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  1. Daenery has her fans. Donald has his fans. Hillary has her fans. Even Hitler still has his fans.
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    Destiny of Jon Snow

    Jon was brought back from the dead. Having served his purpose by killing Daenerys and preventing the darkness that would been under her rule, he should have died, like Beric.
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    Robert Baratheon - Not so bad after all

    Are you sure? In the last scene, Bran seemed like a pretty uninterested ruler. Bran may not be a whoring drunkard like Robert Baratheon, but he is going to be spending most of his time wired into the Weirwood internet (sounds like my kids). He is leaving the realm in the hands of that small council which is bickering over rebuilding brothels. And btw, why did Bran ask for a Master of Whisperers and a Master of War? Blessed with foresight, what does Bran see in the future for the realm that would have a need for spies, espionage and war?
  4. I only read about half of the first book. I stopped because I thought the books would have a negative effect on my view of the series. Now that the series is over, i may go and read the books.
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    Bran is GRRM...

    ... or D&D. In the end, the "keeper of all our stories" was chosen to be King. That got me thinking that Bran is just a metaphor for GRRM. GRRM wrote the stories, knows the stories and, imo, he part of the stories. In the end, he is crowned the King. It was pretty clear that Bran can see things in the past. He also has the ability to warg and be pretty well anywhere to see things going on in the present. I also subscribe to the view that Bran can see into the future (e.g. vision of Drogon's shadow over KL, handing Valerian steel knife to Arya to kill NK, travelling to KL to be made King, telling Jon he was there when he needed to be). I don't believe that Bran manipulated or changed the future, per se. I believe that the past, present and future has already been written and it cannot be changed. Bran leaves it up to Jon to share the secret of his birth. Is he being Machiavellian or is it because he already knows what Jon will do before he does it? Time is like a book (or maybe a series of seven books) of stories which only the author knows how the stories unfolds. And like GRRM, Bran knows how the stories will end, but he does not tell anybody the ending. If you ask him what happens after, he just looks at you and asks you how do you know there is an after. He is being playful because he knows and he knows that you do not know. Lots of people were killed during the battle against the white walkers at Winterfell and lots of people were slaughtered by Daenerys. Why couldn't he prevent this or say something to the others so they can prepare? IMO, Bran can skip ahead, like pages in a book, and can see how the stories happen, but because the stories are already written, he cannot do anything to prevent or change them. Bran can go into the past and see what happened. He knows that Littlefinger betrayed his father and his sister, but he does not come out and expressly tell his sisters. He knows that his sisters will figure it out which they did because that story has already been written. He knows how the story ends and he just sits there in this chair and waits for the story to unfold and at the same time he is part of the story. Hodor is one example of the story is what the story is. When I saw the episode, I got all mind twisted by Back to the Future and Big Bang Theory concepts of time travel. What comes first the chicken or the egg? How was it that Bran was in that precise moment in the past to warg and connect with both past Hodor and present Hodor? Did the present create the past or the past create the future? How do you explain it? The answer is deus ex machina, baby. It is just the god in the machine, a story created by GRRM. I did find the last scene in the small council to be curious. Bran didn't care about participating in the meeting or ruling the Kingdoms. So much for being a good and wise leader. It seemed to me that Bran is just going to let things happen, i.e let the future unfold on its own. He did look around the table and asked where is the Masters of War, Whisperers and Laws? I could understand needing a Master of Laws for his new rule, but why would he ask for a Master of Whisperers and a Master of War? Is Bran expecting a need for spies and espionage, and does he foresee another war in the story of the future? What does Bran see that we cannot? He then leaves to surf the world-wide-weirwood to check up on what Drogon is doing.
  6. Wishful thinking on my part, but this is my theory:
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    It is not a pale horse

    I am pretty sure it was the same horse that Strickland was riding. It was knocked down by the gate blast but survived. Strickland was also knocked down but survived the initial blast. Note that the little girl who was burnt with mother was clutching a toy horse. What does it all mean? Hell if I know.
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    Prediction for finale

