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  1. Beardy the Wildling

    Who's hyped for Episode 6 for unintended reasons?

    Yeah. There was one guy who I didn't like so much, who not only kept calling me pedantic when I had a problem with Season 7, but doubled down and said Season 7 was the best season ever. When I noted that the intrigue and military tactics are borked, he was like 'yeah, but it's never been about that, it's always been about sex and dragons and stuff'. When I told him that GoT got popular by promising to be more than that, he laughed and said I was delusional and reading too much into it, and I should just shut up and enjoy it. I didn't bother talking about GoT at work anymore, because the only opinion allowed was mindless worship.
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    Who's hyped for Episode 6 for unintended reasons?

    Have a friend like that who has since given up and admitted he just likes the spectacle. Absolutely nothing wrong with that as long as you aren't pretending the writing is any good.
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    Who's hyped for Episode 6 for unintended reasons?

    Exactly, can you imagine how inundated the freefolk meme archive will be if it's truly dreadful? Speaking of memes, here's two I made: Here's to many more memes!
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    Possible explanation to "Dany gate"

    I agree, but it's precisely this sort of dumbassery which makes me think they're incapable of misdirection when they're filming 'Inside the Episode'. They mean what they say, even if it is a self contradictory mess, because they're too dumb for subterfuge. So in other words, no, Dany wasn't possessed, no, it wasn't a dream, D&D intended it to be a personal snap (then will claim it's something else later, not out of a lie, but because keeping track of shit is not their forte)
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    Possible explanation to "Dany gate"

    Dany: (sifts through a pile of baby ash) I DID THIS ALL FOR YOU, JON. Jon: I don't want it. Dany: But Jon... it's a gift... Jon: You are my queen. Dany: (throws wine at Jon) JUST GIVE ME THE NEPHEW D! Jon: (starts to malfunction due to the wine shortcircuiting)
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    Possible explanation to "Dany gate"

    Yeah, I'm not sure why people aren't just taking D&D at their word that their intent was her 'choosing to take it personally' and going on a character-assassinating massacre. Like, they say it outright, the writers of the fucking show. Dumb as they might be, they rarely lie about their intent . That's how we know they're dumb; they will explain their latest 'genius' twist with such gormless lack of self-awareness that it simply cannot be misdirection, meaning that the plot they've just explained is as dumb as they make it out to be. As such, it's never something more layered, as the countless wrong honeypots of the past show.
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    Foreshadowing is not character development

    iT wAs ThErE fRoM tHe BeGiNnInG I can guarantee that even if S8E05 had, say, Jon bringing Rhaegal back from the dead because of his new Night King powers that surfaced offscreen in Episode 4 (or something), these 'theorists' would claim it was foreshadowed from the beginning. It doesn't fucking matter about the content or the writing to them, all that matters is their precious sacred cow isn't seen for the idiocy it is.
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    This ending is nothing but Bitter

    I edited to elaborate on how Bran's actions (chiefly his interactions with Hodor and Meera) already are complicit with his dark path. As for Robb, yes, yes he did. Once again, an understandable move given the crown killed his father, but it was his war. Just like how it was understandable for Daenerys to liberate Meereen, but not seeing it through to the end, especially in the full ragequit way she did, was irresponsible. Regardless of your thoughts on whether they actually will go insane, surely you can admit that these people are much better-seeded for going insane/evil than Show-Daenerys?
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    Possible explanation to "Dany gate"

    (cue D&D's Bronn snickering)
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    This ending is nothing but Bitter

    If he doesn't finish the war he started, yes, he's being irresponsible. It's understandable, but irresponsible. As for Daenys the Dreamer... correct or not, she was nuts. My main point is, Daenerys in the books has countless prophesies of betrayal and greatness, dreams and dysentery, loads of shit that could drive a person nuts. Show Daenerys has simply been merciless to enemies when that would be expected of her and looked a little fruity at a feast. Edit: As for Bran in the books, he's almost certainly intended for a dark path given that in the books, it's established that Hodor is fucking cowering in the back of his own mind when he's skinchanging into him, but he doesn't care because he likes having legs. He even considers using Hodor to kiss Meera and show her physical affection. Meanwhile Jojen is inconsolably depressed the last time he was seen in the books. Once again, much more believable that one or both would snap in the books than the emotionally sterile show.
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    This ending is nothing but Bitter

    Well I mean, period blood is actual blood, but regardless of if that part is delusional, she still irresponsibly ragequits Meereen and ends up dreaming like a crazy oracle in the middle of the Dothraki Sea. She's much more likely to go full Aerys than show-Dany.
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    Bronn

    Tyrion: I've forgotten the name of the dragon. Rickon? Dany: Drogon. Bronn: (snickers) Tyrion: I don't get it. Bronn: Dick, lol.
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    This ending is nothing but Bitter

    Oh, I don't recall that. I thought the three pyres were for Theon Greyjoy, Jeyne Poole and Asha Greyjoy. When was said package sent? Was it mentioned in Mel's POV chapter or something?
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    This ending is nothing but Bitter

    Yeah, if they were anything other than disingenuous, I would consider that a worthy twist that would satisfy me.
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    This ending is nothing but Bitter

