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  1. xander_blackfyre

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 804?

    Varys spelled it out. Essentially if a handful of people know something then basically everyone will know in short order. Basically it was smart for her to slip away telling nobody her intentions. If you are a world class assassin you don't go around telling anyone who your targets are especially not the people closet to you. The less they know the better. Plus we already know Sansa can't keep a secret even if she swears it.
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    Great battle plan! Dubious tactics discussion.

    I was yelling you idiots what are you waiting for they are just standing there. I mean what did they think if we don't shoot maybe they will go away we don't want to instigate an attack. Lets save the arrows we might need them later. Seriously what were thinking. Didnt the commanders order the archers to the highest points of the wall before they stormed the castle yet nobody fired another arrow.
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    Can we talk about why everything is so dark...

    I turned my brightness up and it was still dark, they spent all that time filming the battle but I felt that I missed so much of it. I get it was a night battle so I was not expecting it to be perfect viewing conditions but it was hard to see some of the fighting outside the walls of winterfell in particular.
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    Great battle plan! Dubious tactics discussion.

    What really is off to me is that there seemed to be no communication between anyone. We saw them all sitting in on the strategy session and nobody thought to say hey this is stupid or this wont work or this would be much better. It should have been raining fire that entire battle, a literal field of fire lighting up the night sky and any and everything in it path people get tired but as long as there is oxygen fire will still burn. Seriously who was in charge of the castle defense? Every cask and keg of ale and wine they could find should have been brought in hell anything and everything flammable should have been. Did Jon not inform them that they pile on one another to climb walls, as soon as they start to pile light them up. Oh and our flamming trench is holding them at bay lets all stand here and watch them do nothing they are standing still you are not going to get better shots. Oh and the trench is what 20 ft from the castle wall and there is only one there should have been multiple trenches dug that could have been lit make the AOTD approach as difficult as possible but nope lets give them free run all the way up . They knew the battle was happening at night yet they placed nothing out in the field so they could see the approaching enemy until they were right on top of them.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    I turned the brightness of my tv all the way up and it was still to dark. Thought I was watching alien v predator requiem. The battle what I could see was good. Theon totally redeemed in the end, jonah the same. Did enjoy the dance of the dragons however short it was. The lighting of the dothraki swords was cool too bad we never saw what happened. The night king smiling after being bathed in dragonfire, then raising the dead awesome moment. After all the talk of the crypts last week I felt cheated. The deaths in the episode again felt cheated outside of Theon and Jorah, nobody of note died. It was all b list character huge battle death all around and essentially all the major player made it out alive and the dragons. I was expecting this epic showdown in the godswood. We have all this valyrian steel at winterfell we get all this setup how it special and not one whitewalker featured in a sword fight. That ending though it was too simple the longer it went though the more I saw it coming as soon as arya took off and Jon wasn't getting there. Though I thought it was going to be an arrow of dragonglass. I'm gonna give it a 7. I think I hyped it up way too much in my mind.
  6. From what we have seen and heard so far it looks like Brienne -Left flank with the Knights of the Vale Grey Worm - Center with Unsullied Jon/Aegon? - Right Flank with the Northmen Now I know that the writers want to give Brienne something big and important but giving her a command especially command of the Knights of the Vale before she was even a Knight herself seems kind of ridiculous especially with Lord Royce at Winterfell, I just could not see him ceding command of his knights to her even if Sansa asked him. He is one of the few people there with battlefield experience. More realistic would be Royce - Left Flank Grey Worm - Center Jon /Aegon - Right. Brienne, Jamie, Pod placed here as this group would be the the weakest of the defense force and would need all the help they could get.
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    Arya Losin' It

    I will admit that at first I was a little freaked out by the scene. Not because of the age thing but because I just had never seen Arya as a sexual create the only thing that gave her pleasure was killing, I thought to myself in the whole series the most sexual thing that I has seen from her was when she slit Walder Frey's throat and the look on her face while he was bleeding out looked like she was having an orgasm. In the last few years the producers have attempted to bring out her more girly side but I have can only see her as that tomboy. if I am really being honest what bothered me more was the scene where she was eyeing him and sizing him up. The scene itself was kinda clunky and super awkward but in the context of what is about to happen there really was no time for romance. So I understand Arya going all I want it and you are going to give it to me, and Gendry being the guy makes sense since like other have stated she had a crush on him years ago, she might not have understood the feelings all those years ago though. Plus her other option was the hound am I mean come on.
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    The Crypt

