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  1. Astrotherapist

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 806?

    Hearkens back to Olenna Tyrell in Season 7: "You're a dragon. Be a dragon!" Here's a gif of that: https://thumbs.gfycat.com/ShabbyDisgustingCricket-size_restricted.gif
  2. Astrotherapist

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 806?

    A number of people here are wondering why Arya has turned explorer and sails West at the end, but this was foreshadowed in Season 6 Episode 8 when Arya was in Braavos. While tending Arya's wounds from the Waif, Lady Crane invited her to join her theater group but Arya rejected that offer: LADY CRANE: Where will you go? ARYA: Essos is east and Westeros is west. But what's west of Westeros? LADY CRANE: I don't know. ARYA: Nobody does. That's where all the maps stop. The edge of the world, maybe. I'd like to see that. And so, with her business in Westeros settled, she did!
  3. She should be sentenced to marry Robin Arryn.
  4. Astrotherapist

    Title of the last episode

    "Confederate Was More Important"
  5. Astrotherapist

    People are hating this episode for the wrong reasons

    I think that many people just expected better results because the writers had an extra year to work on this season with only six episodes to focus upon. Yet this season is about the same quality as the last one (which was fairly poor), and they have reverted to the same idiotic devices. In this episode, Euron made his third, devastating, surprise attack at no cost to himself. Apparently, he has satellite intel which locates his enemies anywhere on the map, warp drive to get there instantly, cloaking devices and radar so that the Iron Fleet can avoid detection from and target aerial opponents, and ballistic missiles so powerful they can shred other ships like paper! Why did we ever upgrade to cannons when ballistae are just so bad ass! He should not have been able to surprise them this time, not when they know the Iron Fleet is a serious threat to any movement in the waters near King's Landing. Dragonstone is very near King's Landing and they should have anticipated that the island would have been captured or guarded. Did they even bother to leave a garrison there before going North?!? Nevermind, Euron was made into a diabolus ex machina because the writers had absolutely no idea how to even the odds against Dany's forces except for this, and making Tyrion into a military imbecile. The final scene in front of King's Landing is similar to the Dragon pit all over again with so much stupidity about it I can scarcely stand it. 1. Team Dany really can't get to that position in front of King's Landing without sailing past Euron somehow. Do they even have ships left after that attack? Did they use their own cloaking devices on their surviving vessels to get past his? Did they wave lots of white flags on the way to demanding unconditional surrender? 2. Dany's side really has no leverage from which to demand Cersei's surrender because her forces are depleted, she just lost another dragon which are now very vulnerable to Qyburn's new superduper ballistae and it has evidently been mass-produced as they proudly line the ramparts now. Qyburn pointed these things out but Tyrion and Dany apparently didn't factor them into their demand, totally ignoring the fact that surrender can only be forced from a position of dominance. 3. The writers clearly wanted another face-to-face confrontation for drama, so Team Dany is ridiculously close to Team Cersei, in a tactically vulnerable position, not only within range of the ballistae but bowshot as well. Dany has a tiny force which could be annihilated with missiles or overrun with cavalry, and Drogon is just sitting nearby, also in ballista range. 4. Cersei, the woman who took out all her enemies in King's Landing by detonating wildfire beneath the Sept of Baelor, doesn't take out her enemies here. 5. Tyrion "boldly" walks right up to the gate, virtually throwing himself at the mercy of his sister to appeal to the loving mother inside her while ignoring her entire history of deceit, subversion, treachery, attempted murder against him, and mass murder of the Sept victims, because she's "not a monster". 6. Cersei spares him again, this time for absolutely no reason at all. 7. Missandei, suddenly vindictive and uncompassionate about the fate of hundreds of thousands of civilians, encourages Dany to burn them all! This was a meeting between morons written by morons, and it might possibly be one of the most poorly contrived scenes in this entire series. So yeah, folks are mad or disappointed with the bad writing.
  6. Astrotherapist

    King Gendry I Baratheon

    Anyway, back to Gendry. If he is the son of Cersei, the current, official ruler of Westeros, then he would be her heir. And for the record, I'm not particularly attached to the R+C=G theory. It certainly isn't mine and it has been all over the Web for years, but I thought it was worth rehashing recently in light of Joe Dempsie's and Maisie Williams' comments this Spring. And because this is another Gendry thread that's all about bastards and Westerosi succession law again... just to mix it up a little.
  7. Astrotherapist

    King Gendry I Baratheon

    Not in the show. CERSEI: I felt something for you once, you know? ROBERT: I know. CERSEI: Even after we lost our first boy. For quite a while, actually. Was it ever possible for us? Was there ever a time, ever a moment? ROBERT: No. Zero motive for her lying at this point, the truth of her one-sided affections known and acknowledged between them here, the meaning of these words is quite explicit.
  8. Astrotherapist

    King Gendry I Baratheon

    Both, the feelings are a big part of it. If she loved Robert then, (and she loves her own progeny -period) then she wouldn't have murdered their baby.
  9. Astrotherapist

    King Gendry I Baratheon

    You're missing the point. "I know" from Robert means that part isn't a lie. Yes the relationship was crap from the outset because he never got over Lyanna, but that doesn't mean that she wasn't smitten with him, for a while anyway. A person can tell if someone else is into them.
  10. Astrotherapist

    King Gendry I Baratheon

    In the conversation in question, after she said "I felt something for you once, you know?", he replied with "I know". They both acknowledged a truth known between them.
  11. Astrotherapist

    King Gendry I Baratheon

    Sure but that was a very necessary deception. At the point of the conversation above, the relationship is dead, she's been slowly poisoning him to death with the Tears of Lys and his fate is sealed, so there's absolutely no motive for lying when she stated that she had once had feelings for him. It was just a preamble to the fact that they're long gone and she feels nothing. I did offer links to clips so people can gain their own impressions, but that's what I saw happening.
  12. Astrotherapist

    King Gendry I Baratheon

    This is what she told Ned, very hatefully and defensively after he confronted her, but it isn't what she said to Cat, nor even to Robert in their conversation which I quoted above. There was no reason for her to lie at that point either so I think we can take it at face value that she loved Robert and their first son, despite no reciprocation from him ever.
  13. Astrotherapist

    King Gendry I Baratheon

    A person's memory can extend back before four or five. I have memories from age two, myself. The child could have had a wet nurse. Some have suggested that Cersei visited the child for a time dressed as a tavern wench. Others have suggested that Gendry was given to some blonde tavern wench, but he's still Cersei's son.
  14. Astrotherapist

    King Gendry I Baratheon

    Bran can be seen externally as the Lord of Winterfell (despite his rejection of the position) and his word might count. That's all there is, testimony, since as you rightly pointed out there really isn't any physical evidence like DNA tests in that society. Of course if Varys was involved in concealing Gendry's identity (as surmised above), then he can step forth as well. On the matter of public acknowledgement, none of this has to matter, anymore than it did when Jon was named "King in the North". After the dust settles, Gendry could be named King in a similar manner.
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