    One possible narrative. Not a spoiler because like Jon or Sergeant Schultz, I know nothing Daenerys orders Sansa and Starks arrested and brought to Kings Landing. She also orders all Lords of the Houses to attend Kings Landing to bend a knee. Everybody including Briene, Gendry etc come for the final confrontation in the last episode. Daenerys intends (to put to trial and) to execute (burn) Tyrion, Sansa, Arya, Bran (i.e. all Starks), any Lords who refuses to bend a knee, and any other persons she perceives to be disloyal or potentially disloyal. She plans to drain the swamp once and for all and be the supreme undisputed ruler. The Lords having received Varys' letters, know that Jon should be the true King and are revolted by Daenerys' massacre. A further civil war is a possibility. Arya tries to kill Daenerys but is stopped and captured. Jon stands up to Dany to defend his family and friends from being executed. Jon issues a challenge to Daenerys to prevent civil war, prevent any more unnecessary bloodshed and to settle the game of thrones once and for all by a trial of single combat. If Jon wins, Daenerys will take her armies and return to Essos. If Jon loses, everybody will bend a knee to Daenerys and she will let them all live. Jon's supporters agree and Daenerys surprisingly accepts the challenge and chooses Grey Worm as her champion. Grey Worm will fight for the Queen (GW is absolutely loyal to Dany and still in blood lust after death of Missandei) against Jon who defends all of his family and friends who stand to be executed by fire. There is a terrific battle between the two. Jon wins the trial by combat and Grey Worm dies. However, Jon suffers mortal injuries and will eventually die in the end. Like Beric, Jon was brought back to life for a purpose, and once he fulfils his purpose, he will die. Even though Jon wins the trial by combat, evil Dany reneges on her promise and still gives the "dracarys" command to burn everybody anyways. However, Dany is surprised that Bran has warged into and now controls Drogon. Jon finally realizes he has no choice but to kill Dany. So, Jon stabs her and she dies in his arms. Daenerys' vision in the House of the Unholy is fulfilled (she will not rule on the IT and she ends up dead like Khal Drogo and their stillborn son). Before dying of his wounds, Jon orders the Queen-less Unsullied and Dothraki to return to Essos. The Unsullied and Dothraki hesitate a moment, but quickly agree when Drogon (Bran) gives them all a threatening stare. Jon also decrees that his claim to throne should pass to his sister(cousin) Sansa and Tyrion (who i believe are still legally married). Jon dies. Sansa and Tyrion become the benevolent rulers of Westeros. Bron pops his head out of the crowd, catches Tyrion's eye and gives him a wink and a thumbs up.
  9. I interpreted the House of the UnHoly as visions of her future as follows: - Kings Landing will literally be in ruins (done) - Not touching the IT means she will not rule in the end (to be determined) - if it is ash, it foreshadows her burning KL (done) - if it is snow, winter is coming or (Jon) Snow will be in her future (also done) - she will go north of the wall in her future (done) - she will end up up dead like Khal Drogo and her baby (tbd) The beauty of re-watching is that hindsight is 20-20.
  10. I still think she and Tyrion will end up ruling Westeros as husband and wife. People say she cannot be trusted because she broke an oath to Jon. Well, it turns out Sansa was right that Daenerys should not be trusted and that the Kingdom would have been better off if Jon would have asserted his claim over Daenerys. Jon has bent a knee to Daenerys and sworn that she is the queen. Would it be wrong for him to kill her now or does he continue to stay loyal to her?
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    Time to rewatch from the beginning

    I agree with OP. I just finished binge-watching the whole series over the last five weeks. As we near the end and as the fates of the characters have become clearer, i viewed the old episodes in a new and different light. It is nice to go back and pick out missed clues. People criticize the the Mad Queen development. But if the show runners had made it more clear that there was a streak of madness in her, everybody would have guessed the ending in advance. R+L=J was predicted several seasons in advance. And Cleganebowl was anti-climatic because it was expected since season 1. On the other hand, Arya-Night King was such a fun surprise. People criticize Jaime's end story and say that he failed to redeem himself. He did not need to redeem himself imo. Jaime was a tragic hero in this story. He did some awful things and he did some admirable things. His greatest flaw was that he loved Cersei and had to be with her even though he knew that death was likely. Each episode is like a fine bottle of wine. It was nice to go back and savour another glass (while I still could because I will be cancelling HBO again after Episode 6).
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    Do you see any way dany lives through all this?

