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  1. I suspect that the scorpions took the role of the horn, that is, resulted in the loss of one dragon in order to bring the horn down.
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    Sam found the diary of the high septon (IIRC) that married his parents. That counts as proof, but it is flimsy, given that there are no living witnesses, and it needs to be proven that the diary itself is actually written by the high septon.
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    It just occurred to me that by legitimizing Gendry as the son of Robert Baratheon, Daenerys has not only created a lord of Storm's End. As Robert was the grandson of Rhaelle Targaryen, Gendry is now the next in line to the Iron Throne after her. Yes, Jon has a better claim, if the flimsy evidence is accepted by whoever has a say when the dust is settling, and Gendrys claim rests on an acceptance of Daenerys' right to legitimize him. What do you think? Are we going to see King Gendry, or are the show runners going for a full I, Claudius with king Tyrion
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    Anyone else think Cersei is still alive?

    Oh, I can already see it: Out from the still smoking ruins of Kings Landing steps a dark figure. Everything goes quiet as Dany and Jon turns. But before anyone can react, the dark figure cuts both of them down with his sword. Then he throws back his cloak, revealing the face of Stannis, and yells: Hail to the king, baby!
  5. Good finds :-) Didn't she scold Jorah with Illyrios words in the second season, though? Implying that she had grown beyond it? Naturally, as you note, the experience of liberating Meeren could have gotten her hopes up. And even though she did save Westeros, it quickly became abundantly clear that no one was going to cheer her. Still, burning an entire city to the ground because its people aren't cheering the conquering army is crazy in a way that I don't find to be consistent with her character as we have seen it develop.
  6. From a character arc point-of-view it could have made sense, if Kings Landing wasn't surrendering to her. If the civilians had been attacking her forces or Cersei had used the bells as a part of a wild-fire trap against Daenerys' armies or something like that. But she was winning. For once, her advisors had actually made a successful plan. The Iron Throne was within her grasp.
  7. Thank you for sharing! Even though I am a bit more with Kit here, assuming that the season so far is any indication: Q: Describe the season finale in one word. A: (Sighs) Disappointing. Epic.
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    Bran seen it all?

    The show hints that he can see possible futures, e.g. he tells Arya that he is happy that she came North rather that going South to kill Cersei. By nudging here and there, he can make some futures more or less likely. ... and I think it is reasonable to guess that he had seen this particular future and nudged to that end. Which implies that he has a motivation. But if he is no longer Bran, does he have any allegiance to house Stark? Is his design to get a Stark on the Iron Throne, or to crush the Iron Throne once and for all, ensuring that the Seven Kingdoms is never united again? Or something even more sinister, given that he sacrificed the people of Kings Landing for his grand scheme?
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    What will Jon do?

    I think Dany will be killed by Jon (most likely) or Arya (less likely, she already has so many kills to her name). He may be able to control Drogon, whispering to it, like Tyr of the Nordic Mythos managed to chain the Fenris wolf? I like the thought of Jon going North afterwards, to live with the wildlings. He always did seem more at home with them than with the Starks or the feudal lords. Which is probably why that is not going to happen. I do not see him going back to Winterfell after Sansa's betrayl, either. That would leave ... Tyrion as king of Westeros, who will appoint Bronn the new lord of Highgarden. Arya (after the stern talking to from the Hound) could go South and marry Gendry. Ok, this last part is just a joke. I think. More likely, Tyrion will guilt-trip Jon into assuming power. And so, the wheel keeps turning.
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    Tyrion's Face was Priceless

    Yes, she would go North. Just like Stannis, she actually took her role as ruler to imply protector as well. And she was ready to risk her two remaining dragons against a foe that had already killed one.
  11. I was also surprised that Arya and the Hound didn't get to Kings Landing well before the army. In times of peace with well maintained roads, it is a one month march from Winterfell to Kings Landing, but armies does not march fast. Nowhere near as fast as two people on horseback. Given that Arya and The Hound actually knows the Red Keep, and Arya can change faces, it should have been fairly easy for them to sneak in and get close to Cersei.
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    Tyrion's Face was Priceless

    How so? Daenerys was sitting in Dragonstone with three dragons for months, even before Jon Snow came to visit. She could have destroyed the Red Keep in an afternoon.
  13. Do you remember Littlefingers game? The one about considering the motivations of others and making up theories to make them fit? If Tyrions plan was to stop the threat of the White Walkers AND keep Cersei on the Iron Throne, it would fit very well. Except we can all read his face well enough to see that he is pained by his failures. I was expecting his plan to backfire along the lines of Cersei feigning a surrender. But rather than surrendering, she had mined the area around the gates with wild fire and crushed most of Daenerys' army when it tried to march into the city.
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    Tyrion's Face was Priceless

    Indeed. The three dragons could have smashed the Red Keep with minimal civilian losses. Cersei would probably either have died or been forced to surrender.
  15. I had expected Jamie to reach Cersei before the battle, describing Tyrions plan. Then Cersei (being Cersei) would have made a plan along the lines of feigning surrender, but mining the area around the gates with wild fire, causing a significant destruction of Daenerys' army, followed by an attack by the Lannister army and the Golden Company, who had been hiding in civilian clothes. That would also give Daenerys a reason to snap that would be somewhat relatable and fit with her personality and story arc. As it stands, she comes across as a cruel madwoman that needs to be put down. Which is likely to happen in the next episode. On a side note: Who ordered the bells? Jamie never made it to Cersei, and I did not see Cersei ordering the surrender.