    The way that the crypts were talked about in the episode and how "safe" they were lead me to believe that they are probably the most dangerous place for anyone to be. In the preview for next week someone says "the dead are already here." Are the bones of the Starks full skeleton? From what I remember in the episode where Petyr Baelish returned Ned's to Cate they were in a box and not a coffin, not sure if that was the case because Ned was beheaded. If that is the standard way to bury I am not sure reanimation would be the case it seems once the bones are seperate from the rest of the body of the wrights the wright does not try to get it back and reconnect. If the bodies are whole then I could see them rising.
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    Killing of the NK

    Perhaps the Night King will have to be killed in a very specific way. Simply slicing through him with a Valyarin steel sword might not work, nor will the dragon fire. If the NK is the guy we saw in that scene with the COF then maybe only a shard of dragonglass straight into the heart will be the only way to kill him and the rest of his army.
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    [Spoilers] E802 Discussion

    Well in their defense Bran is super creepy. I mean we all remember his conversation with Sansa when they first reunited. Think she has been uncomfortable around him since, not quite sure arya or jon understand him at this point. Yeah the stark should have had at least one last scene all together but I can see why their wasnt.
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    The Night King and King's Landing

    I actually had this thought the other day. The battle at Winterfell will be a rope a dope. The Night's king has the power of sight just like Bran presumably and probably been watching the events south of the wall. We know that the Walkers are not some mindless creatures just running over and crushing thing in their path, there is method and strategic thinking involved. So he could have been observing and scouting his enemies from afar like any good general would. He knows what is waiting for him at Winterfell. Unlike at Hardhome where he was outnumber the Winterfell army knows he is coming, they are also armed with the knowledge of how to fight them and they have the weapons to do it with. From what we know of the NK he is not likely going to fight an army of 100,000+ with the knowledge and preparation and 2 dragons with riders. He is not at an kind of advantage, but if he had been watching the westerosi during their wars of the last few years he would note that they have a habit of falling into the trap of committing all their forces to one place while leaving others wide open. So I think in the battle of Winterfell he is going to pull a Rob Stark, split his forces send a walker or two along with a portion(large enough to cause a problem and keep them occupied) of his army to Winterfell. Then taking the rest past winterfell along with his dragon south through the neck and into territory that does not know he or his army exists and just like the wildlings at hardhome are ill prepared and equipped to handle them.
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    somebody clear a few things up for me ?

    Remember the Rebellion was named after him but it was not his Rebellion. It was Jon Arryn that rebelled. The rebellion was not built on a lie. Why did Jon, Robert, and Ned rebel? It was not because Rhaegar and Lyanna did what they did. It was because Aerys in his madness decided after executing Rickard and Brandon and just about all the people with them that was not enough he needed the heads of Ned and Robert. The rebellion for the Ned and Robert was about survival first and foremost. Do they rebel even after the executions if Aerys doesnt call for their heads? Robert only put a claim on the Iron throne after the Trident, his hatred for the Targaryens though is different. I don't think he hated them all Rhaegar of course he stole his girl, Aerys of course he wanted his head. Viserys and Dany were really of no concern to him until two things happened, he claimed the throne and he found out Lyanna was dead. When that happened to him the only good Targaryen was a dead one. As for Roberts claim to the throne lets just say that the rebellion never happens and some other tragedy befalls the targaryens and they end up all dead. He would probably had the best claim to the throne after them. He is a highborn great lord and he has a direct link to the targaryen yes it it through the female line but if there is no claimant that is legitimately linked to the male line of the targaryen family then a great council probably would have placed him on the throne. In the matter of succession, in an ideal situation after Tommen's suicide a great council would have been called to determine who the next ruler of the 7 kingdoms should have been. The first one saw just about all the lords of Westeros big and small come and have a hand in determining this, the second one was much smaller, not sure the make up of the third. If a great council is called Cersei probably is not sitting on the throne. Remember Olenna had not yet rebelled so and the lords of the reach still had great respect for her and most likely would not have supported her claim and at the time the Reach was probably the most powerful of the seven kingdoms.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 801?

