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    The Winds of Winter - Small Council

    I tend to rely on Varys. What did he say? "... Your niece will think the Tyrells had you murdered, mayhaps with the connivance of the Imp. The Tyrells will suspect her. Someone somewhere will find a way to blame the Dornishmen. Doubt, division, and mistrust will eat the very ground beneath your boy king, whilst Aegon raises his banner above Storm's End and the lords of the realm gather around him."
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    I wonder if the actors have read the books. In that case the bolder ones should have protested against the awful writing practically destroying their characters.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    In that case, Cersei Team should wear yellow or red or whatsoever, but never black. And to make a point on the symbolism of colours, Jaime should change from Lannister red to black at the end of episode 7.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    I checked back on what I found on Alan Taylor's quotes: “We’ve got Gendry running back, ravens flying a certain distance, dragons having to fly back a certain distance…In terms of the emotional experience, [Jon and company] sort of spent one dark night on the island in terms of storytelling moments. We tried to hedge it a little bit with the eternal twilight up there north of The Wall. I think there was some effort to fudge the timeline a little bit by not declaring exactly how long we were there. I think that worked for some people, for other people it didn’t. They seemed to be very concerned about how fast a raven can fly but there’s a thing called plausible impossibilities, which is what you try to achieve, rather than impossible plausibilities. [...} It’s cool that the show is so important to so many people that it’s being scrutinized so thoroughly, [...] If the show was struggling, I’d be worried about those concerns, but the show seems to be doing pretty well so it’s OK to have people with those concerns.” I do not know exactly why, but Alan seems to pick out two of the 200 examples of incoherencies/implausibilites in Season 7 only.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Loved it! But you were wrong in one detail (see above): Dragonstone was deserted - but for one vital creature: You forgot the one raven trained to fly to Winterfell to deliver the invitation message to Pomade-Jesus™.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    I am afraid you still missed the point. There is no one of importance there, except Lord Royce. The Starks (Bran, Sansa, Arya) are obviously in the team of accusation, the Maester will not intervene. The joke of the scene is, the audience is practically made up of soliders.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Sorry to Interrupt your interesting analysis. Watch the scene again: Number of Northmen = 1 (on words: 1). Lord Royce is Vale, Lord Baelish accused, Sansa and Arya are women, Maester - no alliance, Bran may count as Northman (he stands for the 1 above). The rest (about 30 or so) are Northern soldiers. I assume you thought of the Lords of Northern Houses when you said "honourable Northmen"?
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Because Sansa wanted the Vale army to be stuck in Winterfell. Shortly before the auction for teleport licenses begun, she told Lord Royce to take care of the fur inlays for armours, so he missed the auction.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Tyrion said in Episode 6 (to Daenerys in Dragonstone) that Danerys Team would be protected because he told Jaime that if someone touched Daenerys their two armies and the Dragons would burn Kings Landing to the foundations. Now I wonder: The two armies in front of the gates of Kings Landing had no seach weapon in place. Even with a small content of Lannister soldiers in Kings Landing the City could not have been stormed by these two armies. Nice Dothraki screaming and nice order of the Unsullied though - clichées at its topmost. After delivering Daenerys at the dragonpit, Drogon flew away, joining Rhaegal in the sky. So no immediate threat to Cersei Team. Do Dragons have hawk eyes (and sufficient intelligence) two intervene when something goes awray? I mean a small detail like some cross-bows fired simultaniously at Dany-Team - Things would have been over in the blink of an eye. I would have assumed that Tyrion would place a bowman high on one of the pillars, from where he could shoot a fire arrow or so to give a signal instantly when necessary. Or whatever kind of communication to the armies outside the City walls. How would anyone know that something had gone wrong unless? I mean, the talks lasted several hours, without any message send to Grey Worm or so. How should he know if and when to act? why have weapons been allowed for the negotiations?
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    It came to me: How is it possible to bring a wight to Kings Landing alive? The show itself established (not the book) that the wights were probably bound to the White Walker who raised them. But practically all such forces diminish over distance, the wight would now be several thousand miles away from his master-White Walker. And then there is the spells woven in the wall wich do not allow a dead man to pass (R.I.P Benjen). Ok, you might argue he was flown over the wall on the back of a Dragon and thus did not exactly have to pass through the wall. Nevertheless, I was actually worried about the health of that poor wight, all in the southern sun light of Kings Landing, whilst frost and darkness are the wight's preferred environment (or is it the White Walkers that Need it?). Well, anyway, Cersei should fire Ser Gregor, his bodyguard abilities are so poor. He did not move an Inch to put himself between Cersei and the wight attacking her. But maybe he was told not to move by D&D, for the sake of a better camera angle on the scene.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    I am afraid you are wrong here. The only Lord to be seen is Lord Royce (apart from Lord Baelish). The rest is: the Maester, Sansa, Arya, Bran. And something like 30 Northern soldiers. Had I been in Littlefinger's place, awaiting Arya's trial, I would have grown very suspicious by the audience... Not that I missed the Northern Lords, probably one of the three occasions in Season 7, that the Northern Lords should have been assembled. Maybe they would have been interested to know how the whole war started? Anyway, after the Red Wedding revenge in Episode 1, Arya really had no real occasion to prove what she learned in Braavos. I mean, she tells Sansa several times that she spend time training. So for what? Locksmith Training? Ok, she opened Littlefinger's locked room door. Spying on someone in secrecy - ahem, not so well done. Keeping it a secret to be a Faceless Man (and hide the faces well away)? Ahem, not so well done. But hey: Let us go for a real killing! I am sure only the hard training in Braavos enabled Arya to kill Littlefinger so swiftly. How would you expect Sansa to do it so deftly?
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Just watched the Episode. My first impressions: not only has Littlefinger's arc been developed in a poor way, they also didn't grant him an honorable show-death (comparable to Stannis). Baelish wasn't a Coward to plead for his life like that. Meeting of Samwell and Bran: well, they should have spent days discussing together to exchange knowledge etc. To grab Bran's power, Samwell should have been given time to understand it slowly. And, finally it seems Samwell listened to Gilly when she read him about Rhaegar's annulement and new marriage. In episode 5, I didn't think so. In short: material for a whole episode was stuffed into less than 5 minutes. It seems Sansa and Bran finally talked to each other, shame we did not wittness it. It seems Dany-Team did not prepare well for the negotiation. Why was everyone so upset by Jon's declaration to have bend his knee to Dany? Dany knew already. Why showing surprise then? Tyrion did not know? And why was is that tragic? I do not get it, sorry. When un-dead-Viserion was burning (or freezing ???) the wall, I thought: they (Thormund etc.) will never have a better occasion than now (with Viserion standing still in the air) to kill him with a dragonglass-tipped spear or arrow. Shame, they did not even try.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Damn you - spilled my Whiskey due to laughing over the keyboard!
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    Dracarys!
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    May I remind you that there has been no proof that dragonglass works against wights? Read the book, shortly when Sam meets Benjen Stark behind the wall, he fights un-dead-Small-Paul with a dragonglass dagger with no success. Only fire worked. Ok, you might say, it was Small Paul's chain mail protecting him agianst the dagger, however..... But in the show, I agree, dragonglass works against wights and White Walkers. Besides: I only noticed Jorah Mormont using a dragonglass dagger, I have to check again. But I am pretty sure, the axe Tormund used is not a dragonglass axe, dragonGLASS is too brittle for that.
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