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  1. Monster_Under_the_Bed

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 706?

    Definitely more people rated it above '5'. Looks like you forgot to count the '7' rating. It will still have a pretty low rating though.
  2. Monster_Under_the_Bed

    [Spoilers] EP706 Discussion

    Well, but that's exactly what Sansa is aware of now. That her sister is a deadly threat. I think it's obvious at this point that one of them has to die.
  3. Monster_Under_the_Bed

    [Spoilers] EP706 Discussion

    She is scary and unhinged. Her mistake was in letting Sansa and LF know who/what she is. She also doesn't have any protectors other than Brienne who has been deliberately sent away. The northern army and the Vale knights are loyal to Sansa so unless Arya can kill off 20K men, one by one, she's in a bit of trouble.
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    [Spoilers] EP706 Discussion

    I think Arya has signed her death sentence by laying it all out to Sansa, and to LF by proxy. When LF points out to Sansa that Brienne has sworn to protect both of the Stark sisters, he simply means that Brienne has to be removed from the picture so that Arya can be dealt with without interruption. Sansa is now savvy at playing the game and she understands what LF implies, and makes up a pretext to send Brienne away. I expect that there will be an attempt to assassinate Arya very soon. The only question is whether her super-ninja-assassin-warrior skills will be enough to protect her.
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    [Spoilers] EP704 Discussion

    It is a bit difficult to believe that Cersei's head is still attached to her body if the majority of King's Landing citizens hold her responsible for the long series of horrible events that befell the city. Perhaps she has a very good PR team or, like mentioned before, the public has a limited and different view of what is happening.
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    [Spoilers] EP704 Discussion

    I think that this was a very good episode. I've given up hope that we will get GRRM's quality of dialogues going forward, but this was a decent effort, all things considered. It was action packed and it went by in a flash. For the first time in a while I felt a real sense of surprise and disappointment when the end credits appeared because I wanted to see more of the story unfold right now. Some random observations: Daenerys insisting that Jon "bend the knee" is getting tedious. For a person who spent so much time trying to introduce equality into the lands she conquered (abolishing slavery), she sure is hell-bent on the "do as I say, not as I do" modus operandi. I wonder if she will do an about face or go further and further into typical tyrant mode. There seems to be a lot of criticism about the fact that Cersei still has support of a lot of people in King's London... I mean King's Landing. It's actually not that outlandish. Commoners in the city don't know much of what is going on behind the scenes. They are probably relieved to be free of the religious fanatics who attempted to control every facet of their lives so blowing up the Sept of Baelor, which likely contained the land's big wigs, may have struck a positive cord with the masses. Let's also not forget the power of propaganda. A lot of Russians still worship Stalin, and millions are supporters of Putin today. People can be easily manipulated to support the very tyranny that oppresses them. Bran Stark... I seem to be in the minority here, but I think that his character right now is spot on. He is no longer human ("you died in that cave"), so it's a fallacy to try to fit a square peg of a non-human intelligence into a round hole of humanity. He has acquired supernatural abilities far surpassing any other human being, but it came at a price. He is no longer capable of truly experiencing familial or romantic affection as his interactions with Sansa and Meera distinctly showed. Arya Stark being as good of a melee fighter as Brienne is a bunch of rubbish. A fan pandering scene if I ever saw one. Brienne's sheer mass, strength, and the size of her sword would have cut through Arya like melted butter. Why couldn't they just keep Arya as a cunning, stealthy assassin, which they spent a couple of seasons' worth of painstaking character build up to establish? :facepalm: Despite some nitpicks above, I think this was a 8/10 episode. Perhaps a 9/10 depending on how things develop from here.
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    [Spoilers] EP703 Discussion

    I don't think Tyrion's advice was bad at all. He came up with a smart plan, but he was missing key information, not knowing of the existence of Euron's fleet. Then it was Yara's incompetence that allowed her ships to be ambushed by her uncle. Sending a dragon to accompany the fleet would have been an obvious idea, but they figured they cannot risk Daenerys' life at this point. It does put a damper on the usability of dragon's though.
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