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    Why we just have 4 houses at the dragon's pit meeting?

    It does kind of bug me Edmure isn't even so much as mentioned this season.
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    What was the point of the Dothraki Battle?

    Barristan dying was one of the worst mistakes this show made aside from Dorne and cutting Lady Stoneheart.
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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.
  4. Nah in the show there were also plans. 4:12 he confides in Barristan that there would be changes at court after he returned from the Trident.
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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 will this play out in the books?

    Its possible that Lady Stoneheart & Arya end the Freys and go North of the Wall together. The Brotherhood & Lady Stoneheart, as well as Arya, not Coldhands save Bran in this Northern expedition. Like in Martin's original draft Catelyn dies in this expedition beyond the wall, but with the help of Coldhands they retrieve the Wight and save Bran and manage to make it back to Winterfell with the wight. Reunion of all the Starks happens after this expedition right before King Jon goes south to Dany and meets her with this Wight in hand much to the chagrin of Sansa. I predict that Viserion does die, but its in this second Dance of Dragons. The Ice Dragon may be separate entity in the Books, perhaps it will be under the wall or something of that nature. The two plot lines are consolidated because there is no fAegon in the show so they had to have an alternative way to kill Viserion.
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    Sand Snakes - Dorne

    I was more highlighting the fact that they were horrified at the thought of killing the young Prince of their own lineage. Sure the Sandsnakes are psychopaths in the books to but to go as far as kinslaying the young prince it seems to be out of even what they'd do.
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    Castles are basically useless apparently

    Not to mention Tywin risking the capital to ride west just because Robb was plundering the areas around Casterly Rock not even at the Rock itself.
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    Sand Snakes - Dorne

    Everytime I think of Dorne it makes my blood boil. Book Doran: “You cannot seriously intend to send Trystane and Myrcella to King’s Landing,” Obara said as she was pushing...“Do you take me for a fool, Obara?” The prince sighed. “There is much you do not know. Things best not discussed here, where anyone can hear. If you hold your tongue, I may enlighten you.” Show Doran: Trystane, go sit on the Small Council with the crazy woman. Book Sand Snakes on the potential assassination of Trystane: “Seven save us,” whispered Tyene. “Trystane? Why?” “The woman must be mad,” Obara said. “He’s just a boy.” Show Sand Snakes: Waaaa I wanna kill him, you bitch you stole my kill. Just such blatant character assassination for nothing. Gross.
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    Sand Snakes - Dorne

    Should have left Doran alive and an active member of Dany's Council, and him pardoning the Sand Snakes as he always intended to go to war with the Lannisters: enter Varys. Trystane &/or Doran should be on Dany's council.
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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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    Jon Snow, King of the north and Vale

    "Don't call him nephew he's your king!"-Blackfish Tully Yeah Robb was the King of Edmure Tully who in turn was Lord Paramount of the Trident. So yes he was King of the Trident and liege lord of the riverlands. Nah not true. The riverlords all pledged fealty to Robb without the permission of their liege lord (Hoster) or even his heir (Edmure) neither was present when the Mallisters or any of the other riverlords bent the knee.
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    Jon Snow, King of the north and Vale

    Yes she did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPpTgkBuzCg "Of course we don't support the damned Lannisters." "And who would you have us back Lord Baelish, Robb Stark is dead." That implies if he were alive he'd be the obvious choice for them to back. Littlefinger is indeed Lord Protector of the Vale and is actually blatantly stated to be Acting Lord of the Vale. until Sweetrobin comes of age. And considering the fact that the last time Lord Royce was in the presence of the Lord Protector and the Lord of the Vale they threatened to have him thrown from the moon door. I'd imagine Lord Royce would be completely down to having some new management in the Vale.
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    Jon Snow, King of the north and Vale

    " Maege Mormont stood. “The King of Winter!” she declared, and laid her spiked mace beside the swords. And the river lords were rising too, Blackwood and Bracken and Mallister, houses who had never been ruled from Winterfell, yet Catelyn watched them rise and draw their blades, bending their knees and shouting the old words that had not been heard in the realm for more than three hundred years, since Aegon the Dragon had come to make the Seven Kingdoms one . . . yet now were heard again, ringing from the timbers of her father’s hall: “The King in the North!” “The King in the North!” “THE KING IN THE NORTH!”" The Blackwoods, Brackens and Mallisters did not have the permission of their liege lord Hoster Tully when they bent the knee to Robb. And those Houses like the Tullys way more than Lord Royce and the High Lords of the Vale like Littlefinger. Lady Waynwood even implies that she would have backed/ pledged fealty to Robb if he hadn't died.
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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)