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  1. Ranger Kragin

    That look on Tyrion's face

    Exactly. There is a reason why he kept him. Son or not he hates the guts of him. But he let him leave, not out of fatherly love. This is not the point. The point is: he treats him like Tyrion were not his son, very much like Cat treated Jon. And perhaps he suspected he wasn't but kept him nevertheless. Because he's a Lannister -he doesn't say the more obvious: because you're my son. Tywin says to jaime and Cersei often enough that they are his son and daughter. But Tyrion is always a Lannister (which doesn't make him his son). There are other hints throughout the series, quite obvious, IMO: a) From Tyrion himself: "All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes" 2) Tyrion fascination with dragons (which Jon doesn't have until he sees one) 3) How Tyrion interacts with dragons in S6E2 - Doesn't anybody sees a parallel with Jon petting Drogon? Tyrion literally hypnotizes two starved, angry dragons with his words. And he pets one of them too before letting them free. Can just anybody do that? Dany was not there with him, I add. True, the show did not hint at any familiarity of the Mad King with Joanna, but doesn't need to. Tyrion is proof enough, I believe. And I add one more thing, and this is my observation alone: a striking parallelism in the lives of Jon, Dany and Tyrion: all three lost their mother at birth, all three were mistreated from brother, father and stepmother. All three exiled (Jon to the Wall, Tyrion after killing his father, Dany from her birth). All three with a love lost. I could continue.
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    That look on Tyrion's face

    I think the show let it slip out back in Season 3. I watched the Episode 10 after the Red Wedding and I stumbled in Tyrion having a conversation with Tywin. What a weird thing to say to a son, don't you think? "I brought you up as my son." As for the reference: "Because you're a Lannister" it may refer to the fact that Tywin married his first cousin, a Lannister before her marriage. So, even with Targ blood, he'd still remain half Lannister.
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    GRRM said several times that his inspiration for ASOIAF was the War of the Roses. Well, apart from Edward IV (who married a commoner, making a real scandal), all the Yorks married their COUSINS at the very least (some were first cousins) . All they needed was a dispensation from the Pope, who was at the time quite busy signing the many royal requests throughout the Christendom. King Richard III was rumored to have bedded his niece, the daughter of his brother King Edward IV. The rumors were so strong that he was forced to make a humiliating public statement to deny the rumours. His own wife, a cousin once removed, was not even one month in her grave. It was common among the aristocracy in the middle age until recent times to marry in-house to mantain the privileges, lands, properties and titles. Incest as forbidden practice, dictated by the Bible, was formally allowed by the Head of the Church with a special dispensation.
  4. My thoughts exactly. If they tear down The Wall (and I expect they do), the Night's Watch has no longer a reason to exist. With sam's father and brother dead, Sam is the last Tarly heir.
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    Ellaria, Yara, and Tyene

    Indria Varma, the actress who plays Ellaria Sand, confirmed that she will not return to the show. So she's probably dead (http://www.refinery29.com/2017/08/166447/indira-varma-ellaria-sand-wont-return-game-of-thrones) My bet is on "Yara", and we have seen Theon on a ship to KL in the trailer for Ep.7
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    Why Benjen had to die?

    I think they made him come back to show that the WW can be brought back. Probably they want to resurrect another important character turned to ice from the NK. Viserion perhaps?
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    Is Sansa threatened by Ayra?

    I think some of the confusion about Sansa is Ms. Sophie Turner own doing. She's the one telling aroung that Sansa is having her first taste of power and she doesn't let it go easily.
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    Is Sansa threatened by Ayra?

    I think she's sad with a touch of awe for her little sister-killer. Because suddenly she realizes that this is what Arya has become: a killer with a list. "How many are on that list?" "Oh, most of them are dead already" What do you say to that? Sansa may have had a little hope that Arya was telling her stories, just like she did when she was a child, but when she sees her fighting, she realizes that she really had a tough way back home, just like herself. And learned a thing or two along the way, just like herself. It is also my impression that Sansa realizes that her dream of taking her mother's place in Winterfell as the Lady of the Castle is different from what she has imagined. Her brothers do not need her and neither does Arya. That may be a disappointment.
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    The future of Jaime and Brienne?

    Then why disappearing for weeks? If Jaime were dead, Cersei would know, and not only in her "guts" as her twin but the news would spread across the Seven Kingdoms, raven-post or not. If Brienne were dead to save Podrick or Jaime or both, then we'd know: what reason would have Jaime to remain hidden? Looking for Sansa on his own? Since he has no clue where she is, he'd have to ask questions. Sooner or later a man with a golden hand travelling with a squire (instead of a 6.5 feet wench) would be noticed. If both are conspiring to get the BWB on the other hand, preparation plans are required and perhaps some caution. I have this feeling that they are preparing to attack.