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  1. Doesn't learn how to defend herself? She's killed more zombies than anyone living. She has killed scores of men. All because she's a dragonrider, not a swordswoman. I don't know about the combat training of queens-to-be in Westeros, but remember Danny was not the supposed heir apparent. Viserys was. He apparently was familiar with the fundamentals of carrying a sword. He had authority over Danny and I can see no reason why he'd have her train with a sword. There isn't much need for a queen to know how to fight. And it's not as though hiding behind Jorah is anything to be ashamed of. Unlike Joffrey hiding behind Cersei's skirt. If it weren't for the fact that no one else can fly Drogo, she shouldn't even be at Winterfell. There is no reason to put her in harm's way.
  2. Failing to burn the Big Bad with fire counts as a try. I think technically you have to give Theon credit for a try, too.
  3. Does Jon look like a zombie to you? He was brought back to life. He is not a pile of bones animated by ice magic.
  4. Wasn't getting hammer-chested and his family slaughtered enough?
  5. Yes. If you think about it for half a second, you realize it makes no sense from any angle. Why is that kid in front of the Sept? Why does Lancel follow him when his mission is to go get Cersei? It's just a kid in the street. Why does the kid lead him to the wildfire? Why is the super-secret hiding place for the Mad King's doomsday device so easy to find? Why does the kid leave after stabbing him? How did he know that single stab would incapacitate him? Was he trained by Arya or something? They just wanted someone to witness the flame touching the wildfire.
  6. It happened that they weren't noticed, but we don't know that it was Little Finger's plan to wait and pop up at the exact moment he did. I like to think that wasn't the plan, because I like to think Little Finger wasn't an idiot.
  7. You're talking about the actors carrying the material. There wasn't much to the actual scene. Horrible as it was, it was dramatically just dragging out the torture of events already decided.
  8. Stupid, yes. Petty? More like treasonous. That's the sort of thing that can lose you a head. Not that Jon would Olly her. But if she weren't in the protected role of wronged lady, she would be seen as secret-cousin backstabber.
  9. Not the whole story, no. But whole big chunks of it. I don't look at it like a chain, where every part has to work or its nothing. More like computer code, where it can still work with bugs. Game of Thrones is 90% bugs.
  10. Except that would rely upon Ramsay not noticing him, and just hanging around would be the best possible way to be discovered. There's really no way to reconcile all the plotholes without making every major character a moron.
  11. To be fair, Tyrion's plans were needlessly roundabout and I think he may have secretly tried to protect his family, BUT his warplans failed due to magical plot convenience. There's no Westerosian reason Urine should have been able to teleport back and forth or Highgarden should have fallen like that.
  12. Bolton knew the Lannisters wouldn't approve of Ramsey marrying Sansa. Their hook-up with Little Finger was the end of their alliance with Tywin. Which wasn't completely out of nowhere, because the Vale was presented as being the largest power as yet uninvolved in the recent wars. However, we were never told just what Bolton's goals were. Nor Little Finger's, except the ultimate goal of sitting the iron throne. Kinda stupid to make yourself an enemy of the Lannisters AND Stannis just to keep what you already have, which is Winterfell. Especially considering how untrustworthy is your new ally.
  13. Given his feelings, had Jorah treated Dany as a person, Khal Drogo would've felt compelled to nude him up and drag him behind a horse. After Drogo went catatonic, there was that whole surviving a funeral pyre and hatching dragons thing, which you can understand might compel Jorah to put her on a pedestal. As for Tyrion, well, the show forgot to ever have them get to know eachother. It's a weird oversight. He shows up, a Lannister and all. Funny thing, Lannisters slaughtered large chunks of her family. Anyway, she receives him formally and doesn't take his head. Then she disappears back into Dothrakiland. She comes back, and is pissed about him screwing up her empire. They don't really have any scenes allowing them to bond as humans--he to her or her to he. Then she names him hand for no reason. Maybe because he's the only person with passing knowledge of Westeros around. They don't get any personal scenes together this year, either. It's all business. (Business which Tyrion royally screws up, by the way.) Until the fireside scene, which briefly features Tyrion teasing her on a "k-i-s-s-i-n-g" level and her talking about her taste in men. Then it immediately gets political. You can say Tyrion treats her like a queen, yes. But the truth is these characters don't have an actual relationship. It's an illusion. So I can't say that Tyrion doesn't treat Dany as a person, because the two haven't met. Tyrion is still in that box on that ship, I think. Or maybe he's in several pieces, one of which hangs prominently on a cock-merchant's cart.
  14. Actually, her first thought upon hearing "Dany" was of her brother Viserys, who also wanted to sex her. Presumably, she was touched because deep down she sensed Jon is family, too, and Targryens have icky, icky incest in their blood.
  15. Imagine there was no rebellion, and the Mountain didn't slaughter Rhaegar's annulled family. I like to think we would've heard this line at some point: Rhaenys Targaryen: "Hi, my name is Rhaenys. This is my brother Aegon, and this is my other brother Aegon."