    One possible narrative. Daenerys orders Sansa and Starks arrested and brought to Kings Landing. She also orders all Lords of the Houses attend to bend a knee. Everybody including Briene, Gendry etc come for the final confrontation in the last episode. Daenerys intends (to put to trial and) to execute (burn) Tyrion, Sansa, Arya, Bran (i.e. all Starks), any Lords who refuses to bend a knee, and any other persons she perceives to be disloyal or potentially disloyal. She plans to drain the swamp once and for all and be the supreme undisputed ruler. Lords have received Varys' letters, know that Jon is true King and are revolted by Daenerys' massacre. Jon finally stops being passive, and stands up to Daenerys. Perhaps there will be a trial by combat against Grey Worm (who is absolutely loyal to the Queen and still has a blood lust after the death of Missendai) with Jon defending all his family and friends who stand to be executed. Jon wins the trial by combat and Grey Worm dies. But i think Jon suffers mortal injuries and will die in the end (like Beric, Jon was brought back to life for a purpose and once he fulfils his purpose, he dies). How will the story deal with a pissed off drogon (Bran wargs?) or the vengeful Dothraki or Unsullied (maybe without their Queen they will just be happy to be done with fighting and go back to Essos?)? After Jon wins the trial by combat, evil Dany still gives the "dracarys" command to burn everybody anyways but is surprised that Bran has warged into and now controls Drogon. Jon realizes he has no choice but to kill Dany. She dies in his arms. Daenerys' vision in the House of the Unholy is fulfilled (she does not sit on the IT and she ends up dead like Khal Drogo and their stillborn son). Before dying of his wounds, Jon decrees that his claim to throne should pass to his sister(cousin) Sansa and Tyrion, who i believe are still married.
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    How will they react to what happened?

    I don't think Jon will view Sansa's disclosure of his secret to be a betrayal. I think after the KL massacre, he will accept that Sansa was right (once again) and that he was wrong to support Dany. I am still all in on the theory that Sansa and Tyrion will end up as co-rulers and still married in the end. Originally, I thought Daenerys dies in the battle and a grief-stricken Jon gives up his claim to his cousin Sansa and goes North. Now that Daenerys goes all Mad Queen, it would make sense that the final conflict will be between Jon (good) and Dany (evil). He will be the Prince that is promised. The Song of ice (Lyanna Stark) and fire (Rheagar Targaren) turns out it was all about Jon. One possible narrative. Daenerys orders Sansa and Starks arrested and brought to Kings Landing. Everybody including Briene, Gendry etc come for the final confrontation in the last episode. Daenerys intends (to put to trial and) to execute Tyrion, Sansa, Arya, Bran (i.e. all Starks) and perhaps all the Lords of the old Houses, and any other persons she perceives to be disloyal or potentially disloyal. She plans to drain the swamp once and for all and be the supreme undisputed ruler. Jon finally stops being passive, and stands up to Daenerys. Perhaps there will be a trial by combat against Grey Worm (who is absolutely loyal to the Queen) with Jon defending all his family and friends. He wins the combat. But i think he suffers mortal injuries and will die in the end (like Beric, Jon was brought back to life for a purpose and once he fufuils his purpose, he dies). I don't know how the story will deal with a pissed off drogon (Bran wargs?) or the vengeful Dothraki or Unsullied (maybe without their leader they will just be happy to be done with fighting and go back to Essos?). Perhaps after Jon wins the trial by combat, evil Dany still gives the "dracarys" command to burn everybody but is surprised the Bran has warged into and controls drogon. Jon realizes he has no choice but to kill Dany. Before dying, Jon decrees that his claim to throne should pass to his sister(cousin) Sansa, who i believe is still married to Tyrion.
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    How will they react to what happened?

