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  1. I think we will come to find out a lot of things that we thought about the war and the events leading up to it were not true. History is written by the victors after all, if Rhaegar had won at the trident the history of the war would have been entirely different. When we look at the relationship that Rhaegar, Lyanna and Elia had I think we will find that R+L had been planning their marriage in that time between the Harrenhall Touney and when they disappeared, they may have actually met and fell for one another before the tourney itself. They probably thought they could leave without anyone noticing them together and get married and once they were married they thought what could anyone do. I dont think for a second they thought a broken betrothal would lead to civil war. If Brandon had not gone off half cocked it very well might not have as war did not break out until Aerys called for Ned and Robert's heads. It was also Jon Arryn that raised his banners in revolt first, Robert became it's inspiration later on. I think in that time that R+L were doing their planning that he would have informed Elia of what his plans were she had to know that he was not in love with her and his heart belonged to someone else. I would think that a woman would know this type of thing and I would think that with the High Septon involved in the whole marriage and annulment he would have spoken to both of them before hand. I don't think Elia was happy about how everything was going to go down but I think Rhaegar would have told her and made arrangements for the children and that would have satisfied Elia enough so that she would agree to the annulment. As for the basis of the annulment we have to remember little Aegon was an infant and there was no certainty that he would survive into adulthood and Viserys was still young as well so having so few male heirs could be problematic.
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    [Spoilers] EP706 Discussion

    When comparing it to penultimate episodes of the past 6 seasons it did not measure up but it was still pretty good. Though the wright standing around the frozen lake was a bit much that could have moved that along.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 704?

    8 The 48 minute running time took something away from it, the battle was great but could have been longer could have done without some of the Winterfell stuff.
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    [Spoilers] EP704 Discussion

    The 48 minute run time was a bit jarring seeing that there were only 7 episodes this season to begin with and to cut one 12 minutes short seems a bit odd. I think Davos might be the one to get around suggesting the marriage if he and Tyrion can get together I am sure the topic would come up it after the marriage alliance that would make the most sense. Plus Davos noticed how Jon was eyeing Dany, it is a little off putting that they are aunt and nephew but again they do not know that nor does anyone besides Bran. Poor Sansa she really caught the short end of the stick with in the family, granted she brought in the Vale Army but Jon is King, Bran the power of sight, Arya a warrior, Sansa? Oh and he reaction when she realized that Arya wasn't kidding about the list PRICELESS. Bran just keeps getting more and more creepy. I mean not even that scene with Meera was just painful, I mean Thank You, that's it. I wonder if Jamie and Bronn end up as prisoners, Tyrion seemed to have had his eye fixed squarely on Jamie and I am sure he saw he and Bronn fall into the lake so I would think he might have had people search for them at least. Also the mention of the Golden company seems that the gold made it all the way to Kings Landing so does the iron bank back Cersei and she send for them because we see her army has been decimated. We see the problem with the scorpion as a weapon it seems unless the dragon is flying straight at it well it not all that effective and if you miss its is more than enough time for the dragon to destroy it.
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    How did The Reach lose?

    Even with the Tarly's and subsequent bannermen's defection taking Highgarden (which should have been well supplied and should have had a sizeable defense force) should not have been such a cake walk, it was like they saw the Lannister army coming and forgot to lock the gates. Those in charge of its defense would have to be the most inept bunch to lose that quickly.
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    How would you rate episode 402?

    Been a lurker for a long time on the forums, decided to start posting. Gave it a 9 the death scene made the entire episode worth it but there were other thing I loved, the scene with Bronn and Jamie training was excellent although it was short.