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Lady Dayne

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  1. Lady Dayne

    An Intentional Bit of Humor?

    Am I the only one who thought it was rather funny when the commander of the Golden Company trotted out to the front of his troops all cocky and smirking only to be obliterated moments later? It seemed to me like an intentional bit of humor in an otherwise tragic episode.
  2. I'm convinced that Cersei is lying about her pregnancy. She was losing her hold on Jaime, and she knew it. She's lost her entire family with the exception of Jaime and Tyrion, and Jaime was the only person left in the world that she cared about. Just because Jaime believes it's true doesn't make it so. Her success in playing Tyrion was in large part due to his belief that she's pregnant. She's now manipulating Euron with the same ploy. I don't buy it.
  3. The sad truth is, we don't know if Bran will be a good king or not, because we don't know Bran. The writers never let us get to know him. I guess the guy they sideswipe us with as king wasn't important enough for us to spend any quality time with onscreen.
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    The Storytelling is bad, not the story

    I agree wholeheartedly - bad storytelling of a good story. But then, if D&D had the mad storytelling skills of Martin, they'd have books of their own and wouldn't be adapting other writers' works. Without Martin's roadmap and amazing dialog to follow in those later seasons, they were sure to muck it up, and they did. Those fans who have never read the books do not understand how much the dialog was taken straight from the books in those first four seasons.
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    Bran book vs show

    Yup. He was just 7 when the story began. I can't see them unanimously selecting a child as king. And, there's no reason to believe book Bran will be the same as show Bran. Martin is a master storyteller.
  6. Only because he knew Cersei might not win. He was waiting to see which side was the victor.
  7. I don't see how Bran can be both King and the 3ER. Wasn't he supposed to become one with the underground roots of the giant, ancient Weirwood tree north of the wall, just like the 3ER before him? Isn't being the 3ER a full-time job? The way things went down in this final episode, I'm left with the creeping feeling that Bran has orchestrated everything that happened in seasons 7 and 8.
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    Varys' Letters

    ...which begs the question, how did he suddenly commit the monumental blunders that resulted in his execution? He's way smarter and sneakier than that. The Spider, the Master of Whispers, would never have been so careless. I don't believe the D's ever really read the books.
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    This is all Jon’s fault

    Jon was just 14 years old when he joined the Night's Watch. I'm not clear on how many years have passed to reach this point in the saga, but he's still just a kid. Wisdom and political savvy come with age and experience...no one is born with those qualities.
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    Cersei & Tyrion - Possible Twist

    We all love Tyrion and wish there was a logical explanation for the dumbing down of the books' smartest and wittiest character. Sadly, the most likely explanation is that we moved beyond the roadmap of Martin's books, and the D's aren't capable of providing the same level of writing for Tyrion. Much of his dialogue early on was taken verbatim from the books. He's now been reduced to poor decision making, and lame, repetitive cock jokes. While your explanation would serve to maintain Tyrion's intelligence, it would also serve to destroy the honesty and integrity that made us grow to love him in the first place.
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    This is all Jon’s fault

    Arguing whether or not Jon shared his feelings with Dany is just silly. We don't know, and we can't know. The show didn't follow Jon and Dany 24/7, and we weren't privy to their post-coital conversations.
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    Poor children...

    It's very common for people to name their children after TV/movie characters, literary characters, or historical figures they admire. It doesn't make them stupid (as someone previously claimed). Names are subjective - what I like, others may not like. There have been studies that show unusual names often have a highly positive impact on children.
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    Arya will die at the hands of...

    It had no blanket or saddle, just a bridle, so probably Dothraki.
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    How will they react to what happened?

    Then Martin must have forgotten to share that tidbit with the writers, because she tried it again, quite successfully I might add, in Vaes Dothrak when she burned all the Khals.
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    How will they react to what happened?

    Now that Cersei is dead, the biggest threat to Dany's hold on the 7 Kingdoms is Jon. As long as Jon lives, her legitimacy as a ruler is in question, and rightly so, as Jon is the rightful heir (whether he wants it or not). Politically speaking, Dany must kill Jon. I have no idea whether she'll actually try to kill him next week, but wouldn't it be funny if she tries to "dracarys" Jon, but he doesn't burn because of his Targaryen blood.
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    How will they react to what happened?

    Where in Kings Landing? It's destroyed. I think you may be right that she summons the remaining nobility to bend the knee, but I think it will happen at Dragonstone, and Dany will make Dragonstone the new seat of power.
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    How will they react to what happened?

    I suppose the Unsullied who were tasked with guarding Jaime could tell Grayworm that Tyrion dismissed them IF they survived the battle, and IF he questions them about it. But, it was all chaos and mayhem at KL, so it seems unlikely that she would find out.
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    Varys' Letters

    I'm willing to wager that at least one got out, possibly more. But, I don't see it having any direct impact on the immediate outcome of things, as there is no one left with the power to tip the scales in Jon's favor. I see it as part of his plan to have Jon accepted as the rightful heir in the event his poisoning scheme succeeds.
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    Varys' Letters

    I don't think they forgot. It's more that it's irrelevant as a result of Varys's execution. Varys was a master schemer, always plotting from the shadows. He knew his days were numbered, and his attempt to poison Dany was his Hail Mary play to save the realm and his own skin in the bargain. It failed. There's no need for any follow up.
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    The Nights Watch is over right?

    Sam headed back home with Gilly now that he's Lord Tarly, so he won't be Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. The Night's Watch no longer exists. It would serve no purpose. The WW are dead, the Wall has been breached, and the Wildlings were granted permission by Jon to settle in the Gift (the area between the Wall and Last Hearth).
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    This is all Jon’s fault

    Haha...never thought of it like that, but now that you mention it...
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    Varys' Letters

    That's what I thought, too. It would fit with Varys's modus operandi. The little girl said that Dany wouldn't eat, and Varys instructed her to try again later. Dany was a bit paranoid at this point, so it makes sense that she would have men in the kitchen to guard against poisoning. The real tell, however, was when Varys prompts the girl to recite "The greater the risk, the greater the reward." What greater risk than poisoning the queen?
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    Drogon's demise

    I thought he would warg into the ice dragon during the battle of Winterfell. I was wrong.
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    Varys' Letters

    Probably writing to his partner in plots, Illyrio Mopatis. Information was everything to Varys and Illyrio.
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