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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Sophie did a Q&A at New York Comicon last Saturday. A Sansa fan (Naughtysansa) was in attendance and live tweeted the event, and, since reporters were in attendance, a number of articles were published regarding Sophie's comments from the event, more or less reflecting what Naughtysansa had posted on Twitter during the event, with one very big exception: Naughtysansa tweeted that Sophie said that "Sansa will have a statue at the end of GOT." According to Naughtysansa's Tumblr recap, Sophie mentioned the statue in the context of talking about which memento she took home from the set. She wanted to take the statue but it would be too difficult to ship home, and she wanted to take the "needle" necklace but it was going to be used in an exhibit for the show so she couldn't, so she settled on a corset instead. Sophie also said that the statue bore an incredible likeness to her. Sophie said after making the statue comment that she didn't consider it a spoiler and that it wasn't affecting anything significant, but according to Naughtysansa she was talking very quickly when she was saying this. Hmm. So various media articles were published which covered Sophie's other comments: the storyboard she got as a gift, smoking weed with Maisie, her feelings about the end of the show, Kit and Maisie keeping the swords as mementos, etc. A few mentioned the corset. One even mentioned the needle necklace that Sophie wanted to keep. None of the media articles--and we're talking half a dozen or more--mentioned the statue, even the article which had as a subject which prop Sophie took home from the set. It would be one thing if we knew there was an 50 year timejump for the epilogue, but according to /BoatsexBaby, this isn't the case. (There is an epilogue set some time in the future, but not 50 years.) Sophie also said the statue bore an incredible likeness to her, meaning it's not a statue of old Sansa. The only statues of Starks on the show are dead Starks, and the only reason not a single media outlet would mention the statue, despite reporting Sophie's other comments, is that HBO asked them not to, which means the fact that Sansa gets a statue at the end is a huge fucking spoiler. Sansa dies. (And Friki's wrong, BTW, since according to him a live Sansa is in attendance at Tyrion's postwar trial, but that "leak" was always full of holes.)
  2. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    1. The court documents in their entirety show that NCW will be paid for six S8 episodes. 2. The main cast are paid for all the episodes of the season, regardless of how many they appear in. 3. NCW was still filming in June, when Sapochnik and D&D were directing, so he probably makes it to 8x05 at least. How would Friki (and Enty23) claim to know for a fact that Jonsa won’t happen if his only spoilery info is that Tyrion dies? It seems he must know that Jon and Dany survive AND that Tyrion doesn’t to speak confidently about Jonsa being DOA...unless he doesn’t know and is just assuming based on Tyrion’s death that Jon and Dany are safe, or unless he knows that Sansa dies at well. A ship is never 100% off the table unless one of them is dead. I don’t feel bad for the Jonsa fans, personally. They were warned.
  3. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Well, there was a flurry of bets on Bran being king in the end a few months ago, to the point that betting was suspended. So if Bran is the NK, and Bran ends up on the Iron Throne, then that's Friki's ending #1. Yeah, it's supposed to be up in about 30-31 hours. (So late Friday night/early Saturday morning on Spain time.)
  4. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    He usually doesn't know anything at this point of the production cycle (beyond what gets leaked to other websites like WOTW and /Freefolk). He usually only gets spoilery information just before the season airs. However, he seems to think he has something this time, since on /Freefolk he said to wait until the next of next week before deciding who is the Leaker of the Year. Not to mention that GRRM said in a recent interview that we wouldn't be seeing the further adventures of Jon, Arya, or Tyrion beyond ASOIAF, which implies that both Jon and Tyrion survive, and Frikidoctor presented no option where both Jon and Tyrion survive. So either GRRM was being misleading, or Frikidoctor is mistaken about the ending. Yes, it was part of his "double betrayal" theory--Sansa and Tyrion team up to betray Jonerys--which he seems to have acknowledged in one of the Twitter threads where these endings are discussed was just trolling on his part.
  5. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Actually, that's a great attitude. Personally, I've been burned too many times by lousy series finales not to have very strong opinions about how things should go, but I applaud the spirit. On another note, I'm kind of surprised more fans aren't going nuts over this. If Frikidoctor is right, we now have a very narrow set of options for GOT's endgame--realistically, I think it has to be either Jonerys/dead Tyrion or Dany/dead Jon--and we can rule out pretty much everything else. That's huge!
