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    GRRM's (Brief) Thoughts on the Final Episode

    I feel people are interpreting too much into a blogpost. Why would there be a reason to list that name and not this name? That would be too much work as the argument here is about all those other characters existing in the books. And ‚Aegon VI‘ might just be the way George refers to him in his (non-existing I know) character spreadsheet. It might also be a clue, but it might as well also just be a „doylist“ reference, from the view of the author, not in-story. Again, I feel you read too much into that single word. (But I know that is what is being done on this forum... :))
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    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    Why should he? The blog post is clearly not meant as a clue for further plot points because all that could change as he points out in the post itself. He won‘t change stuff to be different than the show so that it is different. But that still might happen for narrative reasons. The blog post is more athmospheric than clue giving and I like that. Even GRRM has the right to say how he liked the shows last season and he does so in the post. But why would he give specifics? As for specifics, the very long post a few posts ago has a lot of good points. I do however think that the two big plots will be switched chronically from the show to the books. Meaning we first get the showdown at Kings Landing (and then maybe at Casterly Rock where Cersei fled back to) before we move North for the fight against the Dead (or they move South after having defeated Stannis at Winterfell). This will allow for a sort of Sacrifice plot in the heart of winter or somesuch that the show clearly didn‘t want to do (and why they invited the Night‘s King for that purpose). We‘ll see, hopefully soon
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    Master thread on what the Show means for the book plot

    Well, first of all, the Winter will need to last longer. I mean they kinda forgot about that in the books, that Grand Council Scene was awfully sunny. Then he‘d need to come down and they would need to settle on an elective monarchy + a „council of the 7 Kingdoms“ with those 7 ambassadors having some powers. But doing this in Kings Landing seems wrong (by the way, if Dany truly sacked and burned Kings Landing, how can they set up the capital again there?). However, the proposal that Bran is a show stand-in for Willas (the cripple!) here seems intriguing. Generally, the show ending was not enough „breaking the wheel“ for me, too many old ways here. But I must agree with most what has been said in here. In that way, the show made me just more hungry for the next books.
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    Why did the project fail?

    I see two things that haven‘t been mentioned so far: The season-mode prolonged some storylines while it shortened others. Especially in the latter seasons, some characters drag their feet to be ready for the finale while other race along. Compare that to the (book placement) of the purple wedding in a second (or so?) episode. The adaption rightfully adapted some things to modern sensitivities. As it is a TV show, that was a wise thing to do. While Talisa doesn‘t make sense in book, it did make sense to most of the viewers. It‘s romantic, it‘s badass, and that‘s enough. It‘s just different requirements. But that was of course not everything, there‘s an interview with Nikolai on how he didn‘t understand how Jaime would stay for so long with Cersei and not leave her (or even discuss it) when she crowns herself after Tommen killed himself. The showrunners told him: just try it (and we need you there so Cerseis not all alone in her scenes). There wer just more important things for them than plot (and that is a valid choice even if I find it wrong myself).
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    Could HBO consider another extra season?

    It took a nosedive, but let‘s wait for the finale first. Nobody is going to redo the season though, the show is what it is. There will probably be a remake though ten or fifteen years from now when the whole book plot is revealed, maybe mini-movies, maybe animated, the franchise is too big to not do a remake of some kind.