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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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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    Didn't GRRM swear a bloody oath end of last year - by the old gods and the new ones - that he would put aside all other activities to finish WOW? Why is he now in parallel working on "Fire and Blood", as he asays himself a huge Task, big book, lots of material.... Appears to me that GRRM is an Oathbreaker. I am tempted to send Brienne with her sword for justice to him.
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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 epüisode; 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.
  15. ? + 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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