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  1. For this reason it would have made all the sense in the world for the Vale to also opt for independence after Sansa declared hers.
  2. So much for breaking the wheel!
  3. Bran becoming the king like Tyrion: so let’s make Bran the king Everyone: Bran: Tyrion: you don’t really wanna be king and your man parts don’t work so you’re perfect for the job Bran: yeah well duhh that’s what I came here for obv glad you finally caught up
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    Houses dying out

    Sansa is most likely to pass on the Stark name. Lannisters are so widely spread that there will always be some Lannister second cousin from some cadet branch that survives. This much I am willing to bet on. As to Gendry, yes he was legitimized by Dany but she wasn't a recognized Queen of the Seven Kingdoms at the time. Gendry's legitimacy and the future of House Baratheon would only be valid if a Targaryen or Gendry himself ended up on the Throne by right of conquest.
  5. As a soldier and Lord Commander, he had mind for military strategy, though. But first and foremost he was a soldier and in GoT soldiers tend to have a certain mindset that usually makes them ill suited for politics at the same time. Selmy was occasionally even rather naive in his remarks, whereas Jorah had seen more of the world and would sometimes give Dany more realistic advice. For example, in season 4 soon after taking Meereen, Selmy urges her to sail to Westeros and claims that the old houses will flock for her support. Jorah notes that in reality any house or army will join whichever side has better chances of winning. Barristan would have been the missing link between Dany and her family heritage. He would have definitely been a valuable councelor in war matters and general stuff regarding Westeros and how things work there. But yeah, as stated by many people above, when the script demands that Dany and her team act like a bunch of ignorant idiots, no one can stop that.
  6. Ugh, I wish I'd never read about this. I could have just continued watching those three seconds looking for intricate psychological subtext to forcibly make some sense of it. I can still sort of see authentic and believable emotion in that scene, if I interpret it as Jon trying to stay emotionally and physically restrained on purpose to make their separation easier and to help Ghost understand that it is a real goodbye. But I don't want to make excuses for The DumbsTM.
  7. I don't subscribe to the "King-Beyond-the-Wall" part, but this would probably be the most beautiful and visually satisfying ending I can imagine right now. I could see him just sort of wanting to become free. He has lived by his duties all his life and died for them as well. I don't think it would be out of character for him at this point to say "you know what we're done fighting here, now I'm fucking tired, I just wanna go home and be left alone". He was always a Stark / a Northerner more than anything. After whatever goes down in KL, he might just want to get as far away from that place as possible, live his life in the North and hopefully go to Ghost begging for forgiveness.
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    GRRM on Successors

    I have had my fingers crossed for a successor show on the Dance from the beginning... But I never even considered Valyria to be a possibility. This would be the most fascinating topic for a prequel hands down. But I have my doubts, it might be GRRM will want Valyria to remain a mystery forever - a decision I can also respect. Leave something for the imagination.
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    [SPOILERS] Rhaegal

    This reminds me that there is a theory floating around somewhere that he will be resurrected by the Drowned God. I think the reasoning was more or less that we have recently seen a sudden activity spike in the Lord of Light and whatever magic he represents, and this would give an opportunity to another deity or form of magic to manifest their powers (before magic disappears for good). I don't buy into that theory, although I have to say I miss the Drowned God myth and how little of it eventually made it into the show. I still think getting rid of Rhaegal, however ridiculous his death, was the right thing story-wise. It will give Dany the necessary incentive to act and will of course turn her into a real underdog until another deus ex plot-twist. I'm just kind of sad that Rhaegal's last episodes were spent being a tool for demonstrating Jon's Targaryen identity (at poor Ghost's expense). //edit: minor changes
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    I agree that Arya's reaction was completely in line with her character. That's not to say that they're completely incompatible, it's just that the only way for them to work would be if Arya somehow got to set the rules. But I get the impression that in any situation Arya would feel trapped inside a castle. She seems restless even in WF, always being absent from gatherings and lurking around and then finally setting off to pursue her agenda. I think Gendry understood Arya once but she is still largely affected by her crazy journeys and has yet to reestablish some of her humane aspects. Besides, she still has a mission to fulfill. I think it would be totally fair to explain the proposal with him simply being in love with Arya and still euphoric about the fact that he wasn't, after all, eaten by ice zombies, as well as having just been legitimized and named the lord of a major house.
  11. The Dual Principle of Reverse Logic: 1) Whenever relevant to the plot, ordinary characters have a sudden off-screen revelation of important information. 2) Whenever relevant to the plot, a 3ER may withhold any potentially crucial information without presenting valid reasons, as he sees fit.
  12. I think by now they must be feeling so uncomfortable with their own show that they want us to get the authentic experience. (See also: no lighting budget in a night-time battle episode) Yeah for some reason it feels like they don't want us to forget. Maybe they're thinking that just in case Sansa appears too Perfect, we will remind the audience of all the horrible things that were done to her and all the stupid things that she did seasons ago (despite being a child and war prisoner).
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    Starkbucks Cup?

    This is foreshadowing. Starbucks will end up invading Westeros and introduce modern capitalism. Bad news for Varys the Marxist and his years-in-the-making Red Sparrows' Rebellion.
  14. Ugh I think that was the only part of their dialogue I disliked. Him knowing it is yet another example of lazy writing I guess, unless Sansa getting raped is somehow still popular gossip at WF and he heard the rumours. Still a flat explanation. All I get from this is just a disturbing feeling that D&D are still trying to squeeze out of the shock value of Sansa's rape scene. That or they really want to write the Hound as someone with zero emotional intelligence.
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    Can't really see us ever finding out. I guess what happened was something along the lines of: Dumb: "hey bro remember that place called Dorne?" Dumber: "a what?" Dumb: "you know, the land of the sexy badass killers" Dumber: "ah you mean that place where we brought all our sexual fantasies together?" Dumb: "so i was thinking, we haven't really seen that place much but we still have, like, 3 episodes to use so what do u say we bring them back" Dumber: "hey bro cool idea but how we gonna do that, we don't have much screen time" Dumb: Dumber: Dumb: "well we could have someone sort of casually mention that they have a new prince now" Dumber: "wow okay that's cool yeah bro let's do that" Dumb: "okay bro " Dumber: "bro i love u bro"