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    Casterly Rock Why?

    Tyrion didn't know that Casterly Rock's mines had run dry. Even Cersei didn't know before Tywin told her in Season 4. Although it seems like Olenna did figure it out at some point, so why wouldn't she mention that in the war council "there's no point the mines have run dry" or something like that. It seemed to be a pretty well kept secret. Also taking an opponent's home base is a sound strategic move. Robb's move to raid the Westerlands put Tywin at a massive strategic disadvantage in the Wo5Ks, and may have even won the war if not for Edmure's stupidity.
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    [Spoilers] EP707 Discussion

    I did like that Littlefinger died similarly to Brandon Stark. A hundred men sat in that throne room, watched, and did and said nothing. None even lifted a finger to help him. Although shockingly even I felt even some degree of pity for him as he pleaded to Sansa.
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    How did The Reach lose?

    They were and they weren't. Renly's army is established to be 100,0000 strong and its stated all his bannermen join Stannis (20,000 men). Thus the Reach Army would be at least 80,000 strong. But later in Season 2 in conversation with Tywin, Littlefinger offhandedly states "aside from the Starks and the Lannisters the Tyrells have the largest army". But this can be interpreted in a few different ways. Robb's Kingdom composes of the Riverlands and the North, putting their max strength at 80-90k and the Lannister army in the Show is at least 60,000 strong + presumably 10,000 men at Oxcross and the Crownlands army. So its possible to still have a 70-90k Reach army. This is backed when Tywin's army (30,000 strong) is augmented by 30-40,000 Reachmen for a 60-70,000 strong march to Kings Landing at the Battle of Blackwater Bay. But then for some bizarre reason in Season 3 Olenna says they are supporting the Lannisters with 12,000 infantry, 1,800 cavalry, and 2,000 support. Now that too can be interpreted as House Tyrell's own personal levies or simply that that is the only portion of their army they've seen fit to deploy to fight in Joffrey's War as it would be unnecessarily expensive to mobilize 100,000 men to battle Robb's beleaguered 20,000. Finally in the last Season Jamie says to Mace that they have the second largest army in Westeros. This could again be interpreted as him talking to Kevan. Basically the size of the Reach army has greatly fluctuated throughout the series. Honestly its believable that many Tyrell bannermen would defect considering all the claims to Garth Greenhand's line. But the Redwynes and Hightowers would undoubtedly be loyal which should give Olenna as well as the Tyrell army at least 20-30k. Even with 10,000 Lannisters and (generously) 30-40k Reachmen that would be a huge battle with massive casualties on both sides. Especially considering Olenna should have already called her banners to marshal an army to strike at the capital.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    ADWD & AFFCs- 7/10 Season 6- 8/10 And here's why. The Good: As much as people complained that this season finale ended in a lot of cliffhangers, this one solved a couple of them. This season felt like more of an arc than Feast and Dance did, frankly (Although Manderly was the tits). Sure Stannis' end was cliche'd, but if Stannis does die, better he meet his end by Brienne's hand than by Ramsay Snow. -Stannis is dead (Baratheon's over) -Myrcella is dead (Dorne is over) -Tyrion + Dany The Bad: The amount of female agency was horrible: No Arianne and the only female heir in the show (sans Asha who's role has been awful up until now) Sansa's arc was utterly pointless as I imagine that she'll end up at the head of the Vale army with Littlefinger in Season 6, as she will in TWOW. Which means her plot served only for her to get raped and...Theon redemption, which easily could have been served with Jeyne Poole. Putting Sansa there is just...bad. Overall I'd say this. Mereen- 9/10 Night's Watch- 10/10 Dorne- 6/10 (With Arianne easily could have been an 8 or 9) King's Landing- 9/10 Stannis- 8/10 Sansa-4/10 (BY FAR THE WORST)
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    [Book Spoilers] EP510 Discussion

    Stannis died before Balon. Goddamn it, at least let him technically win TWO5Ks before offing him. Fuck.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP510 Discussion

    Stannis died before Balon. Goddamn it D&D, at least let him technically win TWO5Ks before offing him. Fuck.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP509 Discussion

    Never thought I'd root for littlefinger, but yeah I am so ready for the Knights of the Vale to slice and dice whoever wins winterfell. Stannis, Roose, Ramsay, they can all rot in the Seven Hells together.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP509 Discussion

    I expect to see a picture of you with one of your fingers in a little bag like Davos when you read it in 5-10 years. D&D have no reason to lie about it, they've owned up to decisions that were theirs and have never blamed stuff on George that wasn't George's work.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP508 Discussion

    I know one thing. If Balon outlives Stannis, I'm going to be pissed.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP508 Discussion

    Its gotta be more than that. Otherwise what's stopping the army from just swimming around the wall.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP508 Discussion

    Omg the Nights King was siiicck!
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    [Book Spoilers] EP508 Discussion

    Omg the Nights King was siiicck!
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    [Book Spoilers] EP508 Discussion

    For the love of god someone light a fire on those fucking arrows.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP508 Discussion

    For the love of god someone light a fire on those fucking arrows.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP502 Discussion

    Anyone notice Trystane saying to Myrcella that she'd 'be his queen'...hmmm
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