    You're aware that it's been confirmed that D&D just lazily copy-pasted Jon Connington burning King's Landing due to his greyscale + bell PTSD onto Dany? We aren't pissed because the endings aren't happy enough, we're pissed it doesn't make sense. Let's go through each example: Stannis burns traitors and in the books, cannibals. He's definitely no saint, but he definitely wouldn't burn his daughter. In the books because it's impossible (he's near Winterfell, she's at the wall), and in the show, it was possible, but executed hackishly (D&D believe that subversion of expectations means 'have Stannis say 'I love you Shireen I'd never burn you'' thousands of times more than usual then turn around and go 'lol, kidding, onto the pyre you go''). Personally I think Shireen's gonna be burnt by Mel and Selyse in the books, but whatevs. The point is, it's not the destination which is stupid, it's the journey. Brienne isn't the core issue with her and Jaime's arc, but rather Jaime is. I can understand him regressing and going back to Cersei in the end, but sitting down and smugly saying 'I never cared for any of them, innocent or not', when he literally smeared his entire reputation to save King's Landing pre-character development, is just next level 'you didn't expect he'd ever say it so we made it happen'. Arya... for one, no, she didn't climb a weirwood or anything of the sort, D&D just wanted a live-action anime moment. And honestly, yes, if there's anyone to make Arya turn away from violence, it'd be the Hound. You know why? In the books, the Hound remained a pacifist. And finally, Daenerys. I fully believe Daenerys would go insane. In ADWD, she rage-quits Meereen when it needs her the most because she's lost her patience, hangs around in the Dothraki Sea having delusional dreams and mistaking dysentery for period blood. She's well on her way to becoming a mad queen. Show Daenerys, however, has only ever shown extreme violence to threats to either her person or her sovereignty. Killing slavers and people you're at war with/refuse to surrender is a far cry from, upon hearing the news that you've won, going apeshit and killing civilians who pose zero threat because bells, I guess. As I said, the burning of King's Landing is likely JonCon's action in the books, but Dany can plausibly become a mad queen in the books. In the show, she's always been a well-intentioned, but brutal, egotistical, and entitled person. Letting loose on civilians because she can just doesn't quite work without a transition into said mindset.
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    What if it wasn't real? that everything past the bells ringing.....

    I'm amazed that in the process of making one of many unconvincing excuses for the show's shitty writing, you somehow wrote something even worse. Congratulations!
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    This ending is nothing but Bitter

    I don't know about you, but I'm excited for the twist reveal on the Inside the Episode where Dan and Dave expose themselves as complete hacks and laugh in the audience's face for actually believing in their ability as writers.
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    Bran's role = messing things up for the living

    Night Queen Dany: This could have been avoided if you gave me the nephew D! Jon: I don't want it. Night Queen Dany: (screams in ice crackles)
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    Who told the People/Soldiers that the bell was for surrender?

    This is absolutely true. Why do you think Hollywood Geniuses just go around saying long words and never demonstrating the academic skill of concision? It's because Hollywood writers are rarely smart, so when they look at, say, a scientist, all they understand is they're saying a bunch of complicated shit they don't understand and they've discovered/invented things that help people.
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    Bran's role = messing things up for the living

    Hahaha, that is either an incredible joke or the saddest case of desperation I've seen. Sorry, Sir Hedge of Hog, D&D just can't write characters for shit. Imagine if any other series tried to pull that. 'Oh, the reason all of the characters are reverting and progressing as people at random is because that one psychic character is fucking with them in a convoluted 4D chess match.' If anyone said that about literally any other show, they'd be laughed out the room. But noooooo, Game of Thrones is a sacred fucking cow, isn't it? It couldn't just be bad, no, there's something we're m i s s i n g.
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    Bran's role = messing things up for the living

    I agree, but we were all expecting competent writers on the highest-budgeted long running show in history. And we all know how much D&D like to subvert expectations.
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    Bran's role = messing things up for the living

    Like they 'misled' us about Jaime loving Cersei unconditionally? Remember when people thought the floor map having Cersei at the neck and Jaime at the Fingers foreshadowed the Valonqar prophesy? Or when people said 'Oh, that Arya that got stabbed was a fake, after she slept with Needle by her side last episode there's no way Arya would be that careless!' D&D aren't complex 4D chess-players. They're hacks. Take their words at face value. To them, Dany really did 'kinda forget' about the fleet that utterly destroyed her navy. There isn't a curtain to lift. The show really is just that stupid.
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    Bran's role = messing things up for the living

    If the leaks are true (once again, stupid enough to be written by D&D), it's because Drogon is gonna take Dany there to become the new Night Queen. Compared to President Bran, it's an aspect of the leaks I have less faith in, but... D&D are hacks, it's not too surprising if it actually happens.
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    Bran's role = messing things up for the living

    If you think D&D are smart enough to consider this as an option, you haven't been paying attention. In their 'Inside the Circlejerk', they specifically foil this theory by explaining Dany's sudden 180 from 'burning enemies who've threatened/undermined her' to 'burning civilians of a city that's already surrendered'; apparently seeing the Red Keep made her take things personally... and burn everything that isn't the Red Keep before laser-flaming it a little in some token actions so the main characters within the keep can have their DRAMATICALLY SATISFYING pointless endings. They gave a pretty clear explanation for their rationale, so yeah, that's not true. Personally, I believe the President Bran leaks are true, if only because it's stupid enough for D&D to write.
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    Who told the People/Soldiers that the bell was for surrender?

    D&D, thinking their audience is dumb? Say it ain't so!
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