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  1. The memes are much more entertaining than the show was.
  2. Sam isn't even a maester. Even if he was, Maesters must ignore their past family and political ties, give up their right to inheritance, and take an oath of celibacy. Never mind that Bran already knows more than any maester anyway. The Watch really makes no sense in the context of the show though. There is nothing to defend from. The Wall isn't even part of their kingdom any more. Even if there were wildling raiders still, the 6 kingdoms wouldn't care about the north's northern border. Virtually it's only function is as an exile penal colony with the inmates running the place. There is no reason the north should be OK with them continuing to send criminals and unwanted citizens into their kingdom.
  3. So what? They didn't immediately go independent when Robert took the throne, or even when Joffrey took the throne. They haven't been independent for several generations now. Past independence really gives them no more right to going independent now than to any of the other kingdoms, many of which were also independent at one time.
  4. Does it really matter if any kingdom was independent for thousands of years in the past when judging who should want to be independent now? The North has been part of the seven kingdoms for over 300 years. That's longer than the history of the United States.
  5. I think you are trying to put more thought into what happened than the writers did. What's the payoff for the story in keeping this a secret from the viewers? It would be like ending The Usual Suspects and cutting the revelation to the audience of who was responsible for everything. What's Bran doing with his new power as king? We are pretty much left to believe that everything is perfect now.
  6. If Bran is the villain, he certainly isn't doing anything with his new power of note to say he personally gained anything from his actions. It's much more likely that the writers intention is to be bluntly accurate when Bran says he doesn't want to be king, after already accepting the title. For the writers to be subtle and try to "trick people" by saying the opposite of what Bran really feels has zero pay off with the way they wrote the ending.
  7. And also sold her to Drogo get an army for himself. But she didn't show enough empathy when he was killed, so we should have seen the burning of King's Landing and all it's citizens coming.
  8. I found this quote from GRRM: This is the opposite of the show's approach, particularly this season, which is hit the plot points and who cares how we got there.
  9. They certainly imply that this is the first meeting of the council, with the fact that they are talking about rebuilding brothels and that they will get better over time and all the positions they haven't filled yet (hard to find a master of whispers who is better than Bran who sees everything...) Amazing job rebuilding King's Landing so fast though, with most of the population killed off.
  10. Tadco26

    Who was Daenerys turned into?

    Maybe, but Winterfell on it's own means nothing. Was she thanking her allies from Winterfell? Was she saying that now she rules a kingdom including Winterfell? I mean the slaughter of King's Landing was enough to turn Jon and Tyrion, but the speech they couldn't understand shouldn't have had any real impact on their decisions.
  11. Tadco26

    Who was Daenerys turned into?

    Also don't forget that Jon and Tyrion probably couldn't understand a word she was saying.
  12. Of course the show Wildlings were perfectly behaved citizens once they were allowed south of the wall, despite being raiders with no respect for laws of the North prior to that. The show Wildlings could be allowed to live peacefully south of the wall and why not?
  13. Agreed. Consider this quote by GRRM: This writing style is why the books take so long, and also why the books are unlikely to be that close to the show. Even if some of the biggest highlights will be the same, the journey is going to be completely different. Another quote: The show just cares about hitting the plot points and doesn't care if the set up to those plot points makes any sense. They can change entire story lines from the books and they will still force their way back to the plot points they want to hit as if they didn't change a thing.
  14. Paraphrasing, GRRM has said in the past that for him the story is the journey and the details of that journey are what is important, more so than the end points. D&D are more focused on the end points and don't really care if the journey is logically consistent. I think the end story can be fine with a satisfying journey to get there. Consider this quote by GRRM: This writing style is why the books take so long, and also why the books are unlikely to be that close to the show. Even if some of the biggest highlights are the same, the journey is going to be completely different. Another quote: The show just cares about hitting the plot points, and not if the set up for those plot points makes any sense.
  15. That's the bigger problem to me, why is Jon being sent back to the Wall, but not Sam? He lost all his titles when he joined the Night's Watch so he is heir to nothing. That was the whole point of sending him to the Night's Watch in the first place for his father.
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