  6. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Assuming the ending is one of these four options, this seems like the likeliest. A big problem I have with it is that NCW hates the idea of Dany as queen and he seems positively delighted with the ending. Maybe he's thrilled because Dany ends up a miserable single mom...?
  7. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Well, hopefully Jon won't be crushed to death by a dragon or tortured to death in Dorne.
  8. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I think there's also foreshadowing for Dany getting the throne but being unhappy in the end, though. Daario said something to the effect of "You'll get that throne, I'm sure of it. I hope it brings you happiness." Dany getting the throne and (I assume) a healthy child but losing the love of her life in the process would be very bittersweet. It would also fit with the world of GOT/ASOIAF, where characters either don't get what they want, get what they want in a twisted or perverse way, or get what they want and hate it or have it blow up in their faces somehow.
  9. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I think Frikidoctor must be pretty confident in his information, since he stated definitively that Dany wouldn't die in childbirth (implying that he knows what happens to her). When someone asked him why can't Dany reign while Jon and Tyrion die, he said it would be too bitter, so by that logic, one would imagine Jonerys dying to be too bitter as well, which would seem to eliminate #4 and bring us back to #2 or #3. I agree that it's fantastic hype, but all he needed to do was say that he's almost sure about the ending and that he'd be putting out a video next week about it, since that itself would be enough to get fans to have a fit. It is nice knowing what the options are (or at least what he claims the options are), even if two of them (#1 and #4) seem patently unrealistic.
  10. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Well, Friki and Javi presumably have different sources. The real question is "What are the odds that Javi knows the ending and refuses to tell Friki?" And if Javi already told Friki the ending, why would he say he was almost sure of the ending? Wouldn't he be 100% sure? I suppose there's always the possibility that Javi's source lied to Javi. It seems more likely that Friki got some pieces of information which, when he put it all together, pointed almost definitively to a single outcome.
  11. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    #3 seems most likely to me--Jon's already a dead man walking, after all--but #2 is also plausible. At least Jon won't get the throne while Dany dies. (No Jonsa, either. Sorry, @prettylongclaw) For what it's worth, Frikidoctor's endgame theory right after S7 aired led to the #3 outcome, just based on his own speculation. So the question is whether he still believes in #3 and now has something more substantial to support that theory, or whether he has changed his mind to #2 or #4 in light of information he has received. Either way, he's implying he has information on which he's basing his near-certainty that the endgame is one of those four options (well, three options, since the NK winning all is highly unlikely). I guess we'll find out next week whether he's just stringing us along.
  12. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Frikidoctor just posted on Twitter an ad for a T-shirt saying "Choose Your Own Ending (...) Spoiling Is Not a Crime" depicting four possible endings to GOT, with a message saying that he is almost sure that the ending to GOT is on the shirt (details next week, apparently). These are the endings: 1. NK wins 2. Jon and Dany are king and queen, Tyrion dies 3. Dany is queen, Jon dies 4. Tyrion is king, Jon and Dany die There's no ending where Jon rules without Dany, LOL. It's either Jon/Dany or bust. Nor is there any ending where both Jon and Tyrion survive. Frikidoctor also said in the comments sections that Dany doesn't die in childbirth. On a more somber note, if Frikidoctor is right, at least one of Jon/Dany/Tyrion will die.
  13. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Yeah, but I changed my mind. As one does. Among other things, I realized that GRRM was planning on keeping Sansa and Tyrion married for the entire five years of the scrapped time jump. GRRM doesn't consider 13 years a significant age difference: Dany/Drogo (17 years), Rhaegar/Lyanna (8 years), etc. Edmure is 8-15 years older than Roslin and they seemed happy enough. Jon and Lysa were closer to 50 years apart, which is significant, but 13 years? Nah. New promo from HBO with three seconds of new S8 footage! It's Sansa hugging Jon in the Winterfell courtyard (1:10 of the video): https://twitter.com/GameOfThrones/status/1033881783949918208
  14. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    That Sansa is not currently attracted to Tyrion is undeniably true. I’m still increasingly sure they’re going to end up together, though. #stillabetterlovestorythantwilight
  15. Newstar

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    D&D will go there if it’s GRRM’s endgame, and GRRM as far as I can tell has no problem with romances with significant age differences in ASOIAF and related stories. (Even the Targ backstories have their share of romances with significant age differences: Elaena/Alyn Velaryon were 30 years apart, Daemon/Nettles were 30 years apart, etc.) I don’t think SanSan is endgame, but the age difference has nothing to do with why I think that.
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