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    NBA Playoffs 2019 - Kawhi So Serious?!

    There's a bit of speculation that Zion may not end up in New Orleans after all. Still hasn't hired an agent or signed a shoe deal. It's conceivable he could return to school for another year, but the more likely alternative would be to use the threat of returning to school to demand a trade.
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    Prediction for finale

    I was literally coming here just to post something like this. I think it's a foregone conclusion at this point that Bran wargs into Drogon and does something. Drogon is a massive chess piece that has to be taken off the board if Dany is going to be overthrown.
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    NBA Playoffs 2019 - Kawhi So Serious?!

    Pleasant surprise to see the Griz beat the odds and get the #2 pick. I am all aboard the Ja Morant bandwagon!
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    Protagonist suddenly goes crazy in last chapter of epic

    Someone needs to edit a supercut of every time Dany has screamed at someone about "taking what is hers" or threatened violence if she doesn't get her way. Dozens of examples over 8 seasons. Remember all that "when my dragons are grown" bluster from Season 2? Was she just joking? I swear some of y'all talk about her like she's Mother Teresa. She isn't and never has been.
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    What will the last scene of game of thrones season 8 contain?

    In an homage to St Elsewhere, it will be revealed that the entire story we just watched for 8 seasons was in fact the fantasy made up by Orson Lannister while he was smashing all those beetles. KUNK...KUNK KUNK
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    College Basketball: 2019 Bracket Edition

    Yeah, putting together a team of star players wasn't going to be a problem for him, but at the end of the day they still have to get it done on the court. He's still got a lot to prove.
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    Protagonist suddenly goes crazy in last chapter of epic

    It's been clearly foreshadowed in the books and the show for years, but good luck getting through to Team Dany with that logic. I think more than anything the reaction to this episode has shown me just how many people don't understand what this story is about. There was NEVER going to be a fairytale ending.
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    was the Cleganebowl pointless?

    Sandor knew he was going to die (re)killing his brother and he didn't care. It was his primary drive and his life's goal. Maybe "the point" is to illustrates how empty personal vendettas are in the end.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 805?

    This cannot be repeated enough times. Her core is self-centered and vindictive, and has been for very nearly the entire storyline. Add on all the tragedy that befell her in very short order toward the end, and you get this. ETA: I gave it a 10/10 because it was an amazing episode of television.
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    Jon and Ghost (why he didn’t say goodbye)

    There were other ways they could've handled it. For pete's sake - a close up of Jon's face while hugging the neck of a white dog would've been better than what we got in the scene.
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    Jon and Ghost (why he didn’t say goodbye)

    In a word - no.
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    "There is only One Thing We Say to Death"

    Irrelevant to my reply, and unfunny to boot. Nice work.
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    Is this really the end of the Night King?

    Jaime kills Cersei to finally redeem his character arc. The Kingslayer becomes the Queenslayer, ending the Mad Queen the same way he ended the Mad King. I'll be disappointed if it ends any other way.
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    "There is only One Thing We Say to Death"

    Yeah it's not like she spent a couple of years in Braavos learning how to be a ninja. That might have made more sense.
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    [spoilers] So, in the end, the PTWP...

    Yes, and her path toward that outcome started with a sword she was given by...Jon. He set her on the path that eventually led to her slaying the NK. So in no way does this outcome break with prophecy.
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    [spoilers] So, in the end, the PTWP...

    Bingo. I was thinking this morning about how improbable Arya's journey has been (going all the way back to AGOT / Season 1). - Jon has a sword made for her of a type rarely seen in Westeros; it is in fact more a Braavosi-style weapon. - Once Ned discovers it, he wisely hires a swordsman to train her. A sword trainer, in King's Landing, who also happens to be the former captain of the house guard for the Sealord of Braavos. - Later Arya encounters another gentleman (perhaps the same one? who knows) from across the Narrow Sea who gives her a Braavosi coin and encourages her to travel there. - While in Braavos she continues her training with the deadliest cadre of assassins in the world. ?????? Is that supposed to be it? From a storytelling perspective, there has to be an endpoint for this character that brings all those coincidences (which GRRM himself first conceived of, mind you) into cohesion. If you believe in fate (which this story sort of makes you do) then which character's fate was shaped to be a weapon against the forces of darkness more than Arya?
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    [spoilers] So, in the end, the PTWP...

    This. Why is it necessary that Jon be the one to strike the final blow against the NK? It isn't. Every character at Winterfell had their role to play in that final sequence of events. If Jon had been the one to deliver the deathblow, people would be bitching about it being cliche and boring.
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    Death scene: Melisandre

    I thought it was understood (particularly given what we've seen the last few seasons) that her entire purpose, her reason for going on for hundreds of years as she did, was to help see the fall of the NK through to conclusion. Once that happened, there was no further reason for her to go on. She had fulfilled the mission given her by the LoL and thus was finally able to let herself die. I know this much - I'm going to pay a lot more attention to her dialogue throughout the series on my next re-watch.
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    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    "I already have to watch football on Sundays, I don't need to see anymore of that"
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    Jeopardy! A salute to Alex Trebek

    It's almost certainly not insured. The show has a P&L just like any other enterprise. Sponsors and syndication contracts pay the bills, with contestant payouts the big deduction. Of course, a huge winner means many more people tuning in, which is good leverage to charge more for sponsorship. But as Fez pointed out even that has its limits. I want to see this dude go up against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Ultimate Jeopardy smackdown!
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    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    I considered it too, but I couldn't find a really compelling reason to go through the effort. Booing Goodell would be great fun for the first several picks but I'd probably get bored with it.
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    Why avoid a reunion between Sansa and Sandor?

    Yeah, the buildup in KL, as well as "that scene" between them during the Blackwater, were both kind of underwhelming on the show. Nothing like their ongoing dialogue in the books. I thought it made a lot more sense for he and Arya to have some closure after having spent so much time on the road together and having gotten into a bunch of memorable adventures.
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    "F*** Tradition" - Breaking Patriarchy

    This was my favorite scene in the episode. I did pick up on the symbolism, but I agree with others that it was more a matter of breaking with bullshit protocol that doesn't make good sense, rather than specifying the patriarchy. Brienne had earned her knighthood many times over and thanks to two characters who have no problem breaking with protocol (Tormund and Jaime) she got it.
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    Arya Losin' It

    My immediate reaction was it was quite possibly the most normal and believable sex scene in the history of the show. The "out of character" stuff is comical to me. Because it's soooo bizarrely out of character for a teenager to (rather impulsively) want to have sex with someone they know and are attracted to. I thought the earlier scenes between them this season played into this well.
  25. 9/10, one of the best written episodes in years.