably have turned to House Starfall.
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    The perfumed seneschal

    Why making things always so complicated? Reznak is the perfumed seneschal. It is obvious.
  6. Maybe we all do him wrong. He will be the ultimate weapon against The Others, sowing mistrust between them, so the Others kill each other and humanity is safe after all, thanks to Littlefinger.
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    Big Walder Analysis

    And I always felt that Little Walder was the psychopath of the two....
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    Aegon TWOW

    What bothers me is that we have three valuable instances which describe Aegon as not capable enough to fulfill a leader's role (contrary to his high appraisal by Varys, when he talks about Aegon to the dying Kevan Lannister). 1. He seems to be rush and lusting for glory, when he announces to J. Connington, he himself would lead the attack on Storm's End. He also seems to get out of control of his mentor, letting him wait very long when he arrives in Connington's castle. 2. Tyrion fools him easy enough in the cyvasse-game on the river, and after losing reveals his hot temper, throwing the pieces all around, commanding Tyrion to pick them up. 3. Tyrion pushes Aegon delicately to abandon the plan to meet Daenerys in Mereen but to go right to Westeros for the sake of Aegon's better position towards Daenerys. If I recall correctly, later Tyrion innerly is amused that Aegon took the bait (thus splitting the Targaeryen forces). And Tyrion is a master in detecting other character's strengths and weaknesses. In short: I do not see Aegon go very far in the story. Will be the first time we see Varys fail in one of his principal plans.
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    [TWOW Spoilers] Alayne I, v. 3

    The prophecy of the Ghost of High Heart: "And later I dreamt that maid again, slaying a savage giant in a castle built of snow." Proposals for who might be the giant in the previous discussion of this post have been (If I am not wrong): - Littlefinger (as the sigil of his father was the Titan of Braavos) - Ser Robert Strong - Robert Arryn (Sweetrobin) - Sweetrobin's doll (in that case the prohecy would already have become true) As the GoHH mentions a SAVAGE giant, I have some problems with Sweetrobin, his doll, and Littlefinger, however it still might fit. Maybe we have overseen something? Which other giants might exist in the whole story, however far-fetched it may seem? - Bedwyck, nicknamed Giant due to his short height, is an experienced ranger of the Night's Watch (actually in command of the abandoned way-castle Icemark - Wun Wun in Castle Black I know - very far fetched, The most convincing point I see, it would extremely well fit the "Castle built of snow". Hmmm... best explanation might still be Sweetrobin's doll, who else could Sansa be able to slay?