  16. How? Some conversations take place where they can reasonably expect to be overheard. Others happen in private. Do they assume Littlefinger is electronically surveilling them? Even if you say *maybe* someone is always listening even when it's not apparent, Arya, at least, was playacting in silence, when no one could see her. Why? Why even bother with the charade at all? They can have Littlefinger killed for selling Sansa to the Boltons (in exchange for nothing) or killing their aunt whenever they want. What, are they trying to draw out potential co-conspirators? Is this one giant, elaborate test of his true loyalties? Or is the show just wasting time so they can kill him in the finale.
  17. No. Jaime broke his vow, pure and simple. Jon fulfilled his.
  18. I don't clearly remember Theon's ceremony, but I do remember Urine's. The ceremony was symbolic. Urine was temporarily unconscious and drowned in the sense that he stopped breathing. But he was not dead. I'm not sure why you bother bringing this up. Jon was dead in every sense. No more respiration, no circulation, no brain activity. The rest can't leave because they weren't dead; only he was. I don't know the Night's Watch's system for determining when one of its members is dead. Probably a Maester declares it. They didn't have one of those around at the time, but they didn't really need one. It was obvious. Many people witnessed him stone cold, including the current Lord Commander. If it had been a ruse, some kind of secret plot between Jon and the Red Witch, say, to use a secret potion or something to make it look like he was dead when he actually wasn't--after he was actually stabbed multiple times and thought to be dead by his attackers--clever them. It worked. But we know that's not the case. It's possible for human beings to come back from the dead, technically, considering legal death is brain death and brain death doesn't have to be permanent, though usually it is. So the Night's Watch vows aren't airtight. There's a loophole. Jon's death and resurrection weren't like that. That doesn't happen in reality. It was actual magic. Jon's still technically exploiting a loophole, but he's doing so honestly. He really did die and thus fulfilled his vow.
  19. I wouldn't say there's no evidence. The above poster probably meant to say there's no definitive evidence. There are plenty of clues suggesting Targaryen parentage for Tyrion, which is why it's a favorite fan theory. Not that fans don't come up with the wildest theories on the flimsiest evidence. But not usually with ones this popular. Many of your examples can be explained away by the fact that--on the show at least--since poor Ned got dead, Dany, Jon, and Tyrion have been the main characters, and main characters need to be important and have something to do. That's debatable, I realize. Cersei has risen since Season Five to the ranks of main-main character, and in the same period Tyrion has fallen apart as a character. But he's still a show favorite, and they still give him things to do. Why not have him release the dragons? Our show's got dragons and a dwarf. High time dragons and a dwarf share a scene. Those Tywin bits can more easily be interpreted as him not wanting to think of a dwarf as his son. It's embarrassing. (To him.) You don't need to be a Targaryen to have a rapport with dragons, by the way. You just need dragon blood. As for the Jon Targaryen clues, they were way more heavy-handed than the Tyrion as Targaryen clues.
  20. Sam is a sworn brother of the Night's Watch. Unless he comes back from the dead like Jon, he's not inheriting anything. Then again, I'm not sure the Night's Watch will exist in a couple of episodes. Or if it even exists now, after Jon sent Tormund to Eastwatch and he bragged that his Wildling bunch were the Night's Watch. In any case, Sam has a sister that can inherit.
  21. Tyrion was not an orphan. He still had his father. Even if Tywin wasn't Tyrion's biological father, he was his presumptive and legal father.
  22. They can't kill off the Hound because he has to meet Arya again and he has, has, has to fight his zombie brother. With all the fanservice in this show, no way they skip one of the fanserviest scenes possible. Jorah I don't see dying so soon after his cure and reunion with Dany. They can't make the Greyscale subplot that meaningless. Same goes for reintroducing Gendry as Robert Baratheon Part II. Mr. Undead Flaming Sword and Topknot are fair game. Unfortunately for Tormund-Brienne shippers, he may die, too.
  23. You're thinking of it as one big war. Tyrion is referring specifically to the Carol-Dany war, presumably. Houses Frey and Bolton were uninvolved. Carol technically represents House Baratheon on the throne, I think. Tommen was a Baratheon and she's a Baratheon widow. (It can't continue beyond her, though. Her child with Larry would be a bastard, unless she marries Urine and pretends he's the father. But then a prince or princess would be a Greyjoy. Eww.) House Tully may have been restored by Dany taking Casterly Rock, if Edmure was being held captive there. If the Lannisters moved him, Riverrun can still be restored to him if he or his son are alive when the Lannisters lose. Tyrion was referring to the Tyrells, who are definitely toast. The Martells died in my opinion with Wheelchair Lord and his son from Menudo. Unless they had relatives outside their immediate family, but that's rarely the case on this show. The Indian chick and the Bad Pussy Brigade were pretenders.
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