    You forget she already did it a second time when she burned all the khals and took control of the Dothraki army,
  15. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) from not eating for several days can cause: Abnormal thinking, impaired judgment Nonspecific dysphoria, moodiness, depression, crying, exaggerated concerns Feeling of numbness, pins and needles (paresthesia) Negativism, irritability, belligerence, combativeness, rage Personality change, emotional lability Fatigue, weakness, apathy, lethargy, daydreaming, sleep Confusion, memory loss, lightheadedness or dizziness, delirium Somebody should have bought her a Happy Meal before going into battle.
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    Who will kill Daenerys? NO SPOILERS PLEASE!

    There is still a chance Varys' little bird from the kitchen could succeed in poisoning Daenerys.
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    What will Jon do?

    Bran warged into Hodor and snapped Locke's neck. Bran also warged into Hodor to fight off the wights before meeting the 3 eyed raven.
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    They ruined Jaime once and for all

    I had originally thought Jaime would become the queenslayer by killing Cersei to put an end to her rule and then commit suicide by throwing self off a tower because he still truly loved her. A tragic figure. The actual story still works for me. He had fought Daenerys after Highgarden and knew the awsome power of her dragon. He knew Cersei would most likely die and he went back to be with her anyways. He was not going back to fight for her. Perhaps, there was a faint hope of saving her, further reinforced by Tyrion's help, but the reality was he wanted to be with her if she died. So his final act does not diminish his redemption over the last 4 or 5 seasons. In my view, he had a pity fuck with Brienne. He did it when he found out she was still a virgin and he had to get pretty drunk to go through with it. Once sober, he knew he had to be with is true love even if it meant the end of them both. BTW, I loved the contrast of the two brother relationships Lannister vs Clegane in the episode.
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    Drogon's demise

    Can one warg into something that is dead?
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    Varys' Letters

    Was Vary trying to poison Daenerys through the little girl from the kitchen?
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    Drogon's demise

    Bran wargs into Drogon.
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    What will Jon do?

    If Jon or anybody else kills Daenerys, i would think that westeros would have a big problem with an uncontollable drogon and a vengeful army of Unsullied and Dothrakis. My bet now is that Bran wargs into drogon, kills Daenerys and self. Heartbroken and queenless unsullied and dothrakis willingly go back to essos. Jon abdicates. Cousin Sansa and husband Tyrion become benevolent rulers.
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    Cache's of Wildfire

    The proportion of the green wildfire was only a small fraction of the devastation caused by Daenerys and Drogon. I think the point was to show that Daenerys has turned out to be much worse than her Mad King father.
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    Varys' Letters

    All the events in Episode 5 were at least plausible if a bit over the top (Mad Queen, Cleganebowl, Jaime/Cersai deaths). However i had a hard time understanding what Varys was trying to do. I had to re-watch the Varys scenes several times. I really want to know who he was writing to. All of the remaining armies of any major houses were already at Kings Landing. Winterfell and remaining northern houses followed Jon. The Arryn forces lead by Yohn Royce followed Jon. The Tully army was broken up and Edmure is still in prison. Dorne was beaten by Euron and Highgarden was beaten by the Lannisters. Yara only has a small splinter of the Greyjoy forces. So what did he hope to achieve by writing those letters? Yarys was always a survivor who served under so many Kings . I found it inconceivable that he would let himself be discovered and put to death.
  25. I think that the dragon is a metaphor for nuclear weapon. If the person with the finger on the button goes crazy or has a low blood sugar moment because of a few missed Big Macs, the results will be absolutely devastating for the target.
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