    Give it a solid 7. It was basically what I expected lots of backstory and setup, the same a the previous 7 season openers. It had it moments, where you laughed, it had its oh please moments, but it also had it OMG moments. Nothing to overwhelming but it did get me looking forward to what to come and that is the basic idea really get the audience to come back for more.
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    Bronn the Bought?

    Bronn has shown that he is not a dumb man throughout the series and having been around Cersei and knowing that any person that trusts her has usually ended up worse off than they were before should be very skeptical that she plans to reward him in anyway. She tasked him with this simply to get rid of him, she does not trust Bronn in anyway, she would not want him around and I trust that Bronn knows this as well. This is basically a suicide mission she is sending him on. If he fails she is rid of him and if he is successful she kills him.
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    Symbol at the Last Hearth

    It does look remarkably similar to a burning three headed dragon. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4KV6asXkAAoVt7.jpg Though we have seen the symbols before: https://pm1.narvii.com/6595/5c92e1897b0c8a31f19fa803408ee07179129a43_hq.jpg After I saw this I got to thinking that while Sam is searching books the key to victory is not there but in the dragonglass caves on dragonstone in the carvings made by the children and the first men. They drove the walkers back once before and those carvings were their recorded history. Now there is probably nobody that can translate the history but it is worth looking into.
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    Daenerys expects Jon to ride a dragon

    Have you ever dated someone that loved their dog or cat so much that if the animal did not like you they would end up breaking it off? Jon seems to be the only other person the dragons warm up to in such a way. That really intrigued her and got her thinking there is something about this guy. Now the question is does Dany know the history of dragonriders and how many of them had the blood of Valyria in them? If so then she should be more suspicious how is this guy from the North which is as far as you can get from any Valyrian blood in Westeros able to ride. Now it could be a simple case of a new relationship being in the honeymoon stages and her being blinded by love.
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    Cersei using Euron as a cover?

    This confused me as well. I dont remember her drinking any wine in any scenes after she found out she was pregnant last season, and well all know that Cersei loves her wine. Do the people of Westeros know the effect that alcohol has on a fetus? If so her drinking made no sense. Best I can figure is maybe when Jamie took off the stress on Cersei was so great that she lost the baby. She blames Jamie for her losing the baby which was the last straw in their relationship and that is why she wants Bronn to take out Jamie as well as Tyrion. Honestly it makes little sense for Cersei to use Euron as a cover, lets just look at it like this. Robert was too busy drinking and whoring to care what was going on between Jamie and Cersei, also factor in there were no rumors of incest between the two. Euron is not Robert, now he could not care less what Jamie and Cersei were doing as long as he was getting his as well. Cersei announces she is pregnant and Euron is the father now imagine in 9 months the baby is born looking every bit a Lannister, what do you think Euron is going to be doing feeling like he has been cheated out of an heir. He would use it to his advantage to possible turn the people against Cersei and overthrow her.
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    Who knows Jon has come back from the dead?

    I was a bit confused when she asked him about it as well, I thought back to the scene in the dragonstone throne room when Davos had the slip of the tongue and Jon looked at him like he did not want anyone to know what happened. So I kind of assumed that he did not want people to know it. I dont think there was some big announcement. The best I can figure is that the wildlings women and children who came down to Winterfell were talking about it and eventhough the Northmen would probably not be mingling with and associating with the wildlings but people talk and things are overheard. The rumors start to swirl and the story is he was stabbed in the heart but somehow survived the bit about being a messiah is being written off as wildling stories.
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    The Dragon Riders are all Targs?

    There is no way that The NK could be of Valyrian blood since Valyria did not exist until at least 3000 years after the war of the dawn which occurred 2000 years after the creation of the white walkers. Like other have said the dragon was dead when it was brought back it came under the control of the NK like all the wrights. They lose their free will and become tools of the walkers